We Want

We want……….

To connect

To participate

To know what our favorite celebrities are up to

To have access

To know someone is reading our complaint to the corporation

To put in little to get out a lot

To hate advertisements…..yet we watch them

To know what’s important. Filters are everything

To have information we can use. The more DRIVEL, the less we pay attention

To believe the social media site is on the same side as us, since we’re providing all the content, that it’s just not a Wall Street play.




Got your attention there, didn’t I?

If you want to know the future for all media, look to porn, it leads the way. Porn was the first to videocassette, the first to DVD, the first to the Internet, and the first to be eviscerated by the Web.

Wait a minute? It’s EVERYWHERE! There’s more porn than ever before, it’s just a click away!

True. But the porn companies of yore or crying in their beer. No one will pay anymore. They don’t want movies. But they do want cam girls.

So what we used to have was long porn videos with a hint of plot wherein stars did it in all manner of positions. It worked, especially in puritanical America, where we argue about whether women can breastfeed in public. But it turns out that’s not what people really want. They prefer something more intimate, more one on one, more interactive.

The more you can personalize the more people will want to come back. In other words, the spectacle show (think Emmy) may only work for a few acts now and may be dying, just like full prepackaged porn flicks are dying.

I’m not saying I’m not troubled by the hollowing out of the middle class. But to rail against consumer behavior is a ticket to nowhere.

The cam girls have shown us there’s a way out.

Everyone should Volunteer One Percent

1PercentPledge“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” Volunteer at least one percent. Commit yourself to service. Spend one percent of your work hours this year (that’s 20 hours) changing a small corner of your world for the better. However you choose to give back, this year you can be great. Take the pledge, and let’s dig in and volunteer!

Pumpkins at Central Market

They were the largest pumpkins I ever saw.

Actually, that’s my favorite joke. A guy drives all day through Texas and he’s starving. So he goes into this giant restaurant, where they sit him at a long table and sell him a huge steak and a beer in a glass so tall it’s hard to tip. And having finished, he asks the waiter where the restroom is. “Up the stairs on the right.” But the patron makes a mistake and takes the door on the left. Thirty seconds later, a guy comes out and says “There’s a maniac thrashing around in the swimming pool yelling DON’T FLUSH IT, DON’T FLUSH IT!”

Yes, everything’s big in Texas.

Especially the supermarket.

545 vs. 300,000,000 People – By Charlie Reese #2

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ..

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees… We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

545 vs. 300,000,000 People – By Charlie Reese

This will come in Installments… It TOO GOOD for just ONE post.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President’s proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time.


Twitter someone second opinion..

+There are those who fan the flames of cool, the young ‘uns, are always on the hunt for the latest and the greatest, moving on to new social networks their parents are unaware of, only to abandon them when they fall out of favor, or when everybody else is there, or lose their cred.

Do we need a real time news service? One in which we can learn the comings and goings of those we’re interested in and facts from the street from the millions of reporters that the traditional media industry cannot provide?


So you’ll find out the world ended first on Twitter. But you won’t get any analysis. That’s hard to do in 140 characters.

You might even find out your favorite singer got hitched or busted or smashed his or her car in a DUI. Call it the blockbuster mentality. We’re not interested in what most people do, only a few.

Facebook was cool for a minute because you could hook up with those you’d lost touch with and burnish your own self-image, trying to tell your high school buddies you’d won. But then you realized that once you graduated, no one really cared. As a result, it’s only a hard core who are Facebooking today.

And there’s only a hard core who are tweeting. I’ve about given up. Because unless I reach deep down inside, try to be witty and viral all the time, unless I consider it my job, almost nothing I have to say will be seen by almost anybody, and it’s just too frustrating to continue.

Yes, Twitter is the new reality TV, only with a lot fewer viewers and not even scale pay.

The Internet has turned into a giant game that everybody’s trying to win at and few can. Remember when everybody was gonna have a Webpage, then a blog? How long do you think they’re gonna be interested in Tumblr or Pinterest? Remember how long Turntable.fm lasted?

So I won’t say there’s nothing there at Twitter. There is a kernel. A nugget. But following people is time-consuming, and ever less fulfilling. As for participating yourself, why would you?

Twitter someone’s 2 cents

I don’t want to tweet. It’s like pissing off a cliff in the dark. No one sees it and you risk getting yourself wet. At best, you screw up and become a pariah. Which is why Twitter is a sea of dropouts and the fawning press trumpeting its IPO doesn’t realize that sites built upon the backs of users are fads. In other words, you’re better off buying Apple, unless you’re a Wall Street pro who buys low and gets out early.

Like every fad, once upon a time Twitter was cool. You know how it works, you hear about something from your hipster friends, you say you don’t need it but eventually you dive in, love it and then abandon it. Come on, how often do you update your Facebook page now?