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[31 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Over the last month or so, I’ve been doing some thinking about the tying of shoelaces. Seriously. About a month ago, I noticed someone (I think it was my sister) double-knotting her shoes. But I’m a single-knot kind of guy, and I always have been.
Then today, I was putting my shoes on and I realized that the way I go about it has either changed from when I was younger, or be different each day, with no real pattern. What do I mean by “the way”? I noticed that today, …

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[25 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Product placement is not a new idea. For years, brands have been appearing in movies and TV shows due to more than coincidence. Friday night, I went to see Transporter 3 at Cinemark Carriage Place Movies 12. The Transporter series features lead actor Jason Statham. It also features the Audi A8 W12. The placement of the Audi A8 W12 in the Transporter series appears to be a perfect match. It is a high performance sports vehicle showed off in numerous chase scenes, yet the vehicle has a sort of classy …

about me, friends, music »

[21 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Back by popular demand (zero comments and no apparent interest)… Torpedo Jeep!
Please find the humor in rolling out video of an epically awful performance from nearly 5 years ago.

about me, friends, music »

[19 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Five years ago, the guys I lived with in college and I formed a basement band. We called ourselves Torpedo Jeep, and we were terrible. We only ever played two live shows (besides the house parties where we annoyed virtually everybody but ourselves).  I was the drummer with my friend and current roommate Jon on guitar and lead vocals, Matt on guitar, and Doug on bass and backup vocals.
We knew we weren’t very good and some of the songs are still painful to listen to, but I’ve decided to start …

about me, about the blog, friends, newspaper, TV »

[19 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

If you’re ever starved for my writing and the one or two posts a week here just aren’t enough for you, this is a reminder that I also write on the b&a blog. When I started my blog, it was to serve as an outlet for thinking that didn’t always seem relevant or appropriate for the b&a blog. I try to split my writing pretty equally between the two locations.
Here are some recent posts:

Trent Reznor Leading the Way Online (today, January 19)
JCPenney leads men out of the doghouse (January 8)

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[17 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

A few months ago, I purchased my first Blu-ray player. And I have to admit, it has been awesome. For anyone in the market for a Blu-ray player, I highly recommend the Sony BDP-S350. And with winter setting in, my fiancee Janette decided to get me the gift of Blockbuster Online for Christmas so we could take full advantage of the Blu-ray player with freezing temperatures outside.  We had discussed Netflix before, but we’d agreed that Blockbuster’s similar program had a great added benefit of in-store exchanges.
The gift was specifically …