Here’s a television recommendation that is definitely a nice Christmas present. While searching Netflix for a new show and series to get into my boyfriend and I found the show Jericho. Now, although the show only aired from 2006-2008 and had two seasons – this show is addicting. We are in the first season about 21 episodes in, and it is probably one of...

Meeting Michael at Tout #teamTout Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

At Tout! #teamTout Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

San Francisco from the Bay Bridge. #SanFrancisco Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Traveling on the Bay Bridge #SanFrancisco Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

The Dome at Westfield Village SF. #SanFrancisco Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Sony Tablet finally arrives! @Sony #tech #tech Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Zennie62 will be in Las Vegas for CES 2012 between January 8, 2012 and January 15th 2012, and looking through my press emails, the trend and buzz is concerned with mobile and with 3D. On top of that, there are several interesting conferences within the Consumer Electronics Show that are of note. First off, this blogger’s focus will be on “Digital Hollywood,”...

Twitter loves Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. For a movie, let alone a brand, Twitter can be Heaven or Hell. One well-timed, creatively written tweet can cause a flurry of re-tweets and copycats that can trash a movie just as it’s released. Or, Twitter can be the device that makes an unknown movie a blockbuster, or keeps a film, like Scott Pilgrim Versus...

Whatever Monta Ellis did, Erika Ross Smith’s just opened herself up to a World of bad media. The problem with what seems to be a flurry of sexual harassment claims and charges in the New Media Age is they are starting to make the accusers look really bad. Such is the case with Erika Ross Smith and her claim this morning that Golden State Warriors Guard Monta Ellis...

Reuters and The Chicago Tribune have both reported that Kim Jong-il’s body is going to be embalmed. This means that his body is going to be on display under glass for a while: “”It’s all about idolizing (the Kim family). They keep their bodies preserved to keep the regime intact,” said Hong Soon-kyung, a former North Korean ambassador...

The video below by “dukkhaboy” on YouTube gives some of the flavor of last night’s Oakland City Council Hearing, as Port Of Oakland Executive Director Omar Benjamin talks against the Occupy Oakland Port Shutdown Action of last week, (and in support of a wild resolution to grant extraordinary police powers to prevent future Port shutdown attempts), and...

GOP House Speaker John Boehner (R, 8th District Ohio) should be spanked, horse-collared, tarred and feathered, and just plain slapped in the face for his total fuckhead behavior at the expense of the economy and for nothing more than petty politics. Speaker Boehner – and some of his Republican followers – can’t stand the news that the U.S. Economy is...

The news that Actress Debra Messing is separating From husband Daniel Zelman comes as no surprise to this blogger. Not for any inside info on their marriage, but because of something that hit me this weekend. It seems like the holidays – or maybe the 2011 Christmas Season – brings out the worst in relationships. Last Saturday I saw a friend who was crying...

Ever been “so hungry that you could eat a horse?” Well at the end of November President Obama sparked a lot of controversy when he legalized the slaughtering of horses for meat. Obama signed the 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill on November 18, 2011 that allowed the continued slaughtering of what has been over 100,000 horses a year on American soil....

The Bus Stop is jumpin! #SanFrancisco Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

On this first day of the Festival of Lights, just wishing you and everyone a very Happy Hanukkah! Today, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama offered these words: “Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world… We believe that through faith and determination, we can work together to build a brighter, better...

Morrie Turner is the symbol of Oakland’s unique way it expresses its diverse culture. The famous cartoonist best known for his Wee Pals cartoon creations, is as much a part of Oakland’s Soul as the Tribune Tower, Lake Merritt, and the Oakland Coliseum. But, even though Turner’s Wee Pals wasn’t ran in many newspapers in 1965, and because of the...

Rowing is hard. Especially with one hand! #sports Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

The Baltimore Ravens clinched a playoff spot for the 4th consecutive season before Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. Clinching was the only bright spot of the day as the Ravens put on a lackluster performance in another nationally televised game. The game was ugly and painful to watch. The Chargers aren’t a great team and struggled this season, but their...

The San Francisco 49ers played a whale of a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and overcame The Black and Gold’s QB Ben Rothlisberger, the Steelers’ Defense, and two power outages to win, 20 to 3. Indeed, the 49ers first took control of the game with opportunistic defense that produced four turnovers, and then won it with slick and timely offensive schemes....

As this is written, the NFL Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers has been twice interrupted by a power outage. A transformer blew up just before the start of the game, delaying it for 20 minutes. Then, during the middle of the 2nd Quarter, the lights went out again. According to ESPN, no one at Candlestick Park is giving an explanation...

Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. A blog called dailynewbloginternational.wordpress.com posted a fake news post with this headline: “International Rockstar Legend Jon Bon Jovi dead at 49.” The blog post was communicated via Twitter, and the result was a viral spread that eventually caused “Bon Jovi” to be a Twitter Top-10 Trend. The post went like...

The second trailer for the Legendary Pictures, Syncopy Films, DC Comics film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures The Dark Knight Rises, the hotly anticipated third and final installment in the Batman / Dark Knight Series by Christopher Nolan, was released today, and has a message that points to the current income inequality problem in America that gave rise to Occupy...

This is something for fans of Women’s Soccer and Women’s Sport to cheer: Marist Poll of Marist College reports that their poll of “the single best sports accomplishment of the year,” revealed the USA Women’s Soccer victory over Brazil as “the single best sports accomplishment of the year.” The USA Women’s Soccer win this...

The 69-year-old leader of the communist nation of North Korea is now dead according to many headlines including the BBC which reports that he died on a train while outside the capital. This story is fresh and still developing. The many news sources that I have checked refer a lot to the stroke he had back in 2008, and although it is known that he died on a train the...

Raiders v Lions walking to game #oakland Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Jasper Bailey (AKA Jasper The Beatboxer) is a person I met in Downtown Oakland when I was on the way to Radio Bar. He literally chased me down, asking if I was a producer because he saw me making a video blog of my evening in Oakland to that point in time. Mr. Bailey explained his talent of “beat boxing” (or making vocals that sound like music instruments)...

Dancing With The Stars Winner JR Martinez and his girlfriend Diana Gonsalez-Jones will have their first child, a girl, in the spring. They met about three years ago, became friends in 2010, and decided to become more than friends this year. One more step for JR Martinez: marry the girl. Someone not talking marriage, but talking divorce, is Kobe Bryant’s wife...

YouTube Comedy vlogger Ray William Johnson’s under the impression that bears who wave at you – or bear waving – is an uncommon thing. As my video shows, it’s quite common! Bears have been in zoos for over a century. After a time, it makes sense they would catch on to the idea that human’s give them food if they move their paws like people...

CNN, Fox and all the other mainstream media channels have announced and confirmed that the war in Iraq is officially over. The war began in 2003 and now it has finally come to an end, it is almost hard to believe, but at the same time it is about time. Thank you Barack Obama for bringing the troops home from Iraq, but what about Afghanistan? It seems as though that...

The Alley singers singing in Oakland #Oakland #oakland Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

According to data from the Alexa.com traffic system, the page view traffic for SFGate.com, the website of the San Francisco Chronicle, is down 10.8 percent as of this writing, which rounds to 11 percent, just one month after the new SFGate.com Executive Director Alana Nguyen blocked posting to Zennie62 on SFGate.com because this blogger pushed a blog post asserting that...

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced that today and next Saturday are “parking holidays” for Oakland. Personally, this is too little too late. When Elihu Harris was Oakland’s Mayor, the office had something called the “Shop Oakland” campaign, which started back in November, before Thanksgiving, and was a major, city-wide marketing event. ...

This is a video to go along with my report about Amanda Knox. I am explaining her nickname “Foxy Knoxy” and that the media wasn’t so clever as to make it up – it was actually a nickname from her youth regarding her talents in soccer, but whenever the media used the term they were clearly not referring to her soccer skills whatsoever: Share...

