Category Archives: Popular Culture

Comedian Larry Bloom of Highland Park performing at Zanies Chicago

How I Became A Stand-Up Comedian In My Forties? Funny Story…

How I suddenly became a stand-up comedian at the age of forty-five is a tale worth the price of admission—which in the case of a blog, is free.

I’m asked several times a week how this all came about. So, I figured I’d type it all out and share the story through the tubes of the Interweb.

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Breakfast Of Champions Networking | Blog | Take A Giant Quit

Buckle Down And Take A Giant, Healthy Quit!

In Defense of Embracing Failure and Bowing Out

Recently, I resigned from an organization with which I had worked closely for a number of years. I served on the board and was an officer. I was passionate about our mission and was highly engaged in all of its activities and programs.

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Gary Eisentstein discusses VW diesel scandal

Goodbye Fahrvergnügen and Clean Diesel

Volkswagen has managed to destroy it’s credibility, along with any remaining Fahrvergnügen left in the brand, after recently getting caught rigging diesel emissions test results on its “clean diesel vehicles. Fahrvergnügen has been replaced by the sorties of F-bombs VW customers are dropping in reaction to the blatant deception that they are now victims of.

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2007 BMW 530i


I recently sold my car on Craigslist… and I didn’t get murdered. Actually, I’ve bought and sold a number of cars and motorcycles, as well as a variety of other items, using Craigslist and so far, not one transaction has resulted in my murder.

All that being said, I feel it is incumbent upon me to clearly state that I can not be held accountable

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How To Use The iCloud

How To Use The iCloud


Today, let’s highlight the many features of iCloud.

To start, iCloud allows device back up, restore, updating to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch as well as managing your iTunes apps, books, music, TV shows, movies, Match, and Photo Stream in the cloud. If you don’t already know, iCloud is Apple’s online content service built to make managing your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV, and your iTunes content easier and more efficient. iCloud is based in the “cloud”, which is merely a way of saying giant data centers filled with servers that you can access from your device over Wi-Fi or Cellular internet, wherever you may be, and whenever you want your content. It consists of several services that work with the apps on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and with iTunes and a handful of desktop apps on your Mac and yes, even Windows machines. Most iCloud services are free, like other “cloud” services, additional storage and services are available for purchase.

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