Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tallying 2010 Grammy predictions
Made nearly two months ago
Grammys not swayed by sales or populatiry

Dec. 3, 2009 predicted Taylor Swift would sweep the 2010 Grammys - two months before the event. Looks like Grammys don't care about record sales when Kings of Leon can beat Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Blacked Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga for record of year, a category not predicted in December.

Accurate
Album of the year - Taylor Swift
Best country song - Taylor Swift
Best country album - Taylor Swift
Best pop album - Blacked Eyed Peas
Traditional pop - Michael Buble
Best dance/electronic - Lady Gaga
Rock album - Green Day

Wrong

Song of the Year, Beyonce instead of Taylor Swift. Kanye West MUST have been voting

Female pop vocal - Beyonce over Taylor Swift. Kanye voting again?

Pop Collaboration – Was correct on Colbie Caillat, except I had her with Taylor Swith. It was her collaboration with Jason Mraz that won

Best new artist – Zac Brown Band, I predicted Ting Tings

Best dance went to Gaga instead of Britney

Americana – Levon Helms instead of Bob Dylan

Latino Pop - La Quinta EstaciĆ³n instead of Paulina Rubio

Best country performance by duo or group – said Sugarland, went to Lady Antebellum

Comedy – Steve Colbert instead of George Lopez. Who voted on the Grammys?

Best alternative went to Phoenix over a host of more famous. Who DID vote for the Grammys?

Best Soundtrack – How did this happen; Slumdog Millionaire beat Twilight? What world does the 2010 Grammys live in.


Can’t believe I didn’t predict this, Taylor Swift, Best Female Country Vocal Performance


Ironic the comments about the Grammys show on Twitter were the same for President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech - boring.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dear Mr. President
Want to help the middle class?
Bring back credit card interest
tax deduction
Eliminated by Ronald Reagan


Read President Barack Obama wants to help the middle class. First, he can start by righting a wrong done by Ronald Reagan while he was president, which was roughly a quarter of a century ago.

During his two terms, Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to illegal aliens, which lead to today's problem in that realm. Ronald Reagan allowed banks to trade securities, which lead to bank failures going on now. Ronald Reagan abandoned an energy plan put in place by Jimmy Carter, which lead to today's energy crisis.


Also passed by Reagan was the Tax Reform Act of 1986 that eliminated writing credit card interest off your taxes.


It is my belief if President Obama re-instated this benefit, it would help the economy. People would go out and buy things, realizing the interest they are paying is like a home mortgage - deductible.


Sure there are fools who will misuse credit and spend wildly. There's fools who misuse liquor and get DUIs. There's fools who buy too much of a home and when the economy gets bad can't afford the payments. Credit card companies could set sensible limits, like $5,000 per family.

Don't blame sleeping TSA agents
Only emulating boss Janet Napolitano




Here's Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano during President Barack Obama's 2010 State of the Union speech. Just emulating the boss.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Last remaining outpost gets Internet
You thought Cuba was bad
Space Station finally gets Twitter access


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In a high tech first — really, really high — astronauts in space finally have Internet access.

Space station resident Timothy (TJ) Creamer had been working with flight controllers to establish Internet access from his orbital post ever since he moved in last month. On Friday, his effort paid off. He posted the first live Twitter post truly from space.

"Hello Twitterverse!" he wrote. "We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station -- the 1st live tweet from Space! :) More soon, send your ?s"

The International Space Station crew can now use an on-board laptop to reach a desktop computer at Mission Control, and thereby browse the Web. This remote Internet access is possible whenever there is a solid high-speed communication link. (that must be one long cable cord!)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Saw this girl on Haiti special
All skin and bones
Looked like she hadn't
Eaten in a month


Obama on Jo-B.S.
Why President Obama
Destined for one term presidency

April 30, 2009, Marketing $ociologist predicted President Barack Obama will be a one term president due to the economy. Nearly a year later, the national media wakes up to this reality. Your company is still not taking advantage of laser-targeted forecasting provided by Marketing $ociologist. You are missing out on profit

Marketing $ociologist has told you Obama has been using health care as a smokescreen for the nation's 21st Century Depression. Just as George W. Bush used 9/11 to cover the bad economy.

One announcer said when the President is speaking about fixing the economy, it is spelled J-o B.S.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Windows 7 update
What will next operating system be called?
When will it be released?
Microsoft is killing itself


Was thinking of upgrading to Windows 7. I have a key code #. When I do that, it is a day spent updating cookies for the Internet, customizing settings.

