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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Big Pig Stands Down: Freud Enters the Building

I always knew pigs were nicer than they seemed. They make great pets, I hear. Now all the "Babes" can get along.

The National Pork Board has relented in its lawsuit threat against The Lactivist, according to Jennifer Laycock's latest.

As this kerfuffle blew over, I learned a few strange things. Such as: the site Six Degrees of Bacon was started by a search marketing firm, Optiem. Optiem's Jeff Rohrs also happens to be a lawyer.

Could it be that he and Jennifer at some point sat around thinking up ways she could get sued? Nah, sorry, I'll trade in my tinfoil hat for a Chicago Bears cap today (although I came this close to ordering a "Fueled by Bacon" hoodie).

Anyway, QED once again on the "search marketers and breast feeding advocates: don't cross 'em" front.

Also, the unrelenting tendency of search marketers to reference food niches in their posts, examples, and book chapters cannot go un-noted. Costanza-like, some search marketers are probably huddled under the covers right now, a Blackberry in one hand, pastrami sandwich in the other... try to put it out of your mind.

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