Archive for the ‘offbeat’ Category
If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Austin is a place unlike anywhere else. It’s a place where the motto ‘Keep Austin Weird’ is a way of life, even for the most straight-laced citizens. It’s a place where you can’t help but relax a little, even [...]
Two days after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday witnessed huge spikes in sales at retail and online stores. Now, if I were to ask you to name a representative of each — a popular retail store and a popular online store — the majority of you would likely list Walmart as your retail representative [...]
Americans clear across the country are under a significant amount of financial stress this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean one of the nation’s primary lenders has to abide by any particular code of ethics. With the Credit CARD Act set to go into place three months from now, it’s amazing the kind of predatory practices these banks will still employ.
Bing goes the Internet. Perhaps only slightly more awkward than Uncle Morty at a cocktail party, Bing’s tagline weirdness is only matched by its commercials.
We caught a glimpse of a new Bing commercial over at the Tribble Agency Blog by way of JWT. We’re still trying to figure out how this makes people know anything [...]
There are plenty of reasons why…print obviously has a very high fixed cost, just in terms of newsprint, presses, layout, labor, shipping and everything else you can think of. And when you read a newspaper, you’re obviously reading about something that happened 12 to 24 hours ago. Cable news? How 1980s of you. “Citizen journalists” have the edge on that. And lots of cable-TV viewers are rethinking their cable subscriptions (or even owning a TV), when all that content is available on Hulu.
We here at WhoLinksToMe.com are especially glad that LBJ was chosen as the league’s MVP this year, as he’s a cookie cutter example of what we’re looking for when it comes to assessing those who are Masters of Their Domain. Like Alton Brown, Lebron doesn’t have any weaknesses to his game. Where most superstars get talked about as having 4 or 5 tools to their game, Lebron has 9.
The inaugural installment of the “Masters of Their Domain” series could not have arrived at a better time, been contrived for a better reason or commissioned for a better price. The heart and soul of this project is an exercise in human social interaction. The goal of it is to test the distributive property of Personal Sweetness. Because we all know: when you’re lying in the trenches taking grenades, you can always steal positive inspiration from the Kingdom of the Unquestionably Awesome.
Already we know a few things about Wali-i-Musi: cool last name, oldest of 12 kids, used to frequent Bollywood movies as a child, pretty nasty wound on his hand. Is that enough to thrust Wali-i-Musi into the realm of Most Revered and Fabled Pirates of All Time? Debatable, but let’s check out the competition:
Yes! It’s been an absolutely beautiful Earth Day in Austin, Texas. Sun is shining, birds are singing, and our city’s wonderful people have been doing their part to clean up and beautify the Live Music Capital.
Austin fell under the spell of New Jersey last Sunday when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band parked their traveling party inside the Frank Erwin Center for a 3-hour fest of old fashioned rock and roll that had seven-year olds pumping their fists and mothers remembering the “Glory Days.”