This Box Does Not Want You To Flip It’s Switch

Found, The Internets / ,

12 May 2011



German TV News Prefers Star Trek Over Navy Seals

Culture, Found / ,

9 May 2011



In the haste of attempting to product content after the Osama Bin Laden assassination carried out by U.S. Navy Seals, German news channel N24 inadvertently broadcast a Star Trek inspired logo rather than the official Seal Team Six logo to millions of viewers.

Star Trek fan site has the full rundown.


My Dog Would Totally Do This If I Could Actually Take Her Out In Public Without Fear Of Her Having A Jack Russel Heart Attack

Found /

6 May 2011



Michael Irvin Gives Spring Game Pep Talk

Sport / , ,

28 April 2011


I like how Al Golden is bringing back lots of players to interact and mentor our next crop of Canes.


Awesome Project – Really Enjoying Work!

Me / , , ,

14 April 2011


I’ve begun a really fun project for a Jackson area attraction. Building a mobile focused website that’s going to allow the client’s patrons to extend their experience via handheld device.

Lot’s of IA challenges, taxonomy work, content strategy and ever-changing mobile constraints! lovin’ it.


Flip Video: From Gadget Darling To Obsolescence In Two Years

Culture, Editorial / ,

12 April 2011


flip-videoCisco is killing The Flip video camera..

Just a couple years ago, I marveled at how compact, how cool, how ‘youtube’ ready a camera like The Flip made me. Now I never bought a Flip – I went for the less expensive and higher quality (at the time) Kodak – but the point was the same. Here was a pretty compact HD video camera that would allow me to shoot video like I would normally shoot photos.

So what happened? Why is Cisco killing the product and 550 jobs?

  • Technology steamrolled the Flip.
  • A video-only device can’t cut it.
  • iPhones & Androids can take pretty good video by themselves and will probably be offering HD before too long.

Reminder: Innovate at the speed of now or die.


Dear Representative Tom Marino (R) Pennsylvania, You’re an idiot.

Editorial / , , , ,

8 April 2011


Congressman Tom MarinoIn response to the U.S.’s participation in the U.N. Security Council approved, NATO Operation Unified Protector, Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino spoke to the Scranton Times Tribune voicing his disapproval in how President Obama was handling the situation. In particular, he seemed a little peeved that Congress was not consulted prior to beginning operations.

In doing so, Congressman Marino was quoted saying:

The bottom line is I wish the president would have told us, talked to Congress about what is the plan. Is there a plan? Is the mission to take Gadhafi out?… I think he’s fumbling through this…Where does it stop? Do we go into Africa next? I don’t want to sound callous or cold, but this could go on indefinitely around the world.

Geography 101

The last time I checked, Libya is part of Africa. Just to be sure, I went on to the internet and found a Map of Africa. Sure enough, Libya is definitely part of Africa.

Map of Africa

Congressman Marino Focuses On Africa

I understand very well that not everyone has a love for geography and maps like I do. I understand that because Libya is often thought of as an Arab state (incorrectly), that the average Joe or Jane may not know that Libya is an African country. Just to be abundantly clear on this point, Libya is considered an African country because it lies on the continent of Africa.

Congressman Marino however has no excuse for not knowing Libya is an African country, for he sits not only on the Foreign Relations committee, but on the  Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.

This is why I proclaim Congressman Tom Marino is an idiot.


Magnolia business association conference spring 2011

Me / , , ,

6 April 2011


I’m on the gulf coast for the MBA 2011 business conference held in longbeach ms. Yesterday, I presented on branding and today I’ll be presenting on social media. Had a yummy Po boy at the Harborview restaurant. Looking forward to some Que at the shed before heading back to Jackson this afternoon. Great meeting entrepreneurial types on the coast and.sharing my experience in the web world!

Presentations available at


I Have Been Sober For Five Years Today

Me / ,

28 March 2011



Miami Hurricane History: The Miami Maniac Gets Married 1985

Sport / , , ,

24 March 2011


Miami Maniac Wedding - 1985

The year: 1985
The Venue: Mark Light Stadium
The Event: UM Baseball mascot, The Miami Maniac takes his vows with Mrs. Maniac during the 7th Inning Stretch in a Miami vs. Maine Blackbears early season game.

In a ceremony on the field of Mark Light Cathedral, The Miami Maniac was wed to Mrs. Maniac in an event billed as “a Hysterical, Historical Event” A national television audience on ESPN, and a near sellout crowd on a Sunday night, witnessed the first…and possibly only…mascot wedding !  Oh, yes, there was a baseball game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Maine Black Bears, too.

Officiated by “The Right-On Reverand Rabbi Rokeach”, the ceremony took place with batgirls holding up bats for an archway…as well as carrying in the groom in a style fit for a Pharaoh…including fanning palm frons…the evening saw the happy couple cut a wedding cake, take their first dance, and leave the affair in a vintage 1920’s automobile…to the delight of the Hurricanes faithful !  Several fans even attended wearing tuxedos for the occasion.

The wedding party included Sebastian the Ibis as the best man, Frieda the Flamingo from Hialeah Racetrack as the maid of honor…along with Bud Man, Grimace and other McDonald’s characters,Grandpa Maniac, The WIOD Sports Hound and Bananas, the Maine Black Bear.  The couple spent their Honeymoon at MetroZoo.

– UM Sports Hall of Fame Newsletter. May 24, 2011


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