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Stop Talking and Say Something

People talk to me a lot. They talk about their jobs, or their wife or their kids or their cars or their vacation… do you see a pattern? What people don’t seem to do though is say anything. Anything meaningful anyway. Yesterday someone said to me that I was being quiet and I realized that…

The Internet Has Made Us All Sickos

I don’t know what brought me to Googletrendstoday, but I found myself reading over the list of the top 100 phrases that had been searched on Google in the last 57 minutes @ 3:00pm on 8/20/09. Many of the items I expected, given what I had heard on NPR that morning. Things like “powerball winner”…

Mascots That Have To Go!

I’m sure some of you out there likes a mascot or two.Who doesn’t love Fred Bird (besides Angry Brady and The Chief)?Or Jack from Jack In The Box. The SINGLE greatest marketing campaign of the the last 20 years. But, there are those out there that just need to go.Here’s the short list. The Six…

Travel Advisory for Idiots

Travel is every mans’ right and most men’s dream. To see the world and all its wonders is an aspiration we all share. Interacting with cultures and people whose language, cuisine and interpersonal styles that are different than our own is way to not only elevate our understanding of this planets social diversity but to…

The Great Beer Summit

Photo Op Time! By now I’m sure everyone knows about the “Beer Summit” between the President, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley. If you haven’t heard the story here’s the Cliff Notes’ version:On July 23rd, a neighbor called the Cambridge police to report that two black males with backpacks were trying to…

Big, Fat and Stupid

The year I was born, 1970, the obesity rate in this country was 9.7% among the total population, the rate among teenagers was less than 5%. Also in 1970, the United States ranked number one in math, science and reading scores. Although the data was not as complete globally as it is today its a…

Comic-Oh, Come On!

Comic-con I’m a nerd. Let’s just get that out of the way.I write for this site. You have to be a nerd to some extent in order to contribute to this site. Unless you’re Dirty Darril, he’s just a vile misanthrope. So Comic-Con was this weekend in San Diego. For those of you who don’t…