Below are 4 photos of the bags of candy and the fact sheet, The Spooky Truth, that members of the Pew Campaign for Fuel Efficiency are delivering to Members of Congress on Halloween. This isn’t going to happen until Wednesday, Halloween, October 31st! Here’s a heads up well before these will hit offices. This is part of the larger fight to keep the Energy Bill strong, www.energybill2007.org! Please check out The Spooky Truth Fact Sheet as well. Also, check out the letter that Tom and Ray from Car Talk wrote and signed to Members of Congress in support of aggressive CAFE Standards in the energy bill (also in PDF). If you want full-sized images of the below bags, please check out more photos here. Via SMPR and Memes.org
This is a letter from the "Car Talk" guys, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, about CAFE standards, sent to the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, United States House of Representatives. Don’t forget to sign the Energy Bill 2007 petition online. Please enjoy the press release as well as scans of the letter to Congress and a transcription of the scans. Via SMNR and Memes.org
Children and tweens have become an increasingly attractive audience to marketers as their purchase potential has increased (it seems exponentially) over the past decades. Yes it is true, I will admit to owning more Barbies than any one girl could possible need but I don’t think that the sum of their cost would come anywhere near the price of the iPod hanging out of the pocket of the kid next to me on the subway. Kids can get there parents to shell out dough at an amazing rate (and yes, there are a few teens who actually make the cash they spend).
50 lawsuits have been filed over postings on blogs and web message boards over the past two years according to a USA Today article. The article didn’t differentiate between blog posts and blog comments but there have been lawsuits over both. It also didn’t say how many of the 50 lawsuits were filed specifically against blgos and not message boards. The bright side of the story for bloggers is that fifty lawsuits is still very, very small compared to the 50+ million blogs Technorati is tracking.