Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Famous People Who've Met Me - Jeffrey Gitomer

Gitomer is awesome. If you hear him, understand him and follow him, yet still can't sell... you need to find other work. GSABusiness brought him to Greenville. He writes a column in their newspaper and has his own website at www.BuyGitomer.com.

Jeffrey Gitomer and Phil Yanov. Photo by Kevin Greene.

Monday, August 23, 2004

The Middle East and the West: A Short Course on a Troubled History

Why is there so much trouble in the Middle East? There is no single short answer, but if you don't know where to start in getting your education, NPR has recently run a six part series that explores the dynamic of Middle East versus West that perhaps began with the Crusades.

qv: NPR: The Middle East and the West, A Troubled History

Talking Jesus Action Figure - Perfect for Young Fundamentalists!

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Talking Our Lord Jesus Christ Action Figure reciting the 10 Commandments.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

EyeWitness to History.com - History through the eyes of those who lived it

Quite a few years ago, I bought a history book that was a collection of simple accounts of historical events written by those who had observed them. The book was edited by John Carey and the dust jacket claimed that the book was composed on unvarnished accounts that were "vivid, immediate, [and] firsthand." I've always enjoyed the contrast this book's vignettes provided for the stale reportage of most volumes of history and whenever I need a short break from my other readings, I will pick the book up and read a single chapter for the pleasure it provides.

The account of the Murder of Archduke Ferdinand, for instance, is written by one of the conspirators. His firsthand story of the event colors the sometimes dull fact that the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand precipitated World War I. The book shines light and interest where, for me, very little exists. I am delighted to see that Ibis Communications has developed a website that delivers the same material and more from a website that anyone can read and enjoy.

EyeWitnessToHistory.com - History through the eyes of those who lived it

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Dungeons and Dragons Turns 30

Dice rolling wizards beware! You are getting older. Dungeons and Dragons is 30 years old. How old does that make us?

NPR: Dungeons and Dragons Turns 30

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Don't Forget -- The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale is this weekend!

The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale

Where: McAlister Square
When: Saturday, August 21, 2004
What Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Sponsored by: Greenville Literacy Association, Inc.

It is amazing how many books they can stack in every conceivable nook and cranny of the McAllister Square Mall. There were books everywhere! Over 10,000 people come and over $50,000 raised each year. There are a lot of books and many of them are really, really cheap. Bring a bag and come early!

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Oral B Brush-Ups

Oral B has come out with a one finger glove for cleaning your teeth. You slide the fingerlet on and then wipe your teeth with your covered finger. You clean your teeth and freshen your breath.

Check out these product features:

+ Textured cleaning surface to clean teeth
+ Burst of mint flavor to freshen mouth and breath
+ Thin, compact size makes it easy to carry in your wallet
+ Comfortable, slip-on design fits most finger sizes
+ Individually packaged
+ Material acts as moisture barrier between your finger and mouth

They have built a pretty snappy animated website to jazz up the product.

New Oral-B Brush Ups

I can't wait until the people at Tucks get ahold of this idea. Then we would have something we could all use!