Blogmouth Year in Review 2010

The end of the year is a good time to reflect over the last year. 2010 was a water shed year, California held a election for governor, the TSA tightened security at airports, a massive health care bill was signed into law by President Obama, the war on terror continued and started to change focus from Osama to American travelers. All said and done, it was a good year. To help celebrate here are some of my favorite posts from 2010.

Retweet 2010




Micro-lending and Fund Raising

Microcredit is not a new idea, Muhammad Yunus has innovated on the principles of giving people a small loan for them to start their own small business since the mid 1970’s. But with the advent and success of movements such as Open Source, Creative Commons, and Social Networks people have formed a perfect storm conditions in the microfinance industry. Here is a short list of key microfinace websites that have a unique spin on helping individuals and organizations to raise the funds they need to achieve their goals.

  • Profounder – Raise capital for a business or startup while building a community.
  • Kickstarter – Used by creative types to raise money to fund art projects and new businesses.
  • Crowdrise – Celebrity backed charity fund raising platform.
  • Kiva – One of the first socially motivated micro-lending sites.

Unfortunate Cookies

I don’t know about you but no fortune cookie ever brought me any fortune, not even a coupon. I think that instead of posing as fake pseudo eastern philosophical predictions, fortune cookies should be a little more honest. Here are some more honest unfortunate cookies.

  • You peaked in preschool.
  • You suck and everybody knows it.
  • Your wife doesn’t love you and the kids aren’t yours.
  • Your wife ran out on you and soon you’re unemployment will too.
  • You will make embarrass yourself at the company Christmas party.
  • People don’t laugh with you.

Retweet November 2010

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in November 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.


  • If President Obama would to walk through a naked body scanner it would show that he is a fake.
  • Where in the World is Carmen Santiago? Who in the World is Barry Soetoro?
  • Instead of Hope, President Obama’s campaign slogan for 2012 should be Grope!


  • The Art of Civil Disobedience: [redacted] [classified] [censored] [national security treat level purple]
  • Rapid rail is an oxymoron like clean coal.
  • The media loves to segregate people into black and white, blue state and red state, male and female, and 18-30 years and 30-whatever.


  • I belong to the church of Our Lady of No Regrets.
  • Feliz dia de los muertos y zombies!
  • Art is meant to be felt up not held up.
  • I’m thankful for being thankful.
  • I am a dream machine.
  • Traffic jam at In-N-Out drive thru, more at 11.
  • The 3G here feels like it lost a G.
  • Pomegranate is the flavor of the year.
  • Some cultures have holidays where they fast, up to a month, we have a two day holiday devoted to consumption.
  • Some songs are only meant to be heard with a bottle of tequila at hand.
  • If the Internet would re-imagine Santa, he would say LOL instead of ho! ho! ho! and kids would leave bacon out for him instead of cookies.
  • CDs, DVDs, Blu Rays, game cartridges, etc are future antiques sitting on someones shelf.
  • Randumb is the best dumb there is.
  • My bed is a hotbed of hot.
  • Just breath. Just believe. Just be.
  • Once you go Black Friday, you don’t go back.


  • OH: Your food gave diarrhea and your sex gave me gonorrhea.
  • OH: The turkey made you lazy.
  • OH: I’m done looking at my moms wish list. It’s really an uninspiring list.
  • OH: He has a little too much holiday spirit in his cup.
  • OH: Your feelings on stuff is ruining your relationships.
  • OH: Can I tie you up in tinsel?
  • OH: Girl has nothing to show and she is showing it.
  • OH: Everyone needs a little glitter in their life.
  • OH: We we have now is only like 0.1 of what we need, but it is like 10 times better than what we had before.
  • OH: Harrison Ford is a clone but is no Cloney

In The Future

  • In the future, to travel we would have to wear TSA approved travel gowns and slippers, much like medical gowns.
  • In the future, the government will repress opponents by calling them copyright pirates or terrorist.
  • In the future, civil disobedience will be in the form of retweet.
  • In the future, there will be a new venereal disease vector, TSA genital groping.
  • In the future, if a baby is born in transit the TSA pass him or her through a x-ray scanner before the mom can hold the baby.
  • In the future, a baby being born will need to agree to term of service and end user license agreements.
  • In the future, the FBI will raid your home because of the heirloom tomatoes you are growing in your backyard.


