CATEGORY: Culture

Tebowing for Tim Tebow: The Fad that’s Spanking Planking

Or is it? Does Tebowing have the staying power of Planking, or Horsemanning for that matter? We thought we’d ask in an all-important poll.

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Some background: While I’ve only heard about some of these trends, I do know that Planking is lying rigid, with arms at your side, like a plank. Photo evidence of your plankability would then be provided to the Internet. People who do this are not called Plankton.

Tebowing or this?“Mushkining” is this insane move pulled off by Name.com founder/CEO Bill Mushkin. Not sure if it’s going to take off. (Thanks Elliot!)

Tebowing is the new craze in which you pay tribute to the Denver Bronco’s quarterback (American Football, NFL) by dropping whenever and wherever you want to do a little prayer. It doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing–you drop and pray. The weirder the better.

The question has already been brought up by Cedar in Name.com Customer Support: “People have died from planking.
How long until Tebowing gets someone killed?”
And, if so, is it a straight shot to heaven?

Are you pop, soda or Coke?

So we were at lunch and the conversation came up about which beverage-related vernacular each person uses for a sugary, carbonated drink. Is it pop, soda, or Coke?

Patrick or “P-Mo” said he grew up saying “Coke.” He’s from Florida and with Atlanta, the Coke-production center of the world, being one state away, that’s just what you did. Now I was brought into this world as a “pop” person. I’m from northern Colorado near Wyoming, and most people are “pop” folks. Although when I went to college people made fun of me so I just started asking for “beer”. Ashley in our marketing department is a “soda” person, and downright harsh about people who use “pop”. She’s from Massachussetts, and her vehement stance against “pop” is shared by our other Pat, or “P-Fro.” I mentioned “pop” and it was like I’d soiled his Northeastern (Maine) roots.

So what are you?

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And in the comments, what is your global take on this debate?

You might think, “What a waste of time!” but look at what these people did–a survey and a map from popvsoda.com.

Geographic breakdown of American Pop, Soda or Coke. Yes, really.

brandson pub with name.com staff

At Brandon’s Pub for fajitas. Clockwise starting with pasty guy in hat: Owen “Ow-Bo” (pop), Chris “Chris” (everything), Michael “Crazy” (Coke), Melissa “not sure” (Soda pop), Shannon “Brownie” (pop), Pat ” P-Fro” (Soda), Pat “P-Mo” (Coke), Smitty “Smitty” (Pop), Ashley “Forker” (Soda), Caroline “Fatima MO-nifa BRRROOOWWWNNN aka foxy” (Coke)

The Name.com Kitchen at about Noon

It’s like Jon & Kate Plus 8: The College Years.

name.com staff eats

And some of them have sharp objects.

Your near-daily Picture of the Cherry Creek Whole Foods Parking Lot

Everyday we at Name.com are amused and sometimes scared by the madness that is the Whole Foods parking lot. Here is this place where the creme de la creme of civilzation is supposed to buy humanely produced orange juice and lettuce, yet to get there, someone must die.

Today’s picture might at first seem mundane:

Whole Foods parking lot below Name.com

But look how many cars are vying for this one spot. Two even appear to be racing.
whole foods parking mayhem below name.com

If someone doesn’t get their Kombucha, someone’s gonna get hurt.

Please tune in every day for our near-daily Cherry Creek Whole Foods Parking Lot Picture.

The Only Cold-fighting blog post you’ll ever need

With an end-of-summer illness turning our office into a petri dish of doom, Name.com staff, our Facebook Fans and random people have pitched in their thoughts on how to fight a cold. Warning: some of these may kill you.

Checker at Whole Foods: Apple Cider Vinegar.

Tom Salzer: Best one I never tried: buy a gallon of cheap red wine, heat it on stove to as hot as you can stand, drink the whole thing, and when you wake up, your cold will be gone 😉

name.com cold reliefAshley, Name.com Marketing something or other: VITAMIN C or Emergen-C and some sunshine to dry things out. Sambucol is pretty rad too and mushroom tea (kombucha) because the probiotics help to flush out your system. And tons of water.

