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This week's round-up includes Ninjas, Duran Duran, bears driving cars, and doctor/modernist poet, William Carlos Williams.

Do kindly check it out.

If there's anything you want to direct us to, for future round-ups, whack it in the comments. Enjoy!

SEO thing of the week

Google AdWords’ new paid and organic report. We bring you the expert view

More from Econsultancy on SEO.

Minor identity crisis of the week



Best bear-driving-a-car simulator of the week

Download it here.

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We released our SEO in the Middle East and North Africa Best Practice Guide 

More Best Practice Guides.

REAL ninja website of the week (remember they are REAL)


  1. Ninjas are mammals.
  2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.
  3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.

Check out the site..


REAL mind control of the week

University of Washington has been moving people about by tapping into their brains. Great stuff.

Wine Society copywriting of the week

They regularly blow our grape, but the Wine Society seems to be on holiday, or going to my spam folder. So I’ve dived into the vaults for this beauty…

This wine is a trail-blazer for the appellation with a lovely purity and freshness combined with smooth texture and an almost Burgundian red-fruit flavour.

More from Econsultancy on content

Best Onion rebuttal to the terrible terrible MTV, no-latency-period culture of our 15 year old intern’s generation

Nielsen Norman has a new website!

Here it is

‘Battle stations’ of the week

These are much like the desk of Econsultancy Deputy Editor, David Moth. They are gaming stations that have seen a lot of gaming.


Andrew Warren-Payne quote of the week

A stand-out winner for best utterance from our most English of Analysts.

As long as no one plays with the apple pies. The centres can be scalding once the pastry casing becomes perforated or broken.

Single idea Tumblr of the week



Econsultancy blog spam comment of the week

From ‘lalfoovedax’ on Six delicious YouTube channels from food brands.

Everyone was quiet for a minute when Sting walked in, and then it just calmed.

In an effort to force some high culture into this post, I’d like to bring in William Carlos Williams’ poem ‘This is just to say’.

This Is Just To Say 

I have eaten 

the plums 

that were in 

the icebox  

and which 

you were probably 


for breakfast 

Forgive me 

they were delicious 

so sweet 

and so cold

In the spirit of spam, some genius has created a ‘this is just to say’ bot, which randomly changes the words of this great poem.

Here's an example..


Ben Davis

Published 29 August, 2013 by Ben Davis @ Econsultancy

Ben Davis is a senior writer at Econsultancy. He lives in Manchester, England. You can contact him at ben.davis@econsultancy.com, follow at @herrhuld or connect via LinkedIn.

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