Monthly Archives: January 2011


I love it when people suggest topics for the daily screed.  Not only is it way easier to write to a prompt, but it lets me know what sorts of things are on your minds out there.  Today’s topic was suggested by my old friend Eric, who found a treasure trove of heckler clips on YouTube.  To quote:

For great YouTube action search “Heckler” to see how comedians silence idiots. Last night Daniel Tosh told a heckler he’d pay for her funeral if she would “Pls jump”, from her balcony seat. Tons of clips of a very unusual, sadly common situation.

I agree but maybe there’s a positive in there. Continue reading

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What a week!  Meetings disrupted, things rescheduled and more snow on the way.  Fortunately, in the near term it’s Friday so we can celebrate another installment of Foodie Friday Fun.  In all candor, at this point I’d take a Monday in May right now over a weekend with snow in the forecast.

The second half of the quick-fire challenge on Top Chef last week was interesting.  Having succeeded at cutting fish to Le Bernardin‘s supremely high standards, the winners were asked to cook using the waste materials.  That, of course sparked a business thought. Continue reading

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You Like To Watch?

I’m not sure if you watched the State of the Union speech the other night.  I’m pretty sure you’ll watch the Super Bowl (even if your rooting interest is diminished due to the Jets’ demise).  But here’s the thing:  I’m not exactly sure what “watch” is any more.  What I am sure about is that the methods we used to measure how many people are watching don’t reflect how what watching occurs anymore and because of that a lot of the reporting about these events is flawed.  Here’s what I mean. Continue reading

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