Peaky Blinders

October 10th, 2014 | Posted by Sarah in Movies & TV - (0 Comments)

Here’s a great reason you should be watching Peaky Blinders.

 

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¿Como?

 
 

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Say what now?

 
 

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Oh, sweet mother-

 
 

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Of cats!

 
 

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That saying works too.

 

Just one scene that will pull you in to the Shelby clan.

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Silicon Valley

February 24th, 2014 | Posted by Sarah in PureNerdism - (0 Comments)

“Steve Jobs was a poser, he didn’t even write code.”

This, ladies and gentleman is how you talk sexy to a geek. Because he may be a hipster’s god, but everyone with technical sense knows better.

“It’s not magic, it’s talent and sweat. That’s what the f%^$ we do.”

And coffee lots of coffee.

“From the creator’s of Office Space”- double sold.

It looks like they actually have nerds writing for this show. Respect.

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Heroes Reborn: 2015

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Sarah in PureNerdism - (0 Comments)

Save the cheerleader, save the world. It’s happening people! It is HAPPENING. Now if they can only bring back the original cast and recreate the magic that was season one.

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Twitter Rates The Sound of Music Live

December 5th, 2013 | Posted by Sarah in Humor - (0 Comments)

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What’s Duffy Dean Watching?

August 28th, 2011 | Posted by Sarah in Humor - (1 Comments)

Can anyone guess the name of this Bravo show? Seriously, I need to get The Duffster a library card!

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And you thought Friday mornings couldn’t get any better!

 

iSheep Ready for the iCloud?

★ PBS’ Frontline documentary on Wikileaks. Love him or hate him, Julian Assange is the internet’s phenomenon.

Steve-O should be running the USDA food pyramid.

★ Someone explain karma to this man. If this doesn’t make you blood boil, nothing will.

★Interesting article on gay vs African American athletes.

★ Call me crazy, but I’m dying to party with Estella Warren.

Michael Loucks becomes a Sith Lord.

★ In defense of Paris Hilton- can’t believe I just typed those words. The View becomes a case of the old pots calling the young kettle black.

 

★With a name like Weiner it was bound to happen.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

★ If you have HBO, you need to be watching Too Big to Fail. The rest of us will be reading the book and waiting for the dvd.

 

★ Bridesmaids is a must see, The Hangover 2, not so much!


 

★ One word that described LinkedIn IPO: bubble!

 

★ Waste Land is one of the greatest documentaries ever made! To quote my grandfather, “You haven’t seen poverty until you leave the United States.” Currently streaming on Netflix.

 

★ My future parenting style, courtesy of At&t. If only their network was as good as this commercial!

 

★ Watch Expedition Impossible if only to hear, “We’re in the Sahara, yo!”

 

★ ABC finally bring’s back Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution. After pulling it off the air for a month in midseason, siting low viewership. Catering to food advertisers or bad ratings? Guess they don’t want us to know about feathers in ice cream sundaes.

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2011 Tech Predictions

December 29th, 2010 | Posted by Sarah in PureNerdism - (4 Comments)

 

 

My favorite nerd moment of the year! I get to play Nostradamus and call out tech predictions next year.

 

-Apple Makes a TV: Or more specifically, Apple buy cheap Chinese hardware and puts Itunes and Apps on it. Basically in line with their other products.

-Iphone Goes to Verizon: Because VZ has the money to pay for Apple’s licensing deal.

-No 4D Tvs…Yet: The technology is on the way. Think 2012-2013 to be glasses free!

-HD Wii: Better graphics, faster processors something for Ninetendo to boost sales.

-Someone Buys Twitter: I’m thinking a media company: AOL, CNN, TimeWarner.

-iPad Gets Competition: Real competition. Think Google Andriod software paired with a strong hardware companies, Asus or Samsung, and HTC.

-Andriod Cellphones Surpass Apple: Apple holds the #2 position in 2011, but in 2012 Windows make major gains. Blackberry either revamps with OS or partners with Windows or Google by 2012.

-Nokia Joins Team Andriod: Kills Symbian.

-Playstation Phone:
Flops. High powered graphic intense games needs stronger harder than is mainstream for mobile phones as of 2011.

-Skype Adds Ads: Because Google taught us, the money is in advertising!

Groupon Regrets Staying Single: Nothing proprietary there. Ego or sheer nativity will be the downfall of this company. Most businesses are learning that these coupon sites aren’t generating loyal customers, either.

 

 

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The Trouble with Hulu

November 2nd, 2010 | Posted by Sarah in PureNerdism - (8 Comments)

My coffee was more interesting than the Hulu dissection this morning. Analysts wanted to know why no one was biting on their $9.99 pay-for-play deal. I sat there, laughing, silently at my desk. Really? You have no idea? None? Your lacking content is the first issue.

McDonald’s money maker is the greasy beef and fries, not the salads. Those veggies are only there as a public relations campaign. So, why is Netflix, who has no power over content, winning the internet tv/movie wars? They’re commercial free.

