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BJ'S BLOG 01/20/14 " Eggs, Opulence and Technology"
by BJ Shea,posted Jan 20 2014 9:18AM
Today's blog comes from one of my mentors, Dan Sanders:
The Urban Dictionary defines Homo sapiens this way: "A pitiful race that will most likely cause its own extinction before its technologies fully develop." Here is some proof we are on our way to nowhere.
Justin Bieber‘s place was raided by police because of an egg-throwing incident at his neighbor’s house, and he could be charged with a felony and arrested. One rapper friend was arrested already on cocaine use.
No word yet on Oprah’s plumber credentials, but recent pictures have shown her fixing a toilet (or was she just trying to keep her OWN network from going down the drain?).
I know where you can buy 19 bathrooms for little more money than you might offer to someone to get in the front of the bathroom line at a stadium event, and the cost of the comfort of knowing you will never have to hold it is only $16,000,000.
Also you have your off-road-capable Land Rover Defender to navigate the treacherous roads of your gated community with your 19 bathrooms. I cannot say enough good things about the ability of one's vehicle to smooth out the bumps in the road at such times, and the $40,000 Land Rover Defender is the only way to go when you really gotta’ go!
If 19 bathrooms and a $40,000 car get boring, then for $200,000, you can fly into space. Virgin Atlantic’s Galactic made a very successful 46,000-foot trip into space, and in the very near future you will be able to do the same for the low, low price of around $250,000. The time from liftoff of the White Knight booster carrying SpaceShipTwo until the touchdown of the spacecraft after the suborbital flight is about 2.5 hours. What a bargain! Only $100,000 an hour! I’ll bet its pay first-fly later, just in case.
The 19 bathrooms currently belong to Michael Jordan, the car to Ellen DeGeneres‘s wife Portia de Rossi, and the space flights are Sir Richard Branson’s. I understand the little Bieber has signed up for the flight. I would be willing to pay for his trip, not that he needs it, if they will keep him up there.
Finally, you may have been worried about the government spying on you. How does this make you feel? Internet neutrality is at risk. An appeals court last week cleared the way for Comcast, Verizon, and Time Warner to control what you see on the Net. They now have the authority to block sites they don't want you to see and instead direct you to sites that pay them to do so. The FCC’s "net neutrality" policy has been overturned. The FCC is the good-guy here, and a suit was brought by Verizon.
There’s more on eggs,opulence and technology on the shores of Rambling Harbor. Give a listen.