Friday, July 18, 2014

The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter - for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way - Nikola Tesla

[COMMENT]This last week I bought a brand new beautiful radio. Well it's also a camera and a phone and game console and a flashlight and a way to choose a restaurant and it gives me driving directions and I can make a hotel reservation with it. I can also buy stuff with it, shoot a short film, record a speech. Watch movies and TV shows, listen to radio shows and podcasts. I can take notes, see what the temperature is, listen to an audiobook, put appointments on a calendar. Look at photos, read magazines and books. Get recipes. Talk to my wife........The Pure Google Experience, The Nexus 5.

I've been saying for a while that this small device will be your new radio and mobile computer and also your desktop computer. I think one day very soon you will come home, put down your keys and wallet. Put down your phone next to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. This will automatically sync with your phone. The mobile cell phone/computer will be everything you need.


Lot's of talk this week about water restrictions and this horrible drought that was created by our lovely politicians here in California. I have an idea that could save millions of gallons and it's simple. First build more reservoirs, duh. But here is my idea. Suggest that all sinks in public bathrooms turn their valves down to half, just reach down there and turn it. I'm in lots of public bathrooms and the water does not need to be turned on that high! I get sprayed all the time just washing my hands. Then for an extra, make little plastic buttons that say "We are saving water for California, we turned down the valve". The people responsible for the sink would purchase these buttons at no cost to California. This simple fix would save millions of gallons of water the first week! Bathroom and kitchen sink faucets account for 16% of the water used in an average home and we are talking about a whole lot more with public facilities. 

[RADIO]Talk Radio’s Ratings Disaster – Why Nothing Changes
by Darryl Parks
Showing a picture of the Titanic going down, former Clear Channel Executive Daryl Parks offers up his candid opinion on why he believes the Talk Radio format is disintegrating before our very eyes.

Mark Levin said this week his show is the biggest thing on WABC in New York and KSFO in San Francisco. Great new ratings. 

Doug McIntyre came back from vacation this week and was in good form and was talking about a new KABC app. I usually don't use radio station apps but I thought I would check it out. I installed it and it looks pretty dang good. The live stream comes right up. There is a section for podcasts and shows all the other links to twitter and facebook. Not bad guys.

The Ryan Seacrest co-host tells channel 4 in Los Angeles the vacation she was on with her son Calvin and husband Roy Laughlin started out perfect. Then, it turned into a nightmare when they attended a show at Tower of David. "The sirens start to go and frantic ushers are screaming to us to get out to go into a bomb shelter. I really thought we weren't going to make it out. It was so frightening." She says the military is running the airport in Tel Aviv where they had to run to the bomb shelter three times. The family did eventually get on a flight and make it home and Ellen K is back to work on KIIS-FM.

From Fresh Air, book review.
'Mockingbird Next Door': A Genteel Peek Into Harper Lee's Quiet Life

Historians Mine 400 Years Of Crime Data At The Old Bailey
The largest body of recorded human speech in existence comes from The Proceedings of the Old Bailey - London's oldest court.
We're talking 400 years of court records - 137 million words.

'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube (new music just released Al talks about in this new interview)

Greg Proops sitting in one day for Conway this week. He should have a regular show, he has a great voice and is very articulate and funny.

Dennis Prager has a new 5 minute video about Israel narrated by Alan Dershowitz

[SIRIUSXM]SiriusXM to Launch "Reefer Radio"

[QUOTE]"What we need is a Levin-A-Thon" - Mark Levin

[TWEET]Richard Lewis ‏@TheRichardLewis
If all the extremists disappeared and every person was fed and had a home and medicine etc. contentment would last a few seconds.

[PODCASTS]Podcast consumption rises by 25%

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast #7: Robert Osborne


[AUDIOBOOKS]Amazon Tests ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks
Amazon might give readers something to get really excited about: A digital ebook and audiobook subscription service that provides Kindle users with all the content they can consume from a potential library of over 600,000 titles for just $9.99 per month.


Tallest Building West of the Mississippi Is Getting an Observation Deck


[TECH]Why Apple Bought $578M Worth Of Sapphire In Advance
Sapphire is superior to glass, even Corning’s Gorilla Glass material, in several ways.

[ON THIS DAY]Apollo 11 - with its now legendary crew of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins - launched atop a massive Saturn V rocket from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. It was not a comfortable ride.


[PARTING SHOT]On her method:
"I don't know what the hell I'm doing up there half the time. These performers that go on about their technique and craft – oh, puleeze! How boring! I don't know what technique means. But I do know what experience is. I know in my gut when I've done a scene right."

 - Elaine Stritch 1925 – 2014

An interview from NPR from March

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