It comes down to simple math. Hulu: $9.99 (considering a price drop to $4.99) for movies and tv from only three studios (ABC, NBC, FOX) with commercials. No cable shows, except for limited previews. Polls still show no one is interested in commercials even with the price drop. They are also blocking their website from working on Google tv, even with a subscription price. Bad idea. If I dole out cash for your app, I want to view it- everywhere- not just on a 10 inch ipad.

Netflix’s $8.99 plan includes multiple studios including those on Hulu. Showtime, HBO, Cinemax movies usually by disc only, but still cheaper than cable tv. They’re integrated with iPod touch, iPad, Andriod phones and tablets, Wii, Ps3, Boxee, and Roku.

Hulu wants to go online with the cable tv model. They want revenue both ways; from the consumers and from the advertisers. In 3-4 years this model will work. When more mainstream Americans are buying pc integrated tvs. These are the people who still sit down on Thursday night at 9pm to watch The Office on broadcast television. Their main revenue currently is via advertising, which is nothing to snicker about. These are the people who are trained to view commercials. In the next 5-7 years when you have Generation Z (born in mid 1990′s) coming out of college and living in their first apartments, the model will have to change again. They’re not going to schedule their life around tv. This affect has already begun to cross over into people in their 30s. Generation Alpha (born after 2010), will eerily be more like myself. So Hulu will win the battle, but not the war with their current model.

The last time I scheduled my life around tv was Friends in high school. By the time I hit college, I built my first media center pc and hooked it up to an analog 13 inch tv. Which is also the last time I had television set. I got to watch my precious Jerry Springer and Oprah while not missing Organic Chemistry. Since those glory days, I haven’t watched a commercial since. I mute the ones on Hulu. CNBC plus, which I pay $9.99 for, has no commercials and is well worth it to me because I can view it online whenever I travel. Sports are the only thing that I do watch live anymore. Even then, when I watch football, I let my Windows 7 Media pc record for an hour. No point in sitting through pizza commercials.

Hulu is a major win for viewers who want to stream online media and for the studios to pull in ad revenue. The only way anyone would pay for it is if it’s completely commercial free, or, keep the commercials and throw in the cable channel Bravo (USA and Syfy’s full season shows are already available). Paying for Hulu at this point feels like I’m getting hustled in a poker game. I can get watch it for free on broadcast tv with commercials; the same goes for online.

 

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Is Outsourced Racists?

September 8th, 2010 | Posted by Sarah in Humor - (4 Comments)

 

 
“Do you find it racists?” were my friend, Rini’s, exact words. I had no idea what she was even talking about.

“What?” I asked. “Fox news? Christine O’donnell? The Pope?” They were all topics in the news that week, so I assumed it was one of those.

“New York Mag says it’s racists.”

When I finally realized that she was talking about a television show; I grew sad. I really wanted to have a debate about the Stephen Colbert going to Congress.

“I haven’t seen it yet.”

Poor Rini looked as though she was going to cry. It was still taking up hard drive space on my Windows Media Center PC.

I didn’t want to admit this to Rini, but I was avoiding watching it due to all the bad press. It did seem insensitive to me that NBC would choose to put a show on tv about a call center in India when so many Americans we unemployed or underemployed. Along with my personal feeling that after the PR nightmare the New York City mosque became, the last thing this country needed was another reason to hate people with brown skin.

But I’m glad I did watch: because it was funny not racist. I never understood why people blamed India anyway for “stealing” jobs when it was corporations moving them.

Outsourced is based on the movie of the same name. I found the first episode really well written. It addressed how American companies basically own their workers as slaves right now because so many are afraid of being unemployed. It also addresses the caste system (which every country in the world has) but in India it’s more blunt.

Perhaps I identify more with the show being Indian. I don’t eat meat and find hamburgers gross. I also grew up listening to Indian music, so when the Punjabi Remix started playing- I started dancing. I never found it to be racist, I found it to be honest. Newsflash: Indian names are different than Anglo counterparts. Manmeet may mean friend, but to Americans it is man-meat. From my own personal experience I remember in fifth grade a classmate finding out my middle name and screaming, “Daveeta rhymes with Velveeta!” I then proceeded to kick the little punk in the knee when Mrs. White turned her back. Indian parents tend to name their children after meanings and not prettiness. Daveeta may not sound pretty to some but it derives from the male name Dev which means God. Daveeta means Goddess. My first name Sarah means princess. So take that Paris Hilton!

Asian parents do tend to push education more than other cultures as well which was represented when the show examined A teams and B teams. I remember going to high school and my friends’ parents wanted them to be happy and/or popular. My parents couldn’t have cared less if I was popular; they just wanted me to be a Full Bright Scholar, which I did upon penalty of death.

So maybe this show isn’t for everyone. If your job has been moved to India, I don’t blame you for not watching. But if you just want an half an hour a week of something funny in a different way- then watch.
 

 

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