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I am out here in Mojave, California, about as desolate a patch of scrubby desert as you will find. The wind is blowing, the dust is flying. This is where about a half dozen private companies are designing or building rockets and spaceships.
I’ve gotten so caught up in Ann Coulter’s perfection and Dionne Warwick’s tax issues that I’ve missed some other "wonderful" blog worthy subjects. Such as: Self-proclaimed party animal Clay Cooley has created an item which will revolutionize the adult beverage industry.
Disneyland's California Adventure was never a hit like the rest of the parks, largely because it lacked the draw of Disney's brands. Now a $1.1 billion overhaul aims to fix all that, starting by tapping into the power of Pixar with a "Cars World" theme, pegged to the successful digitally animated feature.
Here's a 'guy' question. Is it uncool to drool? Really, I mean it. When you're standing in a showroom with over a hundred vintage muscle cars, all for sale, is it okay to become slacked jawed and lose a little saliva?
I've been blown away by the response I've gotten to my blog yesterday about Ann Coulter. More of it can be read in my next post! (Notice how I worked her name into the headline). Meantime, I'm too shallow to swim in deep thoughts for long, so let's get back to more ridiculous topics, like O.J.
The response to the Ann Coulter blog streams in! From Roald M: "Miss Wells states very well what christians believe. Ann Coulter, as is her style, put christian beliefs in a way that meant to bring on discussion or comment, but believe me, was not mean spirited..
This is a challenging blog to write. It’s very personal. The funny thing about being a Christian in this country is that, while Christianity is the dominant religion, I find it difficult to say, “I am a Christian.” I feel some people jump to conclusions, few of them flattering.
'We Are Family'. Who sang that? Sister Sledge? You remember when it was the most popular? Willie Stargell, the Pittsburgh Pirates, 19...19...the World Series in that year that seems like yesterday but that I can't remember. But I can still see Stargell waving that towel, the crowd going nuts, and 'We Are Family' playing out over the loud speakers.
I just finished reading "Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler" by L. Jon Wertheim. It's a very good read that unfortunately won't get much pickup because: 1) People don't care about pool and 2) The cover isn't good enough to draw those who don't care in.
MGM Mirage plans to announce a $5 billion project for a new resort and casino in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, in a move to expand its brand, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
"So when I slip it into gear, is that when you start screaming?" It's a question I ask Jake the engineer with a smile on my face, just before I start this behemoth of American muscle rolling down the tracks. "Flip the lever sideways,'" he says. "Blow the horn."
First, apologies to those of you trying to click and play the vlog from Friday. No, it wasn't another pathetic bait-and-switch by me to drive up traffic, like when I posted Erin Burnett's picture for no particular reason. There seemed to be some technical issues. Rumors that management yanked it for not being appropriate are allegedly not true.
It's funny what a little time off will do. Just back from vacation and figuratively pushing my psyche through the sieve of relaxation, it dawns on me slowly. Creativity takes guts. Some people have them, other people don't. This epiphany came from two disparate sources: football and the "new" TV season. I didn't see much of either on my seven day "hiatus" (we'll be revisiting that word in a second), but I saw enough -- enough to know that we, the consuming public, are getting cheated on both fronts.
There is a huge debate on Craigslist in New York City over a posting by someone claiming she's 25 and "spectacularly beautiful." However, she's striking out in marrying someone rich. She's approaching the dilemma like a marketing challenge, looking for tips to successfully sell herself to the highest bidder.
This is why CNBC makes money. We ask readers and viewers to come up with branding slogans...for free! I've asked you to help me develop a name for my weekly farm reports, and the response has been fantastic.
Off to the Yakima Valley in Washington to check out this year's apple crop. I'm hearing conflicting stories about whether there are enough pickers this year. Some farmers say they have enough, thanks in part of the homebuilding slump (subprime's silver lining: lower food prices!)
Hey everyone. I'm "off the road" so to speak and taking some time off over the next few days. I should be back by the end of the week with some new posts. See you then.
God Bless Wisconsin. Folks, you haven't really seen America until you've watched people wade into a cranberry bog and harvest one of the few fruits native to this continent. Better yet, put on waders and do the work yourself. I've done just that at Bill and Sandy Hatch's Dandy Creek Marsh, outside Wyeville, WI, population 146. People here could not be nicer.
"There was no boom, it was just bust," so says Steve Forrester, the publisher of the Daily Astorian, as the two us stand outside his office on a chilly gray day. "Sustainable is well, a phony word. You have to work hard every day to make a living." Forrester and I are talking about a place each of us has seen move from salmon jerky to gourmet cuisine. The place is Astoria. Get out your maps.
Today I'm flying to Wisconsin, where Friday you will see me standing knee deep in a flooded cranberry bog. How cool is that? CNBC has been berry berry good to Jane.