You gamers out there will get a kick out of the gamers’ manifesto. I’m not much of a gamer and I enjoyed it. Of course the language does get a bit course.
All the buzz at Indy this year was the fact that Danica Patrick became the first woman to lead a lap of the Indy 500 and her fourth place finish is the highest a woman has ever placed. All of that brought the best TV ratings for the 500 in a decade. Woo-hoo.
But does anybody care about Indy racing anymore? I know some of you think NASCAR is boring, but Indy has to rank higher on the yawn scale.
In another peculiar development, NASCAR driver and former Indy driver Robby Gordon complained that Danica Patrick’s 100-pound frame was an unfair advantage. Some point to other athletes with physical advantages (Shaq) and say that’s the way sports are. Maybe Robby Gordon should just go on a diet.
I biked almost 15 miles today. I didn’t mean to, it just sort of happened. It started as a quick morning bike ride as exercise of sorts. Not that I usually exercise. Anyone who reads this blog knows that I’m usually sedentary man, with occassional bursts of exercise so rare they require blog updates. But I recently landed a freelance job to rewrite the trail guide I helped put together five years ago, and that means lots of biking. So I set out this morning for a quick ride to get back in the saddle.
I just couldn’t help but laugh at this story:
Franklin Graham Festival organizers are ‘preparing the nursery’
Area pastors see themselves as pregnant, with a whole group of baby Christians due after the Franklin Graham Festival.
Marketing guru Seth Godin points us to the history of the American lawn, something I’ve gone off on before. The green lawn is a recent invention, not popularized until the 1800s, and it wasn’t until the early 1900s that we had a decent grass seed.
Now Americans have become weekend warriors trying to keep the most immaculate lawn. Supposedly it’s a $17 billion industry (we spend $17 billion on “outdoor home improvements” every year, which sounds like more than grass, but the context implies lawn maintenance), which makes for quite the marketing story. It’s very akin to Godin’s new book, All Marketers Are Liars (he quickly admits they’re not liars, just storytellers, and as consumers we love a good story).
A lot of bloggers are linking to AutoBlogger and its Apple Switch spoof ad. I won’t use the same tired joke that I’ve been using AutoBlogger and that’s how I manage to post on umpteen different blogs all day long. You all know I’m just a freelancer who works at home and really does write all those blog entries all day long.
I’m a blogger, and I have no life.
So I saw Star Wars: Episode III last night and tonight I’ve been watching the original trilogy again. I suppose before I start talking about the originals I should get into the final middle chapter. Let the spoilers begin.
Whew. My complaints about Episodes I & II have been heard before, though I still agree with people who say Mmm… Star Wars. As much as Lucas mucks it up with stuff like Jar Jar Binks and sappy love scenes, I still love Star Wars.
- Moving Pictures – Somehow this blog is showing up in all the Google results. I’m getting lots of traffic for this post and, hey, I’ll take it.
- Reading is Fun – Earlier this week I posted an interview with Jason Boyett, author of Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse.
- I Like Music – Today I posted an interview with Audio Adrenaline’s Tyler Burkum.
- Twin Cities Liver – Not a lot new over here, though it has a pretty graphic at the top.
- Spacebar – Speak’s blog has been redesigned to include Mazie (full of cute pictures!)
- Quotables – Today’s Jessica Alba quote is a good one.
- ReViews – A review of the aforementioned Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse.
That’s my new blogging network. And if you really like to get your full dose of Kevin, you can check out the blog network page where I run the latest 20 entries from all my network blogs. No one’s expressed interest in an RSS feed that does that, though if you do I can try to tinker around with it.