And this is what we’re left with

From “Hell Racer” by Dystopic:

The car was the one beautiful thing in his life. His apartment was a junkheap, and his ration allocation was barely livable. He could only just manage enough energy credits to keep the thing running. But it was all worth it to John, it was the one thing that made life interesting for him.

“Race time in 20 minutes,” the announcer’s voice came over the loud speakers. It wasn’t an actual race of course, for safety regulations forbid real racing. Instead, contestants would enter their personal attributes and their car’s specifications into the computer, and it would determine the winner in an interactive display. The winner, of course, was always whoever won in privilege points. John was always last place.

Who knew there’d still be white guys in this fabulous future?

You’ll want to dodge this one

I’m sure it’s possible to make a film worse than this, but I don’t even want to imagine it:

How bad is it? This bad:

Apparently, the film is so awful that Paramount Pictures has delayed its release three times and taken the odd step of booking a $115 million impairment charge, Automotive News reports. A write-down, in other words.

According to Wikipedia, the budget was $125 million. It would have been easier to get several stacks of $100 bills and set them on fire.

Light of Odeon

In any form of “modern art,” you may be certain that “modern” is the more-important word.

Скрипучая беседка

Transfixed by magnetic radiance of European culture, I took an after-work train from the Rockefeller Center to Harvey Theater of BAM. Phaedre

Who could’ve resisted this shining Pleiades of words: Greek tragedy*Queen Phaedra*Euripides & Seneca*Odeon-Theatre de l’Europe*Isabelle Huppert* !

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Reasons Why I Love Twitter Chats

There are scores of Twitter chats; there may be one for you.

Haley Daniels

What if I told you that there are online communities full of people that will answer your questions in 140 characters or less? Also what if I told you that you can stay in your pajamas and eat Chipotle at the same time? Well these places are called Twitter chats and I have recently developed a passion for them. Not only can you connect and communicate with other experts in your field, but you can also get valuable feedback on questions you’ve always had. Let me break down some of the benefits in more detail!

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Radio Creates Traffic

Never put all your eggs in Google’s basket.


51Radio is like the Rodney Dangerfield of media; it doesn’t get any respect. Ask any business owner what form of advertising is best and they will almost always respond “word of mouth.” Hard to argue that position. Well, radio is really word of mouth communication with a really big mouth.

Last week I wrote an article titled “Don’t Let Radio End Up Like Yahoo!” The whole point of the story was that radio has the power to make things happen; to create traffic, be it in-store or online.

Google Analytics & The Great Oz

TechCrunch published a great article on “How Google Analytics Ruined Marketing” that a good friend of mine sent to me. It’s a long, but excellent read. It left me thinking how Google is like the Wizard of Oz. The Great Oz wasn’t as great as the people in the Emerald City made…

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