One Roasted Chile Toreado from Tia Cori’s in Daytona Beach
One Roasted Chile Toreado from Tia Cori’s in Daytona Beach
Human Centipede 3 is gonna be low budget. #humancentipede #cats
This week is the 90th Birthday of “Happy Birthday” The Song. Since Warner Music is a bunch of uppity dicks about their copyright on it, I am celebrating by sharing the greatest alternative to “Happy Birthday ever!
A set of algorithms which take data and turn it into words began as an experimental lab, but now appear on Forbes.com
What’s shocking to me is how much quicker and sooner the Terrestrial Radio Industry collapsed in upon itself due to deregulation of ownership laws and the subsequent corporate cannibalizing of smaller, locally run stations, regurgitated as centralized nationwide broadcasts or simply turned into iStations that have no clear format other than “Money Making Music”.
Newspapers will likely follow the same suit as Radio. Podcasting has taken over the Internet, so if you want to find someone prattling on for 30 Minutes about Hand Knit Angora Sweaters you can go to Soundcloud, Podbean, Podcast.com, etc. Once you have listened you can then follow their blog (or Tumblr, whatever) and keep up on all the latest news about your subject. Tumblr and Twitter have become my go to sites for news and journalism anymore because of the ability to personalize the experience.
Consider it the ultimate in Karma for Yellow Journalism and the 24/7 News Cycle that treats a Justin Bieber story with the same time and journalistic “integrity” of a reported school shooting or political scandal.The people are taking back the power to not only report what they feel is important but have multiple personalized outlets to find stories tailored to their interests on their schedule.
Fuck Yeah Sin City
When someone creates a new product of service we have a general idea of how to make best use of it. You don’t go to McDonalds and ask for a foot massage. When you buy a bottle of Glue you don’t wonder if it would make a good coffee creamer.
Sometimes people create a new product and it transcends it’s original use, becoming unintentionally cross marketed. Vinegar is used to clean your coffee maker, cat litter gets your car off an ice patch, baking soda as a handy method of cutting your cocaine. Then we have products that, like TV Shows, jump the shark and people forget why they were manufactured in the first place.
Energy Drinks are probably my generation’s Elvis Presley. You can remember where you were the first time you heard about them or had one. I was a DJ at SUNY Fredonia and was just hanging around the Radio Station between classes when the show that was on the air was taste testing this new thing called Red Bull. It was described as possessing the taste of “Liquid Sweetarts”, which is surprisingly accurate.
Naturally, college was a great proving ground for such a product and now we have the time before Red Bull (Coffee and Mountain Dew) and the Taurine soaked brain cells of American youth that has fueled all-nighters since.
Space Jumped Bitches!
Yes, for as long as man has craved their Alcohol with a Fizz we have added Soda or Soda Pop or Fruit Juice or a splash of Water. Now, you can get your drank on and not have the humiliation of falling asleep because of the natural effects of alcohol.
You can now also purchase Red Bull as a drink at the Steak and Shake Hamburger franchise to combat the natural effects of one of these…
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The original intent of energy drinks was for college kids to pull an all nighter and still be awake for the exam the next day. Now the previously mentioned booze buzz has become the primary need for a can of 93 Octane.
Worse yet, you can see that despite the warnings on the label, more kids under 18 are drinking these things and there are entire cooler cases at convenience stores and gas stations devoted to Energy Drinks. I’m not going to argue for a law against kids drinking them but there is a correlation between the surge in Red Bull sales and the somewhat Anti-Semitic story of Bieber Fever.
2. Work Boots
Work Boots, long the staple of the American Blue Collar set. Red Wing was one of the first Work Boot Manufacturers in America, providing your ancestors footwear in a time before things like Unions, Safety Regulations, OSHA and Child Labor Laws.
On the plus side, less material for the boots
As we moved to into an industrial age the need for a good sturdy boot increased. In the 80’s, less work was industry based and there were more sales and office jobs that likely lowered the demand (as well as the price) for work boots. A good pair of Work Boots can take a beating and provide foot comfort and who else might need foot comfort at an affordable price? If you lived in the inner city area and Jordan’s were too expensive and not durable enough then a pair of Timberlands might be what Dr. Scholls ordered.
Once Hip-Hop Culture exploded in the 1990’s, everything that rappers of that time wore became runway couture.
From Work to “Workin’ It”
Now work boots are no longer work boots, they’re just boots. They are so watered down and mass manufactured you could look for hours upon hours and what seems like forever and a day reasearching what ones you should buy.
Sadly, Work Boots are not the last item on this list to go from having a purpose to becoming Suburbanized.
France’s adorable vengeance for WWII
Even after the vehicle became demilitarized it had a real purpose in more wooded and less paved area’s of the country. You could have room for all your hunting buddies, gear and a case of Budweiser in an SUV. So when did it all go wrong?
See the red line up to 1990’s? It was the fat and happy time when gas and cars were cheap enough that most families could buy any kind they desired and Gas Mileage be damned! Computers weren’t the insta-porn tube’s we have come to know so we still spent our time on outdoor activities and what better way for Soccer Mom’s and Little League Dad’s to tote the team than a vehicle built for Ten.
You also, once again had Hip-Hop Culture to thank for the rise in unnecessary SUV sales. They became a status symbol once the “Mo Money, Mo Problems” era of Rap took over. You couldn’t be a baller, a shot caller in no Sedan.
At least not until “Pimp My Ride” came along
4. Pajama Pants
Apparently everyone who wants to be overdressed for Wal Mart
I have been working in retail for over 15 Years now. I can say without hesitation that more people have less shame at this point in fashion history than ever. It’s not even that I only see it when I work a late night shift. It’s all times of the day. Roll out of bed but can’t be bothered to change, you are now covered.
It’s gotten to the point we have created an entire clothing line dedicated to people who, the mere thought of removing their bed clothes and putting on even Jogging Pants, is too much of a hassle. I realize that the nationwide legalization of pot is inevitable but it seems some people have had the fashion sense of a stoner for about a decade now.
Because I got high, because I got high, because I got hiiiiigh
- yeah! According to new statistics, the state of Colorado is likely to make major bank from the sale of marijuana. Based on the first budget report on the issue, the state will likely make $184 million in tax revenue from pot alone over the next 18 months, and the industry itself is projected…
They Live (1988) Quotes on IMDb: Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, TV series and more…
Just read these and tell me how many of them apply today, at this moment with the fight between people who want to keep the status quo and the people who think things like the ACA, raising minimum wage and obliteration of Citizens United are important to getting out of the economic recession.
The paper, published last week in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, surveyed a group of several hundred on their Internet behaviors and personal traits. It found that trolling correlated with higher rates of sadism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism, a certain lack of scruples when it comes to deceiving or manipulating other people.
“… it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists,” the paper rules.
Everything you ever wanted to know about trolls, but were afraid to ask.
Last week’s debate on evolution vs. creation attracted millions of viewers. Commentator Tania Lombrozo takes on Ken Ham’s assumptions about science and belief.