Archive for August, 2014

Hot Dogs in Hot Cars

Did you enjoy our one day of summer on Tuesday? I went back and checked and at 29.6C in London it was our hottest day of the season. We did top 30C twice in June but it was officially spring... Continue reading

Brandt’s Randt – Social Media Debbie Downers

A study came out from Pew Research that claimed those on social media are less likely to give their opinions, especially when they’re pretty sure their friends will disagree. They say the perception that grumpy contradictory people flood Facebook, Twitter... Continue reading

Cutting the Cable and Dish

It looks like the country’s broadcast regulator is finally catching up with the wants of the people, at least in one regard. They’re getting down to the finer points of changing the way we subscribe to cable and satellite television... Continue reading

Suicide is Painless

That’s the title of the theme from M*A*S*H and I always wondered why it was appropriate for a TV show about a war, but that’s a topic for another day. Now that we’ve had time to absorb what Robin Williams... Continue reading

The Philosophers of Our Time

Stand-up comedians, the good ones, are the philosophers of our time.  There are people working in other realms that make us think, but it’s my belief that comics are pushing the walls of our minds open and forcing us to... Continue reading

House Proud – Glam is Back, Baby!

It’s a skin-tight, shimmering gown on the runways of Paris. It’s the ornate, metallic detail on an imposing cabinet. It’s the mirrored finish surrounding a well-stocked bar. Glam is back, baby, and if it’s not kicking minimalist to the curb,... Continue reading

Hating on the Haters

It’s so COOL to be negative about something everybody loves. We saw it with Robin Williams. In every stream expressing understandable surprise and sadness about Williams’ death, there was at least one fly in the ointment. My favourite? The guy... Continue reading

A Moment of Silliness

This brief video made me laugh out loud! It’s just ridiculous. I hope it does the same for you. I don’t know how it was done or why, but it’s my favourite 15 seconds of the moment.  Continue reading

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

On Monday we slathered a fresh coat of paint on the ol’ radio station. If you listen to radio, you know how often announcers say the call letters or slogan. Perhaps you can imagine how tricky it is to start... Continue reading

The Ice Bucket Challenge

Bill Gates has done it.  So have Oprah, Ricky Gervais, Martha Stewart and a host of other internationally famous people. Finally, ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease – is getting some much-deserved attention and donations.  And it’s all through a bucket... Continue reading