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Bar exam bull run

I don't know what's going on in this video or what the hell it means, but it pretty much sums up how I feel right now... less than 24 hours before the Georgia Bar Exam. Crazy, huh?

More solid posts to come in 3 days.

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 8:49 PM | | links to this post

101 simple meals in 10 minutes or less

I don't do many posts on food, which is surprising considering how much I love it. I guess it's that I'll eat anything -- gourmet or not. Here's a really easy list from the NY Times 101 simple meals that can be made in 10 minutes or less. These things are easy. Even for UE readers. [via FT]

Here are two examples:
Call it panini: Grilled cheese with prosciutto, tomatoes, thyme or basil leaves.

16. Slice or chop salami, corned beef or kielbasa and warm in a little oil; stir in eggs and scramble. Serve with mustard and rye bread.

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 11:00 PM | | links to this post

Intelligence test

Smarten up and take this quick intelligence test. I must not be very smart because I failed it three times. Tough competition. [via BR - shout out to Ava]


posted by Michael Tavani @ 10:34 AM | | links to this post

Cadillac Andy Garcia ad

I love the new series of "My Journey" Cadillac Escalade ads (check out my previous post on Tiki Barber's Escalade spot here). I also love Andy Garcia in one of my favorite movies, Ocean's Eleven. Combine the two and you have a simple, modern, and surprisingly inspirational, commercial. (Check out Cadillac's site for more entertaining videos, scroll down to "Andy Garcia Escalade")

"The reality is you have to be willing to fall. But you just have to make sure that you fall forward." -- Andy Garcia

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 10:57 PM | | links to this post

College coaches getting techy

The wonders of the internet have encroached on pretty much every industry... except for some. Now, in 2007, major college coaches (mostly football) have finally realized the power of the internets. And it's helping paying big dividends - helping them recruit young, tech-savvy athletes and connect with hungry fans desperate for more inside info. [Coaches reach fans and recruits with personal sites - Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Next up: the DMV.

Some coaches sites
spurrierhbc.com: Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
playatgatech.com: Georgia Tech
beamerball.com: Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
coachtressel.com: Jim Tressel, Ohio State
petecarroll.com: Pete Carroll, USC
houstonnutt.com: Houston Nutt, Arkansas
phillipfulmer.com: Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 9:39 PM | | links to this post

New movies on your TiVo

Great find from the guy who's coming up with just about all UE's content recently, RW.

Have you ever wanted to see a film but didn't want to order it on Netflix and wait for it to come in the mail? And what if you just couldn't find the time to get out to your local Blockbuster and rent a copy? TiVo has teamed up with Amazon to make sure that you can get a wide variety of films delivered directly to your TV screen without ever leaving home. The pricing for the newly revamped "Amazon Unbox on TiVo" service runs about $2 for older films and $4 for new releases. The service was initially launched last winter, but back then you had to select your movie and watch it on your computer. This new upgrade lets you watch it right on your plasma TV.

Best of all, this new technology marks a great stride toward IPTV or internet protocol television. With IPTV, the internet offers the ability to completely control the content on your screen. Here in America, we lag behind many other countries in internet and tech advances because of the shared monopoly of the cable and phone companies. But there's more neat stuff like this coming down the pipeline. Imagine the day when you'll basically have the entire Hollywood archive of movies at your fingertips. Get ready to break out the microwave popcorn! [via Clark Howard]

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 6:00 PM | | links to this post

Racy Beckham photos

He's invading the U.S. soon. Check out these racy photos in W Magazine of Victoria (Posh Spice) and David Beckham. [The Beckhams: American Idols - W Magazine]

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 11:42 PM | | links to this post

Sports fans joke o' the day

You can pretty much substitute any college in place of Georgia in this joke and it would still be funny. Note: With the exception of VMI, Duke and Georgia Tech (haha JB, MK and TC!). [via RW]

A Georgia Bulldawg fan is drinking in a New York bar, when he gets a call on his cell phone.

He hangs up, grinning from ear to ear, and orders a round of drinks for everybody in the bar, announcing his wife has just given birth to a typical Georgia Bulldawg baby boy weighing 25 pounds.

Nobody can believe that any new baby can weigh in at 25 pounds, but the Georgia fan just shrugs and replies, "That's about average back home folks.

Like I said, my boy's a typical Georgia Bulldawg baby boy. Gonna be a Georgia Bulldawg football player."

Congratulations showered him from all around, amid many exclamations of "WOW!"
One woman actually fainted due to sympathy pains.

Two weeks later, he returns to the bar.

The bartender says, "Say, aren't you the father of that Georgia Bulldawg baby that weighed 25 pounds at birth?

"Yes sir I am!" exclaimed the smiling father.

Everybody's been making bets about how big he'd be in two weeks and we were wondering how much does he weigh now?" asked the barkeep.

The proud father answers, "Seventeen pounds."

The bartender is puzzled, concerned and a more than a little suspicious. "What happened? He already weighed 25 pounds the day he was born!"

