How did a music major wind up founding the fastest growing start-up in history? In our very first Why Didn’t I Think of That? ® Podcast, Bob Smith and Greg Anastos look at the story of Andrew Mason and his tech start-up Groupon, an online daily deal service. Topics covered in this 27 minute podcast include:
-Andrew Mason’s initial inspiration for Groupon
-Controversy surrounding the company’s advertising and recent publicity with regard to its Initial Public Offering filing with the SEC
-Groupon’s plans for the future–including its new Groupon Now feature
-Some practical advice for other companies that are looking to use Groupon to help grow their own business.
“I usually see husbands and wifes.”
This young boy meets his first gay couple at a swinging party. It takes a moment for his soft-eyes to process it, but it finally computes. “So that means you love each other.”
This kid needs an agent.
It’s finally here. After plenty of teaser trailers, we get our first real look at the new Muppet movie, titled simply The Muppets, written by and starring Jason Segel.
In the film, a throwback to the classic Muppets movies of old (The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Great Muppet Caper), Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood is transformed into a dilapidated and abandoned Muppet studio. The gang has disbanded, and it’s up to Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and a new Muppet called Walter to get them back together. /Film has a great, long interview with Segel in which he says of the film’s inception:
“That was something I wanted to do. The idea was born at the Jim Henson Studios. They designed the Sarah Marshall puppets. While I was there I asked if I could see a Kermit or a Miss Piggy and they said, “We don’t have them here anymore. We’ve sold them to Disney. Disney owns all the Kermit’s and Piggy’s.” That literally was the moment the idea was born, was that the Muppets weren’t at the Henson studios anymore. Then it grew from there.
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It was an epic journey, one that would later inspire a long rumination on Walt Disney’s fabled Epcot City and the greatest EP of all time. Now, for the first time ever, released from the Disney Vault, our home video of the trip. Edited by Chelsea Smith. Music by Swimkids. Tangentially Related Posts:Making of [...]
Here at the Heated Forest, we are fans of of freaks like Isabella Rossellini who channel their inner amputee baroness with frightening ease and grace. But even knowing what we do about her, it’s still bewildering to watch her enact the funky business of a dolphin in a heated and aroused state. No wonder her [...]
Witness the birth of a new regular THF feature. It’s called “Dumb Love.” It began with the epic wikiHow tutorial “How to Hug a Girl” and continues now with the greatest Yahoo Answer I have ever read.
This 15 year old is having trouble deciding “what to do” about a girl who appears to be seducing him.
Via Yahoo! Answers:
This girl is slowly seducing me and luring me in, what should I do?
Hey so I’ve been hanging out with this one chick friend named Taylor (I‘m 15 and she‘s 17) and we always spend time together alone.
Taylor’s very attractive amd alluring, her boobs are much bigger than any other girl at school, and they bounce when she walks. Plus she has plenty of curves.
There are these little things Taylor will always do that secretly drive me crazy. Flipping her hair, putting her hand on mine, kissing my cheek or neck, giving me hugs. Taylor’s really hot, and lately, she seems so comforting and helpful with my problems. If I’m feeling depressed and I text my friends asking them to come over, Taylor’s there in a flash sitting in my lap, with her soft arms around me, her huge warm boobs flattening against my chest, her lips on my cheek, and her soothing words being whispered in my ear.
“While you were making the Whole Ten Yards, were you ever worried that it would be too good?”
I had a dream about Bruce Willis, some years back. I had approached him to tell him that I was a big fan. But he began shouting. Telling me to leave him alone. That he didn’t want to be bothered.
“Oh, okay.” I started walking away.
After a moment, he called after me. “Hey, wait. That’s it? You’re just going to leave me alone?”
“Well yeah, I never meant to bother you…”
That was enough for Bruce. He invited me to pal around with him for the better part of a day.
While I may never realize my dream of getting to hang out with Bruce, this Between Two Ferns is a good substitute. Just listening to him babble incoherently about the 80′s is enough to keep me happy until death.
This kid doesn’t like a strange woman taking away his bacon! From a 2009 episode of Wife Swap. If this kid had someone coaching him, they did a hell of a good job. Is it sad that I feel refreshed because this young boy doesn’t cuss or swear during this? Perhaps he was restraining himself, [...]