"Incredible Disappearing Barcode" (http://bit.ly/rEG0SV) JK--Good idea. Visible aging mark rendering product difficult 2 ring up @ register
"Sleeptiming Helps Calc When U Need 2Go2 Bed in Ordr 2 Sleep Well" (bit.ly/tWWovj) JK--But U'll toss&turn worrying whethr well enuff
Yahoo up for sale. I remember the days when them, Netscape, & AOL were expected to dominate this new era. Damn I'm old.
"Some 15 Awesome Widescreen Abstract Wallpapers" (bit.ly/rI2w1f) JK--Awful, in my estimation. Too busy and/or heavy for my tastes.
Dodo. One of the most unfortunately named extinct species. Sounds like "hey stupid" epithet. As if the birds had it coming to them.
"Franz AllegroGraph supports federated RDF triple stores" (bit.ly/ryYteh) JK--Federated social-graph semantics key to cloud metadata
RIP Andy Rooney. He gave curmudgeonly aging male pundits a role model to aspire to, or not. Eminently watchable & mockable.
I snapped cameraphone photos in Ft Lauderdale but not Redmond. One of these days, I need to walk Redmond. Preferably in rain.
I cannot believe how widely I traveled this week, but bookended the workweek with full days at home. And only missed one day of exercise.
Lovely blue sky behind me, casting its azure on my laptop, glaring it in a way that doesn't annoy me yet.
Sonic Youth "Superstar" (youtu.be/Y21VecIIdBI) JK--Leon Russell song. But totally & perfectly dedicated to memory of Karen Carpenter.
Evan Dando & Sabrina Brooke "Summer Wine" (youtu.be/Vf6uUHhIRhs) JK--Excellent cover. From Lee Hazlewood tribute album.
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood "Summer Wine" (youtu.be/mQiDs9tKZv4) JK--Voices echoed Sonny & Cher. But song beat their material cold
The Gist "This is Love" (youtu.be/lxc6XFzM1ho) JK--Stuart Moxham has a strikingly soulful baritone.
Alexi Murdoch "Orange Sky" (youtu.be/HjHvJE1XU7E) JK--I've heard this in many movies & TV shows. It's a movie unto itself.
Neil Halstead "Queen Bee" (youtu.be/i3hLDiqxrCI) JK--This man has one of the most relaxing folk voices.
Rocky Votolato "White Daisy Passing" (youtu.be/RaG2xINk5B4) JK--Song makes me want to learn the guitar so I can play this lullaby.
Jim Noir "Eanie Meany" (youtu.be/PdAF4k_sTXU) JK--Great song & video. Definitely a frolic on the beach feeling to this happy popsong
Ballboy "Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue" (youtu.be/HcZWhjkifss) JK--2001. I sense that this title is dirty. But song is neat
Reporters. For an analyst pundit on call, they're the best influence multiplier. Much better than social media.
Think different. Talk good. Behave insanely. I mean "insane." Adverbs are a bourgeouis affectation, dontcha think.
Saw "Helen" with Ashley Judd on DVD. Sad, harrowing tale of woman suffering from crippling depression.
Lou Reed & Metallica "The View" (youtu.be/8LWtb621DRg) JK--Pretty cool. Tight muscular metal backbone to a speak-sung declamation.
She & Him "Thieves" (youtu.be/SeAgLIaHj0M) JK--Zooey Deschanel. So photogenic she even shines in even grainy underexposed B&W film
Death Cab for Cutie "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" (youtu.be/rePcHxFJIuU) JK--Ben Gibbard & crew. Not terribly photogenic. But gr8
Sad to see Ben & Zooey call it quits. For a while, it was clear what cutie he was addressing in his songs. Now we may get death cab overdose
WashPost points up Cain's odious agenda as head of restaurant trade assn: keep restaurant workers poor, uninsured & sick from 2nd-hand smoke
Dusty Springfield "The Look of Love" (youtu.be/j6KhuI_42W4) JK--But she could go totally cool quiet seductive. "Takes my breath away"
"Dusty Springfield w/ Tom Jones" (youtu.be/KhiB1XG7Up0) JK--1967. Duet. Florence Welch belts like her. Sort of looks & talks like her
"The Beatles w/ Dusty Springfield" (youtu.be/0S20yQaGSNQ) JK--"Twist & Shout." She feigned not knowing who they were. 1964, obviously
Everybody's following everybody on social these days. Like "Spy vs. Spy." But I was always more partial to Don Martin (bit.ly/dgUSq5)
Not sure which phony/trendy/cute demographic buzzphrase I hate more: "Baby Boomers," "Yuppies," "Gen X/Y," "Millennials." All so rancid.
