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Flashing

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Everyone’s doing it. From a flash dance of En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind” on Modern Family to juniors and seniors at Centre College (Kentucky) busting a move to Glee’s version of “Teenage Dream,” flash mobs are everywhere. You never know when you’ll be exposed…

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November 22nd, 2010 at 10:42 am

ADVENT OPULENCE

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When I was a small child an Advent calendar from my mom or grandma was a great gift to kick-off the holiday season and enabled me to hold out for Santa. A single small piece of chocolate from December 1st to Christmas Eve behind little cut-out windows in a house.

Well, Porshe has upgraded that original concept. And we’re talking MAJOR upgrade. Behind each day on this Advent calendar you’ll find things like gold watches and, um, a yacht. (How are they ever going to fit a yacht in one of those squares?!) The price for this extravagant holiday countdown? One million dollars. My budget tells me I’ll be sticking to the chocolate version this year.

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November 19th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

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QCK3: JENA

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The BLG Friday Feature is the QCK3 (QUICK THREE). This is where BLG engages in a verbal romp with a friendly MKTG INC employee. Rules of engagement? The introduction is the back of your business card and the corresponding photo is randomly selected from your Facebook page. Ready? Aim… FIRE!

Today’s Hero: Jena

Jena has the energy of a tornado and the uncomplaining nature of a stoic. You can throw just about any task at her and she’ll find a solution and get it done before your unreasonable deadline. How does she do this? It just might be that rarest of character traits… a solid work ethic. She also is never far from having a good laugh. In fact, if there’s any truth to the laughter = better health connection, then she will probably live forever.

BLG: Thanks for hanging out with us on this lovely Friday.

JNA: You know I wouldn’t miss this for the world. And of course the wine helps.

BLG: I would say multiple wines are being had here. But who’s counting? You know what goes well with this delicious, crisp Sauvignon Blanc? An interview. So let’s get down to it. What do you do here besides drink wine(s) and dress well?

JNA: I lead NIKE Running and other various NIKE programming. I worked a lot with NIKE Soccer during World Cup. I am also working on our FedEx program that is kicking off soon.

BLG: Running! Soccer! Office supplies! Oh my! Quite a diverse portfolio. What’s your favorite thing you have worked on?

JNA: NIKE 5K For Kids. It was a national race series focused on middle school and elementary school aged kids and their supporting communities. 100% of the race proceeds went back to PE, play and athletic programs designated by the participant – all in an effort to get kids moving and fight childhood obesity.

BLG: That sounds like a lot of fun. I think BLG would love that event – except when we were outrun by fourth graders.

JNA: They are closer to the ground, so it makes sense that they are faster.

BLG: You’re too sweet. Let’s see just how sweet. Final question: would you hamster-sit for me if i asked nicely?

JNA: Yes. But only for you – so don’t go spreading it around town.

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November 19th, 2010 at 11:46 am

THINK 4D

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Ralph Lauren celebrates 10 years of digital innovation by creating a 4D experience on the facade of their flagship store in London. The impressively elaborate light show projected transformer-like shifts of the building to create a runway for 4 story tall models, product displays, and a game field for some gigantic… you guessed it, polo players!

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November 18th, 2010 at 11:13 am

That’s What She Said

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Every so often, a line from a TV show is so memorable it will make its way into the public’s lexicon, even decades after its first airing. From quotes broadcast in black & white to current characters’ quips, Gawker has compiled these gems in a video anthology of “60 Years of Television’s Most Memorable Catch Phrases in 146 Seconds.

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November 16th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

The Selby For ASOS

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Adored worldwide for taking the street-style trend indoors, Todd Selby, interiors photographer and founder of home-decor website The Selby, has built a house-sized following for his special kind of portraiture — real people inside their real (and adorably decorated) digs. Now, in his collaboration with online clothing retailer ASOS, he shoots real models in their real apartments, wearing real styles available this season on ASOS. The result? Crushing envy, what else?

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November 15th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

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QCK3: FREDO

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The BLG Friday Feature is the QCK3 (QUICK THREE). This is where BLG engages in a verbal romp with a friendly MKTG INC employee. Rules of engagement? The introduction is the back of your business card and the corresponding photo is randomly selected from your Facebook page. Take a dip in this weeks’ hotness.

Today’s Victim: Fredo

Part Account, part Production, part Creative, part Style Icon: Alfredo, a.k.a, Fredo a.k.a Don Pablo Cantina a.k.a the Tight Roll Assassin will do whatever it takes to get the job done – and done in style.

BLG: That is the best business card we have read yet. Assuming the Tight Roll Assassin refers to your expertly rolled khaki pants, yes?

FRDO: Naturally. And I actually don’t have a card. But if I did it wouldn’t say any of that shit. It would just say “Stay sexy my friends!”

BLG: I like you. So what do you do around here anyway?

FRDO: I do a little bit of this and little bit of that and somehow an event takes place, people are happy and the photos look hot. Truthfully – I don’t like talking about myself.

BLG: Never would have guessed. Ok then let’s talk about something other than you. This being a blog – what’s your favorite Interweb video?

FRDO: The Man Who Walked Around The World by Johnnie Walker. Hands down one of the best things I have ever seen.

BLG: That is a good one. And JW is delicious scotch. In fact, I think BLG needs a scotch right about now. Last, most important question: zombies or vampires?

FRDO: Vampires, 100%,  cause those guys are always styling while doing dirty deeds. Play on players!

BLG: And there you have it. Vampires: 1, Zombies: 0. Play on players, indeed.

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November 12th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

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A BRITE IDEA

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The Waco, Texas-based David Crowder Band used vintage toy Lite-Brites and stop-motion animation to create their video for “SMS (Shine).” It reportedly took 2,150 hours, 700,000 Lite-Brite pegs, and the help of 83 friends – and 148 pizzas – to create. (via paste)

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November 11th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

DESIGNATED TYPER

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Ever had a few too many and gotten behind the computer screen to post about your epic night? Or come home from a seemingly harmless happy hour and then commented on your brother’s Facebook page on how your new nephew looks more like Yoda than a beautiful baby boy? Or maybe you overloaded…and ended up over-sharing?

Now there’s designated damage control: a Social Media Sobriety Test available from Webroot – making the Web a less embarrassing place, one post at a time.

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November 9th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

IT AIN’T SHEET

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Let’s face it, when it comes to laundry, we’d all love to forget about it. While that’s not quite possible for members of the hygienically-minded herd, it is possible to cut out one step, thanks to the Bounce Dryer Bar.
(It sticks in the dryer for 2-4 months of automatic freshness… you heard us: Automatic! Freshness! No dryer sheet necessary.)

MKTG INC joined forces with Tremor, Procter & Gamble’s word-of-mouth marketing organization, to launch the Bounce Dryer Bar by offering 5,000 FREE bars to a panel of moms.

We initially thought our massive supply would last 2-4 months. In this case, we enjoyed being wrong. In fact, all bars were requested in less than an hour.

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November 5th, 2010 at 3:17 pm