Thursday, June 26, 2008

Where the Hell is... Matt?

My son showed me this video a few nights ago on YouTube. I thought it was kinda cool, and even the song starts to grow on you after awhile. I was able to find the video posted on Matt's website (, giving me the opportunity to share the video with my coworkers. YouTube, along with other sinister sights such as Facebook and MySpace are blocked by the Blair servers.

Have a look, and tell me what you think.

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Former 'spam King' Must Pay MySpace $6 Million

Scott Richter, of Media Breakaway, has been ordered to pay $6 million to MySpace for spamming MySpace members in August 2006 from phished MySpace accounts.

You might remember Scott from his old company,, or maybe by his $7 million settlement with Microsoft on similar charges in 2005.

To read the article at Yahoo! News click here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blair's Top 20 Retail Products

Here's a list of the Top 20 Retail products at over the past 30 days. I'm hoping Affiliates can utilize this information to help them pick the perfect products for their websites.

35719 Stretch Knit Tee
49292 Seersucker Capris
44551 Camp Shirt
50231 Tankini Separates
45117 Ponte Knit Stitched Crease Pants
49102 Knit Tank
12406 Scandia Woods® Full Elastic Sport Pants
50442 Collared Seersucker Shirt
51719 Fleece Jacket
50468 Calcutta Cloth Pants
44613 Super-Fresh Tunic Tee
44636 TropiCool® Pedal Pushers
53633 Tank Top & Vacation Shorts
53652 Screen Print Knit Top
31789 Silhouette Slimmer® Pants
42206 Calcutta Cloth Split Skirt
44635 TropiCool® Pants
49291 Seersucker Shorts
44523 Summer-Weight Jeans
53625 Knit Tank Lounger

It appears that shoppers have picked their favorite summer fashions. There wasn't a lot of change from last month to this month. While many of the products in the list have either climbed or dropped a few spots, there are only 5 new products included.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Gone Fishin'

Though I'm quite certain that most of you didn't even know I was gone, I figured I'd share. From June 6th through June 13th, I travelled with 5 friends on a fishing excursion to Canada.

On Friday, 6/6, we left Warren, Pa and headed 625 miles north to Cochrane, Ontario. We were scheduled to fly out on Saturday morning, but high winds grounded the planes at Cochrane Air. Finally, on Sunday, we were able to board two Beavers and a Cesna, and fly another 100 miles north to Lake Nettogami. We stayed in a log cabin with no water or electric and a single wood stove.

The fishing was darned good! As a group, we caught 1265 fish, including just under 1000 walleye and nearly 300 northern pike. Yours truly added 196 fish to the total. (Yes, I know... I was below the average for a 6 man team, but I was fishing with some pretty experienced fishermen!)

The planes picking us up on Saturday morning, 6/14, were on time, and we were back home in Warren by 11pm.

Since this is the Blair Affiliates Blog, I should make note of something. I brought the Dorfman Pacific Safari Hat (available at along with me for the the trip. Though a strong gust of wind blew it off my head and into the water while unloading the plane 30 seconds after arrival, it dried out within a few hours and served me nicely for the remainder of the trip.

Though it was a bit chilly just south of James Bay, the scenery was beautiful! I figured I'd include one other photo as an example. Because we were so far north, the sun didn't set until late in the evening. This photo was taken while we were still fishing at 9:55pm.