Dregond Rahl: Antihistamines everyone 😛 and get a nasal de-blocker like nasonex. And coffee haha.

Caroline Temple, Name.com Domains Concierge: TIME.

Bonnie Stone: Buy Cold Snap and take that. It’s incredible stuff. From the same company that makes Stomach Chi and Ocho Motion.

Bogdan name.com cold reliefStorm: Sex.

Tom Salzer: Seriously, all you can do is treat the symptoms as best you can, take extra good care of yourselves…and wipe off those keyboards and doorknobs!

Ryan, Name.com CS: Show up at work take it like a man and cry like a girl at home.

Katie of Name.com CS: 11 hours of non stop hot yoga with an hour of headstands…followed by lots of coconut water.

Mark Ursus Veritas Mina: Bucleys. Take shots of it :p (bloggers note: I have no idea what “Bucleys” is.)

Justin Schwartz: Eat some spicy food! Trust me.

Bo Bergstrom, Name.com Product Manager: Brutal workout so you are tired enough to sleep through the sickness.

Abdulmohsen Almansour: Ginger for cold = win

Jared, Name.com Community Evangelist: Eat something crispy, like burnt toast, and then gargle with hot saltwater. Sleep.

Elizabeth Campbell: Zinc. Cold-Eez drops.

name.com cold reliefPrashant P. Patil: Ok guys first buy some coal from market. Wood coal .. now take out one power supply fan use some old power supply to powerup it. Now use some fuel to burn coal and use fans to keep coal burning. Now keep such hotspots in well ventilated way.. keep windows half open to keep your office warm. Natural way to keep home warm…. Dont buy beer wine which may cost u much.

Thank you Name.com Facebook fans and office fiends, these tips should help you fight a cold and, I think, just plain cold in general.

The Triple X Video we made at work

And I thought making one of these would be easy. My first concern was getting people to participate, but everyone was eager to be involved.

Then the most difficult issue was choreographing everybody. First, it was finding someone who’d run the camera. We found the capable hands of Senior Dev Guy Owen, and it appeared he was able to do what was necessary. We shot it. Everybody was excited about the great shoot – until we realized the camera hadn’t actually been recording. So we did it again. When I showed our boss he was not thrilled. The audio was atrocious and I couldn’t stop the infernal bouncing going on in the video. So we regrouped and shot it again. But on the final turn we didn’t quite get the guy in the sombrero, so we did it yet again. Now I haven’t counted the total times, as there were about ten other takes and some confusion over who was doing what. But it’s here, our grand scheme to tell you about the new .XXX extension, without really telling you about the .XXX extension. If you’re at all offended that we’d even have the .XXX extension, please remember some of the crazy stuff people have done with .COM. Now they are moving on to their own domain, and you and your business can have some comfort knowing that you’ll never be confused with, well, XXX.

I’d like to thank everyone at Name.com for getting this done, especially Owen who came back strong with the backwards-walking cinematography. So thank you everybody, and please, register your .XXX domains!

For more information on what .XXX is, how it works and why you would want one, please see this.

Oh, and see if you can count all the references to XXX.

What’s on Tap for Beer Friday?

Why We Like Working at Name

Even the lateral mobility is good.

Reason to be at Name #231483 from Name.com on Vimeo.

Get your green on!

Very happy Earth Day to you! Earth Day first came about in 1970 to raise public awareness about air and water pollution. In celebration of our beautiful planet (and with conscious thought toward pollution), we are extending a 1-day only special on .ORG registrations:

Today only, use the promotional code, ‘FRESHAIR‘ and receive $7.15 .ORG first year registrations. Offer valid through midnight MST tonight.

We hope you’ll take a few moments today to think about your personal consumption and how you can actively reduce your output. Hop on your bike or ride the bus, use a reusable water bottle, recycle, fix leaky sinks, bring bags to the grocery store – its small everyday acts such as these that collectively go a long way. Let’s take one step forward toward a healthy sustainable lifestyle and planet. A green planet starts with awareness but action speaks louder than words, so go outside and get your hands dirty! Plant a tree or pick up some trash 🙂 Use your new .ORG to rally your community and get your green on!!