It’s Thursday, and as is traditional, we’ve spent a fair bit of time this week looking at some very silly things on the internet (who says we don’t put in the hours?).

This week’s things that made us go lol are listed as follows.

If you want to send us a web curio, tweet us at @econsultancy or @lexx2099, the man that brings you all this insight. Enjoy the severance pay, Matt!

Calming manatee generator of the week

Content marketing at its best from the 'save the manatee' campaign.

Call! Call to the wild and windswept seas with all your might, realease the heartbreaking words upon the storm and summon these lovely wobbly friendly manatees to de-stress.

'David Bowie's 100 favourite books of all time (and he includes VIZ!)' of the week

That magnificent man. Click on his face to read his top 100 books.


Latin Breaking Bad remake of the week

Netflix scored a winner with Breaking Bad, with episodes of the final series available hours after being show in the US. Zeebox and other second screening activities saw incredible amounts of chatter, with care taken of course to avoid the spoiler. Now the series is being remade for Latin America. Check out the familiar yet strange characters and click to read more.


Hypnotic Freddie mercury gif of the week


Although frankly any Freddie gif is solid gold..



Wine society copywriting of the week

The Wine Society's copywriting regularly blows our grape. Here's my favourite copy from their latest email newsletter.

Jaboulet have always been able to source good parcels of old grenache from the slopes of the Ventoux.

'Parcels of old grenache' is simply perfection.

Nearly-built doomsday weapon of the week

Project Pluto. Click the image to find out more.

Andrew Warren-Payne quote of the week

The best utterance from our most English of Analysts. Two winners this week, one culinary, one completely mystifying.

1. My pores are sweating with chorizo, gin and grana padano.

2. This appendage would turn the ass into some low-status sousveillance unicorn.

'Complicated statistical theory explained through the medium of modern dance' of the week

 via BoingBoing.

Tumblr of the week

Political blingees! Remember MySpace Zwinkys? Remember when there were credible politicians fighting to better the lot of the common man? Why not remember both? Possibly while weeping. Click to explore.


Going viral near-miss of the week

Does anyone else think that the British transport Police have a really good video sting? Anyway in the immortal words of Alvin Stardust AND Kevin Keegan “You must be out of your tiny minds to cross without looking."

Best US shutdown reportage of the week

I mean, that’s pretty amazing isn’t it? I wish we could get away with that. Well, apart from posting political blinkies obvs. Props to the NY Daily News.


Econsultancy blog spam comment of the week

Some invaluable NFL knowledge. Posted by 'StatmeltFar' on 10 useful custom Google Analytics reports and dashboards for publisher.

One thing you can count on, is the Broncos NOT going after a big name coach like Gruden, Cowher, Harbaugh etc.

Happy Mondays tweet of the week

Ben Davis

Published 3 October, 2013 by Ben Davis @ Econsultancy

Ben Davis is Editor at Econsultancy. He lives in Manchester, England. You can contact him at, follow at @herrhuld or connect via LinkedIn.

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Rudi de Groot

I don't want to sound negative, but this selection is not really interwebz worthy ...

almost 5 years ago

Ben Davis

Ben Davis, Editor at EconsultancyStaff

Rudi, I must admit mixed emotions reading your comment.

We shall endeavour to up our game, of course! If indeed you are regularly reading our interweb roundup and believe it worthy, most weeks, then we shall take that as a feather in our collective cap.

Thanks for reading!

almost 5 years ago


Martin Nolan, MD at MJN Network Ltd

think i've just wasted 2 minutes of my life...!

almost 5 years ago

Jenny Hodge

Jenny Hodge, Owner at Attention to Detail Communications

I think it was worth it for the Freddie Mercury gifs. Have shared with my Queen Fan Club friends :-) Thank you!

almost 5 years ago

Nick Standen

Nick Standen, Digital Marketing Officer at Metfriendly

Ben, I also like to read your feature on a weekly basis, despite its off-putting title. Can we up our game with regard to this too please???
"Awesome" is possibly one of the most annoying words in the vocabulary at the moment. A word that used to be used to used so frequently by Americans to describe their excitement over "hot dawgs".
Surely we're better than them and you can do better. Don't make me come down there with my thesaurus!

almost 5 years ago

Ben Davis

Ben Davis, Editor at EconsultancyStaff



Gotcha. You will be name-checked next week.

almost 5 years ago

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