Author Archives: Mike Michalak

Halloween Dead Zone

Halloween Dead Zone

Do you plan to go to the movies this weekend? Variety reports the weekend before Halloween isn’t just a time for very few new movie releases, it’s also a time when a lot of people simply aren’t going to the movies. Why? Because they’re preoccupied with the coming holiday, and many parties are scheduled on…Read more »

It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

Garth Brooks just cannot slow down. Looks like his recently completed world tour just wasn’t enough for the six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year: He’s hitting the road again. At a Nashville press conference today, Garth announced he’ll be putting five shows on sale before Christmas and the tour will kick off in the spring of…Read more »

So, You Wanna Be In Showbiz?

So, You Wanna Be In Showbiz?

Thanks to the CMA Awards, you can skip the traditional American Idol audition and go straight to Hollywood. This week, ABC launches the American Idol CMA Contest, which goes through Sunday, October 14. To enter, all you have to do is post your cover of one of the approved songs on Instagram, along with the hashtag #IdolCMAContest. From those…Read more »

It’s Time to Unplug

It’s Time to Unplug

It’s no secret that technology can be addicting, but a new report shows toddlers are now spending 2.8 hours each day, on average, using tablets. That’s up from an average of 2.6 hours last year. Childwise found YouTube is the most popular app of kids under age 5, across both genders. Content from subscription-based services…Read more »

Who knew they gave awards to memes?

Who knew they gave awards to memes?

The popular distracted boyfriend meme has been found sexist by Sweden’s advertising court. The meme, whose official title is “Disloyal Man Walking With His Girlfriend and Looking Amazed at Another Seductive Girl’ is a stock photo of a man turning away from his annoyed girlfriend to stare at a another woman. The photo was taken…Read more »

Going disc-less?

Going disc-less?

People sure love their vinyl. The Recording Industry of America (RIAA) released its mid-year report yesterday (September 20th) and it revealed some interesting details about how physical platforms for music are declining. While vinyl has had a significant resurgence in the last decade, and reached its highest sales figures last year since the early Nineties,…Read more »

Mayochup???

Mayochup???

It had to happen eventually. Ketchup and mayonnaise are joining forces. Heinz announced yesterday that Mayochup, a blend of ketchup and mayonnaise packed into one bottle, will soon be hitting supermarket shelves. In April, the company asked Twitter users to vote whether or not “Mayochup” should exist. They got 500,000 yes votes, so Heinz is…Read more »

I Remember…

I Remember…

I don’t need memes or social media graphics to express the sorrow and sympathy I still feel over the attacks on our country on this date, already 17 years ago. Who doesn’t remember where they were or what they were doing when those images commandeered our television screens?  I certainly do.  I was president of…Read more »