I can accept the fact that The Angry Birds Movie won this weekend’s box office.
Animated films have broader appeal and a wider audience. Plus, last week’s number one film and very close runner-up Captain America has been out for three weeks.
My beef with the Birds?
What took them so long? This app used to be all the rage, but Candy Crush and other games occupy the top spots now. This movie is so late to the party, there is no party anymore.
Obviously kids will still watch it, but they — and their long-suffering parents — shouldn’t have to.
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When it’s a Lego duck that we made during a work event.
It’s customer engagement through play.
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Dear Santa’s elves (cause let’s face it — the big guy is on a beach somewhere):
I want. No…I need.
I have extensive experience creating Lego homes with far fewer resources, so I will appreciate the level of detail in this Big Bang Theory recreation.
I hope my advance notice helps secure my ‘order.’
Hi to Rudolph,
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For a sport with such small balls, golf is an unusually large target.
People who don’t watch it or understand the nuances of the game are quick to dismiss it as boring.
My mother never understood why I watched golf on TV as a young child. But if she sat with me for even 30 minutes, she would soon be ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’ over some of the precision shots the pros could pull off.
And in television golf tournaments, you see a lot of golf. The cameras jump from tee to fairway to green, so you get to see sometimes 50+ different golfers swing the club or putt every 30 seconds or less.
So, contrary to what you might think, there is a lot of action in golf.
In contrast, televised baseball and football games — America’s sports — mostly involve standing around. A Wall Street Journal study calculated that a baseball fan will see 17 minutes and 58 seconds of action over the course of a three-hour game. And the football audience? A paltry 11 minutes per game.
So for pure entertainment value, swing for swing, I’d put the US Open Golf Championship up against a baseball game any day. I’ve watched both, and I feel pretty good about my chances.
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I haven’t been to Washington DC in a while, but I think I might go on this scavenger hunt the next time I’m in town.
Got any cash? You can, too.
Just check the back of the bills and find the buildings depicted there. It should be a pretty educational tour.
I also like the folded bill photo trick. Reminds me of squishing people’s heads between your finger and thumb.
I might add that to my tour, too.
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I haven’t watched Cooking Channel much at all, but a commercial for Cutthroat Kitchen caught my eye.
Host Alton Brown is always good for a laugh.
If you haven’t seen the show, four professional chefs compete in cooking challenges while Alton Brown sabotages them.
But there’s a catch.
He actually gives each chef money at the beginning of the game so that they can bid to sabotage each other, making the timed competition even more challenging. The eventual winner keeps whatever money he has left at the end of the game.
As the episode comes to an end, I realize it’s not for me.
It reminds me too much of hazing…or those degrading initiation days that some of my high school clubs subjected new members to freshman year. The folks in charge are laughing, but it’s more mean-spirited than funny.
Just ask Jon Hamm. That stuff comes back to bite you in the butt.
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