#Forrester customers should tune into my teleconf on Mon Dec 5, 1-2pm (EST): "Findings from Forrester Wave on Enterprise Hadoop Solutions."
Being as deeply up-to-date as I am on my coverage areas, an occupational hazard is getting snarky about misinformed tech headlines.
Closing all the open windows on my desktop at the end of the workday reminds me how action-packed the day was. Massive crunch of activities
@aultfern "Hadoop projects to solve what kind of business problems?" Short answer: whatcha got? Long answer: how much time d'ya got?
The "unclaimed funds" spam. They're claiming there are unclaimed funds. But they don't substantiate their claim. So there.
"Hi. We're a big public university that you attended 30 years ago & we have a huge endowment. Please give from the goodness of your heart."
"5 Distinct Hadoop Deployment Patterns" (bit.ly/vb143I) JK--These are focused on real-time. I could & will extend/fine-tune these
#Cetas . Under NDA. But blowing my mind. Wish I could tell you why.
Taking briefing from
#Splunk. Very cool. NDA.
Aw, isn't that cute. My ancient Windows XP machine thinks DST has already "fallen back." Shhh. Don't wake it from its dream of yesteryear
These "thank you for 5 minutes of your time" msgs. I delete ASAP. Dont presume I have time. State how you'll make the 5 mins worth my while
@ahockley Eulogizing Jobs without mentioning Wozniak is a bit like failing to mention John Lennon when Paul McCartney meets his maker.
Closing the lid on the
#Hadoop Wave scorecard today. A few teeny adjustments possible.
Jobs eulogies tend to ignore Wozniak. That's unfortunate. He was first of many awesome Apple engineering gurus who delivered innovations
Digging out from under the task load that built up during my roadtrip. Actually, raking out. Lots of colorful loose leaves of paper on desk.
All of my
#Hadoop real-time patterns are represented in my case studies. Which will be published in a few weeks. The Wave is a separate doc
"If Steve Jobs were starting out today Silicon Valley VCs would reject him" (zd.net/vNfWoa) JK--They wouldn't reject Jobs + Woz
"What is big data?" (bit.ly/tc3VcX) JK--Philip Howard doesn't offer useful definition. "All relevant data" could refer 2 teeny amount
Getting ready for early morning customer inquiry on
#bigdata. By "getting ready," I mean waking up.
Apple iPhone 4s. No, the "4s" does not refer to 4-second battery life. It has at least double that.
Listening 2 Vampire Weekend "Oxford Comma" from their 1st. No I dont give an F about prissy limey punctuation. Gimme Yankee exclamations!!
The more deeply one contemplates
#Hadoop , harder it is 2 regard it as specific "thing." Like any community-built phenom, it's pure activity
Fame is instrumental to meeting people. Meeting people is instrumental to enriching lives. One's own, foremost among them.
Expect to see more data-scientist-centric startups. Recruit math majors straight out of their parents' basements.
"Bill Gates, not Steve Jobs, is the real hero" (bit.ly/rN9tUv) JK--Geez. No need 2 pump living Gates' reputation @ late Jobs' expense
"Facebook vs. Google+ vs. Twitter vs. LinkedIn" (bit.ly/u4cWmm) JK--Only real "versus" in practice is Google+ vs. oblivion.
Nice bowl of chili at the airport. One of my favorite comfort foods. Spicy filling hot satisfying fast. Oyster crackers not essential.
Detroit's Metro Airport. It's where I met Pres. Jimmy Carter on his last campaign stop before he lost to Reagan. He's blamed me ever since.
