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Stock Image BINGO

Stock Image BINGO

 

Conference season seems to be here. I know my calendar is filling up quickly. One thing I love about conferences is seeing all kinds of businesses that I never knew existed. One of my guilty pleasures is then taking note of how many use the same stock imagery for their website, booth and other marketing materials.

 

Movies: "The Guard"

Movies: "The Guard"

 

Not since Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte teamed up for “48 Hrs.” back in 1982 have we seen such a raucous salt-and-pepper police comedy, this one set against the wild seaside of western Ireland.  

 

It’s rough and tumble all right, but this movie is loads of fun.

 

Getting to Know Your Content All Stars

Getting to Know Your Content All Stars

 

By now we know that beyond your site design and ease of navigation, the heart and soul of your site is the content that is provided there. Often times we ask our clients to figure out what content is working for them; what brings them traffic, what is being shared, what gets people to stay and convert? In some cases it might be obvious what content is popular but many times you have to do a little digging to really see which content are your real all stars.

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Movies: "The Debt"

Movies: "The Debt"

 

Here’s a nail-biting international thriller, right up there with such earlier greats as “The Third Man,” “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” and the vastly underrated “Munich.”

 

Set in bright, sunny Israel and rainy, gloomy Germany (actually Budapest), the story centers around three Mossad agents, sent in undercover to East Berlin in 1966 to track down and bring to justice a sadistic Nazi in hiding, the so-called Surgeon of Birkenau, who performed gruesome medical experiments in the death camps.

 

We see a flashback to the official version of their mission in the opening

Movies: "The Trip"

Movies:  "The Trip"

 

Not to be confused with Peter Fonda’s 1967 acid adventures, “The Trip” takes us on a meandering jaunt through wintry northern England in the company of two little-known (in the States) British TV actors who are basically playing themselves.  

 

One of them (Steve Coogan) is a morose womanizer, obsessing over his American girlfriend’s faithfulness while constantly cheating on her;  the other (Rob Brydon) is a non-stop motormouth impersonator of other actors, British and American, with varying degrees of success.   Michael Caine and Woody Allen feature prominently.

 

Preserving Beans and Beets!

It's time to start preserving the harvest on our little farm!  The other night my wife and I started the long process of preserving some of the food we've been growing.  Karen cleaned and froze green beans and I canned some beets.  I used a pressure canner which is always a bit nerve wracking but it worked flawlessly!  Enjoy the video!

Hauling wood... with a Gravely!

I cut up some wood that needed to be moved and decided to use my little antique Gravely Model Li to move it!  I modified my mowing deck to accept a 2 inch towing ball.  This is so I can pull a trailer around.  It should be noted that this is not necessarily an "original" Gravely design.  All Gravely designs for carts or trailers were much smaller than what you will see in the video so I may be trying to pull a little too much with the size of mine.  However I did see official literature that indicated Gravelys were used in the past for pushing cars around a car lot and for moving large pallets of lumber in and out of drying kilns.  So HEY!  If the Gravely can handle that it surely can handle my trailer with a few rounds of wood in it!