The Future of Compact Discs (or, Have a Kunaki Chip Cookie!)

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I must think I’m pretty smart.

What do you think?

Today I’m going to make some predictions.

This will help, as time goes by and my predictions become true, demonstrate my amazingness (he said while typing on a little computer in bed in his sweats).

First off, I predict Chloe Kohanski will win “The Voice.” Those of you who follow popular music probably think I’m cheating a little, since the competition was over last week, and Chloe actually did win … But I predicted it in November!

Already hard to keep up, huh?

In Chloe’s case, I didn’t actually call the winner, but I saw it comin’!

Now it’s time for some new predictions!

Flat out, clear, and no nonsense!

THE NEW WORLD ORDER CONTINUED

I predict compact discs will become obsolete someday … but not any time soon, as they represent the last vestige of good old fashioned hold-it-in-your-hands gift-giveable actual physical goods Continue reading “The Future of Compact Discs (or, Have a Kunaki Chip Cookie!)”

All I Want For Christmas, Fever!

Fever Band Christmas Video 2017

What happened … Christmas is over already?

Oh well, I’m late for everything!

But Chistmas doesn’t have to be over! Here’s wishing you Christmas every day, with Fever, a  talented group from southestern Connecticut, and their great new Christmas video! When you see and hear how much fun these folks are having, you won’t care what day it is!

Singing The Praises of Singing

I have nephew attending college in New York, majoring in English. I saw Robbie over the weekend, but forgot to ask him if he was planning on becoming a rap star with his degree.

Probably not.

But why not?

Something about “poetry,” whether my class (which I aced) at Boston College years-ago, a quaint, stuffy little book, a professor with eyeglasses … the images conjured up by the word “poetry” are hoity-toity to me.

You too? At least, the image of poetry isn’t like rap music.

I keep wondering, why not?

I wonder, why didn’t they tell me in school, Continue reading “Singing The Praises of Singing”

Cox, Lies and Videotape (or, How To Advertise Like The Big Blue Boys)

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Verizon has an ad on TV where they say “The fastest Internet available.” That’s what they are, pretty much anywhere in the U.S., but particularly if you can be connected via FIOS fiber.

So, in the world of advertising, in a case like this … how could an entity who’s a competitor position himself? What kinds of things might he say?

Cox is a cable provider in New England, who has this relationship to Verizon. The company has a decent product, but nevertheless has no idea how to promote it. Continue reading “Cox, Lies and Videotape (or, How To Advertise Like The Big Blue Boys)”

MANATEES SUE SESAME STREET

Dear Blog Owner,

As a courtesy to you, I’m sending you this copy of a letter I recently sent to Sesame Street:

“While we understand the snuffleupagus character was probably intended to cast an inspiring educational light on our magnificent species, and continue to encourage the industry to make more movies with manatees in them, we feel offended by endless stereotyping of manatees as stupid or comparing us to the much different and less intelligent snuffleupagus. Continue reading “MANATEES SUE SESAME STREET”

Dog Power! (Not A Big Game Sighting!)

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Dogs are the eighth wonder of the world! I wonder if there are dogs on other planets; if so, they’re a wonder of the universe!

My cat, Penelope, has issued the official declaration, it being cold out, this being her and my first winter together, she doesn’t like snow. Which makes sense, because it probably hurts her paws. When she goes outside (part of my program to fulfill all her needs), she continues, only outside now, to sit in one place for a long time. Extended sitting, she probably feels, is impractical when your feet hurt. (Don’t think about that too hard.) Continue reading “Dog Power! (Not A Big Game Sighting!)”

BLOG OWNER RESPONDS TO SENSITIVE MANATEE ISSUE

Dear Fred The Manatee,

Thank you for contacting me.

I’m sorry you thought I was being harsh. I’m not sure I agree, but it’s becoming more important to me every day to consider your case a priority because it’s the kind of news people care about.

Even though you’re just an underwater snuffleupagus nobody asked to swim around everywhere really slowly, I respect your right to equal access to warmer water, Continue reading “BLOG OWNER RESPONDS TO SENSITIVE MANATEE ISSUE”