Eminem’s Rise To Fame

This video was actually a little discouraging to me. I had a comfortable childhood, my parents are still married to each other (almost 45 years now) and I was fairly well adjusted in high school.

I’m also a college graduate and gainfully employed.

Looks like I’m doomed to a life of mediocrity.

Or maybe not.

I have my own personal obstacles (laziness, fear of change, obesity to name a few) to overcome.

Actually, far from discouraging, I like how Eminem divides himself between his public on stage persona and his private in home persona. To me, that was the most revealing and encouraging part of the interview.

Also, Eminem almost cracked a smile a couple of times.

I still want a TV show, and I actually have something like that with my weekly football game coverage. I’m also going to be interviewed on a local movie show tomorrow and in an aviation podcast with a worldwide audience on Sunday. Slowly but surely, I’m overcoming my own obstacles and working towards what I want.

Overnight success takes years to create.

Definitely not Bender’s robot.txt file

Bender the Robot from Futurama

Photo by: José Carlos Cortizo Pérez on Flickr

I was perusing the fredericiana.com blog looking for some info about a plugin when I came across a post with some geek humor. I like that you don’t need to be particularly savvy to figure out the original joke.

The Bender I’m referring to is a robot on a TV show called “Futurama.”

One of Bender’s main programing functions is to: “Kill all humans.” Which is why I said that this robots.txt file wasn’t Bender’s…

OK, nevermind, I think I just killed this joke.

Amplify’d from fredericiana.com

Look what last.fm has in their robots.txt file:

User-Agent: *
Disallow: /harming/humans
Disallow: /ignoring/human/orders
Disallow: /harm/to/self
Allow: /

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Internet Marketing Gurus Suck

That’s right, if you’re an “Internet Marketing guru” you suck. Let me tell you why:

  1. Most of you offer nothing of value. If you do offer something of value, it’s seriously overpriced. All you seem interested in, is in fleecing your customers for every penny they’ve got, and then some. You suck for that.
  2. You support people like James Arthur Ray, who stands accused of killing 3 people, and is at least morally guilty of a fourth death.
  3. You support people like David Schirmer.
  4. You schlep crap like “The Secret” and the “Law” of attraction.
  5. Have you no shame? You want to sell a jpeg printout (read a picture) of a doll for $50?
  6. You just repackage and resell Private Label Right (PLR) products and pass them off as your own.
  7. You resell the same junk over and over again. I know people keep buying it, but do you really have to sell the same crap over and over again? You suck for that.
  8. None of you talk about the realities of owning and running an online business. I’m talking the part about taxes, state comptrollers, IRS regulations, credit card merchant rules etc. You know that if you did tell people about all that, they’ll likely not buy the crap that you’re selling. You suck for that.
  9. You make it seem like it’s so freaking easy. Seriously, take a few minutes to listen to a pitch from an Idaho based internet marketing guru and wrestler and you’ll see what I mean.
  10. You pray on people’s dreams and desires for a better life, you pretend to care, you pretend to want to help, but really all you care about is money. You suck for that.

I don’t care if your “company” was featured on Inc. 500, it means nothing to me unless you’re truthful about how you got there. I don’t care that you were on Oprah, Larry King, or whatever other TV show. You suck and I’m done with you.

You are conniving, manipulative, deceitful and untrustworthy.

Despite all that, I want to thank you.

Thank you for opening my eyes to what you truly are.

You’ve made me realize that evil doesn’t always look like a demon with horns, breathing fire and threatening to take your soul.


Evil comes at you in an $5000 suit, wearing nice shoes, driving an expensive luxury car and invites you to dinner at “their” big house or a fancy restaurant. All of which is financed with the hopes and dreams of suckers.

For the record, not all internet marketers are schmucks.

There is a small cadre of people that are really interested in teaching other people the ropes and showing people where the land mines are. The problem, is that it’s a small cadre. There are many “big name” and “legends in their own mind” big name people that are only out to fleece you with their frauduct.

Don’t fall for their ploy.

Shame on you “gurus” for taking advantage of the poor and desperate. Shame on me for not noticing the farce earlier.

Phlashmob at the Hard Rock Casino

This is a pretty cool video. For the record, a flash mob is essentially a group of people that show up suddenly someplace and start dancing or doing something else. I think this particular flashmob is great since it’s in a casino.

Here’s another flash mob, but this one is an MC Hammer one. I’d rank it higher than the first one, but it was produced by A&E to promote a TV show:

I love the look on people’s faces when the flash mob starts doing it’s thing.