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ShitMyDadSays = My New Favorite Follow On Twitter

September 11, 2009 — 1

You want some motherfuckin genius? Ok, here's some. I follow this guy every day, along with 312,684 other people. Thanks to Jarret McNeill for introducing me to Jordan, a guy who describes himself thusly: "I'm 28. I live with my 73-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down shit that he says."

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Ok, so Jordam's tiwitter feed consists entirely of shit his dad says to him. And here's the kind of awesome shit his dad says. Please someone animate this. It's just too good not to... "Why the fuck would I want to live to 100? I'm 73 and shit's starting to get boring. By the way, there's no money left when I go, just fyi." 'You don't know shit, and you're not shit. Don't take that the wrong way, that was meant to cheer you up." "Here's a strawberry, sorry for farting near you...Hey! Either take the strawberry and stop bitching, or no strawberry, that's the deal." "The worst thing you can be is a liar....Okay fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but THEN, number two is liar. Nazi 1, Liar 2" "Who in the fuck is tila tequila? Is she a stripper?...That's her? Yeah, that's a stripper, son, I don't give a shit what you say." "Everybody loves that Da Vinci code book. Bullshit, it sucks. I read it. It's for all the dummies." "I'm having a Makers Mark, you want one? What? 7up? I ain't mixing fucking makers with 7up. Might as well put a lil' fucking umbrella in it" "What are you listening to?...I know who Hall & Oates are god dammit. It's the mustache guy and the gay man." "I just did an hour on the gym machine. I'm sweaty and I have to shit. Where's my fannypack, this workout is over." (watching the Little League World Series) "These kids are all fat. I remember when you were in little league.... You were fat." "Who is this woman?....Kate Beckinsale? Well, you can tell Kate Beckinsale she sucks."

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New Favorite Follow: @chrisbrogan

July 31, 2009 — 3

It's hard to find anybody better (not counting celebs who hire twitter teams) at navigating online communities than Chris Brogan. He's grown a legion of followers into a kinetic network that engages with him every minute. And he uses it to gather information, spread information and direct digital flow. Chris' blog is pretty incredible, too. I just added it to my blogroll. Chris' posts offer insights and interpretation of social networking trends, and unique visions for the future of digital interaction that someone like me can read, understand...and use. Perhaps that's why so many businesses seem to be hiring Chris to explain the interweb to them. If you're on twitter, you're probably following Chris Brogan already. But if you're not, try him out. Here's Chris at BEA 2009 talking about Trust Agents... PS As always, thanks to Kenny Miller for turing me on to Chris' world. Kenny usually seems to know about this stuff before anybody else.

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In-N-Out Burger is My New Favorite Follow

July 24, 2009 — 6

GREAT THINGS ABOUT IN-N-OUT BURGER * Best fast food there is * Secret Menu for devotees * Holy shit -- the Bible! (see below) NOT-AS-GOOD THINGS ABOUT IN-N-OUT BURGER * Privately owned and won't franchise * None located East of the Mississippi * I don't work there (yet) My favorite Friday Follow on Twitter today is... @IN_N_OUT_Burger The twitter account is run by former managers who no longer work there but are obsessed, like me.

Bible reference on the bottom of an In-N-Out drink cup
Bible reference on wrapper of an In-N-Out Double-Double
In-N-Out prints discreet references to Bible verses on their paper utensils. The print is small and out of the way, and only contains the book, chapter and verse numbers, not the actual text of the passages. The practice began in the 1980s during Rich Snyder's presidency, a reflection of the beliefs held by the Snyder family:
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Revelation 3:20—"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me."
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John 3:16"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
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Proverbs 3:5—"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."
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Nahum 1:7—"The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him."
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John 14:6—"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

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Ashley Just Showed Me This Incredible Designer

July 15, 2009 — 4

Leave it to Ashley to find the most talented people on the planet.  She does it daily. Meet Juan Carlos Pagan. The piece below really speaks for itself, and for all the under-appreciated, all-star designers I've been fortunate enough to work with, who have made the stuff I've worked on look so much better, every time. We gotta find a way to work with Juan Carlos. Here is another piece of his: You can check out his portfolio on Behance.net by clicking here.

