Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thinking about the Big Love controversy. So the sacred inside of a Mormon temple will be shown on Big Love. Mormons are offended, but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) officially says, don't boycott HBO or the show, because that will create more news coverage and controversy and make things worse. So what do the church-owned radio station and TV station do? Make a HUGE deal about it on every day's local call-in show (that's you, Doug Wright) and evening newscast. They are being titillating and disrespectful just like the producers of the show (one of whom is otherwise-likable Tom Hanks). Comments?
So I just watched Jimmy Fallon's show on NBC. A lot of fun, and somewhat funny. (Loving the geography jokes.) http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/clips/the-gadsden-purchase-3909/1057109/ But then Carson Daly was actually more fun afterward. Why didn't he get the gig? Will Conan be good enough for the Tonight Show? Burning questions.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Things must not work out so well for the Dark Lord in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (Here's He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, I mean, Voldemort, pointing his wand at my rather unimpressed, if somewhat suitably nervous, son Sam.) He apparently is no longer interested in mass Muggle death and ruling the world of magic, but *is* conveniently available to guard a few boxes of Harry Potter books. But at least he survived and made it all the way to Utah! Welcome! No killing curses, please, we're Mormon!
Me and my cute 3-year-old boy, Sam. He has just finished helping me blow out my birthday candles. He loves birthdays. The birthday song. The cake with "fire" on top. The presents. If anybody needs help celebrating, he is SOOO accomodating. What a nice guy, ready to yell Happy Birthday, spit on your cake, moosh it into the carpet, and take your presents. Gotta love a toddler.
Thursday, July 29, 2004
Reading a story mentioned on Slashdot (Broadband: Lessons from South Korea: ZDNet Australia: Insight: Communications) about South Korean Internet connectedness (the best in the world so far) and how it affects everyone's everyday life. The most interesting sentence in this very insightful article to me is this one: "Corporate executives chronicle their daily lives through blogs." Since I want to be a corporate executive, this begins my first real foray into blogging. As you can see, this is actually my third post. But my soft launch begins today. Hard launch... the day before my first day of MBA school orientation. That'll be Aug. 17. Watch for it!
Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Arrgh. just lost my post to blogger acting weird. The gist: miss being radio reporter. Want to do freelance radio, need equipments, and pro equipment is too costly ($600 minimum), So interested in Archos jukebox (too expensive) and Neuros (too slow (USB 1.1) and either not enough or too much storage space, plus pricey). Now thanks to slashdot, found this article, which talks about some piddly player-only options, but also shows me this: Bantam Interactive's BA1000 which has line-in recording, 2G space and only costs $230, plus has USB 2.0! Now I just need to wait for it to come out (and some other suckers to buy it in case it's crap) and then earn the money to get it and get started myself. NPR here I come!