In order to write the posts on this blog, I surf the web A LOT. Many times I come across interesting articles that I can’t write about because, well, I need to eat and sleep.
I’m flirting with the idea of publishing a post listing those articles that have peaked my interest during the week, every Friday. These Friday posts would be entitled OpinionList followed by that Friday’s date.
This is my first list:
The Rise of the Sex Machines: Sex with a talking robot? TrueCompanion, the company that has created Roxxy and Rocky and whose tag line is, “World’s First Sex Robot -Always turned on and ready to talk or play,” is hoping that you’ll say yes. Perhaps, when you’re going through a particularly dry spell. I don’t know what to say, except: Roxxy and Rocky might be some kind of companions, however they’re anything but true.
Obama/Romney Lunch: This lunch, held yesterday at the White House, was surely a follow-up of President Obama’s statement during his acceptance speech that he was looking forward to “sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.” It’s too bad that Romney is more interested in taking the country backward to the 1950′s.
iTunes 11 Launch: I am a huge Apple fan. When a new Apple product or software is launched I’m one of those who marketers call “early adopters.” So yes, I already have iTunes 11 on my computer. But while Cult of Mac.com calls the new iTunes: Simpler, Faster, Stronger, I can no longer tell whether or not I’ve watched an episode from a TV show. I want my blue bubble back.
New Gallup Survey: Gallup latest survey shows that Americans prefer the term “free enterprise” to “big business” or “capitalism.” Did we really need a Gallup survey to figure this out? But most importantly, considering how wrong Gallup polls were about the election, I wouldn’t take this as written on stone ( or anywhere else, for that matter).
GOP Wants Kerry: Following increased resistance to Susan Rice becoming the new Secretary of State, the GOP is pushing for John Kerry to be nominated. I like Kerry. I think he’s intelligent and he worked hard to get President Obama re-elected. But if the GOP is supporting him so wholeheartedly, that’s reason enough not to nominate him.
A Police Officer’s Kindness: Larry DePrimo, a 25-year old NYPD officer bought a barefoot, homeless man a pair of winter boots and thermal socks. His act of kindness was witnessed by a tourist from Arizona who took a photo and posted it online. The New York Times reports that, “By Wednesday evening, the post had been viewed 1.6 million times, and had attracted nearly 275,000 “likes” and more than 16,000 comments.” This post has made DePrimo an internet hero, as much as he is a real one.
So, this is it. The future of OpinionList rests in your hands. If you see one next Friday, it means that many of you liked this one. If not, I’ll still be around toiling along, happily.