What? How that that be? This article from Ad Age predicts that as the price of popcorn rises in response to the rise in the cost of the commodities that go into a tub of popcorn — corn, cococut oil, and paper pulp — people will buy less concessions. Continue reading More Expensive Popcorn = Higher Movie Ticket Prices
For kicks, a couple of weeks ago I decided to see what this show “Ninja Warrior” is and to my surprise, I found myself rapt by the incredible stupidity of the concept and greater stupidity of the contestants. But then there are these compelling moments of brilliance where some super coordinated and athletic men and women do some incredible stunts. “Ninja Warrior” is a 4-part contest in which 100 constant vie against themselves and the obstacles of “Mt. Midoriyama” (*lol*) in their quest for “total victory”. The first stage is usually the comedic part where a field of 100 contestants, many in cosplay, clumsily fail in some grand fashion, ending up in muddy water. The first part usually cuts the field down to less than 10 contestants and then if they get to the last stage, there is usually only one or two contestants left. The obstacles are really hard to describe, so I won’t even try. This is truly something you have to watch for yourself. I have watched so many episodes that I’ve seen many repeat contestants and cheer for them as they try over and over again to complete the course. What’s most interesting about this show is there appears to be no reward for completing the course other than bragging rights and the contest is not between the contestants, but rather the contestants and the course. The contestants cheer each on and give advice as contestants go along. The camaraderie is quite nice! So, if you have G4 TV and want to watch some great entertainment, I highly recommend this show.
Do you have a pesky set of parents that have cellphones and still have that old mindset that cellphone calling is forbidden except in emergencies? I do … Continue reading Having a Cellphone is Pointless if You Don’t Turn it On!
Personally, I’ve always thought Alienware computers were ugly Continue reading Dell Consolidates Gaming HW Under Alienware Brand
Here’s an interesting article about Google from Fortune magazine. What caught my attention was this: ” ‘They have a fantastic cash cow. They need a goat and a chicken.'” Continue reading Google … I Hear a Familiar Story Beginning
In South Korea for the past 6-years, cell phone customers have been able to assess coupons and gift certificates via their cellphones. This sounds very neat. Continue reading Coupons and Gift Certificates via Cell Phone
Here’s an interesting article about FashionSpace, a MySpace knock-off for folks interested in fashion. While I was reading this, it sounded like a very natural social network to have amongst people into fashion. I particularly like the idea of people actually swapping clothes. It sounds like a very vibrant network. Here’s a link to the article.