Thursday, March 06, 2008

Forbes Names the Second-Richest Man in the World

Meanwhile, I name him the Billionaire with the Best D.J. Name:

Carlos Slim

Project Runway

The Project Runway finale was so emotional, you could tell that Victoria Beckham regretted having a paralyzed, expressionless face.  (Or perhaps she left her emotion chip at home.)

Meanwhile, I've said it before, I'll say it again: I wish Tim Gunn were my life coach.

The many moods of Dead Spice

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Live Sheryl Crow Concert on MSN

Good news for fans of good music, as well as fans of beautiful women.  MSN’s Control Room will broadcast a complete Sheryl Crow concert this Thursday, the 6th. The show starts at 11am PT/ 2pm ET and 8 pm local in all international territories.

Razer THX Desktop Speakers. Very Cool.

If the $400 list for these speakers is out of your price range, I can suggest a less high-end set.  I got the Logitech Z-10 speakers for my mom, and when I saw them I actually got very jealous.  No surround, no subwoofer... but one of the speakers has multimedia controls and a readout showing the song and artist.  Also very cool, and only $149 list.

Small Jet Crashes in Oklahoma City; Plane Took Off from Wiley Post Airport

In no way do I mean to diminish the tragedy of this accident or the loss of those who perished.


Given what happened to Wiley Post, you could not pay me enough money to fly out of an airport named after him.  He was a genuine hero, but still...  I mean, come on...

Is there a Lynyrd Skynyrd Airport, too?  How about a Big Bopper Airport? Think, people!

The Loser Election

Democracy in action: 

Cast your vote for which of these three commercials features a more pathetic group of obnoxious losers.

This Spoof of the Hillary Clinton Ad is So Much More Inspiring than the Preposterous Original

(By the way, whenever I see the original ad, all I can think is, "The call is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!")

Monday, March 03, 2008

Geting Video Into Your Computer or Ipod Could Not Possibly Be Easier Than This

I love when I can recommend a gadget to you that is incredibly easy to use and performs an incredibly useful task. Tech shouldn't be intimidating or complicated. It should get the job done, quick and easy. Which brings me to the Pinnacle Video Transfer.

The Pinnacle Video Transfer is an amazing product. It lets you transfer video without a computer.  Most important, it works.  Now you can save your home videos, your TiVo recordings, your gaming sessions -- any video -- onto, say, an iPod, and it's literally this easy:

1. You plug your video source in one end.

2. You plug your USB hard drive, thumb drive, or portable video player -- including a PSP or an iPod -- into the other.

3. Start the video and press the big REC button.

Your video is captured in H.264 MPEG-4 in real time. Once it's on your player you're good to go. Or, if you've put it on a drive, you can drag it into your computer for editing, burning, or whatever you wish. You can select from three quality level settings if you want by pressing the big MODE button.

When I recently had to put some old Sony Micro videos on my not-Sony-friendly Mac, this was a real lifesaver. Anyone who doesn't want to mess with codecs or complicated software should get one of these.

Rum-Glazed Mojito Chicken with Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

I haven't made this yet, but it sure sounds good. You can get the recipe at

I Present This Great Ad as an Endorsement of Jack Nicholson, Not of Hillary Clinton

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Netflix Synopsis of the Week

TORMENT (2008)

After a prolonged stay in a mental hospital, Laura Wiggington (Suzi Lorraine) follows her husband, Ray (Tom Stedham), to a remote cottage by the river for an intensive recovery session. But a sinister clown named Dissecto (Lucien Eisenach) has other plans...