OMG! My inner science geek is about to explode! Wait! Hold on while I catch my breath! Ok, FOX and National Geographic just released a first look trailer of the new season of COSMOS! I know right?
Now, just in case you’ve been under a rock and have never watched the show, COSMOS is part science, part futurist, part other dimensional deep space odyssey-eye-candy hosted by the super cool astrophysicist and my personal space hero, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Um, yeah, black people can be astrophysicists and cool at the same time, duh. Executive produced by funnyman Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, THE ORVILLE), Brannon Braga (THE ORVILLE, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, TERRA NOVA) and Jason [...]
Zack Giffin, co-host of FYI network’s “Tiny House Nation“, has added yet another OMG notch in his teeny home tool belt — home energy efficiency using plastics. Yes, plastics! The challenge for Giffin was to create the ultimate mini-mansion using innovative plastics technology that would reduce our environmental footprint. So, he partnered with Plastics Make It Possible to create a 200-square foot beacon of home energy efficiency using advanced building materials derived from plastics. “We have a small planet and we have a finite amount of resources”, said Giffin. “The deck, that’s all recycled building material. It’s got vinyl siding. We’ve got PVC [...]
The issue of technology in sports is once again in the limelight. As players, fans and franchises digest recent social media incidents during the NBA All-Star Weekend and Olympics, the question of technology continues to befuddle and baffle the culture of sports. In the mixing bowl, are the rights of players to voice their political opinions as they see fit, owners who have the right to implement policy guidelines that may restrict certain First Amendment principles, and fans who have an insatiable appetite and want to consume every aspect of their favorite players or teams 24/7. But wait! There’s more!
Social media is just a slice of the technology pie. Advances [...]
As a fan, I believe that there are levels of being a fanatic. At the bottom, are “associated” fans. These people begrudgingly watch the game or attend an event because of a friend, spouse, or geographic region. Once their association with the friend or region ends, so does their involvement. Then, there are “fair weather” or “trendy fans”. If the sports team is winning, they’re all over it. If the show or item is hot, they’ll pay or forego anything to get the latest model or front row seats. And then, in a class all by themselves, is the “lunatic fan”. These are the people who sell their home, buy a Winnebago, and travel across [...]