If you're a consultant, time is $.

Decided I'll just wait for the next version of Windows. Won't take that long. Remember when I first upgraded to Vista on another computer. I read the slogan, the last system you'll ever need. My daughter was in the room, and I said, for the next three years. How wrong I was. It was two years.

With that history in mind, will Microsoft wait until 2012, or have a release before that? If released in 2012, it could be called the Centennial to celebrate New Mexico's and Arizona's centennials. Arizona will be the last continental centennial (ArizonaCentennial.com).

By 2012, we won't need to worry about Microsoft. Like other companies, they are leaving themselves in the dust as society focuses on Google phone and iPhone. SmartPhones are the future and Microsoft seems to have been left behind.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Scary fact
More people in USA can correctly spell
Heineken or Budweiser
Than know
There's no such word as healthcare


No wonder USA 19th in literacy.

Losing weight – diet
Stay away from restaurants
Prepare you own food


Time Magazine reports, When you buy a car with a six-cylinder engine, you expect to get six cylinders. When you buy a dress in a size 10, you expect a size 10. And (SIC) when you buy a burger at a fast-food joint that's listed on the menu as containing 500 calories, you jolly well expect 500. But you may be getting a lot more than that. The same may true of the omelet and the pasta you get at a sit-down restaurant - and of the frozen dinner with the label you read so carefully before you tossed it in your supermarket basket and took it home.

Ruin your social life – refuse to go out to restaurants. It is tempting to do what you’ve done in the past, but that’s how you got out of shape and are now at health risks. If you’re used to eating at the mall, it is going to trigger a reaction to eat when you’re in a mall. Realize it and fight it like Ulysses fought the siren songs.

When you prepare your own food at home, you know what you’re getting. Get some of those frozen ice packs to take your meal with you.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Political scenario other’s haven’t discussed
Homeland Security chief
Napolitano resigns April 1
John McCain does not seek re-election


Here’s how things could unfold in the political arena. Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security chief, tenders her resignation before the end of January, effective April 1, to run against Senator John McCain in Arizona.

Women ended up comprising more than 70 percent of all state government jobs while Napolitano was Arizona’s governor; with the exception of five agencies, including Public Service and Transportation. State government is Arizona’s largest employer. Women comprise two-thirds of all state employee executives. This female power will give Napolitano the edge over McCain, who is still viewed by women as a lech due to his selection of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate.

It would save President Barack Obama as he escalates things due to an attempted terrorist attack last month. He would not need to fire Napolitano, as many insist he needs to. He could save face; which he needs to do following Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s attack today against Obama’s health care plan.

Facing Napolitano, McCain could decide to step aside and let former U.S. Congressman J. D. Hayworth take on Napolitano. It will be like putting a snail against a Harley in a race, but it will provide a national presence for Hayworth.

It could lead to Hayworth giving a speech at the 2012 Republican convention; even taking the vice presidential bid under Sarah Palin rather than Paris Hilton (Paris and Palin in 2012).

California U.S. Congressman Jerry Lewis (R) could move to Arizona and run for Secretary of State. If current Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin is successful in his governor bid, Lewis would become governor after Martin vacates the post before the end of his term, as most governors have since Jack Williams left the office in 1975.

Let's see if D-Day 2010 People's Choice
Marketing $ociologist predictions come true
Live updates

It was one month, a decade ago, Dec. 7, 2009, Marketing $ociologist predicted People's Choice Awards. Follow live feed as we look at the results and accuracy.

One of my faves, Kaley Cuoco's show - Big Bang Theory - best TV comedy. Oh, you mean there's others on the show than Cuoco? Really? Loved her in 8 Simple Rules to Date My Daughter.

Recount. Carrie someone took best country artist from Taylor Swift. How could that be? Swift on Twitter:
taylorswift13 I am riding in a helicopter right now. And I have service up here! Heading to the Peoples Choice Awards. Mid-air tweeting... So 2010.

Favorite female artist, Taylor Swift. Right on that one!

Lady GaGa beat Susan Boyle for favorite breakout artist. That is refreshing. Can't believe she also beat Taylor Swift and Black Eyed Peas for favorite pop artist. Jay-Z beat Colbie Caillet for music collaboration. All the other awards shows I've been able to predict, but as I said on Dec. 7 post, People Choice is hard to fathom. Hope I have better luck with the Grammies the last day this month..

