The latest installment of The Dirty Gig led me to New York to work in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy (SSS) … Have you noticed that post-disaster is almost the only time we use the word “aftermath” anymore. “Why … I can still remember when I was a boy and ‘Aftermath’ was a Rolling [...]
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Sometime around the third quarter of the Heart of Dallas Bowl, we tweeted this line, asking readers to complete the sentence: “Oklahoma State is beating Purdue like a ……….” The Pingtweet offered a visual clue. We coupled the tweet with a photograph of “The Worlds’s Largest Drum,” the gigantic bass drum that travels [...]
Man … I thought there was one of those two-ton elephant things going on in the room when the press conference started for the first Heart of Dallas Bowl, featuring Oklahoma State and Purdue. Did I miss something? Did Dallas show everyone too good of a time? I don’t know what the deal [...]
I won’t lie. There was no Christmas joy when I learned I would be working at the Dirty Gig, the day before the day before Christmas. But dirty is as dirty does … or it is what it is or whatever. It got better.
October 21st, 2012 · Tags: Sports · Uncategorized · Wi-Fi
I was undecided whether or not I would blog anything about the Texas Tech win over my hometown team, TCU, yesterday a nail-biter before a homecoming crowd — the second largest crowd in TCU history — with 48K in the seats. The breakdown: about 32K in purple, another 15,999 in Raider red … [...]
There is no question a writer can “be too close to” their work … or any “artist” can be too close … So, although I think this site is pretty easy to navigate, you never know. Therefore … for your ease, if you are interested, we have compiled a family-style buffet of PingWi-Fi entrees for [...]
May 7th, 2012 · Tags: Satire · Sports · Uncategorized · Wi-Fi
It is difficult to return to one’s old stomping grounds without thinking of the old days. There are reminders everywhere … the school, the cafe where high school kids congregated, the football field on the first street off the highway. I remember all so well. Black and gold streamers, hanging from the goal posts, blowing [...]
May 2nd, 2012 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Restaurant · Sports · Wi-Fi
Before this blog, we compiled another road trip site called The Wi-Fi Guy, and as with any successful endeavor, there were discussions on how to keep the momentum … how to keep the content fresh … how to remain relevant and so on. Among the more interesting was an idea proposed by a woman who [...]
I have a few thousand frequent flyer miles these days, and I have traveled around the world a bit. Forty-seven of the United States have the PingWi-Fi footprint, somewhere, perhaps on a Wi-Fi hotspot near you. But you know my favorite place in the world? It is the 84 feet that stretch end to end [...]
January 11th, 2012 · Tags: Sports
My first two weeks in Thailand were NAS-TAY … No, not like The Hangover Part 2, nasty … like filthy, muddy, oily, wildlife killing kind of sludge nasty. That, as you may know from previous blogs, is why I call that part of my career — The Dirty Gig. In the first Thailand installment of [...]