@barton808 Wont be doing Hadoop World. I did Hadoop Summit a few months ago & I'm putting final touches on Hadoop Wave. Busy w/ lotsa stuff
Decision support is all about speed of thought. Decision automation = speed of light. Dunno about U but I dont have fiber optic nervous sys
Multiple causes of Ice Age die-offs, not just human predation. Fossils show conservative Neanderthals pooh-poohed global freezing alarmists
Woman in USA Today story named her dog Steve McQueen. Late actor had reputation as a bit of a bird dog.
@0_h_r_1 HADOOP//The elephant's brain/evolved to extend/its prehensile to/every crevice, feel/out every nut, and/extract the kernel.
Lovin' Spoonful "Did You Ever Have 2 Make up Yer Mind?" (youtu.be/D7AkTpJC2hA) JK--"Yer heart gets stolen by some mousey little girl"
Crowded House "Weather With You" (youtu.be/uIb6I8gtgtw) JK--Please take a sunny disposition with you. Don't rain on our paradise.
Squeeze "Goodbye Girl" (youtu.be/c4PcSEiRG5A) JK--The original. Difford & Tilbrook just nailed one solid song after another.
I was telling JG & Jill tonight about need 2 master yer micromuscles. By "master" I mean "relax." Mind wrenches those, rattles the macros
The Shins "Goodbye Girl" (youtu.be/JfF2t6AphJ0) JK--Check out the great version that James Mercer & buds did of this.
"Goodbye Girl" (youtu.be/8uw5-FNatrU) JK--Whoever this dude is, I love the spirit he puts into this Squeeze song.
Mama Cass "Dream A Little Dream" (youtu.be/vZPmZ64m3_4) JK--Cass never revealed who fathered her only child. Tommy? Whatcha know?
Unit Four Plus Two "Concrete and Clay" (youtu.be/WE9eEf6tlSk) JK--1965. Great jaunty quick-step rhythm. Get ye on that dance floor.
Jeff & Jane Hudson "The Boy from Ipanema" (youtu.be/GKA6tx_xtFc) JK--Cool vibrating gender-opposite electronic version from '81. I own vinyl
Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz "The Girl from Ipanema" (youtu.be/UJkxFhFRFDA) JK--One of the mellowest most urbane lovesongs of all time
Vince Guaraldi "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" (youtu.be/NPq1u-w5rKQ) JK--Minor radio hit in mid-60s pre-dated Charlie Brown specials
Vince Guaraldi "Skating" (youtu.be/vtgLCUuJEV8) JK--Not a Christmas song at all. But, of course, it totally is. Serene happy luminous
The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl "Fairytale Of New York" (youtu.be/HwHyuraau4Q) JK--Tour de force! Rips Xmas a new one. Touches your heart
Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (youtu.be/HGVNzgUxE-g) JK--Unexpectedly perfect version.
The Drifters "White Christmas" (youtu.be/d9dW6wkA-s0) JK--I know I'm jumping the gun but this is most awesome version of this classic
The Belmonts "Na Na Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (youtu.be/EOVC3ELpeTY) JK--Yes, as in Dion & the... Cool doo-wop rendering from 1970s.
Steam "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (youtu.be/QaG2Acg8n60) JK--This quasi-programmed-feeling 1969 rhythm machine was proto-disco.
Capitols "Cool Jerk" (youtu.be/JNCWhdYmPoE) JK--This cool 1967 R&B hit was actually the last song of the 1950s.
Blue Cheer "Summertime Blues" (youtu.be/UNuw3X_nvpA) JK--This 1968 recording was actually the first song of the 1970s.
Edgar Winter Group "Free Ride" (youtu.be/CWpND8GhBuU) JK--Definitely a 70s song you had to listen to in a speeding car.
Focus "Hocus Pocus" (youtu.be/NGaVUApDVuY) JK--Dutch group's yodey-oh song was very memorable staple of early 70s prog-rock
James Gang "Walk Away" (youtu.be/lmpJZ8hNZR0) JK--A kickass electric-guitar song that makes you wanna stand on chair & light a match
James Gang "Funk #49" (youtu.be/U_qHU_6Ofc0) JK--Joe Walsh had Neil Young grade strange/cool high-pitched voice for rock guitar god.
