And we're off...

DIWODIWODIWODIWO!!!!!!!

Here we go folks.. DIWO has been off the ground for just under 9 hours now, and it's already so much fun I'm worried that February 07 might well be the least productive month of my life. But that's cool... Doing It With Others already seems to have inspired list lurkers and regulars alike (not that I'd be able to say who was who!), and reports have it that we've got 8 new subscriptions in the last hour or so, so this, my friends, is a big deal!

I've already got too many highlights to mention, but I suppose the one I'd most like to flag up is the very first (2nd actually.. James got his really fantastic drawings in even before it was launched.. sneaky sneaky.. but the first offical..):

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[NetBehaviour] Boston bomb-terrorism-art-marketing scare
kanarinka kanarinka at ikatun.com
Thu Feb 1 15:44:02 GMT 2007

Yesterday a bunch of LED signs with cartoon characters from a TV show
shut down the city of Boston. They were installed on bridges,
overpasses, etc.

City officials spent $750,000 deploying first responders to the site
of the cartoons.

Now they have arrested two of the "artists" who were hired by
Interference, Inc, a guerrilla marketing firm who was hired by Turner
Broadcasting.

Bail for the artists is set at $100,000.

One of the LED signs is on sale on eBay for $5,000.

This world gets weirder and weirder.
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I'd like to add my own two cents.. will go do it on the list and then reblog here.. hang on...

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Get thee to cnn.com and watch the two films they've got posted on the
left: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/01/boston.bombscare/index.html

Note also the Turner Broadcasting Statement just beneath (just so
happens turner, who owns cnn, and through Mr. Mustache, Ted Turner,
most of Wyoming (just north of my home state!) was also behind the
stunt!!!!)

And also, a quote from the story:

"At a news conference after the hearing, Stevens and Berdovsky stepped
to the microphones and said they were taking questions only about
1970s hairstyles.

When a reporter accused them of not taking the situation seriously,
Stevens responded, "We're taking it very seriously." Asked another
question about the case, Stevens reiterated they were answering
questions only about hair and accused the reporter of not taking him
and Berdovsky seriously.

Reporters did not relent and as they continued, Berdovsky disregarded
their queries, saying, "That's not a hair question. I'm sorry." "

I know I should probably be more critical somehow, but I must say, I
can't help getting behind guys who talk about 1970s hairstyles on
international tv. Sorry.
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I don't know whether Kanarinka intended that as a "DIWO" post, but it is, so THANKS! I'm not sure how, but I feel like it's perfect.. if that's not distribution, I don't know what is.

In other news, I WILL ALSO WORK FOR FOOD!!!

Whew.. DIWO fever...