Tag Archives: John

The Power of Bus Uncle

By | June 2, 2006

Not a new story this, and you’ve probably heard it, but another case that highlights the dangers of blowing your stack in public the distributing power of the Internet, especially sites like YouTube the global creativity of folk that folk in Hong Kong are, er, sometimes more tense than people elsewhere. The story is best told on EastSouthWestNorth,… Read More »

What Early Groomers Used For Hair Gel

By | January 21, 2006

I don’t use hair gel anymore — no, really — but I do remember wandering around war-torn Kabul trying to find some when my stash ran out during an unexpectedly long stint there shortly after the Taleban takeover. Needless to say I felt somewhat superficial about it, given all the suffering around me, and was worried it was frowned… Read More »

Revenge Of The Popup

By | January 21, 2004

TechDirt points to a new service that beats PopUp blockers. The Popstitial, according to marketing company webadvantage, “doesn’t defeat pop blockers, it instead determines whether a popup blocker is being used. If so, Popstitial then serves up a full-page advertisement that can either be a separate ad or the same style as the missed pop-up/pop-under”. In other words,… Read More »