Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 30 2012

Post-breaststroke breast stroke


100-meter Breaststroke gold medalist Cameron van der Bergh (right) of South Africa gets a post-race snuggle from silver medalist Christian Sprenger of Australia. What is it about genuine physical affection between men that is so completely heart-melting and, quite frankly, kind of hot? Related articles Van der Burgh holds off challenger  

Jul 28 2012

The 2012 Opening Ceremonies, 1 tweet at a time


As a long-time and enthusiastic user of Twitter, I occasionally use it to “live Tweet” big events in real-time … which is basically the cyber version of a play-by-play announcing … in short, frequent 140 character bursts. My Twitter followers know this about me and based on the feedback I receive, they seem to enjoy …

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Jul 27 2012

Google’s got my number


Recently my stats-obsessed Swede noticed a bit of an uptick in the number of hits here at ShazzerSpeak and decided to dig a little deeper into the analytics. Turns out that the most common strings of search words pointing visitors to this blog over the past few days are “Patsy & Edina, London, Olympics” and …

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Jul 25 2012

Santana’s sage advice


Though my geek-cred tends to run pretty deep, I don’t usually follow Comic Con. Which is not to say that I won’t very happily watch YouTube videos of Comic Con panel discussions that interest me. This year the cast of Glee was out in force and I particularly enjoyed a comment from my current Glee …

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Jul 22 2012

Tech-savvy environmentalists vs. Shell Oil: The gift that keeps on giving

Shell icebergs in hell

Like a LOT of people, I was initially sucked in by the Shell Oil “Arctic Ready” website and its social media campaign, which¬†provided a tool for the general public to create billboards championing oil drilling in the arctic.¬†The link turned up in one of my Twitter feeds fairly early on a weekday morning last week, …

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Jul 19 2012

It’s not the beret, it’s how you wear it

Good beret

I’ve not sure which thing the American mainstream media is more incensed about; the fact that the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team’s Ralph Lauren-designed uniforms are made in China, or the fact that the opening ceremony ensemble includes a beret. Now the “Made in China” issue is a total red herring as far as I’m concerned. …

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Jul 17 2012

I’d mack on Michelle, too!


Seems at least 3/4 of the First Family took in a Team USA men’s basketball game in Washington DC last night and could not escape the watchful eye of either the Secret Service or the arena’s “Kiss Cam.” Evidently the First Lady didn’t feel like playing along the first time they appeared on the scoreboard …

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