Posts Tagged ‘RobertinSeattle’

Worst Driver. Ever!

Author: robertinseattle

OMG! This woman should never be allowed on the road along with millions of others like her! From a Canadian show Canada’s Worst Driver.

Life and Friendship

Author: robertinseattle

Just posted this on Facebook and sharing here with everyone else too. Especially the graphic that didn’t show up clearly on FB!

OK – a very late TBT story to post up tonight.

For some reason, a lot of old memories have been popping up lately. Probably another round of changes still surfacing from that severe concussion I got back in 2010 and the side effects that came after a full round of hyperbaric oxygen therapy a couple of years ago. (That’s my story and I’m sticking with it!)

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Gratitude

Author: robertinseattle

It’s all about gratitude, isn’t it? I still enjoy this commercial that’s been running for a while about a young girl finally heading off for college. It’s from a nonprofit calledĀ The Foundation For A Better Life, founded and funded by billionaire philanthropist Philip Anschutz.

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Lucy and Ethel at the Chocolate Factory

Author: robertinseattle

Absolutely the one classic scene I’ve never forgotten from all the years of I Love Lucy: The Chocolate Factory production line. But of course, someone had to make a parody of it sooner or later…

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A Close Encounter from 50 Years Ago

Author: robertinseattle

Last Friday, August 8th was the fiftieth anniversary of one of the first mass shootings that I can recall from Canada or the States. Long before Columbine or any of the other shootings that followed, Edward Thomas Boutilier was a mentally-disturbed 18-year old who rode his bike around the South end of Halifax on that summer afternoon in 1964 and shot three young boys, killing two of them. After giving himself up days later, Boutilier was later diagnosed as mentally ill and institutionalized instead of being tried in a court of law. He subsequently killed himself 10 years later. There’s a link in the first paragraph to the article that spurred me to write this post for New Canadian Media.

This story is still as fresh in my mind today as it was when it happened. Or I should say two days after it happened, as you’ll soon understand after you read my post.

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Worst Comcast Disconnect Call Ever

Author: robertinseattle

Inspiration

Author: robertinseattle

I absolutely love the One Day on Earth series. Here are the first four available:

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Adventures Along the Way: Christo 1985

Author: robertinseattle

Wow! I still remember a weeks-long trip to Europe in 1985 with my friend and tech industry analyst, Tim Bajarin. My company, SpectraFAX, had just successfully developed the first color digital scanners for PCs (and MACs not long after) and Tim was helping to introduce me to many of his connections in London, Paris and Munich as part of our international rollout plans.

After several days in Paris meeting with potential distributors, we were up early one morning to head for the airport to hit the final leg of our journey in Munich. Everywhere we stayed on this trip, journalists somehow managed to follow Tim and leave messages for him at the front desk of every hotel. We were in the middle of the very publicĀ  Apple/Steve Jobs/John Sculley spat and everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the San Jose Mercury News wanted to hear Tim’s opinions on what was happening at Apple. (Jobs ended up getting canned from Apple at the time and Sculley consolidated his power base with the backing of the Board and that was the start of the Jobs-less era at Apple.)

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How Women and Men Think They Look

Author: robertinseattle

I love a well-done parody. Top video is the actual Dove Soap commercial. The one below? Well…

A Man’s Bar

Author: robertinseattle

Perfect Irish BarOne of the many fun e-mails I get – and share – daily from friends had this touched up image with a title, The Perfect Irish Bar. It gave me a chuckle and brought back a memory from my traveling days back in the early 70’s.

I was enjoying a well-deserved semi-retirement sabbatical after finally selling my property and businesses in Toronto in ’73. My girlfriend and I had driven across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver and down the West Coast to Arizona and then all the way down to Mexico in my camper van with no particular itinerary, savoring new adventures as they came up. My girlfriend loved her beer and there wasn’t a bar we didn’t visit along the way. My Asian genes kept telling me I didn’t really enjoy alcohol at all but that’s a story for another day. (more…)