August 9, 2013

More on “A Milestone: The World’s Largest List of Flintstones Characters”

A while back, I blogged about my world’s largest list of Flintstones characters not knowing that Seth McFarlane of “The Family Guy” fame would be rumored to be bringing back the series to TV (only to have that idea likely squashed). Exciting, particularly since the Flintstones just celebrated 50 years (see this video)!

Anyways, my Flintstones crowdsourcing poll proved quite popular with over 6800 votes – with Fred eeking out Barney for most popular and Wilma and Betty tying for third. Baby Puss and Troy tied for last among the 30 characters included in the poll. I find it interesting that the four main characters wound up at the top. I would have guessed that some of the more minor ones would have won (eg. Dino).

A member sent in this Bruce Springstone video – and one of my favorite DC art shows is one where artists use marshmellow Peeps to create dioramas. That year’s show included the Peepstones!

“5th Annual Peeps in Law” Contest

Of course, I can’t mention “Peeps” without referring to the ABA Journal’s “5th Annual Peeps in Law” Contest” (here’s last year’s contest).

Expanding the Conflict Mineral Rules Even More? Oh No!

As noted in this Cooley alert, the Bloomberg editorial board – in this editorial – questions why the tungsten that fuels the decades-old war in Colombia is not covered under Dodd-Frank’s conflict minerals provision and advocates that the provision be extended to cover conflict minerals wherever they are used to fund conflict and human-rights abuses. Given that I receive complaints nearly daily from members about how ridiculous this provision is – particularly weighing the costs versus the benefits – I imagine that the Bloomberg news division doesn’t talk too often with the Bloomberg law side of the business…

As noted in this press release, the PCAOB will hold a meeting next Tuesday to propose amendments to the auditor’s reporting model, including new responsibilities for “other information in an annual report.” See FEI’s Financial Reporting Blog for more.

– Broc Romanek