Vampires and You ..

I wondered if Connor was going to get into this act. I still wonder ..

.. he’s not, don’t worry. I’ll likely hear about mentioning him in this post .. it’s fun to see if he’s reading.

Back to Vampires. It’s the new dark thing:

  • The movie "Twilight" released a few weeks ago. The movie is based on the first book of the best-selling series. You’ll love this: the first link is to Amazon .. the second is to Hot Topic (which actually has a link to purchase the entire boxed set .. read further to get the joke). Teenage girls (and their mothers) are attending by the millions and the books are everywhere .. including in the hands of the young woman next to me on this plane.
  • The HBO series "True Blood" (also about vampires) is getting mixed reviews in its first season, but is interesting nonetheless.
  • South Park released a fun episode about teachers and students confusing Goths with this new breed of vampires .. the new breed is a band of Clamato-drinking, Hot Topic-shopping kids who set themselves apart from the crowd in dark gear and say "per se", ad nauseum. You can watch this episode at no charge at South Park Studios: "The South Park Society of Vampires". Oh: Hot Topic has a "Discover Everything Twilight" page .. that asks you if you’re on Team Jacob or Team Edward.
  • Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas gets into the act with "Bite".

Are you vamp? Is your showgirl mother? Can you set me up?

Have you had your Clamato today?

There is more hazing to be had, per se.

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About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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