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Molson pulls plug on Facebook photo contest

“Molson is among those wading into the uncharted territory.

But it stepped over the line of acceptability with its Facebook campaign, said Joe MacDonald, dean of students at St. Francis Xavier University and one of the administrators who complained to Molson. “It’s cheap marketing,” he said. “I’m concerned about Molson’s lack of contrition.”

Mr. Devins said Molson ditched the contest Friday afternoon after complaints, and published criticism, from university administrators and student groups.

“We promote responsible choices and wanted to be pro-active in responding to concerns expressed from a number of different audiences,” the company says in a message on its Facebook page.” – Link.

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Fictional German WWII Light Transport Vehicle

(I may continue to reblog this same post over and over, dont mind me…)

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Errors in Science Fiction Movies

“Explosions in Space: Unfortunately virtually every science fiction movie makes this error – in fact, in the vacuum of outer space, there can be no flames (as flames need oxygen) and, of course, no boom. An exception to this is the film 2001, in which Bowman re-enters the Discovery by blowing out an airlock.” –Link.

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Brokaw projects newspapers will go all digital (duh!)

“NBC’s face of news for years spoke to a group this week in Washington, and he said he imagines the printing press will be gone within 10 years.” – Via Lost Remote.

(i.e. Someone got a Kindle…)

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Songs included in Guitar Hero see dramatic leap in sales

“Ars Technica has had a chance to look at Soundscan’s sales figures for some of the tracks included in Guitar Hero 3 before and after the game’s release, and it’s crystal clear that having your music included in a Guitar Hero game means increased sales for labels and bands. ” Story.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Imperial Death March

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Crayon Physics Deluxe

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Animals are asked about self image

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Octopod Teeth

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Writers Strike : ‘Don’t let them take away the Internet’