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I think it’s ironic that anyone who is an environmentalist will purchase a DVD called “Who Killed the Electric Car?” This movie slams GM for playing a major part in killing the large inadequate technology of electric vehicles. Of course, this film is a Sony Pictures Classics Film, but they make no mention about the vested interest that Sony has in DVDs. I’m sure “Electric Car” will be on Blu-ray soon.

The best part is DVDs are made primarily from crude oil based substances. Why wasn’t this distributed via free download over the Internet instead? This isn’t about protecting the environment. This is people trying to make a fast buck on environmental naivety.

Learn who really killed the electric bus!

What do the Clintons and the Bushes have in common?

Besides having been the only two families to reside in the White House for the last 20 years, they have an additional quality that is unfolding in front of our eyes.

George W. Bush lost the 2000 popular vote, and it has been argued that he even lost the electoral vote if recounts in Florida were taken into account. There are thousands of articles, blogs, etc. about how the Bush family stole the election of 2000. Heck! There was even a movie about it.

It is amazing how history is prone to repeat itself when unchecked power is at play.

With Hillary Clinton standing on the verge of destroying our American political system, we should all wonder if Michael Moore with produce Fahrenheit 2008.

It isn’t often that I recommend a movie to people. After all, in my opinion, most movies aren’t good. Yet, I’m still paying 10 bucks to go see them every week, go figure.

Anyway, Run Fat Boy Run is a perfect movie for any of the following people to see:

  • Men who ever dated someone that you just could decide if she was the right one
  • Women who ever dated the guy who just couldn’t decide if you were the right one

The above includes just about everyone in the world, but here are more people who should go see Run Fat Boy Run:

  • Dead beat/loser fathers – So you can see what it takes to win your family back
  • Co-parents of the dead beat/loser father – So you can see what someone who is really committed to your family does to win you back
  • People who like to laugh… A LOT!!!
  • People who like to cry… a little
  • People who like to watch movies with real life scenarios that aren’t overacted

I really enjoyed this film. I was laughing throughout, save a couple of times when tears welled up in my eyes. It is a superb film and well worth the money at the theater. And don’t forget to take the woman that you haven’t been able to make your mind up about for the last five years either! That adds value to the experience of this film 😀

View the trailer for Run Fat Boy Run.

PhotoLohan tops Maxim’s Hot 100 but Britney, Paris miss | Lifestyle | Reuters

The folks at Maxim are BRILLIANT. Pick someone who is clearly NOT the hottest woman in Hollywood. Everyone will be say, “WTF! That’s ridiculous!” Great way to build buzz.

And the jokes will be rolling in. For example, my friend Keen (who no longer has his dang blog) pondered, “I wonder just how colorful her spread is.”

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The weekly Gadget Panel Radio Show is coming to a computer near you!

This week’s guest co-host is the Gadget Panel’s most popular Contributor: Vadim K. From his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine to his tailgating escapades captured on the the coolest in-car surveillance system (the same device Paris Hilton got for her birthday), Vadim will be walking us through some of the coolest gadgets on the market today. He will even be showcasing some items that haven’t even hit the market yet.

Some of the items we’ll be covering this Saturday (1PM Pacific):

The Home Theater Watch (Checkout our youtube video to see it in action) from Gadget Universe
The Gravity Defyer Shoes available through SkyMall
The Vehicle Safeguard (watch Vadim tailgate a Bentley along the world famous Mullholland Drive)

Plus, you’ll get to hear about what happens behind the scenes at the biggest Gadget shop in America: Gadget Universe
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Suddenly, this weekend is packed! I’m rather excited about the upcoming Gadget Panel Radio Show. It will be interesting. What’s going to make it even more interesting that just being the first Gadget Panel Show is that I’m also going to be at The Scriptwriters Showcase (a private writers lounge) this weekend. I was practically floored when I read the list of speakers who will be at the show:

Kevin Smith (Mallrats, Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob and Jersey Girl)
Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes 2)
Stephanie Allain (Hustle and Flow)
Antwone Fisher (Antwone Fisher)
Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby)
Jonathan Craven (The Hills Have Eyes 2) Yes, he’s related to Wes Craven
Jim Uhls (Fight Club)
Tracey Becker (Finding Neverland)
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Jessica Bendinger (Bring It On, Stick It)
Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center)
Gordon Bressack
(Pinky and the Brain, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)
Greg Coolidge (Sorority Boys, Employee of the Month)
Carl Ellsworth (Red Eye)
Bruce Evans (Mr. Brooks)
Raynold Gideon (Stand By Me) Don’t think he wrote the Gideon Bible though 😛
Bruce Feirstein (Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Goldeneye)
Syd Field (A legend in in screenwriting)
Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers) You know you laughed until you cried!
Jeffrey Freedman (Vivaldi)
Brad Gann (Invincible)
Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning)
Peter Iliff
(Varsity Blues) I swear he went to the same high school as me 😛
Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, xXx: State of the Union, X-Men: The Last Stand)
Keith Mitchell (Mr. 3000)
Chris Morgan (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift)
Hank Nelken (Saving Silverman)
Colin O’Reilly (Blades of Glory)
Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain)
Zak Penn
(X-Men: The Last Stand, Behind Enemy Lines, PCU)
Todd Robinson (Lonely Hearts)
Lee Ross
(Downloading Nancy)
Michael Seitzman (North Country)
Michel Shane (Catch Me If You Can, I, Robot)
Jason Smilovic (Lucky Number Slevin)
Bryan Michael Stoller (Filmmaking for Dummies)
Stephen Susco (The Grudge, The Grudge 2)
Massy Tadjedin (The Jacket)
Yalda Tehranian-Uhls
(Permanent Midnight)
David Wyatt (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Wayans Bros.)
and more

I’ll be there showing off some amazing gadgets and innovations featured in Gadget Universe, SkyMall, StrongIdea.com, and other cool places. Who knows, maybe you’ll see one my favorite gadgets like the Zipping Flashlight or the Home Theater Watch in an upcoming movie or television show!?!

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I had the Home Theater Watch at the 2007 GBK Oscar show. Like I mentioned in previous blogs, Billy Wirth, Shawn Hatosy, Joel Moore, and Warren G all loved the Home Theater Watch. It wasn’t a huge hit for the female celebrities, but there were plenty of women taking a look at the watch.

But this isn’t about the Oscars or celebrities. This is about my very own Home Theater Watch experience. Now, I’ll admit that I’m not much of a nerd. While I’m sure that my sister is laughing her butt off right now at that statement, I swear I’m not a nerd. Honestly! This watch is actually really cool.

Plug it into your MAC or PC. It uses a micro USB cable and is auto detected by both in my case. Although, be a lil’ careful with the MAC because its wide open folks! Don’t start deleting files that you *think* you don’t need. You probably do.

Anyway, getting back to the coolness of this watch. I was totally blown away by this cool product. It really is like Joel Moore said, “It’s like an iPod for your wrist.” Yet the Home Theater Watch also has the added coolness factor of being a watch. Something you wear on your wrist that tells time. I was sporting it at the office today, and people were all begging me to see what the watch can do. There are dozens or people who have written about the Home Theater Watch:

Gear Live had something to say
Luxist recommends it while you are standing in line while out and about
SciFi.com even pointed out that you can watch a full length film or a couple of episodes of Prison Break
Coolest Gadgets pointed out the usefulness during a traffic jam
Wrist Dreams… Well, I’m not sure what to make about their name to be honest with you -P
Book of Joe wants the manufacturer to promise “Your friends and family will be eager to spend time with you….”. How do you become the most popular blogging anesthesiologist? I’m sure that the first step is to start blogging
So, everyone at work is following me around…

Does it play movies? Yep!

Does it play music? Yep!

Does it have a voice recorder? Uh…

I didn’t even realize this until after I had shot the video. See and hear the Home Theater Watch video I posted on youtube.

