Crowdsourcing: the next generation of business

putting our heads togetherUsed to be that the information and data gathered by the media was filtered, edited, weighed for entertainment/newsworthiness and then disseminated to the masses. The advent of the internet has started to change that whole process. Newspapers, print media, radio, television, and all of the old school media has had to compete with the new bully on the block aka the world wide web. Continue reading

Transformers not transfixing

If you go to see anything other than a summer action flick in this one, you will be sorely dissapointed. The acting was okay, script was horrid (almost as bad as the writing for this review), directing was…intense?, cgi was as expected (nothing ground breaking). I am sure that this movie would have been the bomb if I was 14 years old and there is nothing wrong with that. I thought the plot lines were silly, there were so many holes in the story that it resembled swiss cheese, and the battle between optimus prime and megatron was a big letdown. Megatron only showed up in the last 30 minutes of the movie which was a shame. He was always my favorite transformer. His character for the movie, of course, was dumbed down to evil villain who sought nothing but the destruction of everything and could not shut up about how evil he was. And how did he learn english? Optimus said that the autobots had learned english by studying the internet. However, Megatron landed on Earth at the latest in 1930 according to the movie yet when he was unfrozen he spoke perfect villainese in english. Good movie if you like to watch car chases and explosions. 2.5 hours of that is too much though and I seriously gave thoughts to walking out of the movie theatre and I would have if I would have had anything else on the planet to do at the time. Saw two trailers that were pretty cool, though. One was Will Smith’s new movie I Am Legend and the other was J.J. Abrams movie codenamed Cloverfield.

Michael Franzese the born again mobster

Michael FranzeseMike Franzese was, at one time, considered the youngest and most wealthiest mobster by Fortune Magazine. He was ranked #18 in the magazineunder “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses”. He ran everything from gasoline schemes to movie production. Very well rounded mobster. He was sent to prison in the 80s but never turned on his fellow criminals. Well rounded and honorable.

During the making of his last movie, he met a dancer from L.A., 19 year old Camille Garcia, who was a christian and later became his wife. Soon after, Micheal Franzese gave up his life of crime and also became born again. This, of course, did not stop him from making a boat load of money. He started doing speaking engagements, writing books, and appearing on network television as a talking head. He wrote in his books all about his life of crime of which he nowis making millions off of. I guess that sometimes crime does pay.

Keith and the girl

And, no, this is not about me. This is about Keith Malley who DID own the domain until Twentieth Century Fox whined to the World Intellectual Property Organization. Keith Malley owned the domain and had redirected the site to his other website

This is world wide capitalism at its best. What do you think the chances are that the WIPO would rule in my favor to have given to me?

Weigh Down diet

The word diet comes from the latin diaeta which means a way of living. Unfortunately, most diets focus only on eating, giving quick but temporary results associated with weight loss. A true diet should encompass a regiment that is all encompassing, realistic, and pleasurable. No one is going to stick to a routine that they find unenjoyable.

The Weigh Down diet takes it to a whole new level. Not only does it encompass the physical and emotional, but the spiritual as well. Therein lies the problem. The diet is strictly tied into the Remnant Fellowship Church founded by Gwen Shamblin. The diet is basically a witness to the Christian faith. According to the Weigh Down diet, being overweight is a sin. Sounds more fun than you can point a stick at. Imagine feeling damned, not just by society and peers for being overwieght, but that God Himself is seriously thinking about putting you in the “special” hell for fat people.

Gwen ShamblinMaggie and Andy SorrelsMaggie and Andy Sorrels after

Beyonce falls

If a diva falls alone in her home does it make the news? How about if she falls in front of 20,000 people? Today’s top headlines are filled with Beyonce Knowles’ fall during a performance in Florida. Speculation is arising whether the superstar is going to change her name from Beyonce to Bouncie and join the World Wrestling Federation. The girl has got some talent as well as resiliancy. I think it would make a perfect match.

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