Fatboy Slim "Kalifornia" (youtu.be/-swiTjANWzg) JK--His best give you feel of insane stroboscopic merry-go-round in hall of mirrors
"Who offers best
#Hadoop distro/tools?" starting to challenge "Who offers fastest/cheapest EDW appliance?" for #1 customer inquiry topic.
"Updated Sybase IQ supports Hadoop, MapReduce, 'Big Data'" (bit.ly/rt5tPF) JK--MapReduce API, Hadoop data import, library update
"Why Bill Gates will be remembered better by history than Steve Jobs" (bit.ly/u7tI2a) JK--Let's hold off on premature obits, OK?
Most pathetic story of the day had Kim Kardashian apologizing to her fans over her failed marriage. Apologize to your husband instead.
Seattle. Saturated saturated saturated.
Koikland. That's how Curly would pronounce it.
Good day with
#Microsoft. Company continues to impress with their innovative initiatives.
My fave useless error message: "An unknown error has occurred." In other words, whatever the hell it is, it's wrong, trust us, it's wrong
Enjoyed intermittent fog & clearing patterns on drive into Redmond this morning. I'm sure Seattlites take this soft shrouding for granted.
#Hadoop open-source elephant is no lumbering clod. Exciting to see pace at which startups, partnerships, and R&D leaping it to next level
Das Racist "Combination Pizza Hut &Taco Bell" (youtu.be/SIt2CdbBo_w) JK--Always a tough choice. Patronize one, piss off its half-bro
Seattle's northern chill puts me at ease. Tall trees, lakes, clouds. Reminds me of northern Michigan.
Rare occasion when I use the radio feature on my Zune. 90.3fm Seattle
#KEXP Drinking Argentinian Malbec. Waiting for my pad thai. Earl's
Bellevue WA. A serendipitous sort of downtown. Lots of funky juxtas of highrises & office buildings chock-a-block with neighborhood-y joints
Cross-continental screaming baby flights--always my favorite.
The 1910s conflict was known in its day as the Great War. Why didn't they call the 1940s conflagration Great War II?
What if "my way" is in fact "the highway"? Must it be mutually exclusive? Can it be "your way" or the "doorway"? Please advise.
Muggy v. soggy? Current rel humid Miami: 67%, air temp 80F, feels like 83F. Current rel humid Seattle: 61%, air temp 50F, feels like 50F.
Cain says people "out to get him." Hate to inform you, dude, but you're in something called "politics." Out to get people is lay of land
It can't precipitate as often as it does in the Pacific Northwest if relative humidity isn't high. The whole place is constantly saturated.
Off to Seattle. From rainy & humid Florida to rainy & humid Washington. At least the latter is cool.
Oh. It's Unity-Symmetry Day. 11-1-11. The singularity approacheth. Duck!
Halloween candy at the conference registration desk. Don't think I'm not tempted. Too early for that.
Oatmeal. Nice change-of-pace breakfast comfort food for business conference.
Building Business Capability conference in Ft. Lauderdale. Didn't realize all these concurrent forums. I'm at BP Forum.
"Can Google survive its blind faith in the algorithm?" (tek.io/ucNlSu) JK--Whole hi-tech culture invests term "algorithm" with magic
"Twitterology high and low" (econ.st/sTFnH6) JK--Compression is the soul of wit.
Suiting up for my preso today at BP Forum, Ft Lauderdale: "Agile Predictive Process Platforms: The Key to Business Agility." Westin Diplomat
"Which Tech Giant Will Own the Future?" (bit.ly/w1D9oi) JK--What makes U think a "tech giant" can "own" future? Who owned "past"?
"Bill Gates -- I helped Steve Jobs create the Mac" (bit.ly/vygfDV) JK--I'll bet he's telling truth. Something odd about Jobs' fury.
