Grab Bag Crayola History:
The poor kids of 1903 had only 8 crayons to express their imaginations. The kids of today can turn to a whole lot more than that. Is our future now brighter with each successive addition to the palette? Maybe our entire future rests on Crayola.
Click on the image below to connect with Data Point’s interactive fan, where you can roll your mouse over each color and find it’s name.
Grab Bag Stocking Stuff:
Here is a site that has gathered 121 items suitable for stuffing into your loved one’s stockings. Even if you don’t find just the right thing, this site may provide inspiration for your gifting exploits:
Grab Bag GMO Controversy:
Californians just settled a controversial issue in November, with 53% voting to NOT require labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms. But that leaves millions who voted FOR labeling quite frustrated.
I would have voted for Prop 37, if I voted in California. But I am aware that there are educated minds that continue to passionately debate this issue. One of the biggest negatives, in my mind at least, on the side of GMO is the behemoth Monsanto, who has built a reputation that’s just a shade lighter than Attila the Hun. Monsanto is the king of GMO, and has been more instrumental to the rise of GMO than any other entity on the planet (type in Monsanto in the search box at the top of this page to find previous posts on the topic).
But let’s cut to the chase... I have found the 2 shortest videos I could that present vastly different, yet clear and intelligent arguments on the Pros and Cons of GMO. To be fair, Michael Pollen has many longer and better excerpts pertaining even more directly to GMO than this one, but I wanted to keep both sides of this short to perhaps picque interest in the topic of GMO. Listen and consider….
Grab Bag Grab Bag:
Just the kind of fun and randomly assembled tidbits this blog is all about:
Grab Bag Marketing Magic:
Red Stripe Beer went above and beyond to promote their product from a small corner store in London.
The first video explains what was involved in setting this up, the second video is the actual customer reactions.
Grab Bag Brain Game:
Not so much a contested game, but rather a group of fun and interesting facts assembled by the History Channel website, entitled
“BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW”
Grab Bag Funny Stuff:
As a reminder that this perennial section of the blog is here for a very real purpose, recent Oxford University research confirms the positive health benefits of laughter through the release of endorphins. The same endorphin release can be found through exercising. The common factor here appears to be the activity of the diaphragm in both exercising and deep belly laughter. Amusing moments greeted with a smile and a light chortle do not achieve the same endorphin release.
So whatever you may find here each week in “Funny Stuff”, do your best to laugh as deeply as you can with it 🙂
Holiday parking issues have you down? Here’s what some communicative folks have done to share their opinions: