Kobe vs. LeBron

A friend recently said his son wanted to know who was better, Kobe or LeBron.  He went on to challenge me by saying, “Okay Laker fan…Magic right?  Kareem?”

Why must everyone insist on having one athlete be better than another?  As time goes on it’s inevitable someone else will always come along to claim the title of “most dominant” because athletic prowess is susceptible to aging.  
Kobe vs. LeBron

The NBA is littered with dominant athletes throughout it’s history. The real debate probably started with Wilt Chamberlain.  He’s the only player in NBA history to average more than 40 and 50 points in a season or score a 100 points in a single NBA game.  His titles include scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and even assists.

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To Twitter or Not to Twitter…

This is the question on many people’s minds. You’ve finally just figured out how to post a profile on Facebook and now you hear FB is practically old school, because Twitter is the latest and greatest thing. How the heck do you keep up with technology?

First just admit you’ll probably always be one step behind, so give yourself a break because you’re not really missing out on that much. Certainly nothing worth stressing over.

Is Twitter for everyone? It’s actually redundant for a good many folks. I’ve had my Twitter account @katturner for nearly a year, but didn’t start using it much till a few months ago. That’s how long it took me to find a real reason to use this particular social networking tool.

Ashton Kutcher Twitter Pic

My twitterbud @aplusk (aka Ashton Kutcher) was the first celebrity to have a million followers a couple weeks ago, but, now has nearly twice that number 1,911,274. Coming in a close second is @TheEllenShow (aka Ellen Degeneres) who has 1,643,132 followers.

@GStephanopoulos (ABC’s George Stephanopoulos) has a respectable 627,945 while my other news twitterbuddie @andersoncooper (CNN’s AC 360) has a measly 210,006. Their numbers may not be as impressive as Ashton and Ellen, but I find their tweets much more relevant because they’re generally talking about something newsworthy as opposed to personal. Continue reading

Angels & Demons a Disappointment

Each person entering had to lift their arms, spread their legs and have their entire body scanned with a security wand.  Cell phones were not allowed on the premises.  Every purse was searched.  If a phone was found it was confiscated and placed in a brown paper bag.  

Illuminati Ambigram

The Vatican is probably an easier place to enter than a sneak preview of Ron Howard’s latest film adaptation of Dan Brown’s “Angels & Demons” two nights before opening to the general public.  I know airport security is never so tight. They weren’t even interested in the Dr. Pepper, Sour Patch Kids, Milk Duds and Whoppers in our bag.  Note to paranoid studio heads; someone who’s willing to watch the cell phone pirated version of your movie was never going to buy a ticket in the first place.   Continue reading