Monday, July 27, 2009

Back Into Form

I'm trying to get back into form before I take on the next phase of this verdammnt college business.

So: If you've ever read Slow Roasted, or any one of my screeds, and thought it worthwhile, a spot on your blogroll would be appreciated, and of course, the same in return.

Thank you.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Skating Babies

Because it's cute, dammit...

The Story Behind the Skating Babies : How an Evian Ad on YouTube Went Viral, And the CGI Whizzes Who Made It...

(CBS) According to a Pew survey, more than one out of five adult Americans still don't use the internet. What are they missing? Well, as CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports, they're missing the skating babies.

It's a simple formula. Take babies. Put 'em on skates. Add music. Watch the internet hits take off.

The latest viral ad sensation has become the talk of the water cooler crowd, which is just as well as it's for a French bottled water company.

Over six million hits since its release last weekend - almost three million in the U.S. alone. It's rolling toward rarified territory, the 20 million-plus hits that only the lucky few viral ads get to...


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