Wednesday, January 11, 2012
1) Abercrombie & Fitch’s Ashley Push-Up Bikini. This is a bikini, designed for 8 to14-year- old girls, features a top with padding. Is this something Jon Benet would have worn?
2) Qwikster. This was Netflix’s attempt to spin off its DVD-by-mail service onto a new website, complete with increased pricing. “The company had to kill it off before it even launched.”
3) Chevy Volt. Apparently, the world is not ready to switch to electric vehicles.
4) HTC Status – a Facebook phone. “This was the first, and likely last, smartphone with a dedicated FB share button.” AT&T forgot that it is pretty easy to get on FB with most smartphones.
5) PlayBook. Launched by RIM, using a Blackberry foundation, this was another iPad competitor that didn’t measure up.
6) Fiat 500. A three-door car under 12 feet long. Hmm. Can you say clown car? Claustrophobia?
7) Mars Needs Moms. “A Disney flop of epic proportions…In the movie business, sometimes a flop is just a flop. Then there are misses so disastrous that they send signals to broad swaths of Hollywood.” Ouch! This was no Avatar. Not everything in 3-D is good.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
By the way, I watched this via streaming video on Amazon for free because I subscribe to Amazon Prime. I’m going to work through their list of free movies, looking for good ones. I’d like to work through the lists of Oscar winners over the past few years but I don’t know if they are available.
Monday, January 02, 2012
I have started and stopped blogging several times over the years. So here I go again. I enjoy writing out my thoughts, musing about issues, and sharing photos. FB just doesn’t give enough space. I hope to be a regular contributor in the new year, and I’m purposely not going to define the parameters of “regular.” I’ve already written a several entries, so I should be good to go for a few weeks! Perhaps you’ll enjoy reading my mind. If not, feel free NOT to read!