Niche Marketing?

Niche marketing or internet voyeurism?  I’m not sure of the internet’s fascination with pimples.Discuss.

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Want to know about Fake News?

Want to know about fake news? Yes, the cussing and discussing about what is and isn’t fake news continues to abound. Possibly you have seen the following –

And possible you have copies and shared this chart with your friends and social media contacts. Before you continue to share please take the 2:25 to watch the following.

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5 Items for your Sunday Discussions.

5 items for your Sunday Discussions here, two days prior to the Presidential Election.  Yes,

TV set.

TV set. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

it’s Sunday and as we don’t have a broadcast television provider and we aren’t glued to the TV and any NFL football games.  Should I want to find out scores I’ll check espn.com.  Now on to our list which is in no particular order.

CNN: Obamacare Unaffordable For The Middle Class.

Gee, ya think?  With Arizona leading the states with an average increase of 116% I’m surprised that there isn’t a mass exodus from the state.  Given the population now of Arizona being a majority of snowbirds, I’m wondering how if at all, this impacts the numbers.

Clinton VP Candidate Tim Kaine: FBI Is Working Directly with GOP to Destroy Clinton.

Really Tim?  When you are unable to have a reasoned conversation and debate on the facts of your positions, certainly, your best offense/defense is to blame the FBI.  I am surprise that he didn’t blame the Russians.  Also missing from the conversation is the fact that Hillary Rodam (Felon) Clinton is destroying her own credibility without any assistance from outside sources.

Does Anyone Understand Those Laundry-Tag Symbols? – WSJ

This caught my eye this morning.  As a guy, laundry labels are akin to a foreign language.  For me, laundry is whites and everything else.  My college roommate and I were very successful in using this method during our time in school.

New App Lets You Buy Cheap Leftovers When Restaurants Close.

I like this concept.  The app is in its Kickstarter stage so it will likely be a while before it comes to a device near you.  This app could assist anyone with those late night munchies.

How Music Affects Your Brain (Plus 11 Artists To Listen To At Work)

I know from my own experience that there is substance to the writer’s premise.  I’ve listened to a few of the suggested artists and only one was of interest so far.  I’ll go back and give another listen to the rest of the list and see what transpires.

Have a great rest of your Sunday.  Share and comment, please.

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Auto Play Video Ads.

Why have we returned to the interweb’s of the 80’s and 90’s? I’m of course referring to the screenshot_1propensity of web sites to have auto play video start playing when you go to their site.
What is even worse is that the video more often than not, has nothing to do with the site content. The videos are simply ads. If I wanted to watch TV type ads I’d have cable or satellite thank you very much. This is directly why we don’t have cable or satellite, as there are entirely to many ads.
One of the worst offenders I’ve found is Dailywire.com. Not only do they have the auto play video ads, and they have the same ad playing in two different places on the article page.
Dailywire.com has great content, and yet the video ads are a complete distraction from their content. I know that there are other sites that I’ve gone to who have something similar and yes, it’s just as annoying.
I’m wondering if this is simply a push for ad dollars during the presidential campaign and nothing more. We shall see after November 8th, 2016

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Hillary on the NYC bombing.

She doesn’t look sharp. There is also much more that has transpired since this original clip.

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How to Become Gluten Intolerant

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Bad Driving behavior.

These type of youtube video’s have become a guilty pleasure for us recently.  I’m sure like us, you’ve seen your share of crazy and idiot drivers in your travels.  I know that not everyone is this bad in their driving, and yet I’m glad those folks shown don’t live near us.

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The Epic Race to Ski the World

Lake Tahoe on the Nevada, California border

Lake Tahoe on the Nevada, California border (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Epic Race to Ski the World Begins Tomorrow

  • The Epic Race challenges Epic Pass holders to ski and ride 26 iconic mountains in four countries, including the U.S. (Colorado, Utah, Lake Tahoe, Minnesota and Michigan), Switzerland, France and Austria
  • Follow #EpicRace via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or at http://epicrace.epicpass.com  
  • Last day to purchase an Epic Pass is Nov. 24

BROOMFIELD, Colo.– On Nov. 22, 2013, over 300 contestants will descend upon Vail Resorts’ mountains in Colorado and Lake Tahoe to officially start the Epic Race. The Epic Race is a season-long competition to visit all 26 resorts spread across four countries that make up the Epic Pass. The reward: The first 10 participants to complete the adventure win a lifetime Epic Pass.

“The participation in the Epic Race has completely exceeded our expectations,”said Vail Resorts chief marketing officer, Kirsten Lynch.“With over three hundred racers, it’s clear that the eyes of the ski and snowboard world will be on the Epic Race when it kicks off with the openings of Vail and Heavenly on Friday.”

Each racer will need to ski or ride all 26 resorts on the Epic Pass (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps, Minnesota; Mt. Brighton, Michigan; Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg, Austria – St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben; and Les 3 Vallées, France – Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle). Epic Racers will be asked to document and share their experience at each resort to be eligible to win. After all resorts have been visited, all content will be verified.  Winners will be determined upon completion of the race and verification of compliance with the Official Rules. Registration for the race closed on Nov. 17, 2013.

