How to Put Some Teeth in Your Marketing
Yak Herder and his trusty(?) altered ego, The Swami, are content to provide little content of their own, but delight in providing "helpful" commentary to the blogs of others ....ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FAIRLY UNBALANCED
Apple is expected to introduce its next generation iPads on Tuesday October 22. This is occurring just in the nick of time since Swami's early, first-generation wood burning model is on its last legs. Swami had hoped to await the introduction of the 7th generation iPad in 2015, since usually reliable sources report that it will include a juicer, coffee grinder , and a weedwacker. Swami is currently seeking a volunteer to arrive at the local Apple store to save me a place in line. The last time Swami fastened his yak's harness to the front of the store several days before the iPhones went on sale but ran into some unfortunate difficulties with the local constabulary and the health department. Most distressing.
If you are a faithful follower of The Swami here at Yak Herder Central, and have been checking daily for updates, you may have noticed that it has been almost four years since my last post. If you had not noticed, and had been checking daily, seek immediate therapy. No, Swami has neither been in the witness protection program, nor has he been heavily sedated. He actually has been writing an almost daily post, however, it was not until recently that the ever-alert Swami noticed that his computer was unplugged and the posts were not being published.
Swami is disseminating the following info on behalf of the Transportation Security Administration:
Due to inflation and the uncertain economy, The Swami feels compelled to provide his usual, helpful, advice to those who are less fortunate. Since Swami is married to the young and lovely Swamette, everyone is less fortunate.
Yes, Folks, just in time for Thanksgiving, The Swami is here with tips on how to make the holiday a success.
If Al Gore and the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates truly want to help the environment they would take the one, obvious, action that could save millions of barrels of oil per year and substantially reduce the pollution caused by excessive and unnecessary driving.
The Swami will share Eight Random Facts.
Anyone who has read many of The Swami's posts, knows that Swamette drives Swami crazy. In the best sense of the words.
The Swami has enjoyed the warmer weather the last few days. It sort of reminds him of the warm spell in the spring of 22,754 B.Z. (Obviously even the unschooled realize that that refers to the period Before Zak the yak); naturally, there are the politically correct fanatics who refer to that period as BZE (Before the Zakian Era).
Anyone who knows The Swami knows that Swami thinks that nicknames are silly. That is, except when they are meaningful which, of course, all of the ones used by Swami are.
Swami was checking to see the ranking of his older son, Geoff's book on Amazon. [Kevin's book will not be out until 2008, so it is not yet available for pre-sale]. Geoff's book (C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race: The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run Across America) is coming out July 10, and has been ranked as high as about 38,000. Inexplicably, another book, that does not come out until July 21, (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) is ranked #2 on Amazon. Go figure.
Swami spent the day trying to get his cable TV connection fixed. Oh sure you are probably thinking that The Swami's cable connection succumbed to the snow and ice. Oh no, nothing that simple. Our cable box has apparently been hacked by some computer maniac.
As Swami was beginning to blog he glanced over his shoulder at his wood-burning flat panel TV and saw the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. They were showing a clip of last year's winner, a bull terrier named Rufus, which has to be one of the ugliest dogs there is. Swami would post a link to his photo, but he does not want to take the time to find a photo nor does he want to do five to ten for copyright infringement.
Swami is beginning to wonder why he bothered to get the road salt washed off of the yaks today. The local weather men, those perennial prophets of DOOM, are forecasting snow that may equal or exceed the 17" we received on Dec 24, 2004. Other online weather sites say an inch or two. Just to be safe, the weathermen are recommending panic.
The weather men were predicting DOOM. Offices were closing early. Cincinnati was expecting 4-6 meters of snow. Well, at least people were acting and driving like we were about to get at least 4-6 feet of snow. We actually got about 7 inches of snow.
Swamette, despite momentarily having second thoughts about her arthroscopic knee surgery, had a successful knee operation. She decided that the alternative, having Swami get out his Time-Life Book of Home Surgery, was not a good idea.
Kentucky Derby-winning racehorse Barbaro was euthanized today. That event had an immediate effect on Swamette and our plans for tomorrow.
The Swami was listening to his wood-burning radio earlier this week when he had a Eureka! moment. The announcer mentioned a story about how some Seattle coffee shops are boosting sales at their drive-thrus by having scantilly clad baristas.