One of the things I really like about www.anythingbutipod.com is that they are always continuing to address, and be responsive to, what their readers are wanting to know. Obviously not every article or post will satisfy everyone, but they offer a very welcoming experience to those who like me, knew very little about MP3 players not that long ago. Yet they also offer much … Continue reading the story "ABI’s Guide to MP3 Players"
Monthly Archives for January, 2010
Feel like a good laugh? In the mood for humour that’s rooted in family observations, musical and politcal references, and an overall silliness of sparring brothers? Still touring and performing live after more than 50 years, the Smothers Brothers are an amazing comedy duo. They often blend their musical talents (vocal, guitar, and bass) with quick and crazy commentary … Continue reading the story "Taste of the Smothers Brothers"
One of the big tech news stories this week has been the release of the long anticipated Apple iPad. At times, all the jokes and puns due to the ‘pad’ part of its name have overshadowed talk about its design and features. Who would have thought feminine hygiene products would find their way into computers? I don’t know what it says about me that I … Continue reading the story "Apple’s Double Entendre"
In the wonderful world of the internet, jokes and videos get passed around so much that we can become almost oblivious to forwards, passing over them almost without a thought. There’s always the chance with that tactic however, that we may miss something we might enjoy. Also a possibility in the land of forwards, is that they get passed … Continue reading the story "Clapping Hands Make Rain"
I saw a commercial today that actually made an interesting point. It spoke of the much greater frequency of the question, “What’s for dinner?” rather than, “What’s in dinner?” Change one simple little preposition and the entire meaning changes. While advertising a product I would still not consider all that healthy, it brought up a good reminder. Clichés like “we are what we eat” abound, but … Continue reading the story "What’s In Dinner?"
...Oh my. Yet again, we can learn so much from our fellow animals. Three animals from three different continents have become their own little family, the best of friends. When they were only about 2 months old, Leo the lion, Shere Khan the tiger, and Baloo the bear, were all rescued during a drug bust in Atlanta, Georgia. This trio … Continue reading the story "Lion, Tiger, and Bear…"
While we now have access to an almost unimaginable wealth of information via the internet, one unavoidable consequence is determining the accuracy of that information. Anyone, and his brother or sister, including me, can proffer information on any number of subjects. The challenge is to weed out the accurate from the inaccurate on the web. So we verify with other sources, share ideas with others, use … Continue reading the story "Weeding the Internet"
There is perhaps nothing more subjective than art in its many forms. Two people can look or listen to the same thing, and see or hear a completely different thing. Thankfully, we each get to have our own artistic favourites. One that I have held dear since I first heard it a few years ago, is Opera Australia’s 1993 production of La Boheme, directed by Baz … Continue reading the story "Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme"
If you've been here in the last couple of days you've likely noticed a lot of different blog format changes, not to mention times when the blog wasn't even accessible. The feature and design changes I originally spoke of sort of took on a life of their own. One planned idea led to a dozen others, and those in turn led me down other idea paths. … Continue reading the story "Blog Growing Pains"