I leveled up as a blogger

One of my latest posts for my neighborhood community service blog, about this gym that looks more and more like a scam, was picked up by CBS (watch the video here). Naturally, I am flattered. And the journo who did my piece is so poised and lovely.

No credit… but so it goes with traditional mainstream media! Great conversations in the comments on the merits of both media at this link here, including The Parking Ticket Geek’s idea on how to attribute bloggers and save networks money at the same time.


Old Spice Rocks New Media, Masculinity

Every where I go on the internet, I see the ads for Old Spice. Even more impressive, people off the internet can’t stop talking about the “Old Spice Guy”. He is every where I look, and I don’t mind.

I see ads on College Humor, Hulu, and Huffington Post, and people talking about Isaiah Mustafa (the actor who plays the Old Spice Guy) on Digg, Reddit and  Twitter.  In case you’ve been living without a TV or internet since February, here is the link to the first Old Spice ad featuring Mr. Mustafa (that aired during the Super Bowl), and I’ve embedded the brand new commercial below. Please watch both commercials before continuing.

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