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Gavlebocken, we hardly knew ye. Truly.

Every year for Advent, the town of Gavle, Sweden, builds a giant Christmas goat out of straw. And every year, arsonists do their best to bring it down.

This time, despite high-tech cameras and two security guards, the goat didn’t even last a full 24 hours.

The Gavlebocken was set up on Sunday afternoon. The Local reports that this year’s statue, and the associated marketing and festivities, cost about a quarter of a million dollars.

This year, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Gavlebocken, so it was a birthday celebration as well as the standard-practice yuletime goat-statue festival.

“But by 11 p.m.,” The Local writes, “it was engulfed in flames.”

Swedish Revelers Get Their Goat — Again — As Holiday Tradition Meets Annual Arson

Photo: Pernilla Wahlman/AFP/Getty Images


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So I was tagged into two different questionnaires by @westerhos, @lenny9987 & @creativepnoea so I combined them!

How old are you? 25

What’s your current job? Marketing Associate

What is a big goal you are working towards (or have already achieved)? I’m working towards traveling the world. One of my biggest lifelong goals

What’s your aesthetic? I have to say vintage and nautical. I love old world feeling things.

Do you collect anything? Do books and movies count?

What’s a topic you always talk about? Books, Movies, TV, Art (not always in that order)

What’s a pet peeve of yours? When people chew with their mouths open/on really crunchy things consistently. It gets under my skin like no other.

Good advice to give? Don’t let fear keep you from doing something you’ve always wanted to do. Take the risk, make the move, talk to the person, ask for what you want. You never know what will happen when you don’t let fear hold you back.

What are three songs you’d recommend? This is much harder than it should be…. too many to choose from, so here’s a few favorites: Boris The Spider by The Who, Crystallize by Linsey Stirling, Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Nickname: On here? WTT.

Height: 5’4” (although one doctor tries to tell me I’m 5’5” and the other that I’m 5’3” so I go for middle ground here.)

Last thing I googled: Stock photos for work

Fav music artist:
I don’t really have one, I like a lot of music. 

Song stuck in my head:
Popular from the Wicked Soundtrack

Last movie I watched: Pan’s Labyrinth directed by Guillermo del Toro

What are you wearing right now:
Work clothes

When did you create your blog:
October 2015

What kind of stuff do you post?
Fanfiction, most Outlander related posts, a few personal/non-outlander type posts will slip in occasionally

Do you have other blogs? Yes, I’m part of ImagineClaireandJamie

Do you get asks regularly? On Imagine I do. Not so much on this one because I turned off anon due to rude messages
Why did you choose your url?
Play on words

Gender? I’m a Girl

Hogwarts house? RAVENCLAW (eagle pride that’s what’s up! and if we want to go even more  within the Harry Potter Universe, since I do live in the USA Ilvermorny would be the school and I’m in the Horned Serpent which is basically the Ravenclaw of Ilvermorny.)

Pokemon team? None. I don’t participate in Pokemon Go

Fav color? Pink, Blue, Purple, Green

Average hours of sleep? probably 6 or 7. 

Lucky number? 15

How many blankets do you sleep with?
Since it’s freezing right now, I sleep with three. Come back in a few months and I’ll maybe have one when it gets hot.

dream job?
Book Designer

Tagging @mybeautifuldecay, @outlandishchridhe and anyone who wants to do this

Reibekuchen mit Apfelmus (potato fritters with apple sauce) from food stand at Christmas market. Reibekuchen, aka Kartoffelpuffer are common in many areas of Germany, the name “Reibekuchen” being characteristic of the Rheinland and other Southern areas. They’re most commonly served with apple sauce and are often sold at street fairs and markets associated with events such as Weihnachtsmarkt. As Riefkuukskes they’re also a local dish in neighboring Gelderland in the Netherlands. 

The Tragedy of Allison Rapp
  • Rapp: is marketer for Nintendo
  • Nintendo: a promoter on family friendly fun for over a century (seriously, Nintendo was founded on September 23, 1889)
  • Rapp: runs a second job where she sells lewd photos of herself
  • Selling lewd photos of yourself: Not very family friendly
  • Rapp: Features some Nintendo products in her photos.
  • Featuring Nintendo Products in your lewd photos: An unintentional form of promotion through pornographic means
  • Nintendo: Doesn't want their marketing worker associating their family friendly products with her pornographic side job.
  • Nintendo: Terminates her job on account of this.
  • Gamergate: Clearly is to blame, I guess.


You were at your job, side job. Because if anything you’d rather be a full time artist and photographer but that job wasn’t the biggest on paying bills.

You worked 9 to 5 at a market as a stocking associate, you unloaded merchandise from trucks and restocked things that need restocking.

Currently you were restocking an aisle of chips, not necessarily the funniest thing of course. Your head wandered off into space, as you pulled a bag of chips from the wrong section you triggered a literal avalanche as bags of chips fell from the shelf.

“Fuckin’ hell.” You groaned, kneeling down to pick them all back up. You noticed a pair of hands reach to help you and you looked up, “Thought you could use the extra hands.” He said with a smile, a smile that could only belong to an angel.

You snapped out of it, nodding. You said as you both placed the chips back on their shelf. You turned to him, “Thanks.” You said. “No problem, (Y/N).” He said, referring to your name tag.

