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Five Damn Good Reasons to Drink This Weekend

Well Friday is here, and if you’re like most black-livered red-blooded Americans, you’re likely thinking about taking a sip or two of an adult beverage over the weekend.  Here are five things from this week to inspire you to do just that. Google Is Skynet – I just learned about Google’s “Project Tango,”  an Android […]

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Video: Beer Warehouse Worker Scares the Dickens Out of His Boss

Beer people are good people, except when they decide to pull pranks.  Then they can be very, very bad people. Case in point is the video above, shot in what appears to be the warehouse area of a beer distributor or beer store.  As you’ll find when you watch the clip, the kindly older gentleman […]

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Choosing the Right Beer to Pair With SyFy’s Original Movie “Sharknado”

. I’ll admit it – my excitement over tonight’s premiere of the the SyFy Channel’s original film Sharknado is probably a little out of proportion with the quality of the film itself.  I don’t know why, but this schlockfest about killer sharks thrown into peoples lives by a hurricane has me absolutely brimming with excitement. […]

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How to Sell a $90 Folding Chair to a Beer Geek

I like to consider myself a pretty savvy online shopper, which is where I purchase most of my bigger ticket items.  I research before I buy, I read online reviews with a grain of salt, and I ferret out the best price I can find from a reputable retailer before I pull the trigger. But […]

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Off Topic Video: Darth Vader Needs a Hearing Aid

Maybe it’s the incessant paaah and whoosh of his respirator, or maybe his ear drums were permanently damaged when he tangled with Obi-Wan on Mustafar, but as this video shows, Darth Vader clearly needs a hearing aid. Also, I’m a nerd! Still, I laughed out loud more than once during this stupid video.  Enjoy! . […]

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Athletic Robot Has Me Thinking About Building a Bunker

Okay folks, this is…scary?  Exciting?  Good news?  The beginning of the end? Oh, hell – it’s probably all of the above, and has me thinking that maybe now’s the time to start digging a bunker in the back yard and figuring out how to make a robot-disabling EMP device out of old microwave parts. UNLESS…I […]

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The Girl with Colitis Goes By…

I’ve been in a sentimental mood lately, and it led me to download The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on iTunes. I first heard this album when I was about eight years old.  My neighbor Scott Weisman made me sit in his room and listen to the whole thing while we looked through […]

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Video: Don is Now Dancing at Kids Birthday Parties

Now I know where the hell’s he been!  Go shawty, it’s yo birfday….

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What the Hell Is Going On With Don? An Update.

So, this is my blog!  I almost forgot what it looked like!  I know I’ve been scarce around these parts the past couple of months.  I think I am averaging about 1 maybe 2 posts per week, where it used to be a daily happening, and sometimes several times per day, not to mention the […]

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The Future is Watching: The Scariest Marketing Ploy I’ve Ever Seen

Some of you know that I’m in marketing, and it’s my job to figure out how to put the right products in front of the right consumers in the right place and at the right time.  Lining all this up is critical, because it’s a waste of time, effort and marketing dollars to try and […]

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Double Nerdgasm: Rubik’s-Cube-Solving LEGO Robot

The second I discovered this gif of a LEGO Mindstorms robot that’s been programmed to solve a Rubik’s cube, I knew I just had to share it.  Not only does it combine two items near and dear to my inner-geek-child’s heart, it also counts gets my post counter off of 666, and who the hell […]

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Off Topic: How to Get Out of Shopping with Your Wife or Girlfriend

When I was a kid, I’d “accidentally” break dishes while unloading the dishwasher so I could get out of doing that particular chore.  Below is a clipping from a British newspaper that’s been making the rounds, and if true (and I really hope it is), this fella has turned getting out of mundane duties into […]

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Coffee by the Numbers, or How Starbucks has Given Up on America

I was at the grocery store to pick up a bag of coffee last week, only to be deeply disheartened by what I saw. Let’s start with a disclosure; at my last job I worked on the Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee accounts as a copywriter, particularly in the grocery channel.  I loved working on […]

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Off Topic: These Are Some Mad Pool Skills!

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VIDEO: Somebody Call John Connor, I Think We Have a Problem Here

. . Behold our future overlords, the Nano Quadrotors.  While I’ll admit that this is very cool, I can now plainly see a day in the not-too-distant future where the “intelligent” little gadgets we create wind up snuffing us out (especially as we get fatter and dumber while out technology becomes free-roaming and autonomous).  It […]

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