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February 15, 2008

Friday Recap: Hot Wheels Edition

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Oh sweet baby Jesus, it is Friday and Friday could not come at a better time. Lisa is about to drop dead outside the Bruce Clay offices, physically physically dead. On the ground. She needs to sleep. And possibly to stop unloading her problems on you. Let’s Friday Recap, shall we?

First, we’d like to give a shout out to the awesome Gary Luke. If you’re a client, have attended SEO training or have visited our booth during one of the various search conferences throughout the year, you’ve probably met Gary. He’s pretty much the heart of the company and a damn fine cat sitter. Gary Luke went boom and now he’s sportin’ some new wheels (SEOToolSet, baby!). What do you guys think?

Keep it sexy, G-Luke, and hurry up and get better!

I know Valentine’s Day is over, but Cracked tells us what Valentine’s Day cards would look like if they were honest. I giggled.

Also Valentine’s Day themed: Google Blogoscoped presents the font dating game. Again, there were giggles. I am 100 percent delirious at this point.

Michael Gray gave us all a lesson in how not to write a page title. Does it worry anyone else that we’re taking sentence structure lessons from the world’s biggest grammar offender? We heart you, Michael. :)

Search Engine Land reports that Google was able to win that upside down social security number lawsuit. Whew. That’s good to hear. Cause I was totally worried that a judge was going to slam Google for stealing someone’s SSN, slapping it upside down and using it as a logo. Right.

Did you know there were rap SEO/SEM videos out there? I had no idea what I was missing. This one is entitled Paid Search 101 Rap and it’s nine shades of awesome.

Over at Marketing Pilgrim, Greg Howlett discussed a new site called BokayMe.com where people can send virtual flowers in lieu of real ones. I’m not sure which is more alarming – that people actually send virtual flowers instead of the real thing or that bouquet is spelled “bokay”. This is why folks can’t spell, people. Stop enabling!

Problogger discovered that 40 percent of bloggers swear on their blogs. That other 60 percent are damn liars.

Nathan Weinberg has some photos from Google’s company trip. This year the Googlers went to Disneyland. To Disneyland! And they closed down the entire park and everyone got to run around with no lines. I wonder if we could get Bruce to go for that? What do you say, Bruce? I promise to liveblog it!

The Guardian says in ten years we may no longer have bananas. No bananas? I blame Susan. She’s allergic (her ears get itchy; it’s funny). [My allergies are not funny! –Susan] Are you kidding? Your cat allergy is comedy genius. Clearly she’s trying to ruin it for the rest of us.

Lifehacker tells us that poor Bill Gates had to cancel his Facebook account after he was overwhelmed with the 8000+ Friend Requests he received. Poor Bill. He waits his whole life to find friends and then can’t handle them when they come in.

Also from Lifehacker: How to shave like your Grandpa. You mean, like, all bent over and out of breath and stuff?

This week saw a new Twitter niche develop. It’s called Laid-Off Twittering and is the act of Twittering your last day of work and completely depressing your entire Follower List by writing about how you’re no longer allowed free Yahoo lattes and that you’re handing over your work laptop at this very moment. Awesome!

Things I Learned From BoingBoing This Week:

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