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Brandon Meriweather Got the VIP on the Swole; Gets Cut from Pats

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The Patriots cut the last standing member of the draft Class of 2007 - Brandon Meriweather. Not sure what the deal is with this move. I guess he never really fulfilled the role that Coach B. wanted him to.

Or, which is a better guess, Merriweather was too busy getting the V.I.P. on the Swole:

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Disney's "Up" House is Real

Disney has a long list of box office hits and "Up" is one of them.

If you recall, "Up" is an animated comedy adventure about a 78-year-old man who ties balloons to his house and flies away, with an 8-year-old stowaway.

The house is the center piece of the story. It's a modest house, that's colorful and has a great front porch. In fact, instead of describing it, why don't you go see it in real life.

No joke.

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Word of Mouth and the Internet

Think word of mouth doesn't impact search? Think again. According to this video from Google, 146 million brand conversations per day are augmented via search online.

Word-of-Mouth is fueled by people -- people talking to each other face to face; people talking to brands online; people talking to people via social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

If you want your social media programs to be caught up in those conversations, think about people and how you can get them talking.

Thanks to @dbinkowski for the heads-up via FB.

The Red Sox Support the Bruins Quest for the Cup

Over the past 10 years, Boston sports teams have dominated in terms of championships. The Patriots have won three Superbowls. The Red Sox have won two World Series. The Celtics brought the franchise back to life with a championship season in 2008.

Now it's the Bruins turn as they go for the Stanley Cup. And while there are thousands upon thousands of supporters for the Bruins, there is one group getting behind the team: The Red Sox.

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Running on to the Field: It Never Works Out How You Planned It

Attending a professional sports game is quite the experience. Yes, it can be expensive these days, but if you're a fan of that particular team and the game (even if not), it can be very enjoyable. Sometimes, however, fans tend to get a little TOO excited and for some reason or another, decide to run on the field of play. If happens more so in baseball than an other sport.

Sometimes the fan gets to run around before being chased down by security. More often than not, however, security gets their man.

That was the case at Fenway Par recently when a fan decided to take a quick - and I mean quick - jog on to the field. Watch the right side of the video, around the :17 mark.

Is this a baseball or football game?

Article first published as Running on to the Field: It Never Works Out How You Planned It on Technorati.

Mr. Popper's Penguins Got Klout

For those using Klout, you might have received an email from the company today that offered you a perk:

Since you've got Klout, 20th Century Fox would like you to be one of the first to receive the movie poster for Mr. Popper's Penguins. You will also be able to watch Seaworld San Diego's penguins get the first look at the film's trailer (super cute).

Grab this perk. But do it soon — this is on a first come, first served basis and we have limited availability.

I was immediately intrigued because I, of course, know about the book, but had no idea that Jim Carrey was starring a movie that was based on the classic.

Once I filled out the form, I was taken to the YouTube channel for the movie trailer:



I give Klout some props for the interesting exclusivity to their email marketing campaign. The lesson learned there is exclusivity plus freebies equals winning.

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So You Don't Have an iPhone; Who F-ing Cares?

I'm an Apple fan boy. I'll admit to that. I have all the Apple toys and will always buy the latest and greatest when feasible. However, the latest round of commercials for the iPhone are a little bit much in my opinion.

The premise behind the spots are basically that if you don't have an iPhone, you suck. The latest one is talks about if you don't have an iPhone, you don't have the retina display so all your photos and videos suck. And oh, you don't have Facetime so you suck.

It's a bold campaign and while I agree that the iPhone is the most powerful mobile device on the market in terms of stability, scope of apps, battery power, etc. the campaign is a little bit not-Apple, if you know what I mean. And that's coming from a fanboy.

Japan Coast Guard Tsunami Wave Video

Remember that scene in "The Perfect Storm" where George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg's characters are in the wheel house, looking straight at the monster wave coming at them? If you didn't see the movie, I'm not ruining it for you, but basically, they try to steer the ship right into the wave so they can get over the top of it. And of course, we all know the result of those efforts, unfortunately.

Some wonder if the film makers made the wave too dramatic, but if you check out the wave in this video from the Tsunami in Japan, via the Coast Guard, you might believe that the wave in "The Perfect Storm" could have been very realistic.

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