Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Somebody tell Paula Abdul it's not toofer Tuesday

Poor least they tried to save her...sorta...

she's got the feevah..The American Idol feevah....

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


The latest version of the vid game is released today.


Monday, April 28, 2008


Sorry about the bedsheets.... I needed a headline ....This Miley Cyrus VANITY controversy is great ......

for conversation...
and for deep discussion on Branding and marketing....that's part of what I do.
I've often wondered How this Billion dollar Disney Brand Machine-Hannah Montana can juggle the demands of the multi million dollar brand machine Miley Cyrus......

Remember what it was like to be 15. Do you have a 15 year old ? Do you know one? Are you one? Know any worth a Billion $? Sorry too much pressure.

....ya know- now would be the time to introduce some kind of bedding or satin something....
...nevermind...she's only 15....

Isn't Billy Ray on the FAMILY CHANNEL ?

It could be a lot worse- she could be on the cover of Vanity Fair NAKED & PREGNANT....LIKE
DEMI MOORE OR Jamie-Lynn Spears !

"...what we have a failure to communicate"

BRAND 1 Hannah Montana

BRAND 2 Miley Cyrus

BRAND FRACTURE.....the illusion of nudity...*on Miley-photo shop makes it Hannah

unknown factor 15 year old hormones

KNOWN FACTOR the media needs something(someone to feed on)

It will be interesting to read the chapter on this in Ms. Cyrus' upcoming autobiography.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

looking for a great DVD to rent ?

BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUR DEAD.....ah....that's the it whenever you want. it's rated R. strong stuff.. put the kids in bed..and lock the door(our 3 year-old is always walking in and I'm scrambling to pause the darn thing !) Philip Seymour Hoffman is brilliant...(I met him in NYC a few years ago at the Shorham hotel on 55th-anyway..I won't digress here)...Ethan Hawke is just as good! Marisa Marisa Tomei...but this time she must of went on a pre-film regiment of celery and ice cubes...I barely recognized her. Marisa ! Eat some Pasta for goodness sake ! And the cast is rounded out by Albert Finney who is always on da money !
I don't think you'll be disappointed. It's a robbery gone wrong..that's all I'll say about the plot.

Friday, April 25, 2008

INVISIBLE CHILDREN WALK/FUNDRAISER watch this compelling video

Saturday(Tomorrow) April 25 11 am weather looks good

Starts Under the Hill to Hill Bridge in Bethlehem

Organized by Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School students.(action commitee)

T-shirts and buttons available for purchase along with donations.

3 miles to raise money and awareness for war stricken children of Uganda
(no-fee to walk..please sign up day of)

Walk ends at Spring on 4th Chili Cook-Off

Student organizers of the walk are all alumni of the 2nd Mile leadership Institute

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Wesley Snipes is going to prison for 3 years because he willfully did not file taxes 3 times.( 38 million bucks + or -.....YES..HE BROKE THE LAW.

and it provides us with another great lesson:


as far as all the other horrific stuff that's on the news that people willfully do to each other and have done to America and sometimes don't even see prison time-....well...... DOES IT INVOLVE THE GOVERNMENT'S SHARE OF YOUR MONEY ?

DUI REPEAT OFFENDERS.....they KILL HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE each many DUI's do you have get before jail -time ?

AL CAPONE's weapon of choice? The baseball bat to the head of his victims(willfully & repeatedly)....How did he end up in prison? THE IRS GOT HIM(and it's a good thing)

He didn't pay the government it's share of his illegally stolen mob cash.

This post could really get out of control...because it's that time "of the year"(tax time) but I'll stop now.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The CBS EVENING NEWS just reached its lowest viewership ever.



Friday, April 18, 2008

Had your FILL of DR. PHIL ?

I was never a fan of hanging peoples' pain out for all to see and marketing it for ratings and cash. That's half my issue with reality TV. I just don't think people with real problems are getting REAL help in a "session" with a LIVE audience and 10 million people watching. Which prompted me to make the comment 5 years ago on the radio:" I've had my fill of Dr. Phil..I dont' get it"
......I remember the phones lighting up on the B104 Morning show(which I was still hosting at the time)'d thought I had attacked an American Icon...anyway...


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Smart People-Smart Movie

Smart People is worth the money- starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Quaid and Thomas Haden Church....great cast. cool script.

make sure you stick around for the credits and see the slide show wraps up the movie better than the way it just kind of ends.

Ellen Page plays Dennis Quaid's daughter- it's a blast to see her play off of Thomas Haden Church

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Great Slambeeno

So it's T-ball oldest son's first year(he's 6 1/2). I've now been through the swimming and soccer equipment ritual twice...but I have to say the T-ball experience has been the most exciting and enlightening. Yesterday at JumboSports(generic sporting goods store name)we spent the afternoon...buying the correct balls...bat..and T& he can begin his journey to a scholarship that will enable his mother and I to blow ALL his college money on ourselves...... it's only 11 years away! The guy at the store was a college athlete home on break so we got some expert advice. My oldest son is 47 inches tall but we chose not to use the Bat Chart( "to the BAT CHART !")....instead we measured the bat one inch above his hip which put him into a 26" bat......then we did the one arm extended bat hold to make sure it would NOT remove his arm when he swung it. great!

As I turned to look at more baseballs another bat caught my was also aluminum(no wood allowed in T-ball).....but this one was actually a little league bat...a 30 and silver....AND IT COST 199.99 !!!!! The guy said that's not that bad for that particular bat.....ARE YOU KIDDIN' ME? WAS IT THE GREAT BAMBINO'S BAT. I thought bats were like shoes...don't kids grow out of them? Why yes they do. And you'll pay to play. Actually his cleats were on sale for 20.00 bucks...I almost wish he was an octopus because the shoes were such a bargain. The T-ball bats were less expensive...his was $35.00..and shorter.

Meanwhile the woman from New Jersey and her daughter had to get a helmet WITH A FACE CAGE for New can't play anything with a bat unless you have a helmet with a face mask.....a whatever you do don't talk on your cell phone while you're doing it. But seriously, apparently there was an injury, A LAWSUIT...and because it's NEW JERSEY...A NEW the 5 year old wears a helmut that makes her look like one of those cute wooden Fisher Price toys with the round heads from about 35 years ago.
I believe the governor now has to wear the same helmut whenever he's driving.

Back to my son's T-ball stuff..... we even bought some of those really soft practice balls so he and his brother can pound each!.....and the bat comes with a lifetime my 3 1/2 year-old actually has a certified pre-owned bat & cleats(he doesn't know it yet)

at the end of the day it was another credit card moment: PRICELESS

and yeah...every dad knows that is one true cliche

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Winston Churchill - Optimum Optimist

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) &