Fill It Up Friday: Horton Drinks a Lemonade: Mike’s Gets Seussian in New Ads

The new ads for Mike’s Hard Lemonade (created by Grey Advertising) are goofy odes to Dr. Seuss, inviting the viewer to enjoy the malt beverage in a box, with a fox, in a house, with a mouse, here and there, and anywhere.

Oh, any Martin Landau and Coolio come along for the ride.

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Fill It Up Friday: Run To The Hills! Iron Maiden Has a Beer

Trooper AleBruce Dickinson, the lead singer of Iron Maiden, had partnered with Stockport, England Robinson’s Brewery to create Trooper, a 4.8% ABV ale celebrating the band’s epic song about the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Find out more about the beer or read Pete Brown’s excellent interview with Bruce Dickinson.

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Like This Post and You’re Hired

Image Courtesy of MLive

Image Courtesy of MLive

Graduation season is upon us and a whole new wave of job applicants are prepped to enter the workforce. And if they are lucky enough to be offered a job, will their offer come through social media?

That’s how Ferris State University student, Samantha Bankey, found out she was hired.

Detroit-based ePrize offered her the job through an Instagram photo which was shared on her Facebook wall:

“We chose Instagram and shared it on Facebook to provide a fun surprise and delight,” said Janice Pollard, the company’s digital marketing and public relations director. “It had a nice side effect of looping in her personal community so she could let friends and family share in her experience.”

She added: “It was intended to show our culture and that ePrize is a fun place to work.”

Now, I’ve heard of companies using LinkedIn to post job opening and accept applications, but this is something entirely new.

What do you think? Would you take a job offer that came through your Twitter feed, Pinterest board, or Facebook wall? Better yet, would you take it seriously?

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Fill It Up Friday: The DIY Cocktail Shaker

Last week Lifehacker asked readers to hack something using mason jars. The winner, the aptly named Cocktail Hacker, Reese Lloyd, was a brilliantly simple cocktail shaker.

A cocktail shaker that doesn’t suck is an essential piece of a good cocktail tool set. And, honestly, it’s the only piece that you likely don’t already have in your kitchen. The cheap shakers that you find are generally crappy. They leak, they’re awkward, definitely non-optimal. More expensive shakers solve those problems, but are costly enough as to put folks off of picking one up on a whim.

cocktail shaker

5 Minute $5 Cocktail Shaker

Read Reese’s Instructable on how to make your own here»

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When Public TV Gets Really Real

Bayou Eskimos

Bayou Eskimos

New York City’s PBS station, Thirteen, has unveiled a series of subway ads touting fake reality shows and the tagline, “The fact that you thought this was a real show says a lot about the state of TV.”

The ads, created by CHI & Partners NY, are designed to encourage people to join WNET as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

See the entire series of ads at Entertainment Weekly»

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