With another week about to start and the month of October under way, we welcome you to Market It Write’s Monday Madeleines, our collection of amazing, funny, beautiful or otherwise noteworthy content on the web this past week.
We like to think of it as an assortment of tea cakes, or “madeleines,” you can enjoy as you start to rev your engines for the work week ahead. We hope you’ll enjoy, share and comment.
Beautiful Shells From Around The World [PICS]
As we move into October, if fall’s nip in the air has you filled with memories of last summer’s beach vacation, this stunning collection of 20 seashells from around the world may help you re-live the moment.
Justin Timberlake and Aaron Sorkin Not That Into Facebook [VIDEOS]
The Social Network, the movie about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, debuted in theaters last week. Ironically enough, neither star Justin Timberlake nor the movie’s screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, actually use Facebook. Here are videos of Timberlake from his appearance on The Daily Show and Sorkin from his appearance on the The Colbert Report. Thanks to @ChrisHusong for pointing us to this one.
“Goldilocks” Planet has Good Chance of Fostering Alien Life
Astronomy was in the forefront of the news last week with the discovery of Gliese 581g, a planet that is believed capable of sustaining life, even though a year on Gliese 581g only lasts thirty-seven days. Just think how old you’d be if you lived there. Thanks to @GuyKawasaki for bringing it up and providing a nice compact summary of this latest revelation.
5 Marketing Lessons From Mr. Rogers
Thanks to @SmokinHotPR (Tatyana Gann) for calling our attention to this superb guest blog piece on Fast Company by @Sam_Ford, which he describes as “A bit of a refresher course: the lessons marketing can learn from ‘the neighborhood’.”
The Secret Life Of A Mouse In Pictures[PICS]
Since we often mention cats, maybe it’s time the mice had their day. Here are some amazing photos of mice that just may soften your opinion of them. Regardless, the outstanding photography, posted on @bitrebels by Diana Adams of @adamsconsulting is certainly worth a mention. Thanks to @AskKim for bringing this heartwarming pictorial our way.
Video of the Week
Wayne Brady & Mike Tyson – Every Little Step (Comedy Spoof)
Call them the “Odd Couple” if you will, but who would have ever expected Wayne Brady and Mike Tyson to team up in a lip synching music video parody? In the end, it turns out Brady was dreaming. If nothing else, the beat should get you up and moving for your Monday.
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