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VAR – Soccer’s New Normal

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the recession that followed the concept of a “New Normal” was born. Basically, the change was so foundational what once would have been considered a temporary shift, was now in fact, the norm. With the global* introduction of  the Video Assistant Referee system, or “VAR”, soccer is finding its […]

I voted, just not for President

I voted Tuesday, just not for POTUS. I’ve been openly mentioning this concept for the last couple of months, mostly because I’ve been trying to convince myself I was doing the right thing.  I was hoping an argument against, one I found to be reasonable and thoughtful enough to change my mind, would surface – but it […]

Now that’s a radio station playlist

What can be perused below is the playlist from KTXT-FM circa 1991*, the once great college station at Texas Tech University in, of all places, Lubbock.  It is 45 pages and more than 1000 songs of the most diverse programmed radio probably ever broadcast. The letter “J” alone might best demonstrate the pure range the station […]

I dislike the radio business, but…

…I love being on the radio. Finally got to talk with Justin about his Make-A-Wish participation, and along the way that included interaction with George & Junior, and especially delighted Gordo stuck around for two really fun segments.  Pretty sure this wouldn’t have been anywhere near as entertaining with out him. But I think you can […]

The Original Viral Video?

In the Year 2015 I’m pretty sure the idea of the “viral video” is what we called an “urban legend” way back in the 1900’s. Growing up it was pretty common that someone would bring up a goofy, scary, intriguing and/or mysterious story about something no one in the group could ignore.  Example: The Rod Stewart […]

Is this the funniest thing from SNL in, like, forever?

I record SNL each week, and they pretty much stack up unwatched until the wife erases the folder. Why?  Because the show has become woefully unfunny.  If there is ever anything worth watching it is almost exclusively involving Kate McKinnon, Justin Timberlake  or  – it’s a pre-recorded bit. Certainly the time and thought that goes into […]

While I wasn’t looking, drone photography got very cool

I’ve had a passing fascination with the idea you could buy a quad copter for a few hundred buck and fly it around your hood.  In fact, in the last year the many posts of people creating really compelling videos of landmarks and events from above.  With sweeping shots of buildings and monuments from perspectives […]

Maybe I do watch a lot of videos online

The Verge posted this and I really enjoyed it. Don’t want to spoil the twist, the interesting spin on a midwestern father/son in the 60’s after a UFO crashes into their field. I think the kid actor is really great.  It appears to be a couple of years old and won several awards.  Enjoy.