Tagged: YouTube

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40: from mobile to cell to i… phones

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone. While I could reflect on how the device has changed over the years since it was invented, right now I’m more caught up on the fact that I’M AS OLD AS THE MOBILE PHONE.

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video: um, what’s that number?

It’s inescapable and undeniable, this whole Call Me Maybe song thing. I avoided hearing it for the longest time, and when I finally did, I thought “This is some perfectly crafted pop, right here. Well done.” Little did I know...

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ads: Expedia Find Yours

From Expedia’s “Find Yours” campaign comes this tale of Artie Goldstein traveling across the country to attend his daughter’s wedding. You may want to have a tissue or handkerchief handy: You have to make a decision: are you gonna have...

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music: Elysium

It’s been three years since Pet Shop Boys brought us something new and the forthcoming album “Elysium” is proving to be well worth the wait.

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ads: Disney Mobile Magic

While I’m more #TeamMaleficent than #TeamGrimhilde1 this ad for the Verizon Disney Mobile Magic app gave me a smile this morning. It isn’t just the modern “Find me Snow White!” angle, but the father portraying the typical mobile device geek...

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Jacques Pépin: How to Mark a Grilled Steak

One of the many things that apartment-dwelling cooks have to live with is that we often can’t grill whenever we’d like. Some of us may have access to communal grills–as I currently do now. However, ours isn’t always well-maintained so...

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news: message from The Doctor?

I’m not normally inclined to read the Washington Times’ sports page–or any sports page, for that matter. But while riding into work on the this morning, I glanced across the aisle and noticed a fellow commuter’s newspaper. To anyone else,...

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video: Star Trek TOS overload

I frequently joke that the HDTV my spouse bought for my last birthday is too large, to which he responds that he could have gone even bigger–that last part isn’t really part of the joke, he seriously contemplated buying one...

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video: ‘Planet Earth’ narrated by kids

I love me some nature documentaries, be they heartwarming or heartbreaking and truth be told, it was catching sight of “Planet Earth” on Blu-Ray in an electronics store that really got me wanting to buy an HDTV. I’m also a...