Sylvia Earle update…I am insanely jealous

•June 10, 2009 • 4 Comments

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Nature and I have not been getting along lately. I try to be nice to nature. I love nature and want to do things to protect her. But she just keeps spitting in my face. Allow me to explain.

First off, part of the reason for the long blog hiatus is that I spent a couple of weeks helping girlfriend after her ACL surgery. Once I break my blogging momentum I’m usually done for a while. We went skiing in beautiful Vail, Colorado for spring break. As we enjoyed the pristine snow, majestic mountains, and itty-bitty bunny tracks around the ski trails, nature said “BOOM! Take that lovers of me…torn ACL for you little lady. Enjoy that.”

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T-Pain Still Around, Will be in Aqua Teen Episode.

•May 5, 2009 • 6 Comments

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A few months ago I was certain that T-Pain’s career would go the way of the Dodo and Jah Rule. How much more vocoder singing could we possibly tolerate? A lot, it turns out. T-Pain has actually been making some good songs with legitimate artists. It also turn out that he’s seems to be pretty cool.

After the critically acclaimed (by critics, I mean  this guy and myself) I’m on a Boat with Andy Samberg’s The Lonely Island, he proved to have a good sense of humor. He’ll continue his forray into comedic stardom among 20-somethings and fanboys when he stars in a live-action episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force on May 31st.

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All Cultures Enjoy Killing Nazi Zombies

•April 30, 2009 • 5 Comments

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PSFK always has fascinating stuff. This recent post of Celestine Arnold’s talk called “Ghosts in the Machine: Digital Multiculture” certainly did not disappoint. As you may know, I am an account person for my agency’s multicultural team. I also consider myself a multicultural gamer, so this topic hit particularly close to home.

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Media Coverage for Minority Missing Children

•April 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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One of the most interesting blogs on the web is Sociological Images . It covers all sorts of issues on race, gender, discrimination and other social trends.  A while back when the Caylee Anthony case seemed to reach a boiling point, I wrote to the blog suggesting the issue of race and the coverage of missing children in the media as a possible topic. There never seems to be any coverage about Black or Hispanic missing children. They recently wrote a post (you can find here) about the subject and got an excellent discussion going.

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100 Hot Chicks Flash Mob

•April 23, 2009 • 2 Comments

This video is starting to make the rounds on the web because it has the ultimate formula for viral fame: hot chicks and goofy dancing. One hundred Brittish women organized a flash mob and danced to Beyonce’s Put a Ring On It in the middle of London’s famous Piccadilly Circus.

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Queen and Tech Nostalgia

•April 21, 2009 • 2 Comments

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Rubbishcorp posted a really cool video of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody played on various old electronics (video after jump). Even though I’m a little young for most of these old-school gadgets, I still remember the giant grey clunker computers we used in elementary school. While watching the video and singing the lyrics in my head, I found myself feeling a little nostaligic for machines that seemed a bit more simple and humble than what we have today.

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AMEX is broken. I hate AMEX.

•April 21, 2009 • 3 Comments

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Seth Godin posted a video of an old presentation entitled This is Broken discussing consumer experiences that are “broken”  for a variety of reasons. These can be anything from an overflowing trashcan in the men’s room, to a confusing road sign, to spam E-mails. Seth outlined seven general causes for broken experiences such as the “that’s not my job” effect, selfish jerks, “I didn’t know” and things that are broken on purpose.

I recently had my own experience with a broken system through American Express. When I say broken, I mean broken in a way that had me wishing horrible, hateful things upon all AMEX employees, stockholders, friends, family and pets. 

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