Things I don’t understand

The enduring popularity of Steven Tyler. foursquare. I thought I’d receive some sort of tangible reward for check-ins. Don’t think I’ll be changing my business cards to add “Mayor of Taco Mac.” Wolf Blitzer as a TV commentator. It takes him 10 minutes to break news, what with all the stammering and qualifiers. The fascination w/ Beyonce. She’s as programmed as Romneytron. How this video is NOT a parody. (They were “discovered” by boy band alum Lance Bass — in the cheesiest gay bar in Orlando, apparently.)

A single man wonders

Do couples have fights if one doesn’t update their Facebook status to reflect they are “in a relationship?” At what point is the declaration made? Obligation, or point of pride? Just curious, and bemused.

I yield the culture to sci-fi geeks

Do I have a choice? I was just informed of the inspiration for the popular hashtag (God I feel smarmy) #Hothlanta. Sayeth Wikipedia: In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. It is a world blanketed by snow and ice. I proudly claim no knowledge of or interest in pretend universes. Most people used to think that way. We should be the ones with most popular hashtag (gross). I warned you people, back in 2003 Remember the Star Trek juror, the Arkansas woman who wore a Starfleet uniform during the…

Thank you, Billy Zabka

Blogging host WordPress just crunched my 2010 numbers: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 5 days for that many people to see it. That’s good to hear, though I’m sure those Louvre visitors came away underwhelmed. Your busiest day of the year was January 5th with 966 views. The most popular post that day was Cap du jour, 80s pin-up edition. The subject of that post? Quintessential 80s mean girl Billy Zabka, who, surprisingly enough, played a character…

Pointless year in review presents … 2010’s worst use of social media

originally published 1/31/2010 Cancel CNN’s Twitter account — that’s 140 characters or less. They just don’t know when to stop. The network’s SOTU coverage included John King reading such insightful Tweets as “Go Obama, let’s do it!” and “This is painful to watch.” Indeed, CNN’s incessant pandering to technology is painful to endure. No one cares what Duane from Omaha thinks. Unfortunately we should expect more mindlessness, as King and that infernal touch-screen board get their own weeknight show. CNN has already given Rick Sanchez, the journalistic equivalent of a Tweet, a second hour in the afternoons. That time would be better…