Glad I was able to catch tail end of Will Ferrell's acceptance speech at Mark Twain Prize. Had me totally in stitches. Very well deserved!
Oh. Jason Segel hammed it up 2 Edward Albee "Zoo Story" in high school. Now I'm aware of at least two Jasons who succumbed 2 Jerry & the dog
First time ever to Miami. Too bad not much time. Won't be able to sightsee.
No. Replication from master tables to InfoCubes.
Fun fact: Ronald Reagan Washington Natl Airport's @ 1 Aviation Circle, Washington DC. When in fact its very linear & totally in Arlington VA
"Disruptive Tech Changes IT's Database Choices" (bit.ly/u5sJT3) JK--What's disruptive is the sheer onslaught of exciting new choices
Queasiest moment is when everybody's hanging on my next word, and so am I...when I myself don't know what my next word will (or should) be.
When a customer submits an inquiry request with no subject specified, I can just assume the subject's
#BigData. These days, what else?
Halloween. "Holiday" for default treating (with event-driven tricking). April 1. "Holiday" for default tricking (where's the treat?).
Behavioral analytics. When I was a kid, "behavior" was a scold word only invoked by elders to criticize one's own. "Such behavior!"
OK, I stole a Snickers from the basket in the front hall. So sue me.
#KEXP steady stream of spooky songs for Halloween.
Work task lateness sing dis song duedate duedate work rat races 5 days gone toil till duedate dawn. Gonna grind allnight gonna snooze allday
This week I'll be in the northeast (now), southeast (tonight/tomorrow), and northwest (Wed) quadrants of this great country of ours.
"Oil’s new world order" (wapo.st/vCSrk1) JK---Great WashPost piece yesterday. Balance beginning to shift to Western Hemisphere.
You can tell that the Next Best Action market is immature when an industry analyst (eg, me) must inform a vendor that they're in it.
"Steve Martin Tweets a Book" (bit.ly/tB4W6A) JK--Book based entirely on his own tweets? Hmmmm....good idea!
"Why Would Anyone Use Windows XP Today?" (bit.ly/uLtS4J) JK--Simple reason: it just works!
"Doing Business in the Thank-You Economy" (bit.ly/uk0QrE) JK--Let your next best action always be kindness, respect, & gratitude.
Molly Bloom was exclaiming an inverted oh wow. She was screaming the opposite of no.
As you age, you focus more completely on the you that remains, not the youth that recedes.
The best yoga teachers show you how to do and how to feel within the doing. The latter is the key to being.
Enjoying David McCullough's bio of John Adams. I'm up to 1774 at this moment. First meeting w/Geo. Washington at a bar, um tavern, in Philly
Precisely how far in the past must old days be to be considered "olden"?
Scientific American cover story: "Creatively solve problems in your sleep." Whatever happened to simply resting?
Relaxation point. There's one inside every moment. It's inside you, not your surroundings. Find it and settle into it.
Katty Kay. Back at her usual chair on the Chris Matthews show. Disappointed that she isn't linking
#BigData to current events.
Birthers. I'm surprised they haven't spawned a team of "deathers" who spread doubt re whether Obama really delivered fatal blow 2 Bin Laden.
Sarah Palin. Her primary role in the runup to 2012 is to be a popular Halloween costume.
Classic books I've read and love. Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson." Wonderful portrait of a genius who was also a character & horse's arse
The last thing I switch on in the morning now is TV. It used to be the first thing.
That was a very good night for sleeping. Double quilts & double layers of clothing kept us real comfy.
@nytimes: "Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested in Denver & Portland" JK--Give 'em plane fare. Dudes U're 1000s of miles from Wall St!
Kinda strange that YouTube still hasn't brought Google+ into the YouTube experience.
The notion that YouTube is a social network is highly suspect. Commentary there is generally on Beavis & Butt-head level of sophistication
State laws against texting while driving. Maine has law against almost all forms of distracted driving. Why does nobody ban car radios?
@braxtonmckee I want to return "geek" to its original meaning of sideshow freak who bites heads off live chickens. I know that describes me.