The Georgia Bulldawg father takes a slow swig of his beer, wipes his lips on his shirt sleeve, leans into the bartender and proudly says.............

"Had him circumcised."


posted by Michael Tavani @ 10:15 PM | | links to this post

CNN and YouTube collaborate

This is an interesting breakthrough in the world of media. CNN and YouTube are collaborating to host a series of presidential debates - the first on July 23 for Democrats and the second on Sept. 17 for Republicans. CNN (owned by Time Warner) will televise the debates, featuring questions submitted via web powerhouse YouTube (owned by Google). CNN-YouTube debates

The candidates will assemble on a stage to answer questions submitted by ordinary people via YouTube. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will act as the moderator between the viewers and the candidates. [examples of the video questions]

What's really interesting is that new media video sharing site YouTube was probably the hotter commodity and more sought after in this deal than the old media news network CNN.

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 11:14 PM | | links to this post

Coke's "Sue Zero" viral ads

Tonight as I was catching up on an old issue of Men's Health magazine, I noticed a funny looking ad that looked a lot like a law firm advertising a class action lawsuit [Read Can't Tell Your Coke Ads Apart? Sue Someone and How Coke Punk'd Its Lawyers]. The ad is slightly dated and has a cheesy picture of a guy in a monkey suit and asks in big letters "Are you the victim of taste confusion?"

At first, I was taken and thought that some class desperate, wannabe class-action lawyer actually ponied up the money to get onto the pages of Men's Health magazine. I even typed the website into my computer only to notice "attornies" was spelled wrong. And the ad and website do a good job of keeping the ad's sponsor, Coca Cola, discreet. It took me about 5 minutes to find any Coke affiliation. You can't put anything past those pesky lawyers - or Coke ad execs. Check out the Sue Zero ad campaign website. They even made a pretty funny YouTube video to go along with it.

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 11:47 PM | | links to this post


This is a cool shot of two major sports personalities set to make some major news this week. Both have very distinct styles and fashion sense and probably get panties thrown at them on a daily basis.

Rafael Nadal, the "King of Clay" due to his 83 straight wins on clay courts, is right now battling possibly the best tennis player of all time Roger Federer (see previous UE post) in the Wimbledon Final and has him even through 4 sets (turn on NBC now). If Nadal wins, he could possibly become the #1 ranked player in the world. This would be one of the more unbelievable feats in sports history considering Federer has won 9 of the last 14 major tournaments. Can you ever imagine a player being replaced as #1 player in the world after winning 9 out 14 majors? Nadal could possibly make it happen.

And that leaves us David Beckham. Everyone knows his deal. He is the most well-known athlete in the world and he's coming to the U.S. to play in MLS. That is pretty cool. His arrival in LA is this Friday, July 13. His first game for the Los Angeles Galaxy is July 21 on ABC or ESPN against English super club Chelsea.

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 12:00 PM | | links to this post

Introducing Roger Federer

They say he's the best ever. And he's only 25 (turns 26 on 8.8.07). And now the best golfer in the world (T. Woods) introduces Roger Federer in his first ever Nike commercial. Check out this pretty sweet Roger Federer Nike commercial and read what CNBC sports biz. writer Darren Rovell has to say about the historic spot. [via RW]

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 2:03 PM | | links to this post

Quick...who's famous for #23?

SI.com's list of best athletes by jersey number is a great topic/idea and sure to open up some debate. For example when you see #0, #10, or #99, Gilbert Arenas, Pele, and Wayne Gretzky should immediately strike your fancy. Also, check this list of actors and politicians uniform #'s.

The corresponding photo galleries are equally as interesting.
- Jersey #'s 00-31
- Jersey #'s 32-65
- Jersey #'s 66-99

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 5:04 PM | | links to this post

Google voice mail?

As if Google didn't already own the internet, they could get even more dominant. With their recent purchase of small communications company, GrandCentral (for $50 million), you just might be able to check your phone voice mail through a Google site.

"In a nutshell, GrandCentral is a service that lets you integrate all of your various phone numbers (home, work, cell) and voice mailboxes into one central account with one phone number. You access this account either via a Web interface or with any phone. All of your voicemails are there, and you can either listen to them or read them, or forward them to someone else."

Read the rest of the PC World article.

[via RW via AK]

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 1:18 PM | | links to this post

Jay Leno interviews Paris Hilton

Recently, I've been digging Letterman more than Leno only because Letterman tends to ask the hard questions to celebs. This video is pretty funny though. Watch Jay Leno interviewing Paris "mystery meat" Hilton.

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 2:10 PM | | links to this post

Chicago Cubs credit card check

Funny video with commentary sent by loyal reader JR (probably the first non-pornographic email I've received from him in three years):

"Dude..check this out. you need to post this on your site. what the f&ck was goin on there!!!! hahaha. Check this video out, watch closely at what happens to ramirez..."

Chicago Cubs' Aramis Ramirez gets his oil checked after a home run.

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