Gongol.com Archives: February 2006
Brian Gongol

Threats and Hazards (2006.02.21)
Is Putin Trying to Start Cold War II?
Editorial: "Europe's pacifism, waning economic influence and ill-defined, quasi mystical belief in soft power and 'international law' is no match for these [new geopolitical] forces [of the 21st Century]."

Socialism Doesn't Work (2006.02.21)
China Puts Kibosh on Movies Mixing Live Action and Cartoons
They claim (absurdly) that peope are confused by mixed animation and live-action

News (2006.02.21)
British Government Trying to Find Polite Way to Ask Women to Make Babies
Longer lifespans and low birthrates mean the median age is rising in much of the Western world

News (2006.02.21)
Prince of Wales Thinks He's a Political Dissident
More like just a lucky winner in the genetic lottery

Humor and Good News (2006.02.21)
Yarrr! Time for Some Free Buzz, Matey!
Long John Silver's wants to hire the Powerball winner to plug its new cheap lobster item. Because someone who just won hundreds of millions of dollars really needs more attention, right? Holy shameless ploy for free publicity, Batman! A real marketing genius would tie LJS into Talk Like a Pirate Day.

The United States of America (2006.02.21)
ConocoPhillips Removing the "76" Ball from Stores
A "Save the 76 Ball" campaign has emerged to counter the trend. Not all advertising is unpleasant; sometimes people really like their brands.