Monthly Archive: December 2011

#HappyNewYear 2012 and stuff. I HAVE NOTHING PROFOUND TO SAY, but I’m happy. :) 0

#HappyNewYear 2012 and stuff. I HAVE NOTHING PROFOUND TO SAY, but I’m happy. :)

I am sitting at in the secret lair of Joey Snackpants deep in the mythical realm of Georgia flipping between Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2012 and CNN’s New Year’s Eve with Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper. As I type this, Lady Gaga is performing. Here’s a random photo of...

[SPOILER] The Jeffersonian from the TV Series @BONESonFOX is really… 0

[SPOILER] The Jeffersonian from the TV Series @BONESonFOX is really…

The Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles.  I took the time to drive over and get a couple of photos of this for my wife and mother-in-law who are both big fans of the TV show Bones. That said, I did get to see a bunch of REALLY cool...

This quote from @OceanDeepSea proves that, even after, he STILL doesn’t get it. #PennyArcade 5

This quote from @OceanDeepSea proves that, even after, he STILL doesn’t get it. #PennyArcade

I just stumbled across the MSNBC story where they interviewed Ocean Marketing’s Paul Christoforo – the man responsible for the ultimate public relations failure in the history of the Internet. (For some back story, read this: http://penny-arcade.com/resources/just-wow1.html) So after getting his ass handed to him on the Internet, he decided...

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A Very Peter Cullen Kind of Christmas!

Merry Christmas and stuff! This year was spent with the in-laws who drove down from the mythical land of Georgia to partake in a true South Florida Christmas.  What, you ask, is a “true” South Florida Christmas?  Well, I moved to Florida in 1988, and this year has been the warmest...

So @FoxNews vs. @TMZ regarding the Lindsay Lohan @Playboy sales. SO confused. 0

So @FoxNews vs. @TMZ regarding the Lindsay Lohan @Playboy sales. SO confused.

The headlines speak for themselves. It always amazes me how disproportionate news reporting sites can be.  While TMZ is fairly sensationalized, they tend to be pretty on the ball.  Fox News on the other hand… Either way, this is kind of amusing. [TMZ] LINDSAY LOHAN Playboy Sales Are On Fire!...

Working for Universal Orlando taught me that one bad experience can ruin a vacation & I learned it first hand yesterday. 10

Working for Universal Orlando taught me that one bad experience can ruin a vacation & I learned it first hand yesterday.

I worked for Universal Orlando (originally just Universal Studios Florida) from 1994 to 2001.  It was a great and often challenging job that instilled in me the concept of providing, and in turn expecting, outstanding customer service. I remember being there when attractions like The Funtastic World of Hanna Barbera, Nickelodeon,...

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Orochon Ramen in Los Angeles, California…

I went on a business trip in November with Joey Snackpants. What does that mean?  Why, more Man v. Food goodness of course!  Here’s the list so far: Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream in Indianapolis, