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Product Placement Watch

May 14th, 2007

I’ve noticed references to Fresca, by name and by sight on two television shows lately: Veronica Mars and The Daily Show. Veronica Mars is no surprise, because that show is widely known as a product placement whore — but what about The Daily Show? Do you think that is a paid placement? In light of the VM sighting, I’m finding Stewart’s gracious offering of Fresca to George Tenet suspicious. Maybe this has been going on for a long time and I never noticed, but I find it disappointing nonetheless.

Drawing straws

May 3rd, 2007

This may already be known to my readers who’ve done any backpacking (I know there’s at least one of you), but for everyone else, I present: How to make condiment packs out of drinking straws.

I can see many applications of this: condiments in lunch boxes, packing make up for travel, storing beads, etc.