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Kitchen Sinks Can’t Stop A Bouyant Obama Campaign

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I have almost given up on John Moody, the guy who announced the end of McCain’s run for President of the USA.

The Executive Vice President of Fox News is too busy vice-presiding over an outfit that is lobbing everything imaginable at Obama in the hopes that something will stick in a meaningful way. It’s not working, but it has helped to bury Moody’s prophetic blog post.

I wasn’t paying enough attention to be able to corroborate the assertions that Fox also worked to move the story of Ashley Todd’s Hoax out of sight. I think it is the kind of story that you would expect to disappear after a few days. In a few more days there will be a HISTORIC election and all the kitchen sink stories will disappear as well.

The Fashion Industry is Sick

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

“That started in New York, calling her obese at a size 4…”

Gerren Taylor’s Mother

Gerren Taylor is 6′ tall and weighs 140 lbs. Her stint as a top model was brief and started at the age of 12. Now 18, she is on tour promoting a film that documents her brief career as a model.

Craiglist Item of the Day

Monday, August 4th, 2008

This post is pretty peppy:

Lymabean is a social networking-ish website for college students. The best way to get a feel for what were doing is to watch the demo video weve put up. Its at: http://beta.lymabean.com - and if youre a student, you can sign up and try it out.

Were looking for a talented marketing student with some guts. Working in a startup means you get to do a lot of different things, and your ideas can help build the company. The site is brand new launching with the start of the fall semester so its a pretty sweet time to get in on the action.

Interns will be directly involved with the large-scale launch, including planning and running the launch at your particular school. Itll help if youre outgoing and fearless, since our goal is to get out into the public eye. Well also be finishing and refining the Lymabean site itself, so were looking for someone with experience in Facebook, MySpace, etc., and opinions about how to improve on them.

The biggest thing were looking for, though, is ideas for rolling out Lymabean to campuses everywhere viral-style, guerilla-style, internet-style, whatever new and cool ways we can spread the Bean love. Youll report directly to the CEO, and your ideas will actually be used (as long as they dont suck).

Were in California, and youre probably not, but thats cool. Were looking to get talented people from anywhere so if youre graduating and can come out here, or will be spending some time out here for any reason, let us know. Were not terribly rigid. Plus, our office is literally minutes from the beach. Its a good place to end up.

Hours are very flexible, and we have a very relaxed and fun office and we get a lot done because of it. Were bringing in interns to get new, fresh ideas, and because the company is growing faster than were able to keep up with it. What we need most is people who can capture the vision of the Bean, and run with it.

Contact:

Jeff Wurtz, Lymabean CEO

jwurtz@lymabean.com

(714) 856-2762

Interns can be an asset to a company. I have spidey senses telling me that this startup is a dog project that isn’t attracting any money and that they NEED interns if they want to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Or they could be pedophiles. You have to watch out for that in startups.

Ok, so I am being a bit harsh. I checked out the enterprise and it seems to be a going concern. Could it be possible that there are enough anti-facebook university students to make this model profitable?

I was able to find an article stating that founder Jeff Wurtz was ‘closing in’ on some seven figure angel investment. Captain TechCrunch stopped short of calling it dead in the water when he reviewed it back in February. That may be because it is not in the water yet (still in beta) or he may have been PAID to say it looked pretty.