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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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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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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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Off Topic Video: Why Men and Women Cannot Be Friends

I recently stumbled across this video shot at the Utah State library, exploring the question of whether or not women and men can be “just friends.”  In a nutshell the answer is “no,” mostly because guys always have their eyes on the prize, and the prize isn’t a gossip session over vanilla latte’s. Sorry ladies!

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Friday Randomness: The Beard Slap!

Here’s something totally-off-topic – the beard slap!  Hells yeah! I could probably say something about beer dudes and beards, but screw it – this is simply awesome!  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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