Saturday, February 14, 2009

I'm Losing Geek Cred

I'm afraid I'm losing some of my geek cred.

I saw an article in the Detroit News about a man who proposed marriage to his girlfriend aboard the USS Enterprise. There's a Star Trek exhibit at the Detroit Science Center. This proposal happened at the Enterprise exhibit that's inside of it.

The thing is, when I read the headline about a man proposing marriage on the USS Enterprise, I immediately thought about the other USS Enterprise.


USS Enterprise (CVN-65). It's the world's first and finest nuclear powered aircraft carrier.

I am seriously losing some of my geek cred.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Waiting for the Third One

Detroit has seen just seen two high-profile small business closures on top of the all the problems that the auto industry has had. First, Zaccaro's Market in Midtown is closing after less than a year in business. Not to be outdone, the Mercury Coffee Bar is closing its doors after only four months of operating in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood.

This is just sad. Very, very sad.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Vindication

The folks at Metromix are hosting a pub crawl tonight as part of Detroit's Winter Blast. There won't be any special games at it; nor will there be any freak shows or other extraneous add-ons. It will simply be a whole bunch of people going from one bar to the next.

In short, it will be a lot like the pub crawls that I put together and ran quite successfully until a certain Metromix staffer convinced me to do it her way - only to have the event go down in flames.

And now Metromix is essentially taking over my template - adding in their own desire to photograph everyone who comes within 100 feet of their "street team" - and calling their own event. (Well, they are adding more bars but that's presumably so they can photograph more people. Even the biggest of partiers won't hit 15 bars in one evening.)

I can't really be upset with them for using my template because I didn't invent it. However, I do suddenly feel vindicated by this in much the same way that I felt vindicated when they got rid of the trashier elements of their web site last December.

To everyone at Metromix: Keep reading my blog. Eventually, you'll become a decent web site.

Seducing Hipsters

Since I've posted several times about dating, I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't think of this one first. The folks who gave us Obama Girl, now give the world an exciting new video - How to Seduce a Hipster.



I love it!!!