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February 27, 2008

MoBama - The mobile Fairey wallpaper

obamobile.jpgIt was my old pal MG that first got me interested in the history of bumper stickers some years ago, and one can argue that mobile wallpaper is a technological and personal bumper sticker for 2008.

Hence, I was intrigued when I saw my flickr friend Fason upload the above to his stream this morning with the phrase, "MOBAMA 2008."

Taking the Shepard Fairey "Hope" to a whole other portable mo'level.

On another note, I'm also quite intrigued by the vernacular of Obamaisms. Is it because the name has so many vowels? We have had so many candidates this year, but only one where a subset of slang has emerged. There have not been many McCainisms or Clintonisms, but each day, I discover a new Obamaism. Perhaps in order to run for public office in the future, everyone's name should start in a vowel...as it makes reading about politics so much more fun!

So far my favorites are: Obamazon a female Obama supporter perhaps who orders books from amazon, Obamasm, yes, the Obama orgasm perhaps acquired after orgying on his youtube channel, and perhaps the name of my next computer, the Barackintosh.

In this fervor of vernacular, I have succeeded in coining Obamadore (in reference to a picture of Obama on a door) with a little twist.

But i have to say, mo'bama is pretty brilliant. I wouldn't mind some mo'bamart on my crackberry or even making a mo'pho sticker. Any new suggestions are welcome. Even a barack the casbah video...


July 27, 2007

My Travel Widgets.

Objetsmart comes from a family of travel enthusiasts. Yet one thing everyone shares in common is their multi-generational disability to PLAN and pack. Perhaps it is sheer genetic disorganization, but through many decades of attempting to travel with them, one thing is certain, no one has really grasped the concept of timing for trips and then understood simple things like WEATHER and how to make to do lists before having to sumo wrestle the suitcase.

Technology may have finally saved us. There's now an answer to our misery. The WIDGET. Yes, my favorite student travel company, STA, once employer to my parents about 35 years ago, has come up with an answer. Not just one widget, but multiple widgets!

I'm going to share with you some of my favorites as they pertain to my grown-up life.
First, the above...THE countdown. Perhaps if everyone in my family visually obsessed over the timing of our next vacation, this would trigger inspiration to organization.

Then, we plot WEATHER. What a cool function. Compare your weather! I know there's a weather section in every paper and our family subscribed to three, but it never meant we read any of the weather sections! As I do remember packing shorts during blizzards and wool during heat waves. The good part was that everyone in the blood line are maximalists, so if we were visiting family, there was always others clothes to wear! But when on holiday in a foreign country, where it rains all the time and you only pack one pair of closed toe shoes and they are canvas, this could really come in handy. That was the trip I realized, I was a fashion victim.

But most importanty, there's the packing to do list widget (pictured below). Perhaps this will stop the sibling from forgetting deodorant while they were opting instead to shove multiple Xbox Madden Games and 40 packs of gum into ridiculously bling duffles. Perhaps this will encourage the older folks to leave all those shampoo samples behind because writing take 12 bottles of shampoo sounds absurd. Perhaps this will even get Objetsmart to pack less and with more organization.
Perhaps. Perhaps.

Because OS can always dream, can't she?

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June 05, 2007

Do Somebody Say Calamari?

All three new Iphone spots are out with the same song - quirky and charming and ready for Jon Stewart's producers to take a stab at spoofing.

Out of the three, now all available for viewing on http://www.apple.com this one is by far my favorite. Made me smile. Made me covet one. Even if I just got a new Pearl two weeks ago. It makes my phone look positively medieval.


See all three together below on this compilation video.

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January 10, 2007

Mii Mii Mii - 15 miinutes of game

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January 05, 2007

Who's On First?

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