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Justin, why the &%$# have you got Canadian bacon on yer 'ead?!?. When I logged into EBay this morning I wasn't prepared for what awaited me: A painting of Justin Bieber with a pile of $#@%&*^ bacon on his head! And a giant smokestack in the distance behind him. All very disturbing, I'm sure you'll agree. Best get yer bids in now though, 'cuz there's only ten of these babies available, and like the Disney Joy Division controversy earlier this year, they'll soon be snapped up. And the saddest pa... [Read more]
The 7 Coolest Boozing Setups from Film and TV The glamor and glitz of TV and film ain't what it used to be. We'll never return to those heady days of leaded gasoline, sharing an in-flight cigarette with Boeing 707 "air hostesses", cufflinks and cool boozing. Well, maybe not the cufflinks and the in-flight cigarettes, but booze is stylish, despite the current message to the contrary from our Puritan Overlords. But they used to do booze a lot better than they do today. Ahh, when men were men. No... [Read more]
Restaurants The staunch detectives and champions of hard-nosed investigative reporting over at Good Morning America took an undercover look at the seedy underbelly of the petri dish industry we like to call restaurants, and you’re not going to like what they found. In a segment that highlighted tabletop items that were “Germier Than a Toilet Seat,” their secret researcher visited restaurants in New York, Arizona and Ohio and swabbed the common tabletop items that most of us take for granted. G... [Read more]

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Social Media is Bull****!!!

June 18, 2012
Later this year - September to be exact - there will be a book published about social media. This one won't be like the rest, though. Its title, "Social Media is Bullsh*t", pretty much says it all. As you might imagine, author BJ Mendelson isn't interested in being one of the ever-growing in-crowd of marketers and SEOs who bombard us daily with "data" on how social media is changing our lives. Nor will you find him guest posting on the myriad optimistic tech blogs who seem to have some invisible... [Read more]

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Are You a Guru, a Sherpa, or a Ninja? Just a few years ago that question would have made no sense, or seemed abstract and a little crazy at best. Nowadays, thanks to all the "rock star geeks"* and "Brogrammers"** out there, if you're involved in things Webby you have to be one or the other. Or the other. Especially if you're in the SEO or social networking biz. Every social network has been relentlessly scrutinized for evidence of some kind of ROI, and every half-baked "expert" has crawled from ... [Read more]
Throughout history there has been an unspoken war taking place in peoples' heads. Every human brain is divided into two hemispheres; left and right, with each hemisphere possessing its own characteristic qualities. It is generally believed that a person is either left or right brained. For generations there has been an uneasy relationship between these two personality types, and a distinctly asymmetric set of "symptoms" associated with each. Left Brain: The left brain tends to be concerned wi... [Read more]

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 is Yom Ha'atzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day. I visited Israel three times between the mid-80s and early 90s and have many fond memories of places like Mitzpe Ramon, the Negev, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Israel has changed a lot since then but it still mesmerizes visitors and natives alike with an array of cultural, religious and geological wonders. Since its formation in 1948, the Jewish state has made many contributions to human progress. Here are 18 awesome reasons... [Read more]

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OK, I'm not gonna lie to you. Actually, I am, but not about that. About what, you may well ask. Errr, can't remember. Jesus, I'm feelin' wasted today. It's tough at the top, kids, remember that. We of the In-Crowd get to see things you little people don't, know what ah mean? This week, for example, I had the pleasure of viewing a full-blown Coachella Festival pass package thingy, 'cos it starts TODAY - Friday the Thirteenth! It was pretty sweet (this isn't the lie, by the way), kinda like an ove... [Read more]

Top Concert Buzzkills

April 7, 2012
You’re at a concert crammed between a sweaty dude in cutoffs whose ripe armpits just happen to perfectly line up with the flares of your nostrils, a couple who are basically using your back as a bed and a group of kids sporting some seriously dilated pupils trying to talk, or rather screech, their friend down from a really bad trip. You’ve been standing for hours, your shins screaming and your toes wiggling, desperately gripping on to the last few oxygenated blood cells hanging on ... [Read more]

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Maybe you're thinking of buying Mexico vs. Brazil tickets for the international friendly at Cowboys Stadium, well here's what to expect when you hit the Arlington wonder. When the New Cowboys Stadium was being constructed it was hard to believe the scale of the largest domed structure on the planet. Its labyrinthine executive suites, night-clubs, art galleries and colossal video screen have all been lauded since the turnstiles opened in 2009, but Cowboy Stadium has many features you might not kn... [Read more]