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Friday Odds and Ends

-R/GA helps you become a mayor for a day in a new Foursquare-based campaign for McCormick (above).

-Tiger Woods will pitch heat rub in Japan. Take that as you will. link

-Sid Lee alums Jared Folkmann and Christiaan Welzel joined Critical Mass as planning director and ACD, respectively. link

-Ignited and My Chemical Romance are involved in a new crowdsourced Facebook design contest. link

-Speaking of the social network, Facebook is ready to make its “awesome” announcement in Palo Alto on July 6. link

-One state auditor is suspicious of the Illinois Lottery’s agency selection. link

-Here are 12 signs you’re addicted to social media. link

-Will mobile ad spending be mostly local-based? link

-Have a happy long weekend, everyone. See you on Tuesday!

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