So, when the controller came by my office to tell me that one of my biggest marketing channels had posted a FAT profit for Q1, I was excited because I had it all on audio. I was testing the recording feature when she came by, so I’m not going to make a practice out of recording conversations, but it just kinda happened. Hopefully the FBI will make note of that when they scan this website and let me slide -D

And, BTW. At the time I wrote this blog, there was a 5 question survey on gadgetuniverse.com that claims you can enter to win a Home Theater Watch. I don’t know the details or if there is a deadline, but this watch is worth giving it a shot. I’ll take another one!

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I stumbled across an advertisement I just couldn’t resist while on Hacked Gadgets reading about a Battery Free Flashlight and Power source! This advertisement was for a website: www.beinamovie.com

What really caught my eye about this ad was not that I had a chance to be in a movie but that Woody Harrelson was going to be in the movie. I haven’t seen him in much these days, but I also remembered a time when I was in Boy Scouts and we were working on a house in Beverly Hills. The project was to help raise money for our upcoming summer camping trip. The house had just been remodeled, and we were to remove all the garbage.

We did remove all the garbage, and the Scout Master noticed that Richard Grieco and Woody Harrelson were playing basketball on the court at the house. So, he asked them if they would be willing to take a photo with us. Good times!

Anyway, go take a chance at being in a movie: BE IN A MOVIE : SIGN UP TO BE IN THE FILM SEMI PRO

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First things first… Congratulations to Jennifer Hudson on winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She was so adorable when she won.

Then there was the Dreamgirls performance. It was a great performance. I couldn’t wait to see it because just two days earlier I had a chance to meet Keith Robinson at the GBK Oscar gift party. It is always great to get for me to get to see someone I’ve met perform. There is a special added value to it for me.

I nearly fell out of my seat when I saw the performance. Were my eyes playing tricks on me? Was I just wanting to see what I wanted to see? Well, what did I want to see anyway? It never would have occurred to me in my wildest dreams to be thinking was I was thinking at that moment.

Yes, I was thinking, this is a great performance. However, I couldn’t wait for the camera to cut back to a shot of Keith so I could see what watch he was wearing. The lighting was not the best for showing off a watch, but that beautiful watch captured every speck of light magnificently. Could it be?

Rewind to two days earlier. It’s Friday evening. I’m showcasing the greatest gadgets in the world to countless celebrities at the GBK Celebrity gift event. In walks Keith Robinson. He’s wearing a white jump suit with brilliant red stripes. “This man deserves a luxury watch,” I think to myself. I pull open the Steinhausen Marquise (featured in Skymall) with alligator band and ask him if he’d like to try it on. I explain that the watch requires no batteries (a benefit to the environment for those who weren’t surprised when “An Inconvenient Truth” won best song).

It goes with the Red... Keith agreesHe places the Marquise on his wrist and looks at it. It’s a good looking watch. Shawn, the camera man, stars shooting pictures. I mention that the red band looks good with the red stripes on the suit. “The red band does work with the suit,” Mr. Robinson replies. I explain that the Marquise comes with a second band in black if he is going to be wearing a dark suit.

Fast forward back to Sunday night at the Oscars. Here comes Keith Robinson to center stage, left hand holding the mic to his face. “Patience little sister…” WAIT! Is that the same Steinhausen Marquise I had given him on Friday? It is unmistakably gold. His watch clearly has a black band, but remember that the Marquise I gave him came with second band in black. Show him again! I need to figure out if that is the Steinhausen Marquise. The camera only gave fleeting glimpses of Keith Robinson and his watch.

Today, I found the following youtube video of the Dreamgirls performance on dreamgirlsfans.blogspot.com

I’ve watched the part where it is the closeup on him and that beautiful watch. From what I can tell is was not the Steinhausen that I gave him on Friday. The Steinhausen Marquise has an unmistakable case which has the leather strap wrapping around the prong in the middle where the pin holds the two together. The watch that Mr. Robinson was wearing had two prongs on the outside of the strap.

Oh well. It would have been cool to have given an Academy Award Nominee the watch he wore during a performance on the show, but I will just have to settle for having given a great singer a beautiful watch that I’m sure he will enjoy for years to come. Who knows, maybe I’ll see him wearing it on another show soon!

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