The Curator News Feed: January 16, 2015

This week around the web, we've kissed a ginger, gotten excited for the Gone Girl sequel, and met a dog who rides the bus. Not to mention some of the fun our clients had, like a kick-ass Seahawks event, and making us all daydream about being beach-side.

It's Kiss a Ginger Day, So Jimmy John's Is Now Flirting With Wendy's, ADWEEK "Well, sandwich chain Jimmy John's took the opportunity to tweet a fellow fast-food restaurant and famous ginger, Wendy's. The latter's response was pretty fun, too, and fans are going wild for it."

GILLIAN FLYNN IS OFFICIALLY ON BOARD FOR A 'GONE GIRL' SEQUEL, ELLE "Naturally, there is only one woman, author of the book and screenplay Gillian Flynn, who can pen the next chapter. And finally, she's agreed to do so."

How does one describe Gone Girl? Creepy but fascinating. I'll be in line for number two if everyone gets on board that's for sure. - Brooke

Why Chipotle’s pork problem is a bad sign for its future, The Washington Post "Chipotle said yesterday that it has stopped serving pork at a third of its restaurants, or some 600 establishments countrywide, citing a standards violation by one of its suppliers. It marks the first time the burrito slinger has been forced to pull a topping from its menu. But if Chipotle continues to expand as it has in recent years, it's hard to imagine this is the last time the restaurant chain will face a problem like this."

Here's an interesting question raised by Roberto A. Ferdman at The Washington Post: Does Chipotle's "food with integrity" mantra mean there's a ceiling to how successful it can become? - Paul

Seattle dog's rush hour ride: on the bus, by herself, weekly, KOMO News "All the bus drivers know her. She sits here just like a person does," said commuter Tiona Rainwater, as she rode the bus through downtown Monday. "She makes everybody happy. How could you not love this thing?"

   

 

 

The Famous Gay Dads From Instagram Are Now Starring in This Sweet Nikon Commercial, ADWEEK "Gay couple Kordale and Kaleb Lewis gained unexpected stardom by posting a photo of themselves and their daughters getting ready in their bathroom for the day ahead.
The Instagram snap went viral, with many people lauding their obvious love and care for their daughters while others, well—they were less than enthused, because they live in a bubble, under a bridge or somewhere in the past."

The Dawn Wall, El Capitan’s Most Unwelcoming Route, New York Times "Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson etched their names into climbing lore on Wednesday by successfully completing a 19-day free-climb of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan. The route up the mostly smooth granite face is widely considered to be the most difficult free-climb in the world. A free-climb means that ropes are used only to catch a climber’s fall — not to aid the ascent."

Rock climbing both terrifies and intrigues me. This week, I simply can't read enough about the wall climbers who completed a 19-day climb up El Capitan. This New York Times interactive piece did such a great job visualizing this incredible feat. - Ann Marie

Client Reads

Discovering Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Mexico, Black Enterprise. "In the midst of this sleepy tourist town in Mexico lies the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Resort, a quiet oasis that gives everyone from tech geeks and interim corporate giants to parents and couples looking for a soft reboot a chance to disconnect.  The property creates an environment that limits technology and directs your attention to the sparkling pools, and the tranquilizing rays of sunshine that effectively cleanses the soul."

Wishes Come True at The Villa del Palmar Resort in Loreto, OC Mom Blog. "Guests visiting the resort have a magical opportunity to make a wish before lighting a “wish lantern” over the sea of Loreto. Guests will have an opportunity to participate in a magical experience at the resort, while helping to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions."

Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit Ready to Go Capless, Huffington Post. "Fast-forward to today, and the crescent-shaped bay is one the country's most popular vacation destinations, home to Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and part of the Riviera Nayarit on beaches peppered by close to 200 hotel-resorts."

Seahawks events before NFC Championship game, KIRO 7.

Drawing at Southcenter Tuesday for Seahawks tickets, KING 5. "Seattle Seahawks fans have a chance Tuesday to win tickets to Sunday's NFC Championship game against Green Bay, thanks to the Washington State Lottery – if they can get to Tukwila."

Here's your chance to win Seahawks tickets Sunday by Scratching, Tukwila Reporter. "Washington’s Lottery is giving 10 Seahawks fans, and a guest each, an opportunity to see the Seattle Seahawks play Green Bay in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, January 18."