Can the All-Star Game be fixed? Here are a few simple ideas to make the game competitive again.Read More
A friend of mine sent this to me today. Great video to watch in remembrance of that tragic day. This is uplifting and inspiring. I hope it moves you and causes you to think and reflect on the fragility of all we hold dear, but also the power of tradition and recreation in our spiritual journey.
Lighting 2,538 ping pong balls on fire is way more exciting than you might think.
Classic monologue from Field of Dreams recited by current MLB players.
This situation is all too real.
This is hard to stop watching. Weird idea, but I assume the dog isn't humiliated and enjoyed all the "people food".
This is the best explanation we've seen so far of why this is destroying lives all over the internet. It's not magic, it's your brain. Interesting and short.
Apropos of nothing, here's a thought about the book industry.
I was watching BookTV on the weekend (yes, there are 12 of us in the country that actually watch stuff on C-Span's third channel).
They featured a tour of the offices of Simon and Schuster, a publishing firm slightly bigger than, but very similar to, my own company, Whitecaps Media (www.whitecapsmedia.com). Okay, not really that similar and a WHOLE LOT bigger!
One of the top people there made an interesting observation: He said that ebooks and online commerce were not killing the publishing industry and bookstores. The real problem and competition, he observed, was the increased demands on our free time.
The more I ponder it, the more true I think that is.
People still enjoy reading. Almost everyone I know, regardless of education level, enjoys reading.
But they also enjoy surfing the internet, watching Netflix, binge watching TV shows via download or DVD, participating in fantasy sports leagues, playing video games, spending time on social media, etc. None of those things were a factor in our lives until relatively recently.
I heard today that twenty years ago there were over 10,000 bookstores in America. There are now only 3,000, including all of Barnes and Noble's outlets. In Houston, there are only four independent bookstores. Yes, you heard that correctly. Four. That's one per million inhabitants.
So, there's definitely a problem. But I don't think it's ebooks or Amazon that are killing the bookstores. I think Netflix, the internet, etc., are more culpable than ebooks.
I suppose it's merely a matter of time before Chic-Fil-A gets their hands on this, because it's a gold mine for them! Also, this is really bizarre and cool. How did this dude figure out this would work?
Football is one of my favorite things about America. It has been a really big part of my life, and I’m super thankful for the memories and friendships that the sport of football gave me. In my opinion, it is the greatest game ever invented and for the past decade or so the American people go crazy for it.Read More
As more people began to show up, conversations began to happen. I can honestly say (and I say this with all due respect) this was the strangest group of people I had ever been around. Inevitably, we started sharing stories.Read More
If you are even aware of the existence of sports then you know that Derek Jeter is retiring. Today is his last game......EVAR!!!!!! (That is misspelled on purpose for those of you who aren't familiar with nerdy internet speak). I'm glad! I don't dislike Derek Jeter. In fact, there isn't much to dislike about the guy. Very good player, classy dude, says all the right things, doesn't act like Kanye West. The only thing he has going against him is the plays for the Yankees, which isn't even a bad thing if you're a Yankees fan or if you are indifferent towards the Yankees. Nevermind, everyone who isn't a Yankees fan hates the Yankees, indifference isn't really an option.Read More
I think making up a fake MySpace page for the band Nickelback in order to trick your 7 year old sister into thinking that you know the lyrics to a song better than she does has got to be close to rock bottom. For whatever reason though, I had to be right. I could not take the fact that maybe somebody was smarter than I was in a given subject.Read More