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I Still Want My MTV

I can remember when I got cable television.  First off, I was finally able to stop screwing around with rabbit ear antennas that today look positively prehistoric.  Second, I finally got my MTV.

There is a lot of talk about MTV today, and for good reason.  MTV turned 30 years old today.  If that makes you feel old, you’re not alone.  If not, look at it this way; if Marty McFly jumped into a time-traveling DeLorean today and went back 30 years, he would not end up in a time where Coca-Cola came in bottles, all cars were made in Detroit, and dorks walked around with 3D glasses, he would land in a time where Ronald Reagan (yes, the movie actor) was President, Disco was dying, and he would witness a group called The Buggles kick off Viacom’s MTV with a weird “music video” declaring that Video Killed the Radio Star.   Continue reading

The Debt Ceiling and the Sabotage of Government

Politics is the art of the possible.

Otto von Bismarck, 1867

The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

Mitch McConnell, after the midterm elections of November 2010

In the wake of the 2008 electoral victory by Barack Obama and the Democrats, there was much discussion about what this meant for the Republican party. Was it inevitable they would have to become more liberal to keep in touch with changing demographics? Even the Conservative commentator Fred Barnes suggested post-election that it may be time to “elevate moderates to positions of leadership.”

Subsequent to the election, moderates have been largely rejected by the base of the Republican party. Michael Steele was chased out of his seat as head of the RNC, even as Republicans rode to victory in the midterm elections. House and Senate leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have often been derided as too lenient to Obama by right-wing bloggers and talk radio. Continue reading

spotify music service

Spotify and The Evolution of Music Media

There has been much activity in the digital music space for the pat couple months.  Google and Amazon have launched music storage lockers to upload your music and stream it to your wireless devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc…)  Apple acquired La La, and plans to roll out it’s service as well.  But those big three companies may have a problem.  Spotify. Continue reading

Gresso iPhone Time Machine

Gresso iPhone Time Machine

A few days ago I ripped the Tag Heuer Link Smartphone for being a crap phone wrapped in rare leather and precious metal.  My main gripe is that if they are going to sell a phone for thousands of dollars, it would cost too much more to make sure that phone itself was decent.  Thankfully some companies agree with that theory.  Take a look at the Gresso iPhone Time MachineContinue reading

Gresso iPhone Time Machine

Gresso iPhone Time Machine

A few days ago I ripped the Tag Heuer Link Smartphone for being a crap phone wrapped in rare leather and precious metal.  My main gripe is that if they are going to sell a phone for thousands of dollars, it would cost too much more to make sure that phone itself was decent.  Thankfully some companies agree with that theory.  Take a look at the Gresso iPhone Time MachineContinue reading

Adastra trimaran

Adastra Trimaran Commissioned

It seems like only yesterday that I was writing about the 2011 Mercedes sales report stating that their biggest sales increase are from the Chinese.  But a Mercedes has nothing on this slick toy.  A Chinese couple has just commissioned this 43.5m Adastra Trimaran, and I would love to get an invite to check it out. Continue reading

intuit Quickbook hates mac users

Intuit Hates Apple Users

As most people know, I’m a big Apple evangelist.  So I was excited when my friend Jim asked me to help him start switching over to Mac.  He had been having tons of problems with his Windows based machines, and he noted that everyone around him that seemed to know something about computers, seem to be switching to Mac.   Continue reading