March 2011 - Posts
Wicked good, of course.
....but I'm not telling what it is...
Hey look, it's the Pyramids in the 60s! Oh, wait, they weren't built until the 70s.
Vintage photography is too much fun for nerds like me.
If you have an iPhone, check out the Instagram app (for free).
Finally, a place to see all the escapades of the traveling ducks in one place. Told you I'd get to it! I'll be adding more photos as they come in. If you want to be on one of the stops, just drop me a note!
It is not my intent to muddy the internet with another tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, but I would be remised if I didn't at least mention it. While many celebrities take up worthy causes and lead extraordinary lives in the public eye (some are better at it than others), Taylor always struck a personal chord with me, having done so much for the AIDS community during a time when very few others would. She was an inspiration to my uncle, who was afflicted with the disease during the 80s -- passing away in 1992. It's not that Elizabeth Taylor personally comforted anyone in my family (how weird would that be?), but her part is creating awareness and tolerance has not been forgotten. That, and her work in one of my all-time favorite movies. While she may have been the tiniest cast member of the crew, she always seemed like a giant to me.
The Disappearing Duo have been spotted down south in Jacksonville, Florida basking in the sun with Mr. Tech's adorable doggy, Diesel. What a well trained pooch to balance both of them at the same time. He looks hungry, though... hopefully the ducks survived in tact for their short trek to Mississippi, where I'm sure the Family Dtel will welcome them with open arms. I can't wait to see what adventures unfold! Can you believe they have been gone for 3 and a half years??
And did I really just type Dwight Dilbert Disappearing Duo Doggy Diesel Duck Dtel? I feel like I'm hosting Sesame Street brought to you by the letter "D."
So my dad's house finally sold. I gotta say, it hit me like a ton of bricks (ha, pun) when I heard the news. Turns out I will miss the old 10 acre homestead more than I thought I would. The tree-swing. The creek where I would wade in the summer and skate in the winter. The open field where I kept my horse. The railroad tracks where my brother and I collected shotgun shells (and raspberries). The critters. The tree I fell out of and bit a hole clean through my tongue. Yes. Clean through. The scary but thrilling rides in the back of the pickup truck along narrow wooded paths... that I don't think my mom ever fully knew about.
Granted, this is not the house where I grew up -- dad built it when I was nearly 30 years old after leveling my humble abode -- but the land was mine. And that's what I will miss.
Thanks for the memories, dad!
I saved this great piece of classic literature just for today. Because I'm clever like that.
Drunk St Patrick's Day, everyone!
For winning the caption contest! Please contact me to claim your prize.
The clincher was how you managed to poke fun at an unsuspecting Tom in the background while giving Professor Thump an over-inflated sense of superiority at the same time. Which made me smile.
"A blue shirt and green Dockers??? Man, that poor slob back there has no sense of style."
...of a Klipsch product playing the opening music to 2001: A Space Odyssey (sorry, can't reveal the product yet), and all I could think of was this guy:
I also noticed some geese climbing their way out of our pond during the demo, which was a very funny visual when coupled with the music. I highly recommend watching someone do something difficult to it. Like threading a needle or trying to pick up a wet bar of soap. Or maybe it's just me.
These photos have recently been discovered in our archives. It appears that PWK built up several variations when transitioning from the initial Shorthorn-influenced cosmetics to the Cornwalls we have now.
Has anyone come across examples of these in the field? We would be interested!
I mean really, who does this guy think he is, scoffing at me like this? If I were feeling particularly feisty, I just might have a caption contest at his expense. Do you think good ol' Professor Thump could take the good natured, very public ribbing? I think he could. I definitely think he could.
Go ahead, give this guy a caption. Winner just might be sent something Klipsch-y.
And remember again... all comments require me to click the little "approval" button. So much power at such a young age.
It's T-shirt Friday in marketing, whoo hoo! We're getting ready to launch a new and fun "gear" website to sell all things Klipsch-branded. Speak now on what you'd like to see!
Please remember, all comments require approval before they are posted. Stupid spammers.
Some of you may remember my saga from a while back when I finally got my "office" with a window, only to have it abruptly ripped from under me a short time later when marketing joined engineering in the basement. While not one to complain, normally, I will say that I have missed my view. Apparently Steven did too when he came by to visit on a recent snow day. Because a short time later, he presented me with this wonderful Lego creation, proudly proclaiming that I once again have a window in my office.
I love that little guy.
Are you into music? Films? Gaming? South by Southwest is for you. Klipsch will be there from March 11-13 with a booth set up to answer all your audio questions. Look for the giant banners you see here. While they may feature hot guys, you just might find a hot chick lurking behind them. See? We have something for everyone here at Klipsch.