April 2012 - Posts
Found this in the archives. And you know, for all the changes in the world since 1953, the Khorn doesn't look all that different today. I like that.
So perhaps it wasn't a good idea on the part of mom and dad goose to have a passel of kids on the roof of a building with no way to get down. But fear not, our brave building services team came to the rescue with a leaf blower and a net. I'm only sorry I wasn't there to take the video.
Parents and babies are happily reunited in the pond out front, and (amazingly) no one was harmed during the transfer. I love it when a plan comes together.
This cute little family has taken up residence on our top floor balcony/deck area. While the chicks are completely adorable (I'll reserve comment for the adults), and it's a treat to be able to see them up close -- albeit through a window -- I have to say I'm a bit concerned as to how they are going to get down. I think we should throw our names into a hat to decide who should rescue them. In full body armor, of course.
You may remember last October, we announced the venue name change of Verizon Wireless to Klipsch Music Center. For those of you who don't know, this huge outdoor venue is situated in the boonies of Noblesville, Indiana, and seats 24,000 people. While it's cool to have that many people exposed to the Klipsch name for every show, it's even cooler to hear the radio and TV spots advertising tours stopping at Klipsch Music Center (and they even pronounce the name right). And it's even more cooler still that there will be signs up and down Interstate 69 with our name on them. In giant letters. Just as it should be.
Things are going to start happening to us now.
Is there any other sport so woven into the fabric of boys' lives as little league baseball? I know soccer is wildly popular these days, and a lot of kids seem to be going the hockey route, believe it or not, but there's just something about baseball. Which boggles my mind because it can be. So. Boring. I mean really. A lot of sitting around. A lot of standing around. Ten seconds of glory or humiliation, depending on hitting a cork-filled ball with a stick. And inning, after inning, after inning. So why is it so great? Why do we keep going back for more?
I have a theory. Two words: bench bonding.
Well, mine aren't. Are dog days ever really over? Another topic for another day. This one is about music.
Unusual, different, unique...that's Florence + the Machine. Give this one a listen if you haven't already. But don't get creeped out by the video.
Someone just handed this photo to me to scan. So I thought I'd share. I'm generous like that.
Taken from what Rolling Stone Magazine considers to be the 3rd Greatest Song of all Time, this mosaic graces the memorial of John Lennon in Central Park, NY. Dubbed Strawberry Fields, it's directly across from where the legendary singer/songwriter lived, and was subsequently killed. And while I'm in a "free association" kind of mood, it is interesting to note that the Dakota apartment building was also the site of Roman Polanski's awesomely creepy Rosemary's Baby, and named as such because it was one of the first buildings to go up way out in middle of no where in the Upper West Side in the late 1800s. Might as well have been the Dakota Territory, so they said.
I realize much of this is common knowledge, but it never fails to surprise me how many young people (ha, "young people." I'm so old.) are clueless about things we think are obvious. Go ahead. Quiz someone 25 or younger on all of the proper nouns mentioned above and count how many register vs how many result in a blank stare. I'm curious.
Because that would just be insane. You must enter this contest. Why? Because it's so easy, that's why. We're giving away a pair of headphones every week for the rest of the year, and all you have to do is sign up. And by signing up, you're also auto-entered to win a Reference RF-7 II Home Theater System, which is valued at $6,650. That drawing will be held on January 4th of next year. So someone is going to get a SAWEET post-Christmas present. I'm already jealous.
I've heard from a few of you recently wondering why the light blogging of late. Same old story, I'm buried to my eyeballs. Which is a good thing, because it means we have a lot going on in Klipschland. New headphones, new speakers, new website design (how'd ya like it?) ... it's difficult to keep up. I need to consciously take 10 minutes out of the day to post at least a photo, so that's what I plan to do. Mark my words. I may not have much to say, but by gum, I will try to give you a visual. I know you'd rather see things from around the company, but I'm chained to my desk at the moment (well, not literally), so you get when I have handy. In this case, the Elusive Steven, seen here in his native habitat. It took me all day to catch a glimpse. I hope you like it.