This is a paper I wrote for my Contemporary Global Issues class regarding Human Trafficking in South East Asia. If you would like to see my bibliography don’t hesitate to e-mail me. Nikky Raney December 2011 Contemporary Global Issues Brian Jones Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia Human trafficking is a global issue that is not spoken about to the degree...

According to an email from The White House, President Obama is set to “make a statement” at 12:30 EST, which is 9:30 PST in California. On what, this blogger does not know, but here’s the live stream video area. Update: Obama announced the extension of the Payroll Tax cut for two months. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV In other Obama...

@HeyMiker Katie’s Tip for recruiting your friends, however it won’t be too much longer until we can send invites! We will keep you updated. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Ok ..Band on Fire at Cafe Van Kleef Oakland #oakland Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Guitarist jammin at Cafe Van Kleef Oakland #oakland Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Band at Cafe Van Cleef Oakland #oakland Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Now Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow and New England Patriots Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco obviously will be rivals on Sunday when the Broncos play the Patriots in a big game. But that doesn’t mean they can’t meet for dinner or call or text on a cell phone. This photo was sent out via Twitter by Mr. Ochocinco with the line “Yes this at the Last...

Since 2008, this blogger has said that the Ecuador land damage that Chevron was blamed for was really the fault of the state-run oil company called Petroecuador, and because Chevron has not operated in the country since 1992, and over that time Petroecuador and other oil companies were and were using those oil lands that Chevron turned over to the state in 1992. This...

On December 15th, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, or someone working on her behalf, elected to announce to the World that the Mayor’s Facebook Page would be, in their words, “disabled.” Not to be insulting, but frank: that was a great example of how the Mayor and the Mayor’s Office doesn’t know how to use social media. The Mayor’s staff...

Barry Bonds, the Former San Francisco Giants Slugger, got off easy in today’s sentence for Federal Conviction of obstruction of justice. Bonds was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, and 2 years probation. Barry has to do 250 hours of community service, and a drop-in-the-bucket $4,000 fine for obstruction of justice. This started because the Federal Government...

Even after my video, blog posts here and on AdAge, and constant tweeting and generally Google / YouTube Forum complaints, the filter requested to allow me and others to block unwanted words, in my case the N-word, still isn’t there. This after a new YouTube design and extensive use of Ajax programming. There was certainly the opportunity to place a word filter...

Death is not something one is prepared for, it just happens. That was true last night for the great public intellectual and Vanity Fair writer Christopher Hitchens. This blogger thought Hitchens would beat his battle with esophageal cancer, of which he announced he was fighting in 2010. Very sad, because the thought in my head about anyone of such a platform is it’s...

Lake Merritt at Dusk in Oakland #oakland Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Andrew Culver, 20, can’t find a woman of 19 or even, er, 27 years old, so he had to arrange a hook up with 15-year-old Kyrsten Roth, whom he met via the Internet. Kyrsten Roth, eager to escape her parents and become an adult, went out to meet this young man, and turned up missing December 4th, 2011. Her parents were freaking out. According to The Portland Tribune,...

The news that New Orleans Hornets Star Chris Paul accepted a trade to the LA Clippers and not the LA Lakers is sad, unless it’s going to be a sign-and-trade deal. It’s sad because NBA Commissioner David Stern nixed the original three-team complex trade that would have sent Paul to the Lakers, yet left them with enough cap room to afford Orlando Magic Center...

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama addressed American Troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Wednesday announcing the end of the Iraq War. President Obama said: It’s harder to end a war than begin one. Indeed, everything that American troops have done in Iraq -– all the fighting and all the dying, the bleeding and the building, and the training...

Just received a press release on an interesting iPhone Painting app called ArtRage. It’s due to be introduced next month at CES 2012. Here’s the release: Ambient Design www.artrage.com, the leading award-winning creator of realistic art painting software for Mac & Windows, launched today ArtRage for iPhone powerful physical paint simulation software...

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