Wednesday, November 07, 2007

G-Hog and Other Links

I can’t decide if this is unintentionally funny or not. From Wonkette, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor is promoting Health Career week by having a groundhog, called G-Hog, rap about health careers. I think Steely McBeam has some competition.

According to the Turnkey Team Brand Index, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the number 1-ranked brand in sports. Of the 122 professional sports teams, the Penguins finished at 20, the Pirates at 72 (how are they ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers at 73?), the Capitals are 118 (yikes), and the Nationals are 100. (I found this on Deadspin)

Here’s a vocabulary game where, apparently, 10 grains of rice are donated through the UN to help end world hunger for each correct answer.


Anonymous said...

That is hilarious! Where do they come up with this stuff. Go G-Hog, go G-Hog.

The second thing is very interesting, seeing as that is what I used do for a living. I'm not sure if I buy the results. I'm going to have to read a little deeper. I used to work with SBJ, so I guess it is legit.

Sean said...

Paul, the G-Hog thing is funny, although painful to watch.

As for the sports rankings, I read a little more about the study and there is a fairly high margin of error. Plus, the study isn't about the most popular team nationally; it's about the most popular/important team per city (I think).

Anonymous said...

Appartenly the state of PA is trying to "revitalize" their hip-hop scene.