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Congratulations America! Obama Wins

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The state of Ohio was just called and it went to Obama. That looks to me like the clincher. Obama will take the west coast states of California, Oregon and Washington and that’s the election folks. He might still take Florida too, though he wont need it.

History in the making.

My very first post on this blog took note of Obama’s campaign and how he leveraged his offline presence to promote his online one. And yeah, I was routing for him. I’m Canadian and couldn’t vote.

I was routinely following the poll tracking at FiveThirtyEight.com. Nate Silver really has a great site there. he could however be doing things a bit better on the search optimization side of things, but oh well. He got plenty of media coverage anyways on TV, Newspaper, magazines and such anyways. I even caught him on the Colbert Report.

Anyways, interesting times ahead with a revitalized America in the works.

Congratulations Barak Obama. Too bad your grandmother couldn’t hold out for another day or two to witness it.

I Do TV Advertising Too. Soon to Be Famous.

Monday, October 20th, 2008

So my friend/client runs a local shop that does window tinting and automobile paint protection. Nice little business. His biggest problem has been educating potential customers about the paint protection film (ppf) product. Basically letting them know it even exists.

His website ranks at the top of Google locally (of course, he has me behind it) and the window tinting acts to pull people in and exposes them to the PPF product. And a little spread by word of mouth. That alone is not enough. So we thought TV ads should do the trick.

The local TV network was offering to come up with the creative for an ad, no charge there, providing he bought the advertising space. Not a bad deal really. It is a small city so that is something the TV station needs to give away to sell local ad space.

Anyways, the ads they were coming up with, unfortunately were just not up to par and did nothing to really portray the product and educate customers. So I got to thinking. One night as I was about to fall asleep the idea popped into my head for a little story line that would make a great 30 second TV ad.

The Ad

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YouTube Pulls Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony Footage as Fast as it Appears

Friday, August 8th, 2008

All day long I’ve been trying to see video footage of the opening ceremonies. I’ve caught a few clips here and there but the videos on YouTube are getting pulled down within minutes of them being uploaded. Seems the legal team at YouTube is working overtime to ensure no “IOC approved” footage gets shown. Delete, delete, delete. BASTARDS!

Blocked Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony Footage

I want to see!

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My Cool Ass CB750 Cafe Racer

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

So, this post is a lil bit off topic here (way off) but felt like posting it anyways.

I picked up my first motorcycle recently and its really f***ing cool. It’s a 1980 Honda CB750 and its getting chopped and customized into a cafe racer.

I found the bike listed locally on craigslist.org and after doing some research online I came across this cb750 cafe racer website. After seeing those bikes and digging more into the cafe style of bikes I was sold on getting this Honda. Sent some emails to Carpy (Steve Carpenter) at cb750cafe.com and been buying some parts from him. Great guy who is really passionate about building cool cafe racers.

Funny him being a Brit and all while the original cafe style evolved in Britain primarily on British bikes like Nortan’s but he tends to stick with the older SOHC Honda’s. Fitting I guess because it was the cb750’s that brought the English bike industry to its knee’s in the late 60’s early 70’s. Norton went bankrupt. Ouch.

So without further adieu, here is the bike (these are updated photos since additional modifications to the bike in 2010 - older pics below);

1980 Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

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