Two things happened at dinner Monday night at Blue Ribbon. 1) The theme of our dinner was "Exploit"... Not the pejorative definition, the other one. And it featured an inspiring table of people who run platforms that empower young people to do amazing shit: The National Endowment For The Arts, TED Conference For Youth, Behance.net, Red Head Consulting, Pepsi Refresh Project, Best Film On Campus, Rate My Professors, FreedomZone, VIMBY and more. 2) Our waiter is a rapper named Zach G, and his website is: here. Also, on our waiter's website, I just finally found the lyrics to this Eminem song: I come around like what goes around What goes up must come down anyone that goes up must go down might as well go for the gusto now better not let up better not let them breathe last shot give it all you got (wanna turn me down) bitch cant fuck with a volume knob fuck all you snobs hoes i hope all you rot 2 bottles of lubriderm and a box of condoms is that all you brought and you want a menage a trois you twats fuck that I’d rather turn this club to a bar room brawl get rowdy as (ralphy’s burger) in a bathroom stall like a leaf stuck in a vacuum yall aint nothin but a lot of suckin goin on in rap yeah but I’m home dad took a bomb back on his own let him alone you dont wanna go eggin him on it’ll never be my chair that you on crown so tight that it cuts off circulation to the brain no oxygen other words theres no heir to the throne when I die so does hip hop hitchcock coulda shit bitch ass dot got a ziploc that’ll bag you fags aint been able to fade me since kid rock had a hight top keep bloggin while I mind boggle and I zone like I’m in the twilight talkin off my poem this is my mic talk on it I like hoggin flow so wet imma take this beat tobogganing Im waterloggin it Im soggin it pull your verse out the beat and stomp on it suplexin it on cement like I’m on some straight outta compton shit Take this dick and chomp on it I’m so bad I could bitch slap a backhanded compliment jackass eat a donkey dick the game I just about conquered it like donkey kong I’m bonkers bitch I’m the king of this honkey shit I reign supreme in this honkey shit no sense screamin and arguin makes no difference whether a benz a bentley or a beamer’s the car you in you think you ball well I palm it I throw bars when I vomit boy I throw down in the kitchen might hit your mom with my omelette but you got egg on your face now watch me drop an atomic I should be strapped tot he chest of a kamikaze bitch I’m as bastard as ozzie it’s obvious you can tell right off the bat no pun intended but come any closer I’ll bite off your head trying to give me the finger is kinda like givin a spider the web Im just gonna spin it and try to use it to my advantage I catch a fly in that bitch you think you fly you just food I give as much of a flying fuck as that superman dude yes I just do what you cant do and make you look stupid and bamboozled confused as usual and you can get ripped sick and open a can too but you better hope you can handle the heat or stay the fuck outta hell’s kitchen i came to cock block like a square fuckin male chicken its shady slut the rest can suck on it big wood cause I’m as despicable as daffy duck when I’m spittin
. "Companies have gotten so collectively locked into a particular cadence of competition that they appear to have lost sight of their mandate -- which is to create meaningful grooves of separation from one another. Consequently, the harder they compete, the less differentiated they become." So says Youngme Moon, in her book DIFFERENT: ESCAPING THE COMPETITIVE HERD. Ad agencies are venture capitalists, retailers are media companies, production companies are ad agencies, and media companies (like ours) are becoming -- oops, can't go there yet. Moon, Anne Hubert's former professor, continues: "This is the problem with shifts: They tend to happen in real time, which means that there are going to be moments of ambiguity when remnants of the old truth still hold together, even as remnants of it are falling apart." I should write more about this.
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Here's a shot of SuChin Pak on the road, going across the country, meeting winners and contenders for Pepsi Refresh grants.
If you haven't seen the project voting site yet, check it out. Why? Because you'll find some intense and important projects in there -- with millions of Pepsi's dollars up for grabs each month -- and the only way projects get funded is if we vote. If a great project doesn't get votes, it doesn't get funded. If it does, it DOES get funded, and it actually happens. More to come... but def don't wait to vote.
I guest lectured an NYU class on the future of media and entertainment on Wednesday. The class was about 50 students from NYU's Tisch (film/tv/media), Stern (business) and Gallatin (individualized study) schools. Here's my profile on RateMyProfessors, with 2 ratings so far. Posting this comment from a student for my mom to see: Enjoyed listening to his job description. Powerpoint was amazing, loved the pictures. He made the entire class interesting and fun. Great sense of humor and personality. I've never have been so sad to see a guest speaker leave before. Thank you Mr. Martin for coming. Notice the student did not comment on my hotness. I begged the class to go on ratemyprofessors.com and give me "chili peppers" (an indication of a professor's hotness) -- to prove to my wife that I am indeed still hot -- but, sadly, nobody felt so moved to do so. Great class, though. Asked some insightful questions. Most watch Jersey Shore, but none actually know when it's on (they TiVo it). The whole experience gave me a chance to feel like a college professor again.
My colleague Chris Ficarra of VH1 just sent me this one, and it's fun to watch while you're on conference calls...