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silly statistics
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Questions The Numbers; photo via Wikimedia Commons… Imagine that you own a basketball team, and you send your talent scout out to find a new player. He comes back and presents two options: Player A: averages 9 points a game, including 1 three-point basket per game Player B: averages 24 points a game, including an average of 2 three-point baskets per game Both play the same number of minutes per game, and both want the same amount of money.Read More
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC True story: A man walks by a pet store and sees rabbits for sale. He tells the clerk that he’ll take one, and she asks him what color he’d like. The man responds, “I don’t think the snake cares”…Read More
John Carter
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Lifelong Fan of the Warlord of Mars… Forget the 10-foot-tall 6-limbed marauding Martians – the biggest challenge facing John Carter is his name. Or more exactly, the fact that Disney used his name as the title to his movie. Creating the second-worst sci-fi movie title of all time, Disney named this $250-million epic about red planet warfare “John Carter.” Yes, really, “John Carter.” Think about it. I mean, how can you not feel your blood racing at the sound of it?Read More
Frisbee on the beach
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Old-Fashioned Newspaper Lover; photo by AlejandroLinaresGarcia via Wikimedia Commons… The other day I’m killing time on Twitter – which I call “Fritter” because of how well it serves that purpose – when a trending topic caught me eye. I usually ignore Twitter trends, which consist primarily of vapid paeans to Justin Bieber, false celebrity death announcements, and such pressing topics as #YouNeedToBreakUpIf. Yes, those really are trends on the world’s most overrated social network. What, you were expecting news aboutRead More
Stalker by Shane Clester
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Prefers Talking Over Stalking; illustration by Shane Clester… If this is the social media revolution, wake me when it’s over. Social media was supposed to forge stronger relationships between companies and customers. It was also supposed to provide a massive improvement over traditional advertising, since social media doesn’t “interrupt” people when they’re trying to enjoy their favorite reality shows. In this revolution, customers aren’t pestered by marketers; rather, they give “permission” to marketers by visiting their websites, signing upRead More