Sunday, January 23, 2011

Snowy Sunday afternoon

Here's what's going on around Musings, Notes & Quotes on this cold, snowy Sunday afternoon:

- It had to happen--for the first time, Anheuser-Busch (InBev) will plug an import brew, Stella Artois, during the Super Bowl. Thankfully for those of us who have come to expect it, the remainder of A-B's ad buy on the Super Bowl will be very familiar. The Clydesdales will return, in a 60-second spot for Budweiser, as will Bud Light advertising continuing the "Here We Go" campaign.

- Pei Wei Asian Diner, one of my favorites--a fast-casual restaurant owned by P.F. Chang's China Bistro, is sending a writer with two of its executive chefs to blog about cuisine in Thailand, Vietnam, China and Korea. The writer, Alice Shin, is a copywriter at Sapient/Nitro in Miami and was chosen out of numerous entrants for this assignment. Shin's posts will be featured on BlogAsia, Pei Wei's blog, and are intended to raise awareness for the culture, ingredients, and inspiration behind the dishes served at Pei Wei.

- Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter for The Social Network and Golden Globe winner, has a cameo in the movie. It's also now rumored that Sorkin may team up with Keith Olbermann, recently departed from MSNBC, on a new television show called Social Network. The proposed series would be about a cable news show.

- When the heck does Glee begin again with new episodes?

- Here's another for our growing list of "sign of the apocalypse:" A middle school student in Washington was recently sent home for wearing the "wrong" NFL jersey. It seems that Grendon Bailie wore a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey on a day when the school allowed students to wear Seattle Seahawks garb. (The school has an official uniform, thus the importance of this special day for wearing something else.) Bailie was told to change or be suspended. His response? "Not everyone is a Seahawks fan."

- Today is the 25th anniversary of the first members inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. The first group included Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

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