Month: January 2017

  • Budweiser Founded by an Immigrant

    Budweiser Founded by an Immigrant

    They say this commercial was in development for a long time so they either had a few alternates ready to go or were just extremely prescient. Either way, Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad airing this Sunday will be sure to tap into what is on everyone’s mind in a way that only a few national brands […]

  • Caught in the Crossfire

    Caught in the Crossfire

    The hastily announced executive order banning people from several Middle Eastern countries for 90 days and all refugees for four months caused confusion, anguish, and anger across the United States this past weekend. As I monitored the stories that were coming in from airports across the nation, it was the stories of innocent people caught […]

  • Crazy Scooter Driver

    I don’t think you’ll see this video on any GoPro’s promotional material. I believe this video was taken in Vietnam.

  • Kindness and Tact

    Kindness and Tact

    One of the local sushi restaurants, Kamakura, suffered a fire a few weeks ago and people have been writing letters to the local paper in support of the restaurant, it’s staff, and the beloved owner, the 92-year old Faith Yamato. Today’s Alameda Journal has the following story which gives you a sense of Faith and […]

  • California and Sanctuary Cities

    California and Sanctuary Cities

    I think it’s charming that the California State Legislature opens the session with a prayer from a Buddhist priest. I also love that the Governor begins the swearing in of the new Attorney General with a jocular, “Are you ready?” and ends with a casual, “That’s it! Congratulations!” But if you want to skip ahead […]

  • Catch a puck and score

    Jared Spurgeon plays hockey for the Minnesota Wild but is looking forward to baseball season. h/t to SBNation

  • We’ve been hacked before

    We’ve been hacked before

    If you look hard enough, current events always have precedence in history. Maybe the players are different and the circumstances changed but, to turn a phrase from Mark Twain, “History may not repeat itself but it does rhyme.” In a few days we will swear in a new president whom many think was put in place […]

  • Drone Swarm

    Drone Swarm

    The nightmare scenario of autonomous drones raining terror from the skies comes into sharper focus as 60 Minutes does a story about a Department of Defense test showing the successful test of a swarm of drones completing a series of tests on their own. The piece covers advancements in drone weapons technology not only in the air but […]

  • C-SPAN cuts to Russian TV station

    In what may well have been an innocent mistake, C-SPAN’s web feed mysteriously cut to RT (formerly Russia Today), an international television network funded by the Russian government. Here’s the moment Russia Today took over the C-SPAN1 feed. Unclear what happened. RT aired for about ten minutes before C-SPAN1 came back. — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) […]