What’s New At NEXT? Childhood!

Mac & cheese, burgers, Autumn “walks in the woods”, lunchboxes, fruit roll ups, beef jerky, Oreos, berry juice boxes, Brussels sprouts, licking batter off a beater, campfires, s’mores, hot chocolate. Ahhhhh… Childhood. The widely respected Chicago restaurant Next, will be … Read More


This is a movie franchise that knows their demographic well.  In fact, they celebrate being a “Stoner Movie.” They gleefully play to the flip side of “Family Friendly Holiday Cheer” in the way that Bad Santa and Christmas Vacation have … Read More

Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit

Personal trainer Drew Manning is a man on a mission. The pic on the right is NOT the before pic! For the last few months he has been eating “sugary cereal, soda, chips, white bread, white pasta, pizza, cakes, cookies, … Read More

Modern Day Slavery

Recently, a friend had a rant about internet activists that rail against “modern slavery” and American consumption of slave made goods. His point was that it’s all hot air unless they are offering a solution. He was questioning the logic … Read More

What Is Biophilia?

Green Echo™ is such an interesting wave to me, but at first glance, one could dismiss it as fancy art or science projects. Well, I came a cross a fine example of Green Echo™, that shows you specifically how nature … Read More

Cars That Know When Your’re Drowsy

This resonated with me because I had an experience on Los Angeles freeways last week that made me glad the traffic was just crawling along at walking speed. I had a big day filled with chores and I guess I … Read More

Texting Over Talking

One of my friends had a minor “rant” on Facebook the other day that I’m sure he wouldn’t remind me repeating here: “Soapbox of the day: The advantage of texting is that you can relay information on your own time … Read More

October POV

People have been bootlegging music, movies and video games for years; it was once a somewhat difficult process, but with software such as Alcohol 120% and Daemon Tools, it’s easy enough a tween can utilize it. “Do-it-yourselfers”(D.I.Y.’ers) that create prop and costume replicas are already using a 3D modeling program to build efficient plans for their projects. Give them an at home 3D printer and they’re set. … Read More

SPENT: Could You Make It Through The Month?

The Human Truth of the Living Vicariously™ wave is: “To me, that was almost real.”™ Here is a website that has put this wave to work in an engaging way. Most everyone I know, myself included, whines about making ends … Read More

Heinz: Personalized “Get Well” Soup

It may still feel like summer in Los Angeles right now, but my friend in Scotland says it’s already getting quite chilly. Yes folks, cold & flu season is on it’s way. That’s why this is such a cool campaign … Read More