Chief Technology Officer & Photographer | Irvine, CA

Cam Newton better watch out.

This is a great video from the NFL Play60 campaign. Kid heckles Cam Newton right to his face…saying that he’s going to replace him and become Cam Newton Mom’s favorite player.

I don’t care who you are, this is hilarious. “Make you the backup, and become your Mom’s favorite player?” hahaha

You’re killing me Starbucks!

To start this off, I just want to say that I’m more of a “casual” customer to Starbucks. I don’t really go there for anything other than to pick up items that Tammi might want once in a while…in my opinion, their coffee sucks…bad.

So, I’ve gone to probably 5-6 different Starbucks over the past few months, with one product in mind – the Chicken Sausage Wrap. Apparently this is a VERY popular product, because every time, I SHIT YOU NOT, every damn time I go to Starbucks and order it, they are out of it.

It doesn’t matter what time of the day I go, or the store I go to, they always seem to be out of it, and it’s not just one location that is out of it, I’ve gone to 3-4 different locations here in Phoenix & Chandler, and even one in Long Beach, CA – neither of them had it.

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When will Local News die already?

At what point will the local news stations in Phoenix (and around the world) finally die off? I mean come on, how much longer do we have to suffer hearing Rick D’Amico rattle off some perverted comment or lame ass attempt at a joke to a co-host or guest. You should hear the what he says OFF the air…it’s no wonder he hasn’t had any scandal’s creep out of the closet.

Did anyone catch the “12 News 12 Seconds of Fame” spot on Super Sunday? Are you KIDDING ME?! I swore Ron Burgandy was going to come jumping out of my TV reporting about a squirrel water skiing.

I’d much rather watch Tyler Hurst spout off on a touchy local subject through a 5 minute video recorded from an iPhone than having to watch Lin Sue Cooney and Mark Curtis spout off some bullshit they are reading off teleprompters while trying to sound engaging and emotionally connected to whatever they are “reporting” on. No, I don’t just want to hear about the crimes in the Avenue’s and dirty dining reports – I can catch all of that on the web before you even report about it – hell, all I have to do is follow Chuck Reynolds on Facebook or Twitter, and I’m pretty well informed. He’s not the only one either…there are tons of aggregators across the world like him that like to spread the news.

Call me selfish, but I want news that’s relevant to ME. I like what Facebook is doing now – they are figuring out what to show me, because based on my usage history, they can tell what I like, what I don’t, and deliver an engaging and RELEVANT stream of content to me. More companies, like News companies, need to get on board. Just because you stand in front of a window looking out to a dead downtown Phoenix (good job copying the Today show) while holding your iPad doesn’t make you more in tune with me.

Irrelevant local news at 5, 6, & 10 is just not going to cut it in 2012. How much longer can it really go on for? My mother, at the young age of 61, gets the majority of her relevant content delivered to her via Facebook, GMail, her iPhone, and her iPad, and you’re going to tell me that the 18-49 year old market isn’t doing the same? Print media has taken a HUGE hit over the last decade because they failed to jump on board, when will local news suffer the same fate?

Or are they just hiding it really well?

Halloween 2011

I’m usually not a big fan of Halloween – I just haven’t really gotten in to it over the years, however, a last minute run for face paint for Dom prompted a purchase of my costume this year, and I had some fun with it. There was a Jason mask and machete for $9.99 so I picked it up. It was pretty funny hiding in the darkness and jumping out to scare the absolute shit out of kids, however, there were some kids that were absolutely not phased at all – one kid even laughed! Little bastards…I’ll have something better planned out for next year!!

We also had some fun at Bulbstorm earlier in the day – props to Michael, Dustin, and Casey for their interesting costumes!

Keeping Fresh to Death!

Like DJ Pauly D says – “you gotta stay fresh to death!”. Gave the site a bit of an overhaul this weekend. I still need to go through and update my titles/etc on the category pages, but at least I got the structure complete and all the data updated (featured pics/etc).

I think the $19.95 I spent for ElegantThemes.com was one of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time. I’ve used a handful of their themes already, and I’ve got a few more that I’ve got my eye on, but you know how it is…never enough time to finish all the endless projects I’ve got in my head.

Let me know what you think (especially if you like it), and if you don’t, you can suck a fat one! :-)

Peace!