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Entries from April 2012

PingWi-Fi ‘Blogs About Nothing’ — Old West Branding

April 26th, 2012 · Tags: Satire

Today … a blog about nothing. I like to enter contests, especially ones where the players conjure names for new products and such. For instance, Advertising Age magazine once had a monthly contest — TNT, or The Next Trend — a few years back in which readers would submit names and made-up ad campaigns for […]

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Nelsons Do Basketball/Truckin Mashup On #DIFF Red Carpet

April 20th, 2012 · Tags: Arts · Uncategorized

How often do two of your favorite worlds collide before your eyes, with a positive result? Ha! I was in a rock ‘n’ roll/basketball nirvana yesterday at The Dallas International Film Festival’s red carpet as Dallas Mavericks brain trust The Nelsons took center stage. What’s that got to do with rock ‘n’ roll? … Now, […]

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South Korean Je-kyu’s Film ‘My Way’ Is Hell Of A Marathon

April 19th, 2012 · Tags: Arts

The guys who have lived through it will tell you, “War is hell.” South Korean filmmaker Kang Je-kyu brings it … brings hell to the big screen in a big way … a long way … an epic two-hour+ kinda way in The Dallas International Film Festival’s Centerpiece Screening of “My Way.” But “My Way” […]

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PingWi-Fi Knocks Off Two From #DIFF List: ‘QWERTY’ & ‘Sironia’

April 18th, 2012 · Tags: Arts · Cities

Word nerds, rejoice. There is a magical place where ESPN covers Scrabble tournaments … a place where pencil-neck geeks put fear in the hearts of the office stud … a place where the oppressed librarian-kinda-gal gets 15 minutes of fame. That place is in film, “QWERTY” to be exact. If you are considering Googling that, […]

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Dallas International Film Festival — Roadtrips, Motorcycles & Old Home Week

April 17th, 2012 · Tags: Arts · Cities

Once again I found myself with a tough decision at The Dallas International Film Festival — two interesting films beginning at the same time. The one with father/son relationship building won out … glad it did. So, up next at The PingWi-fi: “Father’s Chair,” an international festival entry in the narrative category, brought to us […]

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Roadtrip? Brooklyn Bros Gets Quirk On At #DIFF

April 15th, 2012 · Tags: Arts · Cities

After a long road trip, or two … nothing better than some quality time with a good film. Conveniently, The Dallas International Film Festival is running “down the street” through April 22. So, yesterday I cruised over to Big D for some big screen. #DIFF With a few films flagged in my book, I was […]

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Wi-Fi Benched; Roundball Takes Center Stage At KY Dirty Gig

April 9th, 2012 · Tags: Cities · Sports

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 […]

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Have 2-Wheelers, Will Travel — For Chiang Mai Wi-Fi

April 4th, 2012 · Tags: Cities · Hotels · Wi-Fi

I think I have discovered something significant, at least for a travel writer. If you stall and stonewall and procrastinate before you write, you get to carry the adventure inside you a little longer. It has been weeks since I reached the final stage of the Thailand adventure. The trip covered the tiny nation and […]

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