MineCon 2011

Celebrate the official launch of Minecraft with your friends from around the world and the Mojang Team. Get ready for a fun weekend of everything Minecraft. The first MineCon is sure to blow away all of your expectations. Set in the fantastic city of Las Vegas, we are ready to have the ultimate “block” party.

Minecrafters will enjoy

  • Official Minecraft launch
  • Keynote speeches (including one by our very own Notch)
  • Build contests
  • Breakout classes with all different Minecraft topics
  • Costume contests
  • Exhibits by leading gaming and Minecraft related companies
  • Meeting friends from around the world
  • Commemorative merchandise

More activities will be announced soon… these are just the ones we can tell you already. The ones we can’t yet disclose are going to blow your mind!

via minecon.mojang.com

If i was a cool dad, i'd bring Cooper out to this…

Because You Need to Understand LBJ: LBJ Buys Pants on Vimeo

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was recorded (like all White House calls at the time), and has since become the stuff of legend. Johnson’s anatomically specific directions to Mr. Haggar are some of the most intimate words we’ve ever heard from the mouth of a President.

We at Put This On took the historic original audio and gave it to animator Tawd Dorenfeld, who created this majestic fantasia of bungholiana.

Enjoy this special treat from Put This On: LBJ Orders Pants. Then share it with a friend who loves pants.

via vimeo.com

Wow, this is good. Please check out putthison.com to see some great stories about clothes, too.

The Beauty of Pandora

Hows this for a well tuned pandora station? My last seven songs:

"Lovers Cry" – Freedy Johnson

"Into Your Arms" – The Lemon Heads

"I melt with You" – Modern English

"There she Goes Again" – The Las

"Welcome to the Working Week" – Elvis Costello

"Drive8" – REM

"Porchlight" – Buffalo Tom

 

All of those are awesome songs. 3 are in my all-time, top 25 songs.

Facebook Is The New Nielsen Family | Fast Company

This will allow advertisers to make apple-to-apple comparisons between the new medium, whose impact on brand advertising has remained elusive, and the old medium, in whose powers brands have complete confidence. As a result, advertisers may finally be willing to invest more online, and possibly even pay more for the privilege.

via www.fastcompany.com

Very, very smart. Looking forward to seeing this get worked out.