How much of the current success of the Obama/Biden ticket can one put down to canny marketing? That big "O" logo, for instance (as I'm reminded by Daily Kos), is a brilliant piece of design. Check out the witty variations on the O tailored for 23 – count 'em, twenty-three – different subgroups of potential Obama supporters.
The most surprising birthday present last week was an appearance in the "Issue 1" anthology, along with 1499 other poets, non-poets, & bits of nominal internet gibberish. Here's "my" poem (p. 1135), which I rather like, & will be adopting (or at least cannibalizing):
Like white hintsLike honest phrasesLike right yearsThere he might be a method eventhough he thumbs like a phraseIn early springhe scrawls herThis current may lose and glance, butit is bitterly whiteHe is whiteBecause of everything thatis luminousSeeing like a coverthe clean writings, lost bya fair note,slip