Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sweet Home Ala-Come-buy-Stuff-Bama

The show must go on.... I guess.

Thanks to all the emails and posts, folks. It really is much appreciated.

I'm way backed up on emails, etc so if you've sent me one in the past few days, I'll be responding shortly.


Wow. It took Alabama this long to come up with this idea. A song I have heard on the jukebox anywhere I've ever been. It was even playing at a bar in Palau once.

And check out this amount of cash the state is spending on this marketing plan... 4.5 million! This will be the sweetest 1 week marketing campaign evah.

Lynyrd Skynyrd song to be tourism theme:

"ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - At the start of 'Sweet Home Alabama,' Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant shouts 'Turn it up!' And that's what the state of Alabama plans to do with its new tourism campaign.

Gov. Bob Riley has announced that Alabama's tourism agency will use the line 'Sweet Home Alabama' to market the state in 2008. State Tourism Director Lee Sentell said the line — used first in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song in 1974 and then in the 2002 movie starring Reese Witherspoon — will be featured throughout the state's $4.5 million marking program next year. The campaign symbol is a red, blue, yellow and white logo with the words 'sweet' and 'home' flanking the stylized word 'Alabama.'"

I voted for branding it with an asterick and I hope you will too.

Bonds ball winner asks public what to do with it:

(09-17) 14:29 PDT SAN FRANCISCO - The man who bought Barry Bonds' record-breaking home-run ball is giving the public a chance to brand it with an asterisk and send it to baseball's Hall of Fame - or to blast it into outer space.

Marc Ecko, a fashion designer with a history of coming up with stunts, says it's not a joke. After paying $752,467 for the ball at an online auction that wrapped up Saturday, Ecko said today that he is taking votes at a Web site - - and giving people three choices: -- Send the ball directly to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. -- Send it to Cooperstown after branding it with an asterisk that would acknowledge the public's suspicion that the Giants slugger used steroids to boost his strength. -- Put the ball on a rocket ship and launch it into space. Ecko says he will follow the will of the people. Votes will be taken until 11:59 p.m. Sept. 25."

Leave General Petraeus Alone


Mildly funny, though NSFW unless you have ear phones (ain't no nekkid people just a lot, and I mean a lot of cuss words). I've used many of these in the past few days and a few not mentioned.


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