Wednesday, May 26, 2010


So apparently I am being lazy and just sharing sweet videos on here lately. The iPad has a lot of skeptics but also has a lot of believers (it's selling at a rate faster than the iPhone when it first came yea, I think it's here to stay). I'm a pretty big fan of the new iPad ads (sometimes called iAds) on TV because they are addressing a big issue that many people have with this crazy device...what exactly does it do?

Here is another video that addresses how an iPad can be used but in a completely different way...and it benefits Velcro manufacturers as well, which is nice.

iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

So if you have been drinking the hatorade and saying iPads are dumb, maybe you still think so but I gotta believe now that velcro is involved you may have reduced your hatorade intake and increased your "maybe iPads are sick wit it after all" odometer.

One love, one heart

Eric McPherson

Twitter: @EricWMcPherson

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

If you don't know now you know

There is a lot of talk right now telling everyone about how important social media is, the great impact it has, how fast it has and continues to grow, etc. At times it is hard to understand these implications without putting any real numbers or facts behind them. I was an attendee recently at a talk given by a dude by the name of Josh Klein, (smart guy) and he shared an amazing video with the group. If you are a social media advocate and at times have a hard time explaining its magnitude to others, I recommend you take a look at this video and pass it along accordingly.

I personally have no problem with those who do not want to be a part of Facebook, Twitter, etc. but what I do have a problem with is those that automatically think something of that nature is stupid without giving it any thought. Even if you personally don't like Twitter or whatever other social media outlets you hear about; it would be wise to acknowledge their existence and the significance they have to the future of social trends, business and who knows what else as they continue to evolve.

One love, one heart

Eric McPherson

Twitter: @EricWMcPherson

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tim Teboner

WARNING: This post has nothing to do with advertising just in case that is the only reason you ever read these.

I had an interesting discovery over the weekend; let me take you back a few weeks to explain.

As a Vikings fan I have never been more terrified during the NFL draft than I was this year. During the first round of the draft I suffered from anal seepage over the possibility that if Tim Tebow was on the board the Vikings might take him. Many of my friends from college are Packer fans. Throughout the week leading up to the NFL draft, many of these fudge packing friends of mine took the time to send me texts, BBMs, BMs, etc. stating how hilarious they thought it would be if the Vikings took Tim Tebow.

I did not find this to be hilarious.

So when the Broncos inexplicably moved up and took Tim Tebow, I and the rest of my Viking fan brethren wiped the collective sweat off of our collective brows. I received texts from friends all thanking the higher powers that be that the Vikings would not be taking Tim Tebow. At that time I was rather narrow minded in not realizing that there might actually be people out there, Vikings fans included, that wanted to draft Tim Tebow. Not only that but with equal desperation that I did not want to draft him.

I realized that one of the common denominators for people I know that did not want Tim Tebow was age. All these people I speak of that were in the Tim TeNO camp...


are around my age.

My brother is a sophomore in high school and over the weekend he told me some interesting things. He wished the Vikings would have taken Tebow, he would have bought his jersey for sure and his opinion was that I was just jealous of Tim Tebow and that's why I don't like him.

Needless to say I Peter tapped him and told him to never to speak that way to me again. But this got me thinking, why does my brother like this clown? I also found out that many of his friends were also hoping that the Vikings would have drafted Tim Tebow. I even got first hand analysis from a few of these rug rats that they felt Tim Tebow would be a great player in the NFL and that they were still considering a jersey purchase.

This baffled me.

They think that Tim Tebow is the best college player ever and that he will be awesome in the NFL. I think Tim Tebow was a product of a great college system, defense, etc. and will suck in the NFL.

They love Tim Tebow's "intangibles", leadership and passion. I can't stand the way he runs around the field like a frantic person and cries after he loses, cries during press conferences and cries when his mom won't let him play for just 5 more minutes.

They think Tim Tebow is a great person who goes on mission trips and spreads his great wisdom to kids. I think he is so full of crap that if you look closely enough you can see a little bit of crap dribbling out of his ears. I am not a huge fan of famous people leveraging their fame to spread their beliefs (I will leave it at that because I do not want to use this medium to spread my own moral beliefs or anything of that nature).

Butt rather than (see what I did back there?) rant about all the things I don't like about this guy that I have never met, I ask this question...

Why would high school kids be pro Tim Tebow and young adults be anti Tim Tebow?

Do I have a theory? Of course I do. High school kids are dumb and still have football aspirations of their own like being a great leader on the field, just like Timmy (this is great, people should have aspirations, but high school kids are still dumb...when I was in high school, I was dumb). Young adults know that their athletic careers have most likely passed them by (besides softball, pick up basketball games and being the self proclaimed king of bags) and see through Tim Tebow's facade of BS.

Clearly Timmy boy has quite the following because it was just announced today that his jersey was the #1 seller in the month of April. My guess is if you see someone wearing a Tim Tebow jersey it will be a naive, pimply faced kid who is racking his brain trying to memorize the Pythagorean theorem for his or her upcoming geometry test.

Honestly, there is no way I can write about this without being completely biased. So yea, I am completely biased about this and will fully admit to it because I really can't stand Tim Tebow.

Before this gets any rantier please feel free to express your own thoughts on Mr. Teboner or don't.

I promise to put a smile on my face and come up with something more uplifting next time.

One love, one heart

Eric McPherson

Twitter: @EricWMcPherson