Howie’s Hot Five for…13 November 2009

5: i-pods for oldies….or pre-loaded i-pods for the oldies…nifty if not slightly expensive idea we think.

So the deal is you get 1075 tracks from 290 artists on an ipod nano…delivered to your door for ….how much!

£289.97 pounds or $655.59 kiwi pesos….hmmmm

And the sales pitch is: “Excellent value when you consider the entire collection on Cd would normally cost 637 pounds or $1439″

If you are really interested click here for…Legal Ponderings

4: No-Brainer idea of the week….Connecting airline travelers for sharing cabs… and for once an idea that would change face of Auckland airport…

We say this idea looks um, ah Fit!!…just watch the video is being piloted by Virgin Atlantic in New York and London…

You input flight destination and details…and system matches with suitable taxi companions -Females can be matched with only females.

Once travellers agree on a match, Taxi2 even provides a printable and foldable sign to help them find each other at the airport. A mobile version of the technology is coming soon.

3. As a frustrated Aucklanders, we keep seeing these kinds of stories…

‘Thousands breakfast on Sydney Harbour Bridge”.

Thousands Breakfast on Sydney Bridge…’the Beach’ man-made each summer in Paris on the banks of the Seine and roads closed off on Sundays for walkers in Rio de Janiero along the Copacabana…wow, a sense of community, of belonging to a city…

and we get this…. Wharf Designed Cancelled…by the people who arranged the bloody thing!

2. Latest in growing list of blogging glitterati…60 million people have read this guy’s blog…

Currently developing it into a television series and he’s just released a book… – ‘If you have ever bored people senseless on watching The Wire on DVD …this site is definitely not for you.

It lists 150 things white people like to do…

No 1. “You do NOT want to see me before I get my morning coffee” (Extra points for mentioning fair trade coffee..

NO.2 Religions their parents don’t belong to..

Our favourites are:

No. 18 Awareness… An interesting fact about white people is that they firmly believe that all of the world’s problems can be solved through “awareness.”  Meaning the process of making other people aware of problems, and then magically someone else like the government will fix it.

What makes this even more appealing for white people is that you can raise “awareness” through expensive dinners, parties, marathons, selling t-shirts, fashion shows, concerts, eating at restaurants and bracelets.  In other words, white people just have to keep doing stuff they like, EXCEPT now they can feel better about making a difference.

Raising awareness is also awesome because once you raise awareness to an acceptable, aribtrary level, you can just back off and say “Bam! did my part.  Now it’s your turn.  Fix it.”

Oh, and white people hate corporations! ….just don’t mention Apple…

1.      This is it! …Howie’s Hot Five apology …we saw the trailers and we thought cynical money making exercise…so we were all wrong but the MJ movie is BIG in a good way.

Watch out for Orianthi Panagaris – 24 yr old female guitarist…form ‘aussie strucken failure…’

Aged 15 she opened for Steve Vai, at 18 jammed with Carlos Santana, has played with Prince.

Jackson saw her on the Grammies got her in…

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