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Category: media

10/16/07 01:18 - 52ºF - ID#41669

Fox (Faux) Business Channel

What a B-day present a new business channel. All I can say is I bet there is some real seismic drama erupting behind the scenes involving the two flagship hotties of the top 2 business channels. I can only imagine Erin Burnett is saying about Alexis Glick

Those two links should illustrate what Rupert is really after. From what I saw today basically it is totally dummed down news given by "hot chicks." They have taken it to the lowest common denominator. Everything they have done so far is to "talk down" to the viewer. When I was 18 I was challenged to figure out what they were talking about and move my level up to theirs not to hope they lower themselves to mine.

I'm sure if Rupert could have those chicks appear topless like page 3 in those tabloids he'd do it in a heartbeat. So in that sense it's ironic that a conservative media outlet puts first and foremost "hot chicks;" What kind of family values is that trying to portray?

CNBC has the High Net Worth individuals and for the time being I don't see them going astray except for some eye Candy. The problem is what are they going to do when Murdock takes the Wall Street Journal the bible of American business to the Junior College Level from the current MBA level that is written? What will the professors make their students read for class projects at that point? That is what is really going to cause the next business downturn, bad business journalism NOT SubPrime Credit Crunches...


Oh, I should give full disclosure I'd take Alexis over Erin any day!

Fuck, his plan is working already ;-)
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10/15/07 12:41 - 50ºF - ID#41656

South Florida #2 !

The University of South Florida Bulls are #2 in the Nation! Wow is all I can say. Actually I've been wearing my old USF hat that I bought 7 years ago around town. What is cool is it's the old logo and no one can call me a "bandwagon jumper" Since my Mom lives in Sarasota for most of the year I adopted the Tampa Bay area teams. Back in the day USF had a campus in Sarasota, New College. Although they regained their independence as an institution last year it's just amazing to see a school that had 2,000 students 48 years ago become a national power in a sport.

It's just good to have other outlets for my sporting requirements. After last Monday I'm glad that I have had my heart associated with a team that won a Super Bowl, Go Bucs! Watching the game today although not entertaining as the Monday night game, did provide an outlet for sports legitimacy.



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Category: going out

10/14/07 12:50 - 53ºF - ID#41641

last night

I must say although most baseball purists were not fans of the late game I absolutely loved it. To me there is nothing cooler than a sporting event being live @ 1am in the morning. When I was sitting at the bar with my friend B.B. last night at Frizzy's it was a blast. That place is so much fun for some reason. It was also great to run into a couple of (e:strip) peeps which just made it an even better time.

So what happened after the Sox imploded? We ended up on some bar on Englewood! Don't ask, I would blog about it but I do like to keep myself from appearing to be a bitter dude...
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Category: dating

10/06/07 05:15 - 78ºF - ID#41522

99% of CL personal ads is Failure

Well a couple of days ago I took a page out of the DC Craigslist Personals playbook and posted an ad myself. It was basically m4w 31 with an extra ticket to Matthew Good at Club infiniti last night. What blew me away is that someone actually responded and was excited to go and open to me as a person.

So after a few emails and text messages I met her after work at Infinity and had a really enjoyable evening. She's pretty cool but to be honest I didn't feel "fireworks." At some other level I was pretty blown away that even through a anonymous system the prototype to the type of woman that I attract responded. Although the difference is that she is pretty quiet and reserved a role that I am usually filling. So to be the person in the relationship doing all the talking, decision making and such I'm not too sure I'm up for having the majority of that kind of responsibility.

But I cannot count this as a failure at all. I'm just using that title as a tribute to the song that is going through my head. Actually it work out as planned. I wanted to share the show with someone cool that appreciated his music. It worked out as hoped actually, but the show being sold out did help I would imagine.

Needless to say it was a great show. Matt Good is all that I would imagined to be in person. Plus it was cool to run into briefly (e:Pyrcedgrrl)

;-)

99% subject line courtesy of Matthew Good's album Hospital Music
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Category: going out!

09/30/07 01:33 - 70ºF - ID#41420

Yesterday, Last Night

I ended up taking a few autumn pics yesterday as I was roller blading along the bike path that runs through Niawanda/Isle View Park in Tonawanda.

After finishing up I ended up going out for a bit with my friend Pat. I've been friends with him for almost 4 years. It was Livejournal that was the mechanism for us getting together. The occasion for going out last night was he's moving to San Fran Monday in search of a better animation job and to escape the coming winter. He's going to do alright out there as he traded for a "Grandpa" van to make the move out there with all of his stuff on Craigslist.

We ended up stopping by the I <3 the 90's dance party at the Icon's last night (although the address was the Icon in a prior incarnation in the 1990's) We ended up meeting this guy from London Ontario who was in town for a speed metal show at Showplace. Supposedly he works for Labatt's and was fascinated with American beer as he was drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon all night. He asked if I could tell him of a bar that served Michelob since he collects bottles and was looking for one. All I could tell him was that most places on the Chip Strip serve Mich Amber, Light or Ultra and not the regular Michelob. Needless to say it was quite interesting and I hope that his new relationship with some chick he met at the show works out. London to Buffalo is a 2 hour drive.

