Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiger Woods: Apology Fail

I thought Tiger Wood's apology was terrible from a media/recovery standpoint and while professional (as expected from him) had numerous weak points:

  • Way too long: This is going to lead to butchering when it's cut down for media/audio bites
  • Total lack of emotion will turn most people off. Even Kobe "fake cried" when he apologized.
  • Too much talk about recovery / addiction / therapy...comes across as elitist (therapy is $$$ yo).
  • Mentioning Buddhism and not Christianity. (Do you even what country this is Tiger?!) Christianity offers way more forgiveness too IMO.
  • Way too much mention of his sponsors. This just reminds the cynical among us it's about the $$$.

Some neutral to good things:

  • Asking for his wife & kids to be left out of it is good, most people like.
  • Directly apologizing to families and kids, most people like that.
  • Plugging his charities is probably a neutral because cynical people will again point out it's about the $$$.

In short, I am no longer convinced he can make a Kobe-style comeback. Though it is golf so I think the environment is different (criminal and immoral behavior in the the NBA?! What a twist!).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

KB Life Ep 07

Yes we finally have a new episode out. Come see what we're looking forward to in 2010.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Netflix Streaming: Jank (and not Jank) Action Films

I recently discovered Netflix is pretty awesome though the temptation to veg out in front of my 360 is now huge.

My favorite about Netflix streaming is being able to watch janktastic action films. Right now the following are available and I highly recommend them:

  • 48 Hours (Remember when Eddie Murphay was awesome?)
  • Air Force One ("Get off my plane!" The Pres as an action hero is too good)
  • American Ninja (classic jank that spawned what, 4 sequels?)
  • Bad Boys (One of Michael Bay's most underrated movies.)
  • Broken Arrow (so bad it's good)
  • Cliffhanger (John Lithgow as a villain is too hilarious to me.)
  • Conan the Destroyer (Governator in an honestly terrible movie.)
  • Desperado (this is like the popular version of El Mariachi, more action, less style)
  • Executive Decision (Steven Segal's best role ever?)
  • Heat (this is a must watch film if you live in LA)
  • Never Back Down (A new classic, this film is so ridiculous in how over the top it is.)
  • The Rock (Probably my favorite Michael Bay film) Speed (Classic Keanu and probably the beginning of the over-the-top 90s films)
  • Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (Kevin Costner as Robin Hood is lol, it makes me wonder about the upcoming Russel Crowe version)
  • Sniper (the "legit" film before 2 jank sequels)
  • Universal Solider II (this one has Van Damme and Dolph Lundren together again there's apparently a 3rd film too lol)

I am thinking of starting "Binkley's Virtual Jank Action Film Nights" on Xbox Live so if you are interested message me on Twitter or email me.