I don’t even have time to think about this game as all my energy is being consumed by the Ohio State/Michigan game. ESPNEWS even has a countdown clock running in the bottom right hand corner. So does ESPN.com.
Any way, regarding the Browns/Steelers game. I know it’s a bold prediction, but the team that wins this game (which will be the Steelers) will make the playoffs. A bold statement given that all but one spot is virtually locked up in the AFC, but hey, what can I say? Remember you heard it here first.
If you’re a Buckeyes fan I’m sure you’ve heard this, but it’s an awesome poem called ‘I Want’ that the Road Man (WKNR850) has played every Friday at 5:53 p.m. during the season. It’s always followed by ‘Across the Field’ and closed with the ode to Michigan as in ‘we dont’ give a damn about the whole state of Michigan.’ Check it out if you can.
I’ve received a lot of calls and e-mails from folks who feel very strongly about the vote they cast on 11.7.06 enabling the government to introduce legislation banning smoking in public places.
I’ve listened to those people trying to make a point. And as always, I tried very hard to see some of their points. Here’s a chance for you to reciprocate my generous open-minded attitude: another chapter in the anti-smoking story, from my former Kent State PR professor Bill Sledzik: Ohio Company Shows Smokers the Door.
-Bill Gates, I mean Microsoft’s answer to the iPod
-Big development on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim: Voltron is coming
-Studio 60 sucks. But I still watch it. A quick note on this story. A few weeks back Entertainment Weekly featured Sarah Paulson on its Must List. I usuall agree with their suggestions, sometimes learning a thing or two. How they could include Paulson, who may be a good actress, escapes me. Here’s a hint to those in charge of casting. If you’re going to cast someone to play a comedic actress, make sure she’s funny. That goes for the rest of the faux ‘not-ready-for-primetime-players’.
-Did you know they’re making a Fantastic Four 2? Where the heck have I been?
-Lastly, my former PR professor, Bill Sledzik published a great article on gender equality in PR. You might be surprised by his accurate take.
Back in 2000 we created a Web site named the Tasty Bruger. It was dedicated to one thing: allowing anyone to voice an opinion on anything. The only consequence was everyone else could see what your opinion was. Hey, if you’re bold enough to say it, you should be strong enough to deal with any backlash.
Three years later we disbanded. We had jobs. New jobs. Families. New additions. We just didn’t have the time. At the same time, our country was changing. We endured more years of Bush and his Vietnam; Katrina and much much more. It was ironic to us that in this era of Blogging, we were silent. So, it is with much excitement that we have brought back The Tasty Burger.
It is now a little lighter without all the features we used to include, hence our ‘new’ monniker of just ’The Burger’. However, what does remain is the right to say what you want and our promise that we’ll deliver what they’re saying to your desktop, mobile phone, PDA, etc. Feel free to comment, write, pass along, complain, argue, yell, cheer–whatever–anytime.
Green Street Hooligans. (R, Elijah Wood) Replacing multi media reviews is this simple recurring post ‘I just saw…’. It’s a quick way to keep you posted on movies and TV shows that I think you might find interesting…or want to avoid watching.
This posting is about Green Street Hooligans. At the risk of not overhyping this film – thus reducing the impact it could have on you – I’ll keep it simple. First, a quick overview. Elijah Wood is a Harvard journalism major two months away from graduating. He gets kicked out after being falsely accused of an offense his roommate committed. Shortly after he heads to London where he meets the head of a Bristish football team’s “fan club” – and learns some valuable lessons.
Now, a review. I knew within the first three seconds I was going to dig this film. And I was right. It’s an incredible movie; well written with excellent acting. I highly recommend seeing this; it’s one of those movies you can’t believe went to DVD so soon and more people aren’t talking about. I loved it.
See it if you liked: Boiler Room, Rounders, Rodger Dodger
On our previous site we used to include stories we found interesting. We’re going to try and keep that going.
According to Wal-Mart, Happy Holidays is so five minutes ago
Speaking of Wal-Mart, the recent election could have significant impacts on the retailer
From the encouraging news department: SUV Sales Accelerate; Hybrids Languish
Will wonders never cease; M&Ms introduces introduces eight new flavors
Did you see the Spidey 3 preview? You should.
Sales guru Zig Ziglar does a podcast on his keys to selling.
The ’24′ trailer has been updated. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is your chance. Jack is back.
For ‘The Office’ fans – be sure to catch the producers cut on-line, with additional footage.
Today I’m mad as hell over the fact that the anti-smokers had their way with smokers, business owners and those who value personal rights in Ohio. I’m feeling very uneasy that the majority of voters have empowered lawmakers to introduce legislation banning smoking from public places, thereby altering the way a restaurant/bar owner runs their business. And let’s talk about that legistlation for a minute. How exactly will it be enforced? Well, I can’t tell you because they can’t tell you. It was announced that they will have a policy in place in six months (so smoke up in public places while you can) with a rumored first offense punishment of a letter reminding you smoking in public places in Ohio is illegal. But what is a public place in Ohio? How will this be determined? For example, if I’m playing golf on a public course and decide to enjoy a cigar, am I at risk for breaking the law? Am I putting myself in danger of receiving a letter? Maybe I’m misunderstanding the letter concept. Maybe it’s similar to the scarlet letter, only this one will be a black ‘S’ for smoker.
But maybe more annoying than Ohio voters taking away my rights is the fact that banning smoking is now the cool thing to do. A recent article in PRWeek (“Film Mogul Alters Script on Smoking”, Hamilton Nolan, October 30 issue) reported that Harvey Weinstein is so distraught over the deaths his second hand smoke caused over the years that he is going to start placing anti-smoking ads in the previews for DVDs that feature smoking. (Example: Pulp Fiction would have an anti-smoking ad, supposedly counteracting the ‘cool’ factor they receive thanks to Ms. Mia Wallace smoking Red Apple cigarettes.)
Does this mean that Mr. Weinstein will also place anti-violence ads, anti-gun ads, anti-drug ads and anti-drinking ads on his DVDs too? I guess these acts, portrayed in several of his studio’s films aren’t as bad as the absolute horrors of smoking. Hey, here’s a thought; maybe we could turn to the government to dictate the content of these films so we don’t have to worry about leaving this huge responsibility to careless movie producers who insist on filling our movies and minds with smoking, drinking and violence. One needs to look no further than the success we’ve seen by the goverment pulling smoking ads from TV to find merit for empowering our elected officials to determine what is harmful for us to see in our media outlets. We know one state that would get behind this movement, right Buckeye state?
What are you mad as hell about? Let us know.