Fleet Foxes "Lorelai" (youtu.be/xtFrGCJrnKc) JK--One of many rich lilting choral wonders from "Helplessness Blues."
Sly & the Family Stone "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" (youtu.be/des0hOyzgRs) JK--Thank U (4ThisTotallyFunkyButtShakingGem)
Alanis Morissette "Thank You" (youtu.be/OOgpT5rEKIU) JK--Late 90s body- & soul-baring video/song where she ramps her voice powerfully
Dido "Thank You" (youtu.be/1TO48Cnl66w) JK--Early 2000s radio song that even Eminem couldn't decontruct in my affections.
The Castaways "Liar Liar" (youtu.be/17FybHTK6Zk) JK--Frat boys who became a quick&gone one-hit wonder . "Liar liar pants on fire"
Little Girl "Syndicate of Sound" (youtu.be/JJgwj_eGD7k) JK--Great 1966 single with a fast jangly bridge that was great AM radio hook
Jimmy James (aka Jimi Hendrix) 1965 w/ Curtis Knight and the Squires (youtu.be/9QX9MKG49Qk) JK--Guitar & vocal. Totally wicked blues!
Little Richard (feat. J.Hendrix on guitar) "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On" (youtu.be/xOabgT9dLrs) JK--Needless 2 say, Jimi shredded!
Link Wray "Run Chicken Run" (youtu.be/ac9brCLmnRk) JK--Great DC area guitar innovator. Nice & raw & angular & speedy & in your face.
Elvis Presley "Little Sister" (youtu.be/FnPGt_Cf1z4) JK--He could still rock after Hollywood & Army warped him. Gr8 Pomus/Shuman song
Sam Cooke "Having a Party" (youtu.be/M-5zlj49ugk) JK--"Mr DJ keep those recds playing cuz I'm having such good time dancin w/my baby"
Johnny Nash "Stir It Up" (youtu.be/NKJShV_8urE) JK--Years before I realized this was Bob Marley's, I grooved to Nash's reggae-pop hit
Charlie Rich "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" (youtu.be/gzr2v9yNiEk) JK--I would sing this song while walking to junior high
Marty Robbins "El Paso" (youtu.be/GgI5DMVegIk) JK--One of the greatest country-western love songs.
Judy Collins & Pete Seeger "Turn Turn Turn" (youtu.be/NJVU2Js-Aeo) . Yes, the Byrds covered it. God & Pete wrote it.
Yes, "Shindig" was a cool Saturday rock show from the mid-60s. When the notion of a rock show on TV was brand new.
"John Lydon on the Tom Snyder Show 1980" (youtu.be/_BZ2UoBZzEI) JK--Snyder was painfully stuffy & pompous interviewer. Gr8 Lydon foil
"The Jonestown Tragedy, Nov 18 1978" (youtu.be/Z0VOuigV5F8) JK--Event culminated a decade in which cults invaded every American town
"1979 Disco Demolition Night, July 12, 1979" (youtu.be/MpQfCcsqQ0E) JK--Actually, event demolished my interest in album-oriented rock
Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues" LP. An even purer expression of their indie choir boy style than the first LP.
"Evolution of the Geek" (bit.ly/klaEvX) JK--Needs definition. I suggest "male obsessed with hobbies guaranteed to NOT get him laid"
Digital media curation. Check out YouTube or StumbleUpon and you'll see. There is a human hand(s) in selecting what to present & how.
Zune informs me I've played songs on it 31,791 times over past 4 years. That few?
Bob Seger "Turning the Page." Thought of it 2X today. 1st was song on radio. 2nd was reading about Moby mopey tour fotos. "Here we go again"
Social self-help abounds. With so much sustainable empowerment, why in heaven's sake do we need alternative energy sources?
Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues." I'll definitely listen 2 that next. I know it's great. I finally got around. Faves include "Bedouin Dress"
Picked up a 1-cent soul/urban compilation CD "Brothas & Sistas" at Best Buy. Also a $10 CD, Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues." 1-cent not bad
The Shaggs "It's Halloween" (youtu.be/InpCzx5OQRU) JK--This, not "Monster Mash," is the true Halloween anthem.
