I suspect almost everyone here has seen Animal House at least two (if not a dozen) times. This is a fun documentary about its creation. Why would you want to watch it? As Stork would say: “Well what the hell we s’posed to do, ya mo-ron?”
Back in my beloved Palo Alto on Sunday, I noticed it began to rain while the sun was shining. The milquetoast Californians would describe this as “raining while the sun was shining”, but we far more interesting Louisiana natives give it its proper name: “the devil is beating his wife.”
The IPO of Snap, Inc. (the makers of SnapChat, who are making a big point of describing themselves as “a camera company“) is hotly-anticipated. There’s no exact date set yet, but I guess it’ll come out in March, and all eyes will be upon it, since it’s always a good litmus test to see how the public markets are doing when a money-losing behemoth comes out.
Twitter, as we all know, soared at first, and it’s been a complete train wreck ever since. Facebook, on the other hand, flopped at first, but it’s been a blue chip since then.
As Facebook was doing poorly, lots of obvious jabs were used, such as “Faceplant”. Should SNAP ever encounter a period of weakness (if you can imagine such a thing), I’d expect some really predictable headlines will include…….
- SNAP turns to CRAP
- “Oh, Snap!”
- Price “snaps” lower
I’m sure there are plenty others. Anyway, it’s about as predictable as the next major U.S. elections, when God-knows-how-many campaigns will try to play off the “2020 Vision” theme.
Incidentally, I forgot how funny this item from The Onion was until I re-read it this morning. Enjoy.