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Ok, this is interesting... Electric Harps?  who knew.
The Doctor Who theme 
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Good advice for our young people
 
Had lunch with +Brad Moore at Jimmy John's on our way to do a location scout for a shoot..."

...and this sign is above our table on the wall and it just cracked me up (it's only funny because it's so true!). Here's what is says:

* Food for Thought

Here's some awesome advice once offered to high school students by the founder of a ridiculously successful software company.

Rule 1:* Life is not fair—get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

* Rule 3:* You will not make $50,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

*Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault. So don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forests from the parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as many times as you need to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to anything in the real world.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Please don't mentally add "Like Brad" to the end of that sentence. Have a great weekend everybody and don't forget: _ "I want you outta this house if you don't CUT THAT HAIR!!!"_ LOL! Cheers everybody!

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Great sense of humor
 
Disney has quite a sense of humor for the announcement of Disney purchasing Lucasfilms. I've watched this video a few times already. I love when companies big or small do creative things to announce news. Press releases are so boring!
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Help me decide - should I clean my expense wireless keyboard or buy a new one?
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kinda puts the whole home schooling movement in perspective. When groups like this are attempting to distort history by "white"-washing it - I shudder to think about the long-term affects.

I want my kids to know our history - the good, the bad and the ugly. We are a complicated people, an experiment in practice, a work in progress. We have ugly parts to our past. Ignoring it doesn't make it go away and doesn't teach our future leaders on where we've come from and who we are.

Let's hope the TN board of education doesn't give into this fringe group, like the TX board did
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Danger. Danger.  Technology is scary.  

Don't recall "crap" being one of the seven dirty words (with numerous variants)

Good for Jeff Jarvis for calling this non-story for what it is.
 
Technopanic

The phone rang last night as I was eating a late dinner. A BBC TV World News producer wanted me to be on a segment about Facebook being hacked. I spent time trying to talk her out of this nonstory. Some employee laptops fell victim to malware. It was fixed. No user data was compromised. But couldn't people's posts be made public? she protested. Well, I said, everything put on Facebook is intended to be shared with someone. This isn't like a bank being hacked. Where's the damage? Where's the story? You are engaging in a technopanic, I complained. Media does this too often, jumping on the latest problem to warn of the danger of this technology rather than doing enough stories on the wonders and opportunities of this new technology. Y'know what, I concluded, I don't want to be part of the segment. Oh, but wait, she said. She talked to her producers and called back to say they wanted me to say this. I'm going to say this is a nonstory and bad news judgment, I told her. It's bullshit, I said, adding that I wouldn't use that word. It's BS. Yes, come on and say that, she said. 

Well, I did. But any hope I had that this would become a sensible segment about why there is no cause for panic was soon dashed. It was the same story they came into this wanting: Hackers! Privacy! Danger! Danger! I told the anchor this was a nonstory. I said the BBC was engaging in technopanic trying to stir up needless fear the world around. I said it was irresponsible. I said it was "crap." Then -- and this is what got me -- Auntie scolded me for my language. "Crap?" Really? I had refrained from using the appropriate word: Bullshit. They cut me off. I took to Twitter to tell Auntie to kiss my ass. 

I'll not say this was my proudest moment in TV history. I was disappointed to be part of another moment in TV technopanic. I was angry that they'd diverted their exercise in poor news judgment into a scolding over the word "crap." 

I should have gone with my first instinct: Leave me out of this. I should have known better than to think that I could convince a TV operation that a story already in the rundown was a nonstory. I should have watched TV rather than being on it. 

I didn't know what the reaction would be today and looked with trepidation. By far most has been positive.
* Here's CNET: http://bit.ly/12Q7t3f 
* Here's Mediaite: http://bit.ly/12Ua6pc
* Even someone who usually wants to torment me agreed: http://twitter.com/Nero/status/302850513366552577
* Tough journalists on the topic of privacy joined: http://twitter.com/kashhill/status/302865362939170816
Others didn't agree. Some continued to scold for my Twitter language. So be it. I point them to my defense of bullshit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2006/apr/03/indefenseofbullshit

Judge for yourself. But please also judge the BBC's news judgment. That's what got hacked here. 
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creative and entertaining
 
The first airline safety video I've wanted to watch to the end...
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I defended against a #zergrush on Google Search.
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Very cool. The lens flare shows the partial eclipse
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Did you watch the HBO movie 'Game Change'? If so, I'd like to know your opinion. Was it a hack job of Palin or a generally accurate portrayal? Vote here.
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