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…Gizmodo and Engadget are not friends?

Engadget And Gizmodo

Wired Magazine’s article about the rivalry between Gizmodo and Engadget is a fascinating look at the two kings of tech blogging.

If you’re a fan of either site, then it’s a must read for a look behind the scenes at what makes them tick.

[Wired Magazine – Gear Blog Rivals Engadget and Gizmodo Turn the Competition Up to 11]

…It’s Things Thursday: Swims?


Crocs may be going out of style (and for many people, they never came into style in the first place), but that just means that something else needs to take their place.

Swims are definitely trying, and the waterproof overshoe actually does provide some function, so it’s not just all form.

Available in either Classic (low) or Mobster (high) style, Swims are designed to slip over your regular shoes, and provide protection from the elements.

Can these take the throne from the current Croc king?


…Elijah Florence is a king?

Elijah FlorenceSometimes, the selflessness of others can warm your heart and bring a tear to your eye.

While students across the nation are vying for their own bit of homecoming royalty, five seniors from Lake Fenton High School decided to use their spot on the homecoming court to give the award to Eli Florence, a sophomore, former offensive lineman, and leukemia victim.


Because, “We knew we’d all be winners if we did it.”

It’s an incredibly touching story, and the ESPN article tells it better than I could ever hope to, so read through for a dose of inspiration.

(Though always the fighter, on October 14, 2007, Elijah passed on; a king in his own little way.)

[ESPN – Elijah Florence]

[Help For Elijah]

…Kanye beat 50 (and Kenny)?

Kanye West Vs. 50 Cent

When two kings of marketing wage a war, only one can win, and in this case, Kanye gets to keep his crown.

Kanye West and 50 Cent (and Kenny Chesney) all released albums on September 11, and Kanye and 50 decided to make it a contest to see who could sell the most records.

Apparently, it was a publicity stunt that worked, because they sold a combined total of over 1.5 million records, and Kanye had the largest sales total by a single artist in more than two years according to Billboard.

With 957,000 albums sold during the week, Kanye’s “Graduation” easily outdid the 691,000 copies of 50’s “Curtis”; leaving Kenny came in third with a respectable 387,000 for his “Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates”.

According to their agreement, 50 will never again release another solo album, though we’ll see how long that promise lasts after the dust settles.

My opinion: No big loss, as after listening to both, I must say that Kanye’s release was so fresh and so clean, while 50’s seemed to stick to the tried and true, though that’s feeling a bit aged after all these years.

But hey, at least there’s always Kenny!

[Billboard – Kanye Crushes 50 Cent In Huge Album Sales Week]

[Via: Kineda]

…It’s Website Wednesday: ManCrush.com?


ManCrush is an attempt to classify every man of stature in the history of the universe.

Defined as “the highest level of attraction a man can have towards another man without having any sexual want towards that man”, it’s like a hot or not for the metrosexual crowd. Like a Digg for dudes, you simply click the up arrow for a guy you like, and the down arrow for a guy you don’t. Then, based on the total number of ‘crushes’, one man will be crowned king.

Current favorite? Major Richard Winters, followed by Vincent van Gogh and Ernest Hemingway (though Mohandas Gandhi is close on their heels, and God is always a contender).

Go ahead and give it a try; I won’t tell.