Category Archives: Funny

Chappelle’s Show > What if the internet was a real place?

A classic sketch from the Chappelle’s Show. Just say no the “goat play”.

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Starbucks retracts their free iced coffee offer

Today Starbucks withdrew their offer for free iced coffee. The offer was ridiculously generous:

“Stop by your neighborhood Starbucks Coffee between noon and 9 pm for a complimentary iced grande beverage. One Grande beverage per person per visit with this email. Please print and present this email to your Starbucks Barista…Expires September 30, 2006. Barista, please use discount code 113.”

That’s free iced coffee every day for over a month at any location. In San Francisco we have something like 300 Starbucks (OK, I exaggerate – it’s only 112), so I could have gotten an unlimited supply of iced coffees for the next month.

According to the article,

In a statement, Starbucks said the offer “has been redistributed beyond the original intent and modified beyond Starbucks’ control.”

That redistribution included me. The PDF coupon was emailed to just about everybody in my office and I expect that my office wasn’t the only one sending this thing around. For the record, I got my free iced coffee yesterday at my local Starbucks in San Francisco.

Definitely a candidate for the next edition of Business 2.0’s Dumbest Moments in Business.

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2006 Emmy’s – Opening Sequence

Conan O’Brian visits the sets of popular TV shows. My personal favorite: Conan – screenname conebone69 – caught entering a house on another edition of DateLine NBC’s “To Catch a Predator”.

Part 2 here.

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Diggnation – Dude

Dude – do you watch Diggnation?

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Ricky Gervais faux training video for Microsoft UK

If you’re a fan of the British version of The Office, make sure to check out this faux training video that was done for Microsoft UK. By the way, Season 3 of the Ricky Gervais podcast is available starting tomorrow (8/22). Unlike most other podcasts, this one is not free, but it is definitely worth the money.

8/24 Update:
Microsoft is not happy about this video being leaked on to the internet.

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Snakes on a Plane – personalized message

OK, this might be the coolest marketing idea ever. It’s a personalized message about the upcoming Snakes on a Plane movie in the voice of Samuel Jackson. It will actually dial the phone number of the recipient and he will address them by their name, mention their job, how they look, what kind of car, they drive, etc.

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DriveTime

Are you making the most out of your commute time? Take a look at Ravi Jain’s brilliant weekly DriveTime video podcast.

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