He Gives Me Feverº

Took a fun stroll from Santa Monica Beach down to Venice Beach yesterday. I don’t often get to Venice Beach, though it is always a lot of fun when I do.  The crowd is always diverse, colorful, and sometimes a bit crazy. You never know who you will run into around LA.  Saw an actor from an ABC TV series… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement-Part 4: Journalism

Image via Wikipedia When I was a child, journalism was ruthless.  Investigative reporting was in its prime, shining the light of day on corruption, indolence, criminal activity, under the table deal making and the like.  The government hated the media because they showed the American people in very real terms the horrible truth some powerful people wanted hidden:  the civil… Continue reading

@Verizon Customer Service Is Horrendously Wretched!

Image via CrunchBase Now, before you think I’m just in a bad mood (though @Verizon certainly has put me in one!), I think Verizon’s cell service and Fios service are completely awesome.  But their customer service is the worst of the worst.  In my opinion, the senior level executive in charge of customer service and retail should be fired immediately!… Continue reading

Tragically True

Image via CrunchBase This tragic, yet true tweet has been circulating: The Tea Party – thousands of hard-working middle-class FOX viewers fighting to make sure the rich pay less in taxes. What’s with people that watch FOX?  Rupert Murdock, whose company owns FOX, isn’t even an American, and he’s getting filthy rich (current net worth is $6.3 billion–with a “b”)… Continue reading

Extremism Begets More Extremism

This, pardon my bluntness, imbecile, Pastor Terry Jones, is nothing more than a religious extremist and an opportunist.  That the media gave him any national attention speaks to their lack of professionalism and their contribution to validating his absurd attention-seeking, sensationalist behavior.  Extreme voices that lack credibility should be marginalized not sensationalized. The for-profit based media in the country is… Continue reading

Bored at the Hotel

Normally, when I travel, I keep pretty busy.  But this past trip, when I arrived at the hotel, I did a quick digital checkin and then flipped on the TV —a rare thing. I couldn’t find anything of interest; so, I left the TV on HBO with some crazy vampire thing, TrueBlood, about to start. I had some passive knowledge… Continue reading

Phillippe Cousteau Interview with Bill Maher

I had no idea that the grandson of the renowned late Jacque Cousteau lives just a few miles up the road in Santa Monica, California. As a child I loved watching his grandfather’s expeditions. This interview is so depressing. I could cut my leg off, I could cut my arm off, I could gouge my eye out, I’d still probably… Continue reading

Lost: The TV Series

Has now come to its conclusion. The most brilliant storytelling ever on television. Ever! Epic. Heart wrenching. Complex. Ever evolving. Captivating. Brilliantly crafted. Flash backs. Flash Forwards. Flash sideways. Convergence. Ironically, I didn’t watched it on TV until the final episode. Even then, I didn’t see it live. I saw it on my iPod and my iPad as an iTunes… Continue reading

The Canon 5DmkII

I really like my Canon 5DmkII DLSR. I’ve grown a lot more comfortable with it and am continuously amazed at what it produces. Nothing astounds me more than the HD video it shoots. I’m not a person who watches TV. I’ve never watched the TV series House. But this year’s season finale of House is notable because it is the… Continue reading

My Growing Disgust Now Becomes Outrage!

The extreme, religious right-wing conservatives have won yet another significant victory in their efforts to force their world view down the throats of unsuspecting Americans. I personally don’t care what they choose to believe. But I take HUGE issue with their feverish evangelical approach to forcing everyone else in the nation live by their narrow belief system. In fact, I… Continue reading