Comic-Con Rocks!Well Comic-Con is now in Full Swing! Celebs from all over the planet are descending on this convention to talk about their new projects. Here are 7 great stories I found coming out of the Comic-Con so far…
- Marvel Releases Comic-Con Posters For ‘Captain America’ & ‘Thor’ http://www.tv.com/marvel-releases-comic-con-posters-for-captain-america-and-thor/webnews/118655.html - Helen Mirren Honors Harvey Pekar at Comic-Con http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=11232714 - Comic-Con Live Stream Kicks Off With Bruce Willis, Seth Rogen, More http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1644281/20100722/story.jhtml - “Battle: Los Angeles” Wows Comic-Con Crowd http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=11232715 - Comic-Con: Angelina Jolie drops by for ‘Salt’ http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/07/22/angelina-jolie-at-comic-con/ - Sylvester Stallone and His Expendables Bring Manly Men to Comic-Con http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b191815_sylvester_stallone_his_expendables.html - ‘Scott Pilgrim’ panel shows how to wow ‘em at Comic-Con http://heatvision.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/07/scott-pilgrim-panel-shows-how-to-wow-em-at-comiccon.html got the pic here:
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This is all kinds of awesome. It’s amazing how much is voice sounds just like the Old Spice Man…but - no surprise there as because as you him him reference in the video: “Anything is possible when you are in the library.”
Oh..and just in case you are living under an anti-social media rock - here’s the Original Video it’s a parody of..
XO Y’all. Zane
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This is randomly awesome! This bar is across the parking lot from our house. Live bands every night
Rob Star, Zane & Brad
Greg (tour mgr) Donna, Rob, Zane & Brad
Energy shots on the FUEL Bus w/ G Money
Inside the FUEL Tour Bus
Met then today when I met the Tour Mgr this AM (their bus is Parker outside our bldg :) He asked for a Starbucks & I offered to make him famous Zanelicious CoffeeLove y’all mean it! Zane
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This is from the only Propellerheads album to date: Decksandrumsandrockandroll, released in 1998
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Factoid: “Take California” was the first song ever used in an Apple iPod television ad
For More Info on one of my favorite albums evah, visit the wikipedia page
Millions of people are looking for jobs these days, flooding the world with a sea of resumes. The good news is that there are companies that want to hire. Companies are showing some sparkle when it comes to standing out from the crowd and attracting the right applicants.
For instance, Etsy is hiring. Like any good web-based company, they are advertising the job openings on the Internet.
If you aren’t familiar with Etsy, you need to know that it is a marketplace for handmade and vintage items -– a community of creative people. That’s important to keep in mind because Etsy is advertising for coders, programmers, and database gurus who fit in with the company’s mindset, which is a creative, handmade, vintage mindset. In other words, a code-as-craft mindset. Here’s the ad that announced they were hiring:
I could watch that video 20 times and still find it hilarious. All the sacred cows of web standards and programming best practices — really, anything Internet-related — turned on its head in a creative twist that is just plain funny.
It’s a brilliant bit of job posting, because it tells you about the company and the kind of people with whom you’d be working. Plus, it’s practice: it links to this staid listing of all the jobs available at Etsy.
Which one would tempt you to apply? The perfect-for-you job title, say “Interaction/User Interface Designer,” or the video?
A lot of companies need Interaction/User Interface Designers and similar workers these days. And a job is a job, right? Etsy found a way to make their jobs look like more fun than any other job. Brilliant, I say again.
A Box of Crayons is taking applications, too. Check out their job application form for being Michael’s assistant. The form for A Box of Crayons lets you explain what you’re awesome at and asks you what “great work” is for you.
The application form leads me to believe that being Michael’s assistant could actually be a job where the right person could shine, learn a lot, and make important contributions. So much more interesting than the “upload your resume” kind of job application. This is personal. It’s asking you to reveal yourself a bit. It’s unique, which makes it stand out.
In a world where face-to-face work interaction may never happen — you could be anywhere and do many Internet jobs — this type of job application form actually makes good sense. It comes close to giving the person reading it a feeling that they are getting the personal attention that comes from a face-to-face interview.
Do you know any creative ways employers use to find the right person for a job?blogher.com
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It’s 7-Eleven® Day
Happy Birthday to Us!
Happy Slurpee® to You!
Happy Concert for Everyone! 7-Eleven®
Celebrates 83rd Birthday with 5 Million Free Slurpee Drinks and Free Online Train Concert
Just one week after our country celebrates its birthday, 7-Eleven, Inc. customers across the country will raise their free 7.11-ounce Slurpee® drinks to salute the all-American convenience retailer. That’s because Sunday is July 11 – also known as 7/11 or 7-Eleven® Day – the day when the world’s first convenience chain celebrates its birthday. 2010 marks 83 years since the company was founded in Dallas, Texas.
Participating 7-Eleven stores across America and Canada will serve 5 million free Slurpee frozen carbonated beverages in special birthday cups on Sunday (while supplies last). “Slurpee-brations” and 7-Eleven birthday parties are being held around the country with music, entertainment, prizes and food sampling. The convenience chain has been celebrating its birthday with free Slurpee drinks since its 75th anniversary celebration in 2002.
7-Eleven is also using its namesake day to kick off its second annual Slurpee® Battle of the Bands (BOTB) contest. Starting this Sunday, 12 home-grown musical groups will begin showcasing their talents and compete for semi-finalist status at four regional concerts.
The first concert takes place Sunday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in Los Angeles at The House of Blues on Sunset Strip where three of the bands will open for a performance by Train, the Grammy Award-winning mainstream rock group from San Francisco. In this virtual talent contest, fans can view all performances live online on Slurpee’s Facebook fanpage (www.facebook.com/Slurpee) and vote for their favorite band at Slurpee.com. Voting is open for three days immediately after each event.
“7-Eleven Day has become so popular that people mark it as a recurring event on their calendars,” said Stefanie Olson, 7-Eleven category manager for Slurpee and Big Gulp® beverages. “Some people forget that it’s July 11th or 7-Eleven Day. They just know it as free Slurpee day. It’s a great way to create a party atmosphere at our stores. Everyone wants to celebrate!” Free Slurpee drinks aside, July, typically the hottest month in the U.S., is the top-selling Slurpee month of the year.
Every year, July 11 marks the day that the convenience retailer observes its birthday and other company milestones. 7-Eleven, the first convenience store, began its run in 1927 when a Southland Ice Company employee started selling bread, milk and eggs from an ice dock as a convenience for his customers. Since that inauspicious start, “convenience” has become a big business. That small ice company has grown into a major international retailing chain with close to 8,200 7-Eleven stores in North America and more than 38,100 worldwide.
About 7 Eleven, Inc.
7 Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates franchises or licenses more than 8,100 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, 7-Eleven operates franchises or licenses close to 37,500 stores in 16 countries. During 2008,7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $53.7 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2009, #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start, #3 among Top 100 Global Franchises by Franchise Direct, #3 in Store Growth by Convenience Store News, #2 in Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies and #29 among Top 100 Chains in Food Service. In addition, Hispanic Magazine’s named 7-Eleven in its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven recently was selected by three diversity publications as a company offering the best career and franchisee opportunities.7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S., and is expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.