Zingy News Digest – 5/7
More quick hits. Maybe this will be a regular feature.
On Stewart Mills: I meant to get to this a week ago. Mills gave the Nolan campaign a hard time about ten days ago over a fundraiser with an appearance by Peter Yarrow.
I think that’s … low. It’s Peter Yarrow for crying out loud. Peace love dope, relax man.
And I’ll say something maybe a little impolitic in these times…. I don’t think Yarrows ‘crime’ was very heinous. Yeah, ostensibly there’s a victim…but… this crime wasn’t ‘heinous’ and you’d think the victim would have no great problems recovering and moving on.
Anyway, Nolan canceled the appearance. Shame on them, pussies. Jeez.
I don’t live in the 8th but I am getting a lot of sponsored stuff on my facebook feed from Mills, generally directed to gun owners. That’s fine, but it’s the hysterical stuff that I kind of don’t like. I would vote for Mills and be happy that he wins but it’s nice to see a guy take the high road. I’m not sure he’s doing that.
Spiderman 2: saw that Monday night. Might be the worst movie I have ever seen.
Online advertising / Facebook advertising: If print has been decimated and everything moved online, I wonder why it is all I see in my various streams are testosterone ads for middle aged guys. I am middle aged by now, and I do gather how my various cookies would have sussed that out. But this is all I get, and my interests are more varied than that.
On testosterone ads: I used to wonder if it was just the conservative web universe that had all the testosterone ads, we buying very anxious about our manhood and all. But I am seeing these on new Republic and Slate and a few other lefty places now that have recently incorporated big professional web adstreams.