Sunday, April 29, 2007
The Birds Of Paradise: Part 2
Technorati: Birds, photography.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thus, it comes as no surprise that Barry Bonds continues to hit homeruns in a Major League Baseball uniform. What does surprise is today's news that a steroid supplier has made a plea bargain and is cooperating with the government's investigation of steroids abuse in baseball. (Here.)
Bonds, with 741 homeruns, is only 15 shy of becoming the all-time homerun leader in Major League Baseball. When he does he will pass a man with all the class in the world, Henry Aaron. Baseball will be the poorer for it. America will be too because the greatest hitter in America's defining sport will be a person whom most people consider to be a cheater. So much for cheaters never prospering.
Where is Kennesaw Mountain Landis when we need him? (Here.) What's good enough for Shoeless Joe Jackson and Pete Rose is good enough for Barry Bonds.
Technorati: Baseball, Steroids.
I predict the movie will bomb because its target audience will find the movie a too harsh look into the mirror. The movie's subject matter touches on a prevalent societal trend in America today. Namely, the turning of pets into children, especially by single women. There's even a neologism for the pet/child: "furkid." You can decide for yourself why one particular demographic leads this trend.
A revealing look can be seen in A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary. (Here.) Available from Netflix, this short film is painful to watch as the clueless filmmaker takes us along on her quest to find a man who will accept her and her dog. The most significant line flies right by her when a therapist asks, "When did you start thinking of your dog as a child?"
Technorati: Pets, Movies.
Friday, April 27, 2007
The Birds of Paradise: Part 1
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
"It's PR, baby! PR!"
How does Zero-G do it? Here's a hint. In an 18-paragraph story, company CEO Peter Diamandis is either mentioned or quoted in 8. Stephen Hawking is mentioned once. That's it. The rest reads like it comes right out of a company brochure. Diamandis is a PR dynamo. And that's a good thing. NASA could do with a bit of his wizardry.
Saffie: I'm sorry, mum, but I've never seen what it is that you actually do.From Absolutely Fabulous. (Here.)
Saffie: Yes, but...
Eddie: PR. I PR things. People. Places. Concepts...
Eddie: Lulu... I make the fabulous... I make the crap into credible. I make the dull into...
Technorati: space, NASA.
Labels: Space Captains Of Industry