Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
If the show’s content wasn’t enough to demonstrate that the makers of “Family Guy” have no shame, then its latest Emmy plea ought to do the trick. In a bid for a best comedy series nomination, the show sent a mailer to Emmy voters asking “bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews
” to let the series into their “little club.” Although “Family Guy” is no stranger to controversy, many are saying the program went way
over the line with this one.
Speaking of nominations, Mitt Romney earned enough delegates in Tuesday’s Texas primary to officially lock up the Republican presidential candidacy
… because up until now that hasn’t been the likely outcome (cough, sarcasm, cough
[Read: New Romney app misspells ‘America,’ goes viral]
To all the Republican candidates Romney defeated, keep those chins up. Sure, you dreamt of becoming president, but perhaps that’s because you never heard of these 10 other incredibly cool jobs
Cool isn’t exactly the word to describe the style of these 10 cities
, home to the worst-dressed people in America, according to Travel + Leisure
Maybe Donatella Versace can help those folks out of their fashion flubs—that is, if she isn’t too busy planning to take the high-end label public
Not sure there are enough high-end clothes in the world to make One Million Moms seem less revolting. As if going after Ellen
wasn’t bad enough, the “pro-family” association has taken to its blog
to persuade members to write DC Comics and Marvel to stop publishing any material with gay superheroes.
There’s no stopping the summer sun, nor preventing beachgoers from stealing its rays. Nonetheless, all that sand can find its way into some pretty disturbing places if it’s not properly washed away, and luckily, Sprite is out to help with that
Meanwhile, Volkswagen has elected to embrace the most-imitated viral videos to promote its own original concept. (via Creativity
It was an original story titled “The Opposite of Loneliness
” published in the Yale Daily News by graduating senior Marina Keegan that now serves as a moving final column from the recent alum—who died in a car accident just three days after the school’s commencement
—encouraging young people to value life.
Students at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth weren’t left with feelings of encouragement after Congressman Barney Frank’s commencement speech, in which he made a controversial remark
comparing the robe of an honorary doctorate recipient to that of the hoodie worn by Trayvon Martin when he was shot.
The “Mindy Project” on Fox can feel encouraged that its star Mindy Kaling is among the five most-followed actresses on Twitter, according to Advertising Age
. See what other TV thespians’ tweets top the list here
A top-heavy blonde pictured on a recent mailer from the U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union has sparked a petition
on Change.org calling for “disciplinary action.” Sent out to the D.C. area, the accompanying copy reads: