What’s The Frequency, Now, Kenneth?
For a quarter of a century, Dan Rather was one of the most powerful voices in America. From behind the anchor desk at the CBS Evening News he reached millions of viewers shaping public opinion, influencing national policy and creating conversations around countless dinner tables. Back then, it took one of the largest media conglomerates […]
Fear of Missing Out
It was as if there had never been the word “air” and then one day, all anyone could talk about was this new thing called “air” that surrounds us all day every day, that’s fundamental to life itself, that we experience with literally every breath we take. In 2013, they even added it to the […]
Life Is Not A Spectator Sport. Play More. Watch Less.
I’m a little uncomfortable with the whole concept of spectator sports. Spectator sports is an oxymoron like government efficiency and well behaved children. The truth of the matter is that spectator sports is pornography. Not lock the office door, turn down he volume and clear the browser history pornography, but pornographic in the sense that […]
At Long Last Our National Nightmare Is Over
I have to admit, I’ve felt a little out of place over the last week since the whole Phil Robertson Ducky Dynasty Debacle began, but rumors on the interwebs today report that A&E has decided to let Phil return to nest and keep the golden egg warm (insert gasp and shocked expression here) at least […]
How Walter White Made $80 Million: Business Lessons From Breaking Bad
Judging by my social media feeds this morning, everyone in the free world watched the series finale of Breaking Bad last night. Along with their mothers and their parole agents. Best line: “Dear Dexter, this is how you finish off a series.” There was plenty of gore and violence; Heisenberg went out swinging. But for […]
How to Cut Down On Late Night Snacking
Your grandmother probably told you not to eat late at night because you didn’t burn off as many calories and it made you fat. Today, nutritionists disagree on whether late night eating in and of itself can cause weight gain, but recent studies at Northwestern University show that mice that ate when they should have […]
The News Ain’t The News
How much time did you spend last week watching the news out of Boston? America was glued to our screens. TV screens at home, smart phone screens everywhere else. I was having dinner with friends who were staring at their smartphones, reading tweets aloud from other people who were sitting at home staring at their […]
Honey Boo Boo is Killing You
Every hour you spend in front of a TV screen takes another 22 minutes off your life. Hell, Watching the TV is more dangerous than smoking according a recent article in the New York Times. Every cigarette you smoke only gets you out of the old age home 11 minutes faster. If you’re bound and […]