Posts Tagged as: blog

November 1, 2009

Movember

This month I’m donating a banner ad (see above) to Movember – described as “an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.” Check out the site, register as a fundraiser, and spend a month growing a mustache – that is, if you have the balls.

May 11, 2009

Argh, Google

So now Google thinks I’m a malicious website and is blocking some visitors. I may be guilty of posting unfunny things and letting the site languish for weeks on end, but I’m no spammer or spyware hosting-person. Anywho, I’m taking steps to resolve this. Thanks for your support, my minions…

May 1, 2009

Cleedence

Proof positive why I should start carrying my Flip video camera around more often. I have no idea who this guy is, but Susan Boyle should be trembling in her big fat shoes. Brief cameo and camerawork by the one and only Todd Suchotliff. He’s my savior. He’s your savior.

December 15, 2008

Decisive Action Fail

November 22, 2008

Geeking out on Wine

Among the bevy of things I’ve learned while working Snooth, one that caught me off guard (even though it’s pretty much the entire point of the site) is that it IS possible to know a lot about wine and not be a dick about it. I guess for a number of historical reasons, being “into” wine is seen as a pretty snooty endeavor, but the more I think about it and the more I learn, you can geek out about wine as much as you can geek out about anything.

Gregory Dal Piaz – a fellow Snoother, a Master of the Domaine (wait, that’s actually pretty funny), and a genuine nice guy – first got me thinking about this when he referred to his peers as fellow “wine geeks” rather than what I was expecting him to say – “wine snobs.” (True, while a snob would probably never admit to being one, it takes a true geek to refer to him/herself as a geek – it’s a basic tenant of Geek Pride.) So when Greg dropped that g-bomb, everything just became a lot clearer for me.

As with any topic, hobby, sports team, or other endeavor that inspires geeking, wine offers all the back-story, trivia, subtle distinctions, and of course – enjoyment – that makes it hold up as a pretty enjoyable thing to geek out about. Plus it can get you shitfaced. (Let’s see you try THAT, stamp collecting.)

So anyway, all this is what’s swirling around in my head as I read Greg’s latest blog post on the Snooth Blog, covering a blind tasting of Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving. There’s a lot of no-nonsense, entertaining, and enlightening discussion about these wines (as well as a few well-placed curse words), and it’s all especially entertaining because nobody knows what they’re actually drinking until after all the reviews are done. Hence, none of the snottiness and all of the geekiness. It’s a lot of fun to read. (The photos are pretty good too. I’m just sayin…)

November 20, 2008

Uptime

Geeky but fun question – how long has it been since you’ve restarted your computer? (If you’re a Mac user, the best way to find out is to open up the “Terminal” program inside your Applications > Utilities folder and type “uptime” without the quotes, then press return. Shazam.)

To the comments!

November 14, 2008

Marker Comp Blog

Ever wonder how creative professionals at a big ad agency goof off during brainstorming sessions? Check out markercomp.blogspot.com to see more. Full disclosure: this kicks ass.

November 5, 2008

Obama Logo

Some very encouraging news coming from America these days. There’s not much particularly insightful information I can shed on the situation except to mention that from a branding perspective, it’s finally time to ditch the Obama “O” logo as fast as possible. It was a great symbol of change and it’s served him well, but to McCain supporters (who make up slightly less than half of our country) I’m sure it remains a strong symbol of their opponent. It’s time to switch back to the good ‘ol American flag – one of the most powerful brands in the world – and move forward as one country with one brand.

October 30, 2008

Palin Failin

Palin Failin:

October 16, 2008

John McCain’s Debate Notepad

Exclusive photo of John McCain’s notepad from last night’s debate: