Information and amusement for the weekend:
Manolo the Shoeblogger contemplates a pair of Burberry Tonal Check Perspex sandals and asks plaintively:
What does it mean? Tonal…Check…Perspex? It sounds less like something you would wear on your feets and more like the DARPA super secret squirrel project.
Let's get meta, shall we? This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post. Be sure to read the comments. (Via Kottke.)
Weirdest political-campaign commercial ever? Pretty sure it's this one for U.S. Senate candidate Carly "Carlyfornia" Fiorina, whose scandal-tainted tenure as HP's CEO is most charitably described as "tumultuous." The ... thing ... at 2:26 has caused the spot to be dubbed "Demon Sheep." And what's with the New Jersey-inflected voiceover?
Super Bowl® bloggage: Trademark lawyer Martin Schwimmer writes in the Huffington Post about "Who Dat?", the New Orleans Saints, and the NFL, which sent out cease-and-desist letters "asserting ownership by the Saints by, among other trademarks, Who Dat." (The Saints, in case you hadn't heard, are playing in the Big Game® on Sunday.) Big mistake, Schwimmer writes:
Seemingly every elected official in New Orleans defended the shirt sellers culminating with Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) (yes, that Senator Vitter) who wrote the NFL to indicate that he was printing up his own "Who Dat say we can't print WHO Dat" shirts.
Practice pointer: try to avoid situations where an alleged patron of prostitutes can take a holier-than-thou stance with regard to your client.
Sports fan or not, have a good weekend. Or, as linguist Arnold Zwicky writes, a chillaxious one. "Chillaxious" is my new favorite word.