Our rain gave way 2 flurries gave way 2 real snowstorm. Not sticking. But will definitely stick in memory. I'm dreaming of a white Halloween
Listening 2 Gladys Knight & Pips "I Heard It Thru the Grapevine (Randy Watson Experience Sympathy 4 the Grapes Mix)" JK--1967 remixed 2005
Joe, Jose, Giotto, Jacques, Ming, Josef, Joe San--what does an ethnic group have to do to get its own Trader?
Flurries on October 29. Earliest snowfall in my 26 years in DC area.
Cain campaign mgr justifcation for blowing smoke in TV ad is lame. Essentially, it's "that's just wot I do." Why didnt he also pick boogers?
I'd like 2 suggest that next Herman Cain TV add show cmpgn mgr upchucking pizza & candidate mopping it up. Just like he'll clean house in DC
Susan Lucci on infomercial. How many years must she wait till she's recognized for artist achievements in this field as well?
Our Vietnamese barber sez afraid-a Halloween before she came here. Heard scary Americans bang on doors demand food theaten nasty if dont get
Thank u Mike Judge & Mtv for bringing back Beavis & Butt-head. Heh heh heh heh heh heh. "He say weenis?" Heh heh heh heh.......
I wish barbers simply charged charged by the square footage of your cranium covered with hair. I want balding discount
"23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021" (wapo.st/uRHX8S) JK--Bah humbug. Another prediction of sustainable nuclear fusion
"China curbs ‘overly entertaining’ TV shows" (wapo.st/uRHX8S) JK--They've engaged Larry David as consultant. Shhh--nobody tell them
The "demands" of this "occupy" "movement." The current Doonesbury story arc sums up the pointlessness. "Squat" would be better word.
Herman Cain TV ad (youtu.be/S6VnTqpTqvQ) JK--Even creepier than "chief of staff" (probably only staff) smoking is Cain's smile at end
Flat tax. I'll bet if we pass one at the federal level, within a generation, with politics the way it is, it'll be shot thru with loopholes
Royal daughters win equal right to British throne. I suspect Elizabeth II deliberately kept her opinion mum on this from start.
Betty Boop "Halloween Party" (youtu.be/6TIRVMI1JOQ) JK--1933. Still love the Fleischers' animation. Full of style & jazz & wit.
Bobb E. Soxx & the Blue Jeans "The Bells of Saint Mary's" (youtu.be/pLOC-YWmRWY) JK--1963. My fave from Phil Spector Xmas album.
Bing Crosby with Ingrid Bergman "Bells of Saint Mary's" (youtu.be/UN-tQlqFop8) JK--She was notorious sinner (ooh). Him too, I bet.
Bing Crosby "Swinging on a Star" (youtu.be/rATftJiWdkw) JK--I grew up thinking this was original to the Captain Kangaroo show.
Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey & Axel Stordahl "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (youtu.be/td1L3G6a2S4) JK--1940. Croon.
Andrews Sisters "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (youtu.be/c1hv32rOXfQ) JK--Many a lonely scared GI overseas got super-homesick to this.
Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra "In the Mood" (youtu.be/bR3K5uB-wMA) JK--The most iconic WW2-era pop hit. Just makes U swing.
"Barney & Clyde." I"m starting to glance at this comic more often. Dan Weingarten writes it, with his dad Gene & illustrator David Clark.
Parade magazine. What's minimal definition of "magazine" these days? It seems to just barely limbo under that bar. Takes max 10 secs 2read
Branding. WashPost humor columnist Gene Weingarten cracks about journos obsessing over it. Gene: it's simply deepening your own groove.
Tomorrow's Dilbert asks definition of "digital media curation." I'll define: "selective assembly, editing, & preso of digital media content"
One of the nice things about being industry analyst is certainty that you're not talking solely to yourself.
Thank you YouTube, for giving me the ability to actually share the music I tweet about with everybody who follows me. Lets me be social DJ.
@elissafink: "People w/subtle asymmetries are often better transformational leaders" JK--Perhaps biz schools should ask for dimensions