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February 12, 2013

Things That Are Olympic ‘Sports’ instead of Wrestling #olympicwrestling

Filed under: Marketing & Advertising,Movies / TV / Media,Politics,Sports — Chris Chaten @ 9:58 PM

If you haven’t heard, the IOC, possibly the world’s leading corrupt sports organization*, has cut wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games.  Just for comparison, here’s a few that are sticking around:

Ribbon Twirling and Hula Hooping
Walking like you really have to go to the bathroom for 10 kilometers
Water Ballet
Ping Pong
Jumping on Trampolines
Horse dancing

-Chris

*Just in front of FIFA and the NCAA

November 5, 2012

The Best Political Ad of this Cycle #peterffy

Filed under: Marketing & Advertising,Movies / TV / Media,Politics — Chris Chaten @ 7:04 PM

By now, you have likely seen your fill of political ad, especially those of you residing in swing states like Ohio and Wisconsin.  But I beg you to watch just this one more, because I think it is the model all privately-funded ads should take.  For the moment, please put partisanship aside, and focus on the end of the ad (the ‘this ad was paid for’ part):

Notice anything different about this ad?  Instead of rich guys like the Koch brothers and George Soros hiding behind a PAC, Mr. Peterffy states his position, why he believes it, and puts is name on the by-line.  He’s saying, “Here I am, here’s my thinking, and this is why I think this way.”

This is a lot more real than taking potshots from the cheap seats behind a SuperPac.  You may not agree with Mr. Peterffy, but you have to applaud him standing in front of his message.

Regardless of your position, please vote tomorrow.  It is what makes this country great.  Also, starting…..now…..all orders get $20.12 off with the code ‘ivote’ .

-Chris

October 16, 2012

So this is why Romney called up Hugh Hefner… #debate2012 #bindersfullofwomen

Filed under: Marketing & Advertising,Movies / TV / Media,Politics — Chris Chaten @ 11:30 PM

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-Chris

September 6, 2012

Happy 10 Year Anniversary Swimfan! #stalkthis

Filed under: Movies / TV / Media,Sports — Chris Chaten @ 7:45 AM

On this date 10 years ago, the most accurate account of the plight of high school swimmers everywhere was released.  Swimfan, featuring Parenthood star Erika Christensen, showed the plight that I, and countless other guys, had to endure as an irresistibly fit promising varsity HS swimmer.

My favorite scene is the 200 free when Ben finishes at the opposite side of the pool from the starting blocks.  Yep.

-Chris

September 4, 2012

NFL Sunday Ticket App Now Available on PS3 #gocolts

Filed under: Movies / TV / Media,Sports,Technology & Internet — Chris Chaten @ 7:45 AM

As they did last year, DirecTV is releasing an NFL Sunday Ticket app for the PS3 which provides live streaming of every out-of-market game and the Red Zone channel, which features scoring plays of all games.

It is available now, just in time for the start of the season.  The cost is $299, which is a $40 price cut from last year.

-Chris

Go Colts!