Yahoo Castrates Cheney's Dick

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Of course, the edit has been fixed now, but some rogue Yahoo edit-bot saw fit to remove Vice President Cheney's first name from a Gawker Media Wonkette post that appeared on Yahoo as part of a recent content deal because Yahoo thought Wonkette was talking about another sort of Dick. We wonder if Yahoo, knowing Gawker Media's propensity to tell it like it is, slapped a filter on the deal so as to circumvent any nasty words finding their way onto its precious pages. Well, just like contextual advertising gone haywire during natural disasters, it appears bots can't handle dick the way humans can.

by Steve Hall    Nov-20-05    
Topic: Online, Publishing, Weblogs



Hunky Dorys Chips Plays Kick the Hottie Outta Bed

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Hunky Dorys chips has put the the old saying, "I wouldn't throw her out of bed for (fill in the blank)," to good use in an outdoor campaign which lets passersby text their choice of which hottie to boot. Sadly, there's no choice to throw the chips out of bed.

by Steve Hall    Nov-20-05    
Topic: Outdoor



Absolut Bottles Form Holiday Singing Quartet

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Promoting some kind of special plastic holiday packaging, Stockholm agency Great Works has created a microsite for Absolut featuring a quartet of singing Absolut bottles sharing drink recipes (which, as one commenter points out, is misspelled on the site) and singing about where Absolut, and the quartet's songs, can be bought. There's even a singing send to a friend feature.

by Steve Hall    Nov-20-05    
Topic: Online, Viral



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