  • I practice safe sex and safe enhanced security groping. It good to be safe from terrorists and TSA spread STDs.
  • I been hearing all these stories of the TSA fondling and codling with transports, I’ll be wearing a condom next time I travel to be safe.
  • TSA: TSA Sexual Assualt
  • What is the TSA’s exit plan?
  • Worst governmental agencies in history: the Hitler’s SS, Hussein’s Republican Guards, and Obama’s TSA.
  • The TSA would just as well force everyone to walk around naked so they could get a better view.
  • TSA want to check your private package personally! Opt out! Cock out! Opt out!
  • I figured out what TSA stands for, Thuggishly Screen Americans!
  • Can’t wait until the government starts a national database of naked body scanner pictures.
  • It’s not security when your own government use scare tactics.
  • You give up all civil rights when you give up your genitalia to government officials, because by then the government has you by the balls!

Fee Online Education Resources

Online education is a big and growing industry. The web has democratized commerce, entertainment, and news but education has historically lagged behind. There are a few e-learning sources that I use for personal learning. Here are some great learning initiatives worth taking a look into.

Favorite Tweets November 2010

There are some funny people on Twitter. Whenever I find a funny, witty, or thought provoking I usually retweet it and favorite it. Here is a small collection of recent tweets that stoop out to me.


  • @DamnItsTrue: Menstruation, menopause, mental breakdowns -> most womens probIems begin with men. #DamnItsTrue
  • @carlmaxim: Sarah Palin says Julian Assange should be hunted down like Osama bin Laden. So he should be safe for at least a decade. #WikiLeaks
  • @rachelsklar: Chasing straight vodka with pickles. You know it.
  • @ericgonzalez: OH: “I can’t get AT&T reception at AT&T park” #lolz
  • @swedal: Do people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water know that spelling it backwards is Naive?
  • @lolprez: #rally4sanity is a rally without a cause.
  • @LyrIcSmasHER: In math but I feel like I’m in spanish
  • @Krissy90220: Makeup is one hell of a drug
  • @michaelnichols: Words of encouragement from my coworker: “Be Positive! Shit Rainbows!”
  • @summertomato: OH: “I didn’t really cook all this, but I did cut the cheese.”
  • @tnylgn: Eating Halloween candy and ignoring the doorbell. A little game I like to call fuck you I paid for it.
  • @wafflesgirls: i only illegally download music for my stolen ipod


  • @TheFragileKate: Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful :)
  • @Pres_Bartlet: Meg Whitman’s personal spending on her campaign: $163 million. National Endowment for the Arts 2010 budget: $161.4 million.
  • @ShesMorgan: We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
  • @God_Damn_Batman: So Harry Potter’s parents were murdered before his eyes, now he wears a black cloak and fights evil? EXPECT A CALL FROM MY LAWYERS ROWLING!!
  • @maxklein: The easiest way to rob a bank is to have one
  • @LyrIcSmasHER: Hope is a distant memory
  • @SarahBlakeInc: Will I take Amazon Gift Cards as payment? Sure, when the light company does
  • @EssyDoesIt: Rule #1 … im #1 .


  • @sacca: Just saw a TSA agent check whether a laser pointer was working by shooting it directly into her eye. Should I admire her dedication?
  • @mistersterling: I’m considering shoving McDonald’s Happy Meal toys in my pants when I get to the airport. Hilarious consequences for sure.
  • @TSAagent: This #SecurityTheatre is starting to feel less like a theatre and more like a strip club. #TSA #TSAagent #BadTouch


  • @the_tech_bubble: Hey Groupon, $6 billion isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Actually, $6 billion is pretty cool.
  • @davepell: Groupon seems to be the one company in their universe NOT willing to take a discount.
  • @avalanche123: “Java is a DSL for taking large XML files and converting them to stack traces”
  • @KieranO: What did all the Social Media Experts do for a living before social media?
  • @yurechko: “@arrington is the Glenn Beck of technology”
  • @tonystubblebine: A good tech conference always makes me want to leave early and write code. Having trouble sitting still at #w2s
  • @mktgdouchebag: I wonder how the person who first said “That’s for me to know and you to find out” is adjusting to Facebook.

Twenty Billionaires Who Started With Nothing

BusinessWeek has a piece on twenty billionaires who started with nothing. A few of these billionaires made their money on real estate, software, or oil and gas.

  • Sheldon Adelson
  • Carl Berg
  • Stephen Bisciotti
  • Leon Charney
  • John Paul DeJoria
  • Larry Ellison
  • Alan Gerry
  • Alec Gores
  • Harold Hamm
  • George Joseph
  • Kirk Kerkorian
  • Ken Langone
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Carl Lindner Jr.
  • David Murdock
  • Thomas Peterffy
  • Howard Schultz
  • Kenny Troutt
  • Albert Ueltschi
  • Oprah Winfrey