Hope Solo, Steve Nash, Sounders, and FIFA 12

Can't resist posting this ad promoting FIFA 12, starring Steve Nash and Hope Solo. Pretty funny stuff. Would love to have seen the actual shoot. (And I still don't understand what you get when you cross a gorilla and a leopard....) …

McDonald’s “I Spy” Interactive Video Campaign

Another nice find by DigitalBuzzBlog. This McDonald's campaign asks you to watch a :50 YouTube video and look for a certain character hiding in the scene. If you click on the character, you move on to the next level. It's actually a little hard at first, so don't lose your patience the first time to get to the end without spotting Grimace. …

In the Battle of Sports Leagues, Here’s Why the NFL Wins

I don't really have a good opening paragraph for this post. I think I have a good point, but I don't quite have the narrative to kick it off. Now if I was the NFL, I'd have the perfect opening. I'd have crafted the perfect phrase, and delivered a genius punchline. The NFL started today. And honestly, besides making sure no one on my Fantasy…

I Suddenly Understand Home Depot

I'll admit it. For years, I've felt pity on guys who have told me they need to go to Home Depot to get some stuff for the house. I was confused when they talked about how they were actually looking forward to it. I've never understood it. Why would anyone WANT to go shopping fo ranythign, much less home repair stuff? And in the last 2 months,…

Startup Riot 1.0 Rolls Through Seattle

I hear a lot of stories about Seattle's start up scene, and that for all it's tech prowess, we don't really garner the attention of the VC community when it comes to launching fundable companies. Well, I have to say it's not due to a lack of trying on the entrepreneur side, as everywhere you look, people are trying to get out of their garage a…

Chocolate + Augmented Reality =

Leave it to a 100 year old chocolate company to create a truly innovative interactive campaign utilizing augmented reality and an app called Blippar.  I don't have these candy bars in front of me, so I can't vouch for the game yet, but I'll try to pick some up on my next trip to QFC.  (Video via DigitalBuzzBlog) …

Can Ichiro Get to 200 Hits?

Ok, this graph took longer than I expected to pull together. So I hope everyone appreciates it. The question is whether Ichiro has ANY chance at getting to 200 hits. By my count, as of Sunday 8/14, he has 133 hits thru 119 Mariner games, an average of about 1.12 hits per game. That pace gets him to about 181 hits total. So, my math says he…

Man vs Plumbing, or, The Great Kitchen Sink Adventure

It all started innocently enough. It was a Friday morning that looked like any other Friday morning.  Except this time, as I headed through the kitchen on my way to work, I noticed the sink was backed up.  I'm not very handy, so these kind of things fill me with dread.  So, I walked over and followed the process adhered to by every man who su…