He grinned, putting out his hand, “I’m Sebastian.” He said. You took his hand, shaking it, “You look really familiar for some reason.” You said, confused. “Once Upon a Time? Maybe Gossip Girl?” He asked, you shook your head. “Captain America, you played Bucky, right?” You asked.

He nodded, “That’s it.” He said with a grin. You chuckled, “My cousin is literally in love with you, she went to Comic Con to see you but the line was too long.” You explained. “That sucks, would’ve been nice to see her along with all the other fans who didn’t get the chance.” He said.

“You a fan?” He asked. You shook your head, “Not necessarily.” You said. “Damn, that hurt my feelings.” He said sarcastically, making you chuckle. “Why is that?” You asked. He shrugged, “You seem like a cool person.” He said simply.

“Why? Because I dropped a shit ton of chips?” You asked sarcastically. He chuckled, “When do you get off of work?” He asked. You instantly assumed he was working his charming magic on you… And it was working.

“At 5, why?” You asked. “We should hang out, maybe?” He suggested making you chuckle, “Are you asking me on a date?” You asked in disbelief. “If you want it to be a date, then yeah, I am.”

Sorry, businesses of the US.

I no longer believe complaints that businesses make in the face of any new regulation of any type. Sorry, businesspeople of the world, but you’ve cried wolf too many times; you’ve made too many trips to the “This will destroy business!” well for me.

Every time the minimum wage goes up, out come the cries that “It will destroy jobs!” and “We’ll just pass all the costs right on to the customer!” And yet, the jobs never disappear and we’re not paying thirty bucks for a small pizza.

I remember when the Federal Do-Not-Call List was being created, and the Direct Marketing Association was claiming that this would destroy the telemarketing industry and cost the United States over two million jobs. This did not happen.

I remember restaurants and bars claiming that smoking bans inside buildings would destroy and cripple their industry. That didn’t happen, either.

I get that businesses don’t like being forced to spend money they don’t want to. Hell, nobody really likes being forced to spend money they don’t want to. But I’m done listening to the sob stories and the pleadings of poverty and the warnings of empty storefronts and idle factories as far as the eye can see every time something like a raise in the minimum wage is proposed.

You’re not fooling me, guys.

Coca-Cola’s New Marketing Strategy
Is Coca-Cola Going Flat?

In a statement the company said: “We have invited a selection of our key agencies from

around the world to bring their best thinking to Coca-Cola in order to create the strongest work for our flagship brand. We are always pushing ourselves and our agencies to deliver world class creative with global appeal that engages and entertains our consumers and drives business growth. This process will help us harness thinking from some of the best agency minds from around the world to deliver the best possible work.”

The reason I’m posting this is that in a search to see if Coca-Cola and 1D did announce a promotional partnership (I couldn’t find anything confirming that), I found this article talking about how the soft drink industry in general was losing it’s position due to the shift towards healthier drinks, so Coca-Cola is consolidating their marketing and becoming even more single brand focused globally.

This is a global initiative and Coca-Cola - whether they have an agreement with 1DHQ or whether they just licensed “Clouds” in their South American market as a one-off - has specifically chosen the “Larry” commercial as something they feel will positively affect their brand.

My uneducated guess?  They decided to use a One Direction song to reach out to young consumers (all marketing people are aware of how viral any 1D related media can become) and someone at their South American advertising agency is Larry AF.  That person (or group) pitched the commercial specifically with the Harry clone and told the Coke marketing team responsible for approving the pitch what the probable possible implications of that commercial were with an imminent coming out this year.

This was near the end of the article:

Coke also needs to look beyond advertising alone to usher in its turnaround. Jamal Benmiloud, a former vice president of marketing at Monster Energy (and former UK head of marketing at Red Bull,) who is now the chief creative officer and founder of marketing agency EARN, thinks Coke has the power to change opinion not just by the way it communicates, but a different business approach.
“I think they have the opportunity to be true to their values and do more in terms of giving back. It may create a negative reaction, but so what, it’s about doing the right thing. Coca-Cola should be the most entertaining, anticipated brand in the world, and they should also be loved in the same way someone like Princess Diana was loved by committing to causes and making the difference. They have the power to do amazing things on planet earth,” Benmiloud said.

i’m watching my brother play tphd and he was just in the desert temple and like???? four poes who obviously represent the forest temple in oot? the rooms that switch when you push something? idk what else i cant remember to save me but that’s an awful lot like the forest temple (some areas remind me of the forest temple)??? maybe the desert was once the lost woods/kokiri??? 

like a lot of people could argue that it’s faron but ghosts are only ever limited to the place they died in???

Margaret Ekpo

Art by Madeline Klein (tumblr)

Margaret Ekpo mobilized women in colonial and post-colonial Nigeria.  Beginning in the 1940s, she organized a domestic science institute, a market women’s association, and a township women’s organization in Aba.  Thanks in part to Margaret’s activism, more women than men voted in a 1955 citywide election in Aba.   In 1961, Maragret was elected to the Eastern Regional House of Assembly where she continued to advocate for women’s issues.  

After the end of the First Republic in 1966, Margaret took a less active role in politics.  An airport in Calabar, Nigeria is named in her honor.