Posts Tagged ‘Chico’

“Fukuppy” Media Disaster Continues – MSM-types from CNN, TIME, and the Washington Post Victimized – Who Will Be Next?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

This is from yesterday - it involved a Washington Post employee.

Here’s TIME from just a few hours ago

“Social media platforms over the weekend were brimming with sarcastic critiques of Fukushima’s newest unofficial mascot, Fukuppy, after a local refrigerator manufacturer in the disaster-struck prefecture unveiled their latest publicity creation.

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/10/14/look-its-fukuppy-to-the-rescue/#ixzz2hhVmRXLI 

And here’s CNN:

Kyung Lah ‏@KyungLahCNN

Truth is stranger than fiction. #Fukushima‘s new “cute” mascot is Fukuppy. http://www.fukusima.co.jp/  #CNN

And actually, MSM, Twitter was debunking this myth three days ago.

It was there if you knew how to look for it?

FTR, Fukushima is a family name as well as a place name.

FTR, “.co” in a URL means company, not government.

On It Goes…

Fukuppy: Washington Post Correspondent Chico Harlan Pollutes Twitter with Misinformation about a Japanese Corporate Mascot

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

[UPDATE: Oh, here we go: "The thing I passed along yesterday about the "Fukuppy" mascot -- please disregard; it has nothing whatsoever to do with Fukushima Prefecture." So, move along, people. Nothing to see here. Excepting that initial Tweet is not the way you're supposed to pass along info on Twitter, but anyway..]

Here’s the Tweet In Question:

“A Japanese corporation created a mascot to enhance the image of Fukushima and reduce food fears. Its name: Fukuppy. http://www.fukusima.co.jp/character/index.html …

See?

But it’s just a coincidence that the family name Fukushima (Lucky Island, something like that) is also the name of a prefecture in Japan.

So, Fukushima Industries makes fridges out of Osaka (which is Down South, Japan-wise) and this whole deal has nothing to do with Fukushima Prefecture (which is Up North) or any nuclear panner plants.

I’ll concede that this isn’t the best choice for a mascot name:

The jibber-jabber underneath is Fukuppy’s Dewar’s Profile – he comes from a Fukushima brand fridge and he’s coy about being a boy.

Now, one supposes that Fukuppy the winged egg mascot is concerned about keeping your food safe and cool. One supposes.

So, what Chico should have done was to check his work and/or show his work and/or do a retweet rather than to just cite the source.

IMO.

And 20 hours is a long time to do a correction in the Twittersphere, regardless of whichever time zone you live in.

This is akin to confusing the Washington Redskins mascot with the government of Washington State. IMO.

Just saying.

David Crosby + Graham Nash or the Crazy Caballo Gentlemens Club: Mid-Market Will Have You Covered March 28th

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

It’s happening, man. It’s finally happening, man!

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Crosby and Nash are returning to the play the 415 at our Warfield Theatre:

“David Crosby and Graham Nash to Tour as Crosby/Nash This Spring 1971 LIVE SET ‘ANOTHER STONEY EVENING’ OUT IN MARCH ON THE DUO’S NEW LABEL BLUE CASTLE RECORDS”

All the deets, below.

“LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2011– Singer-songwriters David Crosby and Graham Nash will launch a spring tour in the U.S. with a March 25 show in Long Beach, CA. While Crosby and Nash’s legendary vocal harmonies will be the centerpiece of the show, they will be accompanied on the road by an ace-backing band featuring James Raymond (keyboards), Dean Parks (guitar), Kevin McCormick (bass), and Steve DiStanislao (drums). The initial on-sale date for tickets is January 21.

The tour will mix acoustic and plugged-in performances. “Touring with a full band gives us the opportunity to do selections from our catalogue that Graham and I haven’t performed live together before,” says Crosby. “We will also be introducing some brand new songs we’ve written, that have never been heard onstage or on record.”

Crosby and Nash are also launching their own record label, Blue Castle Records, with the first-ever digital and vinyl editions of the live album Another Stoney Evening, recorded forty years ago, in 1971 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The release date is set for March 22, and the album can be pre-ordered through their website www.crosbynash.com when tickets for the tour go on sale.

“This album represents the very beginning of our musical relationship as a duo,” says Nash. “Whatever David and I do well together, it’s wonderful that we’re still doing it well. For the upcoming tour, with a rock ‘n roll band, we’ve gotten fantastic advance response. It’s exciting to be bringing this great new show to people.”

David Crosby and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with the Byrds and the Hollies, respectively.

For more information, log on to: www.crosbynash.com

For special benefit seating, please visit www.guacfund.org
CROSBY/NASH Tour Dates (additional dates to be added shortly):
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March 25 -Long Beach Terrace Theater – Long Beach, CA
March 27 – Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
March 28 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
March 30 – WaMu Theatre – Seattle, WA
April 1 – Van Duzer Theater / Humboldt State Univ. – Arcata, CA
April 2 – Laxson Auditorium /  Chico State Univ. – Chico, CA
April 4 – Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo – San Luis Obispo, CA
April 9 – Swallow Hill Rootsfest / Paramount Theater – Denver, CO

OMG, David Crosby and Graham Nash to Tour as Crosby/Nash – Playing the Warfield on March 28th

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Crosby and Nash are returning to the play the 415 at our Warfield Theatre:

“David Crosby and Graham Nash to Tour as Crosby/Nash This Spring 1971 LIVE SET ‘ANOTHER STONEY EVENING’ OUT IN MARCH ON THE DUO’S NEW LABEL BLUE CASTLE RECORDS”

All the deets, below.

“LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2011– Singer-songwriters David Crosby and Graham Nash will launch a spring tour in the U.S. with a March 25 show in Long Beach, CA. While Crosby and Nash’s legendary vocal harmonies will be the centerpiece of the show, they will be accompanied on the road by an ace-backing band featuring James Raymond (keyboards), Dean Parks (guitar), Kevin McCormick (bass), and Steve DiStanislao (drums). The initial on-sale date for tickets is January 21.

The tour will mix acoustic and plugged-in performances. “Touring with a full band gives us the opportunity to do selections from our catalogue that Graham and I haven’t performed live together before,” says Crosby. “We will also be introducing some brand new songs we’ve written, that have never been heard onstage or on record.”

Crosby and Nash are also launching their own record label, Blue Castle Records, with the first-ever digital and vinyl editions of the live album Another Stoney Evening, recorded forty years ago, in 1971 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The release date is set for March 22, and the album can be pre-ordered through their website www.crosbynash.com when tickets for the tour go on sale.

“This album represents the very beginning of our musical relationship as a duo,” says Nash. “Whatever David and I do well together, it’s wonderful that we’re still doing it well. For the upcoming tour, with a rock ‘n roll band, we’ve gotten fantastic advance response. It’s exciting to be bringing this great new show to people.”

David Crosby and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with the Byrds and the Hollies, respectively.

For more information, log on to: www.crosbynash.com

For special benefit seating, please visit www.guacfund.org
CROSBY/NASH Tour Dates (additional dates to be added shortly):
————————————————————–

March 25 -Long Beach Terrace Theater – Long Beach, CA
March 27 – Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
March 28 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
March 30 – WaMu Theatre – Seattle, WA
April 1 – Van Duzer Theater / Humboldt State Univ. – Arcata, CA
April 2 – Laxson Auditorium /  Chico State Univ. – Chico, CA
April 4 – Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo – San Luis Obispo, CA
April 9 – Swallow Hill Rootsfest / Paramount Theater – Denver, CO

Jerry Brown Kicks Off “Let’s Get California Working Again” Tour in Oakland This Morning – 12 More Stops All Over CA

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Attorney General Jerry Brown was looking good at 7:30 this morning in Oakland – he was on hand with a crowd of a couple hundred to kick off his statewide “Let’s Get California Working Again” Tour. He’ll be on it all the way to election day.

“ We’ve got to work between now and Tuesday.  I’m going to go all over California and just speak the truth.  Tell it like it is – straight talk and optimism.  Because we’re Californians and we can do it.”

Here’s Carla Marinucci’s report.

JB looks towards The Future, or the huge building across the street that he had built in Jack London Square – your pick:

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As Jerry’s lean staff worked the press…

…Jerry greeted Congresswoman Maxine Waters:

His short talk covered lots of topics, including “elegant density,” the vitality of urbanity, basically:

Le mise-en-scene this AM:

Then Jerry left in a Pontiac – he was off to the Central Valley and points south, complete sked below.

“Team – I wanted to give you a quick update from the road.  Jerry just kicked off the “Let’s Get California Working Again” tour in Oakland this morning.  Great crowd, great event.

As Jerry said, “We’ve got to work between now and Tuesday.  I’m going to go all over California and just speak the truth.  Tell it like it is – straight talk and optimism.  Because we’re Californians and we can do it.”

We are going to make 12 more stops.  Please join us along the way and help us get out the vote.

http://www.jerrybrown.org/lets-get-california-working-again-tour

We are in the final stretch.  What you do these next 3 days really matters.  We need you to help us get out the vote – knock on doors, call your friends – we will win this campaign but it’s up to you.

Keep up the great work and hope to see you on the tour.

Thanks,

Steve

P.S. For a full list of events please see below.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Merced

11:30 AM
Get Out the Vote Rally
Central County Democratic HQ
644 W. Main St, Merced

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Fresno

1:15 PM
Remarks at Fresno County Women’s Democratic Club Luncheon
Pardini’s Restaurant
2257 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno

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Bakersfield

3:15 PM
Meeting with Voters
Ellis Island Pizza
3611 Stockdale Hwy Bakersfield

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Eureka

8:00AM
Meeting with Voters
Samoa Cookhouse
908 Vance Avenue, Eureka

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Chico

11:00 AM
Meeting with Voters
Broadway Heights Restaurant (upstairs)
300 Broadway St., Chico

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Sacramento

12:45 PM
Get Out the Vote Rally
Winn Park
2732 P St., Sacramento

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Riverside

4:00 PM
Meeting with Voters
Anchos Southwest Grill
10773 Hole Ave., Riverside

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Monday, November 1, 2010

San Diego

8:30 AM
Meeting with Voters
Cafe Coyote
2461 San Diego Ave, San Diego

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Los Angeles

11:30 am
Get Out the Vote Rally
Los Angeles Public Library – Central Library
630 W. 5th St. (Flower Street Side), Los Angeles

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Salinas

2:45 pm
Get Out the Vote Rally
National Steinbeck Center
1 Main Street, Salinas

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Oakland

4:30 PM
Get Out the Vote Rally
Jack London Square
501 Water St, Oakland

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