Monday, November 26, 2007

Things Also Called Mezmeriz

Shahyaan is the one who originally came up with the name. I bought the URL and added a few "Z"'s (that's "zed" to my Canadian friends). We thought it was a pretty cool and unique name. However, with the power of the internet, we have been able to find others using a similar approach:

System of a Down has an album called Mezmerize

Steve Madden makes a shoe called Mezmeriz

Nintendo has a "game" for PS3 called Mezmerize

This stud horse is called Mezmarize and is available for breeding:

MesmerEyes is a high-fashion eyewear store at the Bellagio in Las Vegas:

Nonetheless, we like the name and we'll run with it.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Green Skateboards Go Live

Ithaca startup e2e Materials has teamed up with Comet Skateboards to make the worlds greeenest skateboard. It went on sale yesterday and they are already selling like organic ice cream on a globally warm day!

Look into my Green Eyes

You probably are thinking, "Aren't skateboards made out of wood and therefore biodegradeable and good for the planet?" The reason the answer is "No" is in the formaldehyde. It turns out that the nasty glue used to hold all that organically grown wood together is an environmental disaster.

That's where e2e Materials comes in.

The resins and bonding processes used in these skateboards are based on research at Cornell by e2e co-founder Anil Netravali. These new materials and manufacturing techniques result in a stronger, lighter skateboard that is completely environmentally friendly. They are like the Prius of skateboards!

Be cool, be green. Click here to buy yours in time for the holiday gift season!

PS: Mom, I'd like the one with the psychedelic space afro guy on it.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Who's That Girl?

I get a lot of wink-wink inquiries about the girl on the Mezmeriz website. I was messing around with the site tonight decided that I liked this picture a lot, but couldn't figure out how to incorporate it into the site:

Wink-wink? Drink-drink

So, who is she really? I can't say.

I used to say something cutesy like "I'll introduce you when you invest", but that kind of made me sound like a pimp. And it's not true.

I have also said, "Pretty tattooed women? Ithaca is full of them!" That used to be kind of a snarky answer, but the recent Ithaca Times came out yesterday with local fitness instructor Frances Pollack and her memorable tattoos on the cover. She's not the same person who is on the Mez website, but it does prove the statement.