Daily Archives: January 31, 2007

More than “oops”

This is ridiculous

Turner Broadcasting plans to take responsibility for the “hoax devices” that were found at several locations in and around Boston Wednesday that forced police bomb units to scramble throughout the area.

The incidents were part of a marketing campaign that involved a character from the cartoon show “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”

I’m still working on my PR masters degree, but it seems to me that if you’re gonna do an ad campaign in a city, particularly one that looks like a bomb, you ought to let THE CITY know.

But, what do I know?

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I’ve had just about enough

…of these weekly snowstorms.

The snowfall will taper off in the metro area Wednesday afternoon, but will make a return appearance by Thursday night.

If we could get just a few sunny, warm, normal, Colorado winter days in order to melt the moguls on the side streets, fix the thousands of potholes, wash my mag-chloride covered car, mop my mag-chloride covered floor, and fix my poor shattered shock absorbers, that would be great.


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We should think this through

Do we really need this?

All self-respecting painkillers these days offer “fast-acting relief,” a promise we accept to mean anywhere from 15 minutes to more than an hour.

For Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is developing drugs for migraine, pain, panic and agitation, “fast” has to mean “within seconds.”

The Palo Alto, California-based company is developing drugs that can be “smoked,” and, like nicotine in cigarettes, pass through the lungs and into the bloodstream almost instantly.

Hmmmm.  A pain reliever that can be smoked.  Why that almost sounds like this.  Perhaps instead of trying to find a substitute for this, why don’t we just make this legal.

Just sayin’.

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