USA Today: Super-spy 'Chuck' powers up for
Season 3; exclusive video
Yup, Marketing $ociologist 2 weeks ago
Breaking news before anyone


If today's USA Today announcement sounds familiar, why yes, you did read it here Dec. 23, two weeks before USA Today.

Those interns didn't know how dangerous
132 journalist died in action in 2009



Reuters

GENEVA - The Philippines, Mexico, Somalia and Russia were the most dangerous countries for journalists in 2009, a global media group reported on Wednesday.

A total of 132 journalists and support staff were killed or died while working last year, the International News Safety Institute, INSI, said.

Just three international reporters were among those deliberately targeted, the dead being overwhelmingly local journalists covering dangerous stories like high-level crime and corruption for national news media.

"Journalists continue to die because they dare to shine a light on the darkest corners of societies. This is the shocking price we pay for our news," INSI Director Rodney Pinder said in a statement released in Geneva with the body's annual figures.

"This unacceptable situation will persist as long as the killers of journalists walk free," he added, saying few of them had been brought to justice.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

AP: "Contracts down:
Is housing headed for double-dip?"
Marketing $ociologist predicted Nov. 8
"Economic prediction for early 2010"



Today the Associated Press figured out something Marketing $ociologist predicted in November, the economy is headed south this spring after an initial rebound.

AP: The National Association of Realtors said its seasonally adjusted index of sales contracts fell 16 percent from October to November, ending nine months of gains. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected only a 2 percent drop.

World gotten colder?
Global warming?
Will only be 69 degrees
Not 75 in desert tomorrow


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Ha, ha, ha 71 degrees @ 5 p.m.

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While Google fiddles phone
World burns
What a day for news
Starting decade right



Seems the marketing world has turned its attention to Google's Android equipped phone.


While Google fanatics pay attention to this outbreak, the rest of the world burns like Rome's Nero. Here's the headlines you may have missed:

Hubble telescope shows earliest photo of universe

1,000 people homeless on Solomons after tsunami

Pending home sales fall 16 percent in Nov.

SALT LAKE CITY – Two schools were closed and another put on lockdown Tuesday as Utah police cordoned off a neighborhood while searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy.

Officers surrounded a house west Salt Lake City after the Corvette of suspect Roberto Miramontes Roman, 37, was found in the neighborhood, where he is believed to have relatives, Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Jeff Nigbur said.

Salt Lake City police Sgt. Robin Snyder said police weren't certain the suspect was inside but were being extra cautious.

"We don't want to lose another cop," she said.


WASHINGTON – NASA's new planet-hunting telescope has found two mystery objects that are too hot to be planets and too small to be stars.

The Kepler Telescope, launched in March, discovered the two new heavenly bodies, each circling its own star. Telescope chief scientist Bill Borucki of NASA said the objects are thousands of degrees hotter than the stars they circle. That means they probably aren't planets. They are bigger and hotter than planets in our solar system, including dwarf planets.

New 'strawberry' crab species found off Taiwan

Future uncertain for stuck Mars rover (Wolowitz' fault)

Apple buying mobile ad company Quattro Wireless

Topping it off, tomorrow is the People's Choice Awards show.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Google phone details to be
unveiled tomorrow

Per Associated Press:

Google is expected to provide the first concrete details about the phone, along with the company's vision for how such devices should be made and sold, during a press conference on Tuesday at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Weight loss just like marketing
Write it down, measure it and set goals


Losing weight is like marketing plans. You need to write it down and measure it for it to be effective.

The day after Christmas, Marketing $ociologist started a series on weight loss. This is the second in that series.

Today let’s look at the keys. The Dec. 26 edition gave you a diet and aerobic schedule.

Today we look at some components necessary for weight loss – that is measuring and writing it down.

A simple spreadsheet program – or even a cheap notebook – is all you need, plus inexpensive scales for measuring your food.

If you can’t look at the side of a package to determine fat content and calories, there’s plenty online resources. Here’s what you want to measure:

Fat content – no more than 28 grams per day

Calories – anywhere from 1200 to 2000, depending upon your composition

Ounces – six ounces of chicken or turkey breast, or fish

Weight – how much you are lifting, how many repetitions, etc.

Aerobics – how many a minutes – again go online and translate to calories burned

Finally, measure your weight and inches every three days AT LEAST – write it down! What to do if you’re not losing weight? Leave a comment and an electronic way to be contacted!