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Share our message! Or possibly yours…

Oh internet, you magical place, you! There’s a social media “create your own ad” contest being held by Shell. In their own words:

Today, we want to take the Arctic Ready message offline, directly to the drivers who benefit from Shell’s performance fuels. That’s why we’re launching a new campaign (deadline this Thursday!), from which the best ads will be printed and posted in strategic locations worldwide. With your help, we at Shell can tell the world how pumped we are about Arctic energy, and take the Arctic Ready message to Arctic-enthused drivers everywhere.

It’s simple enough, you choose an arctic-themed picture, type your message, and it’s done. This being the internet, it’s being trolled like crazy, and it’s hilarious!

So far Shell is being pretty good sports about it, at least on Twitter. I hope they can maintain that attitude, it’d be a shame for all that to disappear in a flash of corporate indignity. Here’s the link!

Style, class, bravado.

Found this in my spam filter:

One of the more impressive blogs Ive seen. Thanks so much for keeping the internet classy for a change. Youve got style, class, bravado. I mean it. Please keep it up because without the internet is definitely lacking in intelligence.

Now I’m not one to turn down gratuitous ego stroking, even from a spambot, but what really made me laugh was that this comment talking about how classy I am was on the post titled “Oh look, more angry depressing shit“. That’s me, keeping it classy!

In the interest of fairness…

I love it.

When I was grabbing the embed code, I noticed a comment on YouTube that it wasn’t about birth control, it was about whether the president had the right to tell businesses what to do. If the context is whether or not that business has to obey the law, the answer really should be “yes”. The idea that a business’s rights are being infringed by not letting them ignore the law, or not letting them force their employees’ personal lives in the way they want, should be laughed out of any worthwhile conversation.

Sam Brownback: #HeBlowsALot

From here, via Wil Wheaton. This sounds like a sketch comedy bit. Emma Sullivan, an 18-year old high school senior tweeted, well, this:

Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback apparently has staff watching Twitter for comments about him. I guess that makes sense, it’s probably a good way to judge public opinion. When they saw that one, they passed it on, and eventually Sullivan wound up in the principles office. Read the rest of this entry

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