“Registration is closed, so you can’t participate in the Epic Race, but you can have the same type of experience by buying your Epic Pass before time runs out,” said Lynch.

Nov. 24, 2013 is the last chance for skiers and riders to get the most flexible, popular season pass in the worldwide snow sports industry – The Epic Pass – for the 2013-2014 winter season.  Sold in all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries across the globe, the Epic Pass gives skiers and riders access to 26 iconic mountains in four countries. Vail Resorts is offering the industry’s best-selling season pass at $729 for adults and $379 for children (ages 5-12). With new snow blanketing the mountains from Tahoe to Utah to Colorado, there isn’t a better time to lock in unrestricted, unlimited skiing and riding for the upcoming season. For more information about the 2013-2014 season pass line-up or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.com.

Follow the #EpicRace on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and at www.epicrace.epicpass.com. A leader board will chronicle the top contenders. Some of the best stories to emerge from the registration process include:

  1. Father-son teams from Park City, UT and Louisville, CO, who want to spend serious bonding time over their shared passion.
  2. A man from Denver who has run for President of the United States, holds multiple Guinness World records and has been SCUBA diving with sharks.
  3. A family from Eagle, CO, whose daughter’s middle name is “Vail.”
  4. A student at Colorado State University who is currently studying abroad in France.
  5. An Odessa, FL couple of 32 years that is skipping Thanksgiving, which they had planned to host at their own house, to participate in the race.
  6. An airline pilot from Atlanta, GA who, at 47, is out to prove that older guys have still got it by doing a board slide in the terrain park of every mountain.
  7. A family from St. Paul, Minnesota that is new to the Epic Pass family, courtesy of Afton Alps, and excited to explore every Epic resort.
  8. A couple from Lake Tahoe who got engaged at Heavenly and will use the race as the honeymoon they never took.
  9. A woman from New Jersey whose second date with Mr. Right will be the Epic Race.

 

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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MicroTouch One

MicroTouch One.  Safety Razor box opening.

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Ski the World for a Lifetime

Thanksgiving at Vail Village, Vail Colorado.

Thanksgiving at Vail Village, Vail Colorado. (Photo credit: paulswansen)

The Epic Race to Ski the World for a Lifetime Season Pass Begins Nov. 22, 2013

  • The Epic Race challenges Epic Pass holders to ski and ride 26 iconic mountains in four countries, including the U.S. (Colorado, Utah, Lake Tahoe, Minnesota and Michigan), Switzerland, France and Austria
  • Registration for The Epic Race opens Nov. 1 at http://epicrace.epicpass.com 

News of Vail Resorts’ Epic Race quickly spread across the skiing and snowboarding world, spurring much plotting, aspiring and fundraising. The Epic Race is a season-long competition to visit all 26 resorts spread across four countries that make up the Epic Pass. The reward: The first 10 participants to complete the adventure win a lifetime Epic Pass. The race officially begins Nov. 22, 2013.

Starting Nov. 1, 2013, contestants can find all the rules and register to Ski the World by visiting http://epicrace.epicpass.com. Each racer will need to ski or ride all 26 resorts on the Epic Pass (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps, Minnesota; Mt. Brighton, Michigan; Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg, Austria – St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben; and Les 3 Vallées, France – Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle). Registration closes Nov. 17, 2013. Epic Racers will be asked to document and share their experience at each resort to be eligible to win. After all resorts have been visited, all content will be verified.  Winners will be determined upon completion of the race and verification of compliance with the Official Rules.

“We threw down the gauntlet,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “If you can ski the world – 26 iconic mountains in four countries – you’ll ski for life. The winners will need resolve, determination and the wherewithal to navigate numerous adventures around the world. But most of all, you’ll need an Epic Pass.”

To help Epic explorers on their journey, Vail Resorts has compiled this Top 10 list of things needed to enter the race:

  1. An Epic Pass (available at www.epicpass.com).
  2. A valid passport.
  3. A GoPro (or some other way to capture the three pieces of content required as proof of visitation).
  4. A Facebook and YouTube account.
  5. Lots of Facebook friends who can like the content and follow it at #EpicRace.
  6. An English-to-French-to-German dictionary.
  7. Someone to watch your dog for a month or two.
  8. A super-understanding spouse/significant other/loved one.
  9. A good boot bag (You can always rent skis but NEVER check your boots – this could be a race ender).
  10. Lots and lots of wax.

“The experiences the Epic Racers will share from across the world will prove beyond a doubt that the Epic Pass is the industry’s best and most valuable pass” said Lynch.

The Epic Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Furthermore, Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their skiing and riding adventures from the U.S. to Europe with five free days at the renowned mountain resorts of Verbier, Switzerland, five free consecutive days at Arlberg, Austria and five free days at Les 3 Vallées, France. Vail Resorts is offering the industry’s best-selling season pass at $729 for adults and $379 for children (ages 5-12). For more information about the 2013-2014 season pass line-up or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.com.

Not up to the challenge this season? Follow the #EpicRace on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and at www.epicrace.epicpass.com.
 

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