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Entries from May 2009

PingWi-Fi Pulls Out New Stick For Play At Colonial Golf Tourney

May 31st, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Gadgets · Sports · Wi-Fi

Well … I am almost sad to say I have finished another ‘dirty jobs’ assignment, and have moved on to what can only be described as a sweet gig. Today I am circling the course — including all of the highly populated watering holes — at Fort Worth’s Colonial Country Club, for the Crowne Plaza […]

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Ain’t No Standin Fo This Type-o-Torture!

May 23rd, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Satire

The Dirty Jobs gig continues … and today is all about me and my creature comforts — or lack thereof! Okay … so like I bought what I thought were the most awesome work boots to get me through this season of manual labor and supplemental cash flow. But little did I know … My […]

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Dudes With No Degrees Take Journalism Grad To The Turf

May 20th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Satire · Sports · Wi-Fi

Both of my readers may have noticed that the blog posts are few/far between lately. My bad! I am supplementing the blog with more “Dirty Jobs” type work. Man, sometimes I think it may have been easier if I had chosen “Shark Week” rather than Dirty Jobs in order to emulate a TV phenom. This […]

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Blogging: Hardhat Dirty Jobs To Country Club Living

May 13th, 2009 · Tags: Gadgets · Hotels · Wi-Fi

I was looking for some inspiration, when along came Devo. WOXY, an Internet radio station I frequent, is now playing “Whip It.”  “Crack that whip” … now that’s inspiration in its truest form. (For newcomers, fyi, there is an interview of Devo’s frontman Mark Mothersbaugh on this site.) Today — no stories of Wi-Fi … […]

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So This Guy On The Barrier Reef Thinks HE Has Best Job?

May 6th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Satire

Every journalist loves a road trip. Or at least they used to. Most of them read On The Road or they grew up watching Charles Kuralt, who made Winnebagos cool before John Madden. So, when I did an 18,000-mile road trip to 43 cities to write about Wi-Fi a few years ago, it was “a […]

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Hats Off, Prayers Sent Up For Dallas Cowboys

May 4th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Sports

All of The Dallas Cowboys family are in our prayers this week, especially those seriously injured.  How bizarre and tragic. Here is some of the most incredible, on-the-spot video reporting we have seen in a while … Thanks to Dallas’ ABC affiliate, WFAA-TV and CNN as posted on YouTube: Go Cowboys!

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Turned On: Dead Man Wi-Fi-ing At Bass Hall

May 1st, 2009 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Gadgets · Wi-Fi

‘Turn Me On Dead Man’ Ever hear that phrase? Back in the day, when the Beatles took a break from experimental drugs, they experimented with backward masking — purportedly playing audio tapes backward and recording the sound effects into their songs. One such hidden treasure was John saying, “Turn me on dead man,” referring to […]

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