• Place To Be New Year's Day: Skyline Express Lift, Vail

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    Apparently, the holiday traffic up to Vail was worth enduring last Thursday – if only to witness this poor fool who was left dangling upside down with his full manhood exposed to the winter winds.

    The Smoking Gun says, “It appears that the chairlift’s fold-down seat was somehow not in the lowered position, which caused the man to partially fall through the resulting gap. His right ski got jammed in the ascending chairlift, and that kept him upended since his boot never dislodged from its binding.”

    In all our years of heading to them there hills, we never saw anything like this. What a day to be a lift operator. See the full set of pics on The Smoking Gun.

  • Rolex Saves Owen Wilson's Life (what?!)

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    Some of the worst, most exploitive marketing we’ve ever seen from MelroseJewelers.com.

    It was a dark period in Wilson’s life, and Rolex played a key role in helping Owen regain his bearings and his success…. [Owen Wilson] was seen riding his mountain bike in Santa Monica with the Rolex Submariner on his wrist. Obviously, the quality of a Rolex watch helped Owen realize and appreciate the quality of his own life…

    Whatever the hawks of the media choose to write, it is clear that Rolex played a major role in Owen Wilson’s recovery… wearing a Rolex Submariner and attending Rolex Benefits helped Owen Wilson realize his life was valuable and worth living.

    The friend who found this link called to complain. After getting nowhere with a sales rep, the rep called back and told him to “f*cking meet him and he would f*cking kick my ass.” (Correction: The threat was in the initial call, the follow-up call was an apology.)

    Incredible! Read the full article here.

  • Buckfifty.org

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    At buckfifty.org, our goal is to present 150 expressions of Denver, its neighborhoods, people, and culture over the course of the next six months (we’re aiming for five posts a week, Monday through Friday).

    We encourage submissions from the community in any media – visit our how to submit page if you want more details.

    Along the way, we hope to offer up some opportunities for getting together to share some new stories and maybe some whiskey too. We hope that you will join us in celebrating Denver’s past and present, and in building our future. We welcome your input and your thoughts.

    Cool stuff. Go check it out

  • Coding Over Christmas

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    Just as you got that itch to code over the holiday break (you did, right?), so did Dave Schell, CD at Denver interactive firm The1stMovement, along with a few others he works with. Together, they created a fun project to kick off the New Year.

    Utilizing the latest Flash, ThisYearIWill.org is an interactive 3-D community environment for people to be inspired by others’ goals for 2009. Users can post their own personal pledge, as well as review the other various pledges on the site. Their hope is that ThisYearIWill.org will lead others to be more optimistic about 2009.

    We pledge to wear our hot pants more often, Dave, which will certainly lead to increased optimism among Denver’s East Colfax residents. See, it’s working already.

  • New Rant: You Know, There Was Life Before CP&B >>

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    Our friend Felix is back (after a long deserved break) with evidence that pokes holes in the mighty armor. Read it and think.

  • BK's Angry Whopper

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    Sorry for the Crispin overload on the site over the last couple days, but they just keep pumping out newsworthy stuff. Here’s their newest spot for the Burger King Angry Whopper. Love it.

  • Behind the Scenes at The CP+B Creativity Cover Shoot

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    Tyler Stableford, one of the absolute finest photographers in Colorado, poked his head into our inbox yesterday with a cool behind-the-scenes glimpse at the cover shoot for Creativity Magazine’s Ad Agency of the Year with the heads at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Here’s what he had to say.

    “Last month I photographed Alex Bogusky, Rob Reilly and Andrew Keller of CP+B for the “Ad Agency of the Year” cover of Creativity Magazine. We shot it just after a big snowfall on Loveland Pass in mid-December – the idea was to place the guys in an iconic Colorado high-mountain surrounding, much like you might shoot a NYC ad exec amidst a Manhattan skyline.”

    “It was a challenging shoot – particularly for these guys who had to take the blasts of frigid spindrift every few minutes (and for the lights, which kept getting blown over despite sandbags etc). It’s a quick jpg so the color, contrast, etc. isn’t very accurate, but it tells a good story. The guys were wonderfully cooperative, despite the bone-chilling temps and gusty winds blowing snow in their faces.”

    In other recent news, Tyler joined Canon as one of their Explorers of Light this year, and is lecturing around the country as one of their ambassadors. He’s also just returned from shooting a volunteer multimedia documentary on orphans in Ethiopia for an NGO doing work through child-sponsorship programs that helps support kids in their communities.

  • Social Media Mapping and YOU

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    The folks at Overdrive Interactive have done some dirty work for us all and created a nifty social media map. If you’re looking to boost your cred and get a leg up on the realm, this might be the best place to start.

    Warning, there’s a PDF involved.

    Overdrive Interactive Social Media Map

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