As a new feature here on the Market It Write blog, we’re collecting interesting and sometimes remarkable content we find around the web for readers who are coping with the Monday morning blahs.
We hope that you’ll become a fan of MIW’s Monday Madeleines, that you’ll find these tasty tidbits to be a great way to start your week and that you’ll share them with friends and colleagues. Enjoy!
A not-so-oldie but Goodie from The Onion
Massive Flow Of Bullshit Continues To Gush From BP Headquarters
This piece is hilarious, although the situation sickens us. Most of all, we have to appreciate the craftiness of the wordsmithing. We know the original post came out a month ago, but as the situation has developed, this piece has gotten even more appropriate, so we’re including it here.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s soccer!
Psychic Parakeet Picks the Netherlands to win the World Cup
We found this thanks to @Org9 on Twitter. It seems that “Mani,” a Singapore parakeet that correctly predicted all four winners in the World Cup quarterfinals has picked the Netherlands to trump Spain for the championship. Maybe the oddest part of this: later, Org9 posted a link to a second piece that claims a chimpanzee-turned-pundit in an Estonian zoo agreed with that prediction. Spain won, 1-0. Oh well!
Sometimes the font gets all the attention
Open Letter to Fans from Cavaliers Majority Owner Dan Gilbert
Cleveland Cavaliers owner reacts to star LeBron James leaving his hometown for greener pastures. The best part of the diatribe? It’s written in the Comic Sans font. Not only that, the topic of the Comic Sans font started trending all over the web. It’s been a very long time (or maybe, never) since a font has been the hot topic of discussion across the globe.
Let’s see who gets the last laugh, NBC
Conan reacts to Emmy nomination (pic)
Thanks to @Anth0DotCom for bringing this to our attention. You couldn’t possibly expect Conan not to want the last laugh, could you? Here he does it in 140 characters or fewer.
iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo 4G (Family-Friendly)
While we would have loved to have posted the not-at-all-family-friendly version of this video, not all of our readers may have appreciated it. Here’s the cleaner version, which speaks volumes about the power of Apple’s branding.
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