Jeff Wells points to some astoundingly inappropriately designed candy treats that have Miley Cyrus’ picture on the packaging. Yikes.
I’d very much expect Technorati to make more content-driven acquisitions like their recent purchase of BlogCritics in the coming months as they seek to expand beyond their existing focus on being a blog directory/search engine. Considering, from an outside perspective, they seem to be putting little focus on those traditional functions and more into their nascent advertising network, the company seems to be abandoning search to the bigger players and will likely look to add ad inventory quickly.
It’s been quite a while since I bought any Batman comics. I went through a phase in the lead-up to and then wake of the 1989 Tim Burton movie but that quickly fell by the wayside when I realized the ongoing books were too filled with junk and inconsistent character portrayals. Kevin Smith’s taking on the character might tempt me to revisit Batman books, though, if only for a short while or when the trade comes out.
Smith’s comics writing doesn’t really appeal to me that much, at least not as much as Joss Whedon’s. But the character of Onomatopeia, an almost silent killer who just makes noises that coincide with what he’s doing (he shoots a gun he says, “bang” and so on – his name is taken from the word describing just that) is kind of attractive. The character, one which he created, was the best part of Smith’s second run on Green Arrow and the idea of him going up against Superman is at least intriguing.
I started off reacting to McCain’s pick of Alaska governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate with bewildered amusement. Ahhh…the crazy old man decided all women wanted was a woman on the ticket and they would flock to him at the polls.
But now my reaction is closer to amazement at the lack of foresight. Leaving aside whatever the story might be about her daughter (though someone I read nailed it by saying Republicans would be less likely to see this as a brave move if we were talking about a 17 year old girl on the south side of Chicago or, say, a child of a Democratic candidate), it appears McCain’s campaign either didn’t know about or willfully ignored a number of pretty glaring problems with Palin’s record. I can’t decide which is worse.
McCain has, in other news, hired Republican strategist Tucker Eskew to help prep Palin. Hopefully he’ll be booted off National Public Radio, where he’s been a commentator for a while now, because of this news. Though considering Karl Rove continues to appear on TV regularly without his role in the campaign being disclosed I’m not going to hold my breath.