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My New Favorite Follow is @JeffreyHayzlett

July 10, 2009 — 8

Ok so I can't go into the details, it's all NDA and shit. Can't even show you the video he showed us. But I can at least say Kodak's CMO Jeff Hayzlett is an animal like no other. And it's not just the belt buckle, the boots and the balls. Handsome, ain't he? The guy's even sporting some classic Kodak-colored formalwear. If you were running marketing for a company that's 130 years old, the company that invented motion picture film, whose business technically should have died with the invention of digital cameras...wtf would you do? And what would you wear on the red carpet? After his private presentation here, Wednesday, caused some "trouble" (the good kind), I was supposed to interview him in front of all my bosses. Humbling? Slightly. I only asked him one question before I launched into the Q&A part with audience. My question was, "Do you actually have any friends at work, Jeff?" Months ago, Jeff said something once that I'll never forget: The worst thing you can say about Kodak is nothing. We want to hear the bitches and the moans and everything else that's going on out there. Twitter and social media gives us the opportunity to engage. He's also made me think more on the expectations of our viewers and our users, and the promises we make them. What happens when the promise of a network conveys expectations that we sometimes, admittedly, do not deliver on as much as we should? Kodak was founded in 1880. What strikes me about Jeff is how -- using twitter, his blog, and worldwide speaking engagements -- he’s turned the traditionally opaque office of a CMO into one that’s completely transparent. You can literally watch him reinventing Kodak from the ground up, minute by minute. One way is to follow him on twitter, where he’s just behind QuestLove of the Roots and SouljaBoy as my most frequent tweeters. Here are some classic Jeff Hayzlett tweets: Broke down and washed my truck. But does not mean i will fix the 2 cracks in the windshield. Enjoying a backyard fire and watching fire flies. Makes me want to get a mason jar and catch a bunch. At eye doc for lasik check -- i like to cross my eyes when i walk in @ tell receptionist --- look what you did!!! Ashamed at what i did for a Klondike bar This week I bestow on Jeff the honor of being my "Follow Friday" favorite twitterererer. Wish I could tell you his "Carpet Cleaning" story, or his story about corporate photos....

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Hillary Clinton Leaks mtvU Winners Via Twitter

July 9, 2009 — 8

Awesome day for mtvU, as Secretary of State Clinton leaked the winners of this year's Fulbright mtvU Fellowships via twitter.  Each year, mtvU asks some major artists (Wyclef Jean, Serj Tankian from System of a Down, Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio and Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to name a few) to help us pick 4-5 students to send abroad; they study the impact of music on foreign culture, and they report back on to their peers via mtvU.   Thanks to the amazing work of Ashley Simon, as well as Jennifer McComb, Gina Esposito, Paul DeGeorges and others on the team, mtvU is the perfect place to do it.  

  And huge thanks to this year's judges: Vampire Weekend, Santigold, Death Cab For Cutie and Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance Here are this year's winners, announced today: Andrew Magill, who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) with a B.A. in Cultural Studies in May 2009, will travel to Malawi to work with the UNC Malawi Project and AIDS organizations to video-record narratives of Malawian families and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. Andrew will collaborate with Peter Mawanga, a well-known musician and social activist, to develop a concept album whose sales will benefit AIDS social service networks. Michael Silvers, a doctoral student in Ethnomusicology at UCLA, will travel to Brazil to study the relationship between the culture of forró, a kind of popular dance music, and the climate of northeastern Brazil. Working with Vila Estúdio, a recording studio in Fortaleza, Ceará; accordionists from around the state; and a quadrilha square dance ensemble, he will explore the ways in which climate change and drought have impacted how and why people make music. Rod Solaimani, who graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Policy in 2008, will travel to Morocco to study and participate in the Afro-Arab-Gnawa-Western musical exchange. A skilled percussionist, he will research the impact of U.S.-Moroccan musical partnerships in three cities, use his findings in local high school music curricula and promote cross-cultural collaboration with a student concert. Tina Wadhwa, who graduated from Columbia University in 2007 with a BA in Political Science and Economics, will travel to India to create a documentary exploring the impact and influence of Bollywood music on underprivileged youth in Mumbai. She will also develop the music and drama center of the Akanksha Foundation while focusing on the role of music as a vehicle for collective expression and understanding among the children. PS Thank you HILLARY!