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    Flight of the Conchords

    Flight of the Conchords are a musical comedy duo (Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement) out of New Zealand with a hit series on HBO of the same name. Their brand of humor can be droll and may not suit everyone but I consider them a breath of fresh air. Very funny stuff.

    For some reason this song called Jenny makes me nostalgic for San Francisco… must be the sandwiches on the hill.

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    After speaking at a small business conference about viral marketing, I was pulled aside by Albert Maruggi of The Marketing Edge for an impromptu interview on the subject. The lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Stamford is nice but the acoustics are something to be desired during a mid-day conference so I apologize in advance for the audio (though Albert did a fine job cleaning it up).

    Albert has over 25 years of marketing and PR experience under his belt and his podcast series is one of the longest running (perhaps the longest). You can hear my whole interview on his blog.

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    Bank Job by Barenaked Ladies

    Bank Job is probably my favorite Barenaked Ladies song (to date). Although not necessarily the best video, I thought conducting “sessions” in the bathroom was interesting (hey, the acoustics in my shower are amazing).

    It was an upset in two minutes flat
    We were back on the freeway, foot to the mat
    I can’t understand it; we had it down pat
    It’s very upsetting, could we leave it at that?
    We all had positions; we each had a role
    We’d over-rehearsed it; we had full control
    They can’t teach you acting, it’s there in your soul
    It’s the same with a bank job, and each thing we stole

    So I don’t need attitude
    Cause you knew just what to do
    We all did our best now
    We all need to rest now
    Leave me alone
    Wait by the phone

    I was the driver; you ran the show
    You had the last word, the go or no go
    I knew every laneway in Ontario
    But it’s not what you’re sure of, it’s what you don’t know
    It should have been filled with the usual ones
    Throwing their cash into mutual funds
    We all had our ski masks and sawed-off shotguns
    But how do you plan for a bank full of nuns?

    Well, I guess we panicked – we all have taboos
    And they were like zebras; they had us confused
    We should be in condos with oceanfront views
    Instead we’re most-wanted on the six o’clock news

    So I don’t need attitude
    Cause you knew just what to do
    We all did our best now
    We all need to rest now
    Leave me alone
    And wait by the phone

    Inside the police car you tried to explain
    your crisis of conscience; the voice in your brain
    And now that the whole thing has gone down the drain
    I think we all know who should shoulder the blame
    Cause you made a choice there, almost sublime
    I’m all for compassion, just not on my dime
    You looked like an amateur, and that’s the real crime
    So I’ll take a walk now, and you do the time

    And I don’t need attitude
    Cause you knew just what to do
    We all did our best now
    We all need to rest now
    Leave me alone
    There’s no need to phone

    We all did our best now
    We all need to rest now
    Leave me alone
    We all did our best now
    We all need to rest now
    Leave me alone
    Leave me alone

    Can find more Barenaked Ladies music and videos on Myspace and Last.fm.

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    Word of Mouth by John Reuben

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    The Life Cycle of a Blog Post

    Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes when you publish a blog post?

    This interactive infographic from Wired shows you how your words reaches the masses. Appropriately titled The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits – to You.

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