So after heading there we stopped at the Pink for a quick one. This is why I love the pink. I'm in there and I hear this song, I know all of the words. It turns out the DJ is playing Adorable's "Homeboy" from 1992!!! They're probably one of the best "showgaze" bands of all time and I haven't heard them in at least 7 years or so. It was ALMOST better than sex, ha ha!

We then ended up calling it a night early and went to Town for Pat's last restaurant meal in Buffalo. As the pic is taken outside.




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That's me on the left and my friend Pat on the right.
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Category: going out

09/29/07 09:32 - 62ºF - ID#41411

Pub Crawl

So last night I ended up taking a bit of a pub crawl. I first stopped by Essex St and enjoyed a Pabst. So with that alone that place earns high marks just for serving that beer. My Ex ended up running into an old high school friend that she hasn't seen in 7 years which made things a bit interesting. She badgered me on the question of why we weren't together and talking up my Ex on being a "good catch." :-/ I just didn't have the time to explain or the nerve to endure the abuse if I ended up telling the story honestly.

From there we went to Allen and just experienced the madness that is that street now during the peak hours. After chilling at my old favorite Frizzy's waiting for my friend Billy Bob to show up with his new iPod Touch we tried Staples for the first time. I really think that that place found a nitch in a void. For some reason i did enjoy it there as I was able to kick back and watch the replay of the South Florida/West Virginia game. Their selection of beer was pretty impressive as they had everything from my PBR and Miller High Life to the higher end micro brews featuring a I.P.A. on tap :-)

After swinging by Hardware to check out what was going on over there we ended up going home a bit early. She is extremely OCD and wouldn't even walk on the same side of the street as the Pink. I guess she was afraid of catching an airborne STD from all of the people begging/looking to hook up outside of that establishment.

I must be the only person in Buffalo never to "hook up" from that place. As I only go for the music and the ample TV's during sporting events. Another thing, Does every bar on Allen NOT have the sports package that includes Speed and other RSN's?



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09/28/07 03:29 - 67ºF - ID#41382

Gen Y Chicks

From my recent experiences on a college campus in boosting my accounting course credits I am afraid to say that this chick is pretty well represented. In a perfect world people like this would just find some dude with a tone of cash and become their trophy wife, but somehow chicks like this do manage to get masters degrees and with the fortune of having a principle in their back pocket get high paying jobs, especially in Western New York. Although this chick is from South Carolina you know what I mean...

Future Educator of Chilidren

U.S. Americans?!? HAAAA HAAAA!!!!



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Category: pictures

09/27/07 03:04 - 62ºF - ID#41361

CNE Cont part 2

More pics from my photo dump

I was just happy to get back to the EX after an absence of a very long time. It was also good to see the Food building expand its seating capacity. I did end up taking an outside pic of the CNE Casino, it's the old Better Living Centre. All I can say is I hope to get to a FC Toronto game before the season ends. I'm not one of soccer/football but the atmosphere was just insane. It's great that they built a stadium on the old C.N.E. Grandstand site.


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Category: pictures

09/27/07 02:58 - 62ºF - ID#41360

C.N.E.

This is a photo dump from the end of summer. I ended up going to the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. Baiscally the pictures are of me taking the train in, the parade that they had through the midway, BMO field where FC Toronto of the M.L.S. played D.C. United when I was there, The IAMS super dog show, Sloan in concert at the band shell, the national trade centre where they were selling almost anything you could think of in a agricenter at the Erie County Fair kind of way.

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Category: elmwood

09/26/07 12:51 - 71ºF - ID#41331

Get off the F'n Sidewalk!

I was enjoying the day going for a stroll up and down Elmwood. Unfortunately, I was interrupted by a few fools on bikes riding on the sidewalk. You may be eco-friendly by using your own power on two wheels to get around town. Heck it may even make you look cool and give you street cred with some hipsters in the village.

It's just that riding on the sidewalk in against the law! You're a vehicle not a pedestrian. Sorry that your bike does not protect you against that BMW SUV or that Ford 250 driven by some contractor working for some real estate mogul. It's just that I like to walk down the street on a sidewalk and not get run into you.

I'm so sorry that you don't feel safe riding down the Elmwood strip with all of the traffic, but there's always an alternative. Richmond runs parallel and will get you close to where you may need to go and there is even a BIKE LANE, Image that! Ashland doesn't have all that much traffic on it. But that bike you bought at some second hand store along with those clothes you bought at a similar store won't be seen by as many people on Richmond as opposed to Elmwood.

So all I can say is Screw you hipster bicyclists, Obey the Traffic Law. I don't care how you look or anything else. The sidewalk is for walking not riding. If you don't like riding on traffic use Google maps to find a less congested road to ride on.
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