Wednesday, October 13, 2010

city of god.

i'm seriously thinking about revisiting one of the coolest cities i've ever seen in my life to check out both the slum that is the subject of my favorite movie of all time and the olympics.

i'm also seriously trying to invest in brazil. stories like this are how you know this isn't just some emerging market bubble that could easily overheat and burst like china. this is serious institutional change that absorbs a huge market of underground capital, hernando de soto style.

it's exciting.

Monday, October 11, 2010

tide with citrus febreze continued.

i got my response...

Dear Christopher,

Thanks for writing. I'm sorry, but Tide with Febreze Freshness Citrus and Light has been discontinued and it’s no longer available. Generally, decisions to start or stop making products are based on consumer demand, so feedback like yours is extremely valuable. Please be assured I'm sharing your disappointment with the rest of our team.

Since I don’t have a recommendation for you at this time, you may want to check our brand websites for information about our current products. You might find a new favorite!

All detergents have a 1 year shelve life.

Thanks again for contacting us.

Tide Team

well at least they responded. thanks tide!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

tide with citrus febreze.

so i just wrote this letter to tide:

Dear Tide,

So basically, I love Tide with Citrus Febreze. I think it got cut from the product line, but here's the thing: I really really love(d) Tide with Citrus Febreze. Is there any way I can get some?

I mean if you're not making it anymore but have some hiding in a plant somewhere, I'll buy a lifetime supply type amount in bulk. Will it keep for that long? Anyway, as I was saying, I will do almost anything to get some. I sometimes feel like the world is caving in on itself when I'm in the detergent aisle of the grocery store, and Tide with Citrus Febreze isn't there. It's like there's a hole in my heart where the laundry detergent should go in but none of the other brands fit.

I'm not normally weirdly obsessed with a brand. I think I'm actually a pretty smart dude. Not that smart people can't be obsessed with brands, but every once in awhile a product just hits that special little niche. In this case, my special little niche. Anyway, I'm smart. I just graduated with my MBA and I was thinking maybe I could get a job there managing that product line so that I could start making it again. Do you know who manages that department? I could talk to them and just let them know how I feel. I'd love to analyze the financial statements before and after. I could even draw up some pro formas that show we should reinstate the brand. Unless of course the analysis shows we shouldn't, in which case I'd need some extra time to Enron the numbers.

I could also dance for you. I'm smart, but I'm also a good dancer. Not that those things are necessarily mutually exclusive or anything, but you know... I'll dance for you. Or not you, but the person who manages that brand. I could dance for you too if you put me in touch, but then I might be too tired to dance once I get there.

Anyway, just some thoughts. Let me know what you think.



i'll be posting the response.

automation station.

ahhh hurry up with this! i'm tryin to get me and my friends robot scooped to da club within my lifetime!

(lifetime: television for women.)

Saturday, October 9, 2010


this interview gave me a new appreciation for lcd soundsystem. just before 17 minutes he talks about home... not sure the video really connects, but i love it anyway. kinda should've ended at 7:13... but maybe that's just me. humurous tidbit... terry gross sounds like she's a total lcd soundsystem fan.

just a couple dudes chillin.

the breast thing i found on the blaaahg just now.