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Movies: "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

Movies:  "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

 

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is a tender love story involving young Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his statuesque girlfriend Carly (British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, replacing Megan Fox in the series because Fox injudiciously compared director Michael Bay to Adolf Hitler).  Poor Sam has trouble finding work in Washington, even though he saved the world in two previous “Transformers” installments, and his hyper-critical parents are coming to visit.

 

Oh, wait, there are some giant robots involved as well.  The Autobots are the good ones, the Decepticons not so much.

 

Around Town 'Post the Most' Contest Winners

Around Town 'Post the Most' Contest Winners

We have been running a Post the Most contest in a different neighborhood each week. Each winner receives a $20 gift card to Dunkin Donuts.

Winners gift cards are as follows (list will be update each week):

Portland (5/23/11 - 5/29/11) - Luke Pola
Honorable Mention to Meg Stiffler (it was a tie)

Downeast (5/30/11 - 6/5/11) - Jane Sanderson of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
 
Bangor (6/6/11 - 6/12/11) - Wendy Smith

Lewiston/Auburn (6/13/11 - 6/19/11) - Monica Millhime of the Lisbon School Department

Bath/Brunswick (6/20/11 - 6/27/11) - Matt Miller

Movies: "Bad Teacher"

Movies:  "Bad Teacher"

 

Pam Smart was a really bad teacher.  In 1990, she seduced one of her New Hampshire students, age 15, and got him to murder her husband.  That’s bad.  By contrast, Elizabeth Halsey, the character played by Cameron Diaz in this new movie, is just semi-bad:  she smokes dope, drinks heavily and does all she can to avoid any actual work in her middle school classroom.

 

Movies: "The Tree of Life"

Movies:  "The Tree of Life"

 

There are dinosaurs in this movie, and a series of breathtaking space visuals, but this is about as far from a summer sci-fi blockbuster as you can get.

 

Written and directed by the reclusive Terrence Malick (he wouldn’t even appear to accept his best picture award at the Cannes Film Festival), “The Tree of Life” is a deeply serious exploration of one Texas family whose personal tragedy evokes all humanity’s abiding questions about God’s will.

Is PPC a Good Safety Net for Panda Updates?

Is PPC a Good Safety Net for Panda Updates?

Panda, Panda, Panda… Pandas haunt me again*.

I am sure most of you know about the big Google Panda (or Farmer) update and now it is suspected the next version of that update is rolling out. This update is meant to help websites with unique content rank higher than content scraping sites.

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Social Media Day 2011 - Mashable Meetup on June 30th at the Porthole Restaurant

Social Media Day 2011 - Mashable Meetup on June 30th at the Porthole Restaurant

Founded in 2005, Mashable is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture. With more than 40 million monthly pageviews, they are the most prolific news site reporting breaking web news, providing analysis of trends, reviewing new websites and services, and offering social media resources and guides.

Mashable announced Social Media Day 2011 to be held on Thursday, June 30, 2011. This is a global event that is a celebration of the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard.

Come join us on the deck on the 30th at the Porthole Restaurant at 7:00PM for some refreshing cold drinks and the opportunity to meet and network!

Making Old Cookie Content New Again

Making Old Cookie Content New Again

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the ABSTRACT: The Future of Design in Media Conference, right here in Portland, Maine. I have pages and pages of notes to go through but there was one point that reminded me of something Jenika and I talk to clients about all the time – making old content new again.

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