Thursday, February 26, 2009

I want me some free DQ!

I'm not a journalist. I'm not above being paid for content. Yes, I'm for sale, especially when it comes to ice cream!

Go check out DQ's new deals (although I hear that depending on what you get, the deal may not be all that great - check out the comments as well).

So, according to DQ's new blog, I'm supposed to:

  1. Write a blog post linking here about what deal you’d make with us to try our Sweet Deals for free.
  2. Once you’ve done this, email with a link to your post and your mailing address and we’ll ship you a gift card.
Well, what would I do? I'd compromise my blog!

Interested in reading about past content I wrote about DQ in Texas? Check it out here!

My love of DQ is pretty profound. I'd write more but I want to be one of the first 250 bloggers to submit this so I can get paid!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Obama: Taste of a New Generation?

I'm pretty late to the game to make this observation on the interwebs, but until I Googled it, I hadn't seen anyone else remark on this. So for a moment, I thought I was observant and unique. The webs are good at making me realize I'm really not that special :)

Pepsi just rolled out its new logo a month or two ago (at least, that's when I noticed it), and the first thing I thought was, "wow, that's a total rip off the Obama logo." Then there was the Pepsi ad at the Super Bowl where we are told that every generation refreshes the world, which alludes to a changing of the guard, and I think clearly is inspired by Obama's historic election.

Turns out I'm not the first one to see these parallels (not by a long shot.) Turns out an ad blogger flagged this back in October. More here.

But who copied whom first? Slate argued in August 2008 that Obama's logo looked like Pepsi's old logo. Then Pepsi turns around and pushes the design further ripping off Obama's logo. What's next? "Obama Max" (with Ginseng of course).

(Disclaimer: I voted for Obama and I drink Diet Pepsi when it's cheaper than Coke at Target. I am not an unbiased reporter.)