Archive for the 'Pop Culture' Category

More Facebook

It’s the business model, STUPID! It’s not about third parties utilizing your data to surreptitiously influence your beliefs, it’s about you coughing up your life story so Facebook itself can slice and dice this data and sell it to advertisers so you can be equally influenced. Sure, we need to question Cambridge Analytica, but even […]

Bird Scooters

Bird Scooters I saw two on my walk to the grocery store. All I had to do was scan the QR code and away I’d go. But I didn’t. They say that California is passe. That it’s too expensive to live here. That we have Blue Stateitis. Used to be California was a paradise, a […]

The Ryan Seacrest Story

This is about the money. If Ryan Seacrest was not the face of E!, was not the producer of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” would the outlet take this stand? I don’t know what happened here. I was not there. But all I know is the word of women, especially when they’re not rich and […]

Hirscher Skis Out

The expectations don’t square with reality. Bode Miller is forever tarnished by his failure to win medals in Torino, even though his trove of Olympic trophies is positively staggering. He didn’t measure up to the hype. Can anybody measure up to the hype? In business. But rarely in art. And almost never in certain sports. […]