<![if !vml]><![endif]>Nancy (not her real name) and I were in the bar overlooking
the marina as the last Dragon Boat teams finished their training
session. They did a three stroke chant of "Ice Cold Beer
- Ice Cold Beer" that was clearly audible 100 yards away on
we waited for the others to join us we chatted with our favorite
lesbian firefighter and her girlfriend. I don't know what they were
talking about really but I heard "Thank you. Finally. It feels
so good to be validated.". It does.
not the only one who believes that most predictions are nothing
more than throwing a dart into the wall and drawing a circle around
it later. But I do feel validated in a way.
The February 2013
Cocktail Talk discussed the long, if not eternal, life of
things posted on the internet. It also mentioned Emily Sander.
Sander was an 18 year old community college student in Kansas
working as internet porn star Zoey Zane. Emily Sander was murdered
in 2007 yet porn sites of her as Zoey Zane still remained. She's
still on the web. Less, almost gone, but still there.
Cocktail Talk discussed KickStarter, and Exploding Kittens.
of the "10 Most Stupid Kickstarter Fails" came close to
the absurdity of my favorite, Exploding Kittens.
Hopefuls Elan Lee (Xbox) and Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel) and
cartoonist Matthew Inman, the mind behind popular web comic The
Oatmeal, wanted to raise $1,000. Did they make it? You're probably
sitting but hold on to something solid, we're jumping on the
Yes, they raised $8,782,571 becoming the most funded KickStarter
project in history. Exploding Kittens the card game was the #5
Amazon recommendation for Christmas 2016. They also have an app.
Cocktail Talk discussed the darkness of the web and
specifically http://www.opentopia.com which
lets you choose from "unsecured" video cameras around the
world in bars, computer rooms, universities, swimming pools,
kitchens, and much more. It has become even more.
someones living room in Seattle. I've got clients that have
security cameras and understand why and where they're installed.
But now you can buy them at Costco and install them yourself. Be
Porn Stars, Exploding Kittens, Candid Camera, Validation, or not,
that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.