Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Godspeed, Sam Champion


I had heard the term "bromance" before I had any idea what it would come to mean in my life. I understood it referred to two guys who, for whatever reason, absolutely clicked with one another to become inseparable friends. Last fall, I stumbled upon the bromance that unrepentantly captured my heart.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Facebook: You're Doing it Wrong

This entry isn't directed at the social network empire. Such a post, while tremendously valid, would be exceedingly long and take days to compose. No, this entry is meant for us Facebook users. A few ways we may be doing it wrong when posting to Facebook:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where Were You?

Photo (c) Thomas E. Franklin - The Record

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was driving to a doctor's appointment.  I turned on the radio to hear the DJs talking about "the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history."  Assuming they were rehashing Oklahoma City, I switched to a music CD.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness: Great, or Hate?

Star Trek Into Darkness arrives on Blu-Ray combo today.  Reaction to the film was mixed, and largely depended upon whether viewed by general audiences or Trek devotees.  Accordingly, I have judged the film from both perspectives.

Image (c) Star Trek

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Google's Mother's Day Doodle

Google Doodles
Image (c) Google

For Mother's Day, Google has unleashed a new, interactive doodle to greet its search engine users. This continues a tradition begun with the simple Burning Man stick figure in 1998, created as tongue-in-cheek method to alert users the company founders would be out of the office to attend the festival. Since its inception, the doodle has grown progressively more complex, to the delight of Google users.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Why ESPN's "Apology" is Anything But, While CBS Won't Even Pretend to Apologize

Photo (c) ESPN

After the outcry that quickly erupted following ESPN reporter Chris Broussard's intolerant comments on newly-out NBA player Jason Collins, the network offered this pseudo-apology:

"We regret that a respectful discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction from today’s news. ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins’ announcement."