infoMania

 

CurrentTV has some great content these days. Their Viewer Created Content is getting more interesting all the time and I have recently become a huge fan of infoMania.

They do lots of calling bullshit and “this is stupid” on the media and are really funny at the same time. (as i write this i glanced up at the TV and see a new Pepsi commercial where we see Pepsi at the scene of world events including in the hand of a man striding purposefully past men with sledgehammers bringing down the Berlin wall and wish infoMania would zing the idiot that made this commercial).

Anyway, if you ever think WTF when you are watching TV or reading a magazine and want to see someone say call it out, or if you love E!s The Soup (especially early Soup when it was awesome) try infoMedia. It’s on CurrentTV or you can just see it on their website anytime.

In this great example Sarah Haskins peels away the romance and necessity that diamond commercials create with just a little snarky commentary.

Workspace

 

My favorite 2 days of the holiday break were the 2 at the end. I wanted to get away from everything to do some reading, writing, and thinking. My Grandparents have a beautiful house in the middle of nowhere. Like really in the middle of nowhere. It’s in Nevada, 20 minutes off the highway, into a valley, and then into a box canyon that has about 10 houses. It’s peaceful and has everything you could need to get away and be comfortable. (even satellite TV for a Dr. Who break).

It was great and I got lots done. But I kept thinking it wasn’t the distance from the world or the beauty of the place that made it a great work space. It was just the decision to ignore everything else. Not turn on the TV, not look at the Net (no connection out there, not even cell phones), not think about work or look at my email or Flickr.

So that is my goal this weekend, to work in that space. I don’t have to go far from civilization or have a beautiful spacious house, I’ll just make the space myself.