Top 10 Google Search Terms of 2011

According to Google’s Zeitgeist 2011 this is how the world searched last year:

  1. Rebecca Black
  2. Google+
  3. Ryan Dunn
  4. Casey Anthony
  5. Battlefield 3
  6. iPhone 5
  7. Adele
  8. 東京 電力 (Fukushima)
  9. Steve Jobs
  10. iPad 2

How many of these did you search for?  BONUS if you used the Japanese characters to search for info about the Fukushima disaster.  I find it interesting that Apple had 3 of the top 10 search terms and a video game came in 5th.

¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!

Sometimes it’s NOT how you say it, but WHAT you say!

Two days ago East Haven, Connecticut Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. told residents in his city that they should eat more taco’s to support East Haven Latinos and on Thursday his message was tested when a group of Latino activists sent 500 taco’s to the mayors office… Read More

Random Thought – RIP Signs on Vehicles

I’ve noticed cars and trucks lately that have “In Loving Memory of [insert deceased here]” written in large letters on back windows.   I’m also often seeing stickers that say “RIP” and “In Memoriam” and include a date, picture, etc. of the deceased.

I don’t understand this phenomenon? When has it become customary to make your car a rolling obituary? What message are these people trying to send and to whom? I just find it odd.

A lot of these people are really bad drivers so there has to be a tie-in there somewhere. I also think their money would have been better spent fixing the broken tail light vs. blocking half of their rear window with a giant vinyl sticker.

You don’t see memorials to pets that often and you definitely don’t see any tributes to that 10-point Buck you bagged last fall..  What’s next?

Politics and Social Media

With advent of social media its now easier than ever to speak your mind.  The other night while watching President Obama’s State of the Union Address (one of the few presidential speeches I watch regularly) I could not help but notice the increased amount of ‘chatter’ on Facebook and Twitter.  Some of it funny, some of it supportive, some of it political and some of it nasty.

I’m sure there were a few “un-friendings” and “un-follows” because of differing political views and statements.  I actually like to hear what other people have to say.  It helps me better understand who they are as a person and so far I have not seen anything that I would particularly take offense to .  I may disagree with the opinion or statement but that’s my right to do so.

These disagreements are not new to society but using social media as a platform to voice your opinion exposes you to a larger audience and the potential to reach (or offend) a lot more too.  I can’t wait until the elections roll around.  it’s going to be interesting to read what people are saying and hop other people react to it!



Indy Cigar Bar

Forget the lectures about cigar smoking, I don’t care (seriously I don’t care).  I enjoy a good cigar and if you don’t like it, stay away from me when I’m smoking it!  If you like to enjoy a cigar and don’t like being relegated to the porch or garage I have a place for you to try.

Owned by Corey Johnston the Indy Cigar Bar is located at 3357 East 86th Street, directly across the street form the main entrance of the Keystone Mall.  It’s a perfect place to escape to when your wife/daughter (or both) decide they need some “mall time”.

Having heard my boss talk about “Corey’s” several times I knew I had to check it out.  I’ve since been there several times and have fully enjoyed each visit.  The thing that makes the Indy Cigar Bar different from other Cigar Stores is that this one serves hard alcohol (and beer).

This is not just any alcohol this is an incredible selection of bourbon and scotch that will pair well with your favorite smoke. On my last visit I enjoyed one of the best Bloody Mary’s I’ve had in a long time and saw a total stranger buy a war veteran a box of cigars to thank him for his service to our country (that was pretty cool).

The walk-in humidor has a hundred+ cigars to choose from so you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.  If you get hungry The Indy Cigar Bar has several sandwiches to choose from.  Each Wednesday you can get a King David hot dog for free when you buy a cigar.  I have not had anything to eat there but it’s on my list to try on a future visit.

When you purchase a cigar from the Indy Cigar Bar, and yes you need to buy a cigar not bring your own, the helpful staff will clip, cut, punch it to your requirements and toast it to perfection for you to enjoy. The newly expanded seating area gives you plenty of options on where to sit down and enjoy your smoke (and drink if you choose to partake).

Next time you’re in the area and have an hour to kill, be sure to check out The Indy Cigar Bar.  Be sure to tell Corey you heard about his place on and try the Bloody Mary, it’s REALLY good!

The Indy Cigar Bar is open daily at 11am, closed Sundays

01/25/12 – [Updated a few things after publishing because I didn’t like the way it read…]