Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Winks, Blinks, and Nods

Who will blink in the standoff between China and the US over piracy and copyright protection issues? The United States is asking the World Trade Organization to mediate…China says going to the WTO will seriously hamper trade relations… What? Like stealing copyrighted ideas is an endearing trait?

Procter & Gamble and Staples apparently aren’t willing to gamble on marketing during the Don Imus show, following his off-colored commentary over a college basketball game last week…P&G is pulling all advertising from MSNBC Daytime advertising. The Imus Show generates in excess of $20-million a year in advertising revenue for CBS Radio.

American Idol Fantasia Barrino will be playing the role of Celie in a Broadway production of “The Color Purple.” Fantasia’s name on the playbill is credited for $6-million in ticket sales for the show…

The biggest question since “who shot JR?” has been put to rest…Larry Birkhead is the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s illegitimate daughter, Dannielynn, based on DNA testing. Glad that’s over so the rest of the world can get on with our lives…

And the Global Warm-mongers are taking heat for not walking the talk. Maddona is the latest headliner for this summer’s Live Earth concert for the planet, encouraging us to all reduce our carbon emissions.

But the Material Girl is credited for producing about 440-tons of CO2 just for airline travel during a recent 4-month concert tour; imagine the “carbon footprint” her entourage creates with the caravan that trucks her personnel, lighting and equipment from concert to concert.

The average carbon footprint, but the way, is about 10-tons of CO2 a year per person. Unless you’re a politician.

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