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…Ruby Tuesday went ka-boom?

Apparently Ruby Tuesday thinks it’s pretty clever.

After promising to blow up one of their restaurants to symbolize their commitment to change, they “accidentally” blew up a neighboring restaurant while broadcasting the whole thing live on the internet.

In addition, they’ve issued an apology letter on their site to the restaurant that they blew up:

Ruby Tuesday Apology Letter

Thankfully, plenty of people happened to be there with camera in hand, and YouTube is now filled with commercial sized snippets of first person viewpoints; all appropriately tagged, described and titled to lend that extra bit of authenticity to the whole thing.

Don’t think you can hide from me though Ruby Tuesday, because I can see right through your shenanigans.

[Ruby Tuesday]

[Via: Serious Eats]

…You can be a Space Ambassador?

NSS Space Ambassador Program

Have you ever wanted to go into space? (Is there anyone that hasn’t?)

If you have a passion for space, and would like to share your enthusiasm with others, then the National Space Society and Virgin Galactic would like to make you a Space Ambassador, and one lucky space ambassador will even get a chance to fly into space aboard a Virgin Galactic space flight.

    As a Space Ambassador, you will be trained to deliver an inspirational, multi-media presentation that describes the importance of space in our daily lives, as well as the promise and possibilities that future space endeavors will enable.

If this sounds like a kick ass idea to you, then head on over to the National Space Society website and register for the NSS Space Ambassador Program before it’s too late, because space isn’t going to wait around forever you know.

[NSS Space Ambassador Program]

[Via: Wired]

…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]