Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's the best advice you ever got? Was it from an extraordinary person with an extra ordinary life? Or was it from the place where normal people gain inspiration?


That's what I'm talking about.

Not that there is anything wrong with it, but really. A book about extra ordinary people. From Katie Couric. Yawn. Maybe. Katie. You have lived an extra ordinary life, yourself. But most people die before getting the chance to meet Malcolm Gladwell, Meryl Streep or Kermit the Frog. Let alone greet.

So, instead of meeting and greeting and reading up all the wonderful details of life well lived by someone else living welll, instead let's focus on the real meat. And not bacon, this time either. (Even though God herself knows how much I friggin' heart bacon.) Lyrics. What lyrics have inspired you? Stayed in your head? Pop up often and random and somehow mean something.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Don't Worry. Be Happy.

Friday, April 8, 2011

What Makes a Video Go Viral?

What does A Hunter Shooting a Bear have to do with a pothead watching a rainbow have to do with a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell have to do with anything that has to do with Lady Gaga?
They all possess the same thing that Charlie Sheen offers.

A break from our lonely, pathetic, boring lives. A break, that likely will result in us not thinking our lives are so pathetic, lonely and boring, after all.

Or, in another sense, they are all viral videos.

Check em out.

Taken directly from the last video, "What does this mean?"

Well, it could mean a few things, really.

1. We are easily entertained. As a group.
2. We are stupid. As a group. (Hum that to the tune of Mary Poppin's "Sister Suffrage.")
3. We are bored.
4. We are tired of being bored, stupid and merely entertained. We want more.

Wonder what this means for YouTube Live?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bacn' and other Unnecessary Objects

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

I avoid bacon at all costs. Just read my Twitter bio. It's who I ham. Please don't judge me and I'll try not to do the same to you. Unless you are Charlie Sheen. Then I will likely -- like the rest of the free world and even the majority of the shackled and confined inmates around the world --  freely judge and quickly come to the same conculsion. That you are unnecessary, Mr. Sheen. In all senses of the word. Totally unnecessary.

Alot like bacn'. And bacon (again...just MY opinion.) Know this much is true; if backed into a corner I would more likely devour a pound of bacon instead of backing into Charlie. I'm just saying.
I also said this about bacon when talking about how buyers' need to be aware.

I posted this tribute to the natal day of April last year; a bacon pr tribute of sorts.

And here is 16 lessons on social media (or 16 reasons why your social media isn't working) and a side of bacon. A classic, really.

But these are all things I've already said.

What I haven't dished about and what I am interested in tasting and that is a little more on the subject of bacn'. That's right. No "O," folks. Just B-A-C-N.

And I'm singing this tune because Google recently sent me a little diddy about some of the work they are doing in their gmail ad platform. If it's possible, Google is claiming that they are on their way of becoming evern more smarter.  Check it out for yourself.

And remember, "You've got a friend in meat."

Monday, April 4, 2011

Job of the Day

I can't decide. What is worse.

Swimming with whales or being a lame duck?

Sea World vs. Aflac.

You decide.

In other news, I can't decide the real value of this offer for snow shoes. Am I intrigued because it's essentially half off or because it's authentic and comes with a certificate to prove it? Or rather, because we are on the cusp of spring and you know how the saying goes.

The grass is always greener on the other side. Especially if you remove those big ass snow shoes that keep mucking up the grounds you tread upon.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Are we Engaged yet?

Everybody is so pushy these days. Selling, telling, wheeling and dealing, deals, contests, sweeps, lotteries and more. "NOW. NOW. DO IT. DO IT NOW," screamed Dwight as he berated poor Andy into selling his Xterra. And you know what? I'm starting to feel the pressure.

 First we were just (Facebook) friends. Then I had to be a fan. Then I had to tell the world I "Liked" you. Then you went around telling other people we were friends. Then you started following me on Twitter. Then apps came out that allowed people to see who I followed and where they existed and what they were doing and where they were located. I don't know about you, but sometimes I start to feel smoothered. Other times I am totally creeped out.

Now, it seems, Google wants us to tell the world we are each other's "Plus One." Very much in style with Carrie Bradshaw and all that I adore about "Sex and the City," I'm just not sure I want the world to know how connected I am. To anyone.

Maybe I'm not ready to be fully Engaged yet.
Does that mean that Plus One really is the loneliest number, after all?