@BPGlobalPR – How The Internet Hacks At Giants

Editorial /

26 May 2010

 

This oil spill thing is aweful. I saw a few minutes of James Carville this past Sunday as he railed against BP and the other crooks involved. The anger seems to be simmering across much of the country. One outlet I found today is good’ole satire in the form of a mock Twitter feed purporting to be an apathetic and out of touch BP pr wing. The results are comical if not truly sad.

  • Just saw new satellite images of the spill. Actually, it kinda looks like the Earth has a beauty mark! Ooolala! @CindyCrawford #bpcares
  • New solution: Everybody drive your cars into the gulf with your gas caps open! You’ll get a full tank and we’ll only charge $20 cash!
  • Dropping everything to work on our “Oil Slickers” movie script. Hopefully Billy Crystal is available/willing to work with oil. #bpcares
  • Eating at a very expensive restaurant and spilled salad dressing on my pants. Not sure how to tackle this.
  • Funny, no one has thanked us for seasons 3-15 of Treme yet.#bpcares

Enjoy the full list @BPGlobalPR.

 

ESPN Features Hurricane Catcher Yasmani Grandal

Sport / ,

24 May 2010

 

ncaa_e_grandal1_sy_200Miami Hurricane baseball phenom, Yasmani Grandal, was recently featured in a great article on ESPN.com. The 6’2″, 210lb Catcher originally from Cuba, currently leads the Canes with a .428 batting avg.

Yasmani Grandal’s first experience with a draft lottery wasn’t in 2007, when he was selected by the Boston Red Sox out of Miami Springs High in the 27th round of MLB’s first-year player draft.

The first time his name came up in a draft was back in 1998, when he was just nine years old. He and his family were selected as part of the “Special Cuban Migration Program,” meaning he and his family could leave Cuba to join his aunt and uncle in Miami — a dream come true for the young baseball star.

Read the full article

I had an opportunity to watch some of the VA – UM series this past weekend and Grandal is certainly a site to behold. Grandal and the rest of his Canes will face arch-rival FSU as they open the ACC baseball tournament in Greensboro, NC.

The Hurricanes (39-15, 20-10 ACC) and Seminoles (39-16, 18-12 ACC) are scheduled to play on Wednesday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at NewBridge Bank Park (home of the AA Marlins affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers) in Greensboro, NC.

 

Regional World Cup Representation

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24 May 2010

 

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South America (CONMENBOL) sends a full 50% of its nations to the World Cup. This is followed by Europe which sends roughly a quarter of its national teams. Oceana, Africa, Asia, and North/Central America/Caribbean round up the tally.

 

World Cup Nation Comparison: GDP/Capita

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14 May 2010

 

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Huge disparities in GDP/Capita (PPP) 2007 from the UN Human Development Report. I had to go elsewhere for North Korea estimates. Wikipedia puts it at about 1,9k in 2009.

 

Map of U.S. World Cup Preliminary Match Sites

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13 May 2010

 

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Goldfish Anatomical Chart

Found / ,

11 May 2010

 

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Jason Freeny created this little peek into the real insides of our loveable, cracker goldfish.

 

Video Tour of the New House

Editorial, Me / ,

10 May 2010

 

Hope you all like it!

 

2 Simple Reasons Why Offshore Drilling Sucks

Editorial

7 May 2010

 

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  1. Extracting oil from the ocean floor is a difficult and complex feat. The technology employed, like all technology, is fallible. Couple the inherent fallibility of the extraction process  with the risks involved to humans and the environment and I believe you can understand why I believe offshore drilling sucks.
  2. Once oil has been extracted from the ocean floor, it must be transported across the sea to a facility for storage or refining. Although there have been advances in oil container ship safety, there still exists great margin for error be it on the part of the equipment, the captain, the weather, or any other sea going vessel which may come in contact with the tanker. Couple the risk involved in ocean transport with the risk to humans and the environment and I believe you can understand why I believe offshore drilling sucks.

 

Dutch Marines Re-take Somali Pirate Booty

Found / , ,

3 May 2010

 

Although the clip is in Dutch, the action is still quite riveting. I used to play a lot of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six and Rogue Spear (online video games). Rogue Spear actually had a container ship level that is eerily reminiscent of this real life footage.

 

Pixel Movie Brings To Life 8-Bit Video Game Characters

Culture, Found / ,

20 April 2010

 

 

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