Thursday, November 29, 2007

36 Podcasting Hot Tips - Free!

For a limited time, I'll be offering (sound like a real infomercial, don't it?) my newest Ebook, 36 Podcasting Hot Tips - FREE!

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Give it away as a gift for that special someone for the holidays. Of course, a free ebook may not shoot you to the top of their 'A' list, but it's the thought that counts.

Thanks for your support!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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Thanks folks, and have a great Thanksgiving or whatever you may be celebrating in your part of the world.

- Tom

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Definition of Spontaneity

We've all seen them. The headphone-wearing people dancing on the corner, with their signs advertising everything from new home sales to pizza by the slice.

I've made the argument that this may be one of the few occupations where job performance may actually improve with the introduction of moderate amounts of THC. Time would fly by, the music would sound fantastic, your inhibitions would dissolve. Or so I imagine. . .

This poor gent however, has neither rhythm nor enthusiasm. But that's not why I took this picture.

No, I took this picture because I could not, for the life of me, conceive of a situation where a person would be driving along and, upon seeing this fellow, be spontaneously persuaded to to get a tattoo.

I can see touring a new home, buying a pizza, maybe even getting an advance on my paycheck, but getting a tattoo, seems to me, is one of the few things in life that requires some planning and forethought.

Am I right here, or have I simply gotten old. Have I forgot what it's like to be young, full of piss and vinegar, cruising the boulevard with nothing better to do that scoff convention? Don't answer that. Or better yet, go ahead and give me your opinion. I'm sure Ema will agree with you as long as your opinion contradicts mine.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


I've got so much to say about this that I don't know where to start. Perhaps if I had a sign next to my monitor outlining the basics of writing a sentence I'd have a better idea of where to start. After all, where would any of us be without signs and instructions? It seems, these days, that even the simplest tasks require instruction of some sort.

But what's driving all of this? Look, there's a very real threat to society lurking among us, and the only things worse than the bottom-feeders I refer to are the lawyers who represent them. But would placing instructions on a crosswalk post really prevent someone with a sub-custodial mentality from winning a lawsuit against a city in the event they were mowed down in an intersection? Well, Long Beach is banking on it.

And by the way, I'm not sure that these instructions are going to help anyway. If you ignore the icons on the left, you'll see that all you need to do to cross the street is "Push Button" and "Start Walking." The icons may even add to the danger if one is to look at them, not as keys to the crossing signals, but as visual guides to accompany the written instructions. In that case, it would appear that you simply need to start walking, then stop abruptly after several steps, placing you in the direct path on oncoming vehicles. This is clearly a case of TMI.

When I see such blatant, embarrassing signatures of our so-called advanced culture, I can’t help thinking of the alien scenario. You know, what would a being from another galaxy think of our society if it were to pop by for a visit? Yeah. . .exactly.

Yes, I believe we've gone too far with this one. Forcing people to NOT use their brains is a very dangerous thing. It perpetuates the continual dumbing of our society. We are breeding new generations who won’t be able to open a beer can or a door handle without guidance. Now, if I can just figure out how to turn off this computer without electrocuting myself, I'll be on my way to work.