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The No-Cell-Phone Low Down

By Crowbar, published on Mar 22, 2010

On average, it seems like “Can I get your number?” is the second or third question asked after meeting someone, right behind “What is your name?” or “How much for your sister?”“I don’t have one,” is no longer an acceptable response. It automatically comes with incredulous looks of disdain and confusion. "Did they just say they don’t have a phone?"Then comes a scowl and the overbearing stare of mistrust. They think you don’t trust them, that you don’t want them to call. They walk away cursing and stomping their feet at the nerve you have of treating them that way.However they feel, no matter... (more)

Tags: cell phones, mobile phones, mobile media, living in a mobile world

The Tale Of Two Web Sities

By Crowbar, published on May 13, 2009

 

Ever since Google took over the information world, there have been two kinds of people.

Those who pay for you to visit them and those who chase this money.

For those who get it, Google Adsense is the new gold rush as keyword density is the gold pan and Cost Per Clicks are the precious nuggets people are fighting for.

We begin this tale with two websites. For their protection, and mine, we will call them Mister Net and Mister Com.

You see, these two websites have a peculiar problem of sharing the same name for their product. While Mr. Com had the name first,... (more)

Tags: seo, google rankings, adsense, domains, cost per clicks, websites

Bill Cosby: The Eternal Storyteller

By Crowbar, published on May 10, 2009

With this economy, the casinos should take food stamps. I just lost my last twenty dollars on the two cent slots.

You would think twenty dollars would last long.

Nah.

What’s worse is the guy next to me just hit for two thousand dollars.

Okay, I’m ready to go home now.

It’s Saturday night and I have just been dragged out to Morongo Casino to see the ten o’clock showing of Bill Cosby. Not that I wasn’t excited seeing the Cos’, I just didn’t like seeing him broke.

“Hey,... (more)

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Court Is King Of The Adsense Blog World

By Crowbar, published on May 8, 2009

So you want to make money on the internet and want to know where to start. I mean really where to start.

Tabula Rasa.

Ground Zero.

At the frigging beginning, man.

Well, in the world of blogging and especially Google Adsense blogging, Courtney Tuttle is king. Learn that name. Say it ten times really fast and when you count sheep at night, count Courtney Tuttle instead.

Do I know Courtney Tuttle? Nope. Never heard of him before last week. But, since Sunday, he is all I live and breathe.

I don’t know how I discovered his websites... (more)

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Clark Rockefeller: International Man Of Mystery

By Crowbar, published on Aug 12, 2008

Besides the bombings of Georgia (the country, not the state), the Olympics in Beijing (filled with its own tales of murder, deception, and intrigue), the deaths of Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes (whom will be missed by us all), another news story floats in the undercurrents and keeps getting more bizarre as the days goes on.

If you haven’t been keeping up, this story started as a simple parenting snatch and child grab and has spun into a tale of murder, money, and the multiple identities of a man born in Germany who has no knowledge of his past.

I can already hear the keyboards... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, manhattan, movie, california, police, germany

The New Iliad: Epic Wars Against Invaders To Your Computer

By Crowbar, published on Aug 10, 2008

“This isn’t madness. This is Sparta!” I screamed at my dust covered laptop as I dragged it out of the closet.

The poor thing was battered, worn, and in bad shape. The battery was dead, the DVD drive screwed up, and the screen was beginning to separate from the cover. But, it had Microsoft Access installed and my PC did not have this program. After finding Base for OpenOffice lacking in the tutorial department, I realized I now needed this program if I was going to learn how to create a database without taking a course or paying for additional software.

The... (more)

Tags: family guy, movie

America's New Game: Fantasy Picks For Batman 3

By Crowbar, published on Aug 6, 2008

“Did, you hear the latest rumor, Angelina Jolie will be Catwoman.”

“I heard it was going to be Johnny Depp as the Riddler.”

“Nah, Phillip Seymour Hoffman will be the Penguin.”

And, it begins.

The speculations and the rumors have already begun to shadow the next Batman sequel before we have already put The Dark Knight to bed. But is Hollywood ready to embrace the dark vision that is the heart of the Batman mythos or will it succumb to tired and true name brand recognition that had ruined the franchise in the past?

Sure, The Dark Knight was one of the best adaptations... (more)

Tags: movie, spiderman, batman, hollywood, heath ledger

If There's Not A Mess On The Floor, You Ain't Cookin'?

By Crowbar, published on May 26, 2008

It’s a hundred and one degrees with no breeze. The air in the apartment is stifling while the fan blasts nothing but ventilated desert onto your sweaty skin. The only thing on your mind is penguins and ice cubes. So how can you even think of going into the kitchen to cook dinner?

While most people at this point are reaching for the phone, I am happily sweating away in the kitchen for the fourth hour straight; chopping up carrots, whipping up sauces, and waiting for the water to boil, so I can add in something delicious into the bubbling waters.

Why?

Because I understand... (more)

Tags: venice beach, medicine, california, traffic, broowaha

The Analog, The Digital, And The High Def

By Crowbar, published on May 25, 2008

As most of us already know, come February 17, 2009, our old televisions, the ones that have outlived the family dog, four years of college dorm living, and a few failed marriages, is going to go the way of the dinosaur, the dodo bird, and the eight track. On February 18, 2009, millions of televisions will sit on the curb, along with that Uncle who just won’t get off your couch and get a job, and wait for that inevitable trip to TV Land Heaven. Will your television be one of them?

Before you pull the plug on that trusty TV, let’s explore if it is truly necessary.

... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, nba, police

O' Where, O' Where Has My Rebate Check Gone?

By Crowbar, published on May 15, 2008

I watched the news, heard the rumors, looked to the heavens for signs, and then the announcement came:

Rebate Checks will be issued in May!!

I was excited, elated, jumping up and down, ‘cuz the end of all my problems, all our problems were here, and soon, in my mailbox would be the end to all the economic downturn of the last few months as The Bush Administration announced free money for everybody with no strings attached.

Could it be real, I wondered?

I started planning the things I could buy like a new television because my old one will be obsolete come February.... (more)

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