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Sep 25, 2001
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Internet Marketing Comes Through after 9/11

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As the entertainment industry has been floundering, trying to figure out how to be funny in the wake of the attack on America, the Internet marketing world has come through. (Yeah, marketers rule.)

Famed Cluetrain Manifesto co-author Chris Locke (who I've previously blasted for spamming me) is this week's hero for inspiring a truly funny cartoon of Bush and Disney to Team on Foreign Policy" aka "Herbie Goes to Afghanistan. Advertising/branding firm Farago in Manhattan created the cartoon and are hosting it on their servers, so I asked them about it.

Peter Farago told me, "It's all Chris's fault! I was being harangued by my old hippy friends for my hawkish point of view. Staring into the smoking crater outside my window, I suddenly had heard enough of their "Send Love not Bombs" drivel.

Time to retaliate! Time to show mock those tree hugging fools and their preposterous pollyannaish fantasies.

Chris had written a particularly brilliant bit of prose about channeling Thorstein Veblen, and I chose to hijack his notion for my counterstrike against the peaceniks.

I was going to write about channeling Hailey Mills (Pollyanna) which lead me to Dean Jones (funnier but also still alive) which lead me to his movie credits - Ta-Da! Herbie goes to Monte Carlo. The rest is a mental train wreck and I remember very little."
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