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Gideon Slife’s Lost Poster Series

{ Posted on May 30 2010 by }
Categories : Images, Television

Georgia raised Gideon Slife loved Lost so much that he decided to create a poster for every episode everyday.

Gideon started his adventure on February 8th when he uploaded his first poster to his Facebook page. Soon his posters became very popular within his group of friends that he decided to begin uploading them to Flickr. Whithin a few weeks popular blog sites and news papers began to write stories about him and his posters.

Above are only a few of the posters by the extremely awesome Gideon. Check out all of his posters on his Flickr page.

If you would like to buy some of Gideon’s poster you have the opportunity at his online store. He has 5 posters for $15 each plus $5 S&H. Each poster is autograhped and numbered by the artist himself. These posters are a must have for any Lost fan. They are also a great start for any person that would love to became a Gideon Slife art collector. I have already purchased my poster and I’m sure it will become a conversation starter for any situation.

Joan Rivers Stranded!

{ Posted on Jan 05 2010 by }
Categories : Random, Television

I don’t know if you have heard yet, but Joan Rivers got stranded in Costa Rica recently. The woman at the desk wouldn’t let her board the plane because she had two different names in her passport. Her passport reads, Joan Rosenberg AKA Joan Rivers, Rosenberg was her late husbands name. She was stranded, could not use her credit card, and only had $100. Luckily there was another worker that felt sorry for her and drove her to the main airport.

With stories like this popping up all over the place, it is a wonder as many people fly as they do. Ever since this latest terrorist attempt, airport security has gotten stricter. Many people are being patted down, and do you know who they are? They are just average day Americans with kids that are flying to Disney World, the beach, or to see their families. I don’t mean to be racist, but why must security be as tight for people that check a bag per person, have 5 people traveling, including kids, and heading toward Orlando. In case they haven’t noticed, the latest terrorist attack was suspicious from the beginning. It was one foreign man, traveling by himself, he didn’t check any bags, and barely had any carry-on luggage if any at all, besides the bomb. That is the kind of person that needs to be checked more thoroughly.

When I travel, I carry a laptop, video camera, DSLR camera, and various equipment to go along. When I was going through the San Antonio airport, they had to check my backpack because they thought I had a weapon. I was pulled over to the side and the woman unzipped my bag. She said, “will anything cut me if I stick my hand in there.” What kind of question is that? It turns out they were wondering what my monopod was. They thought it was a bicycle pump. My question was, what the heck would I do with a bicycle pump to blow up a plane?

The point is that born Americans are being treated like terrorists, and yet the terrorists still get through the search. Something needs to change, and it needs to be done now.

TV.com Releases WatchList

{ Posted on Sep 30 2009 by }
Categories : Television

There are tons of places to watch TV online legally and for free. Hulu gets much of the buzz, in part because it was the first really comprehensive offering with big corporate partners, but it’s hardly the only player out there. CBS-owned TV.com was recently redesigned and the site has been taking steps to become not just another place to watch TV, but a full-fledged social community.

Now the site is launching a new way to keep track of what shows you want to watch and even where you want to watch them, with its new TV.com WatchList feature. The WatchList is really easy to use — basically you just search or browse for shows and choose to add them to your list. From the list, you can see upcoming shows for the rest of the week (and when they will be airing locally on your regular TV), watch a preview of upcoming episodes if they are available, and go right to the show’s page, which will provide clips, full-length episodes, reviews from the community, etc.

You can even record a show from your WatchList on your TiVo by connecting your TiVo account with TV.com. That way, you can choose to record an individual episode or get a Season Pass on your TiVo right from TV.com.

Because TV.com uses Facebook Connect, you can see which of your friends are watch the shows you watch and have seen or are planning to see the upcoming episode. Soon, you can share that you are planning on watching a show using Twitter, Facebook or MySpace. TV.com isn’t trying to be the only place you visit to watch TV shows online, instead, they want the site to act as sort of a central manager, making it easy for you to watch shows online, on regular TV or on other sites like NBC.com. TV.com wants to be the TV Guide of the 21st century.

Only time will tell if these features will be enough to make TV.com more than just a dream domain name, but features like the WatchList and better social media integration are a great way at honing out a distinct niche in the vast space of TV portal sites.

What do you think about TV.com’s WatchList feature? How do you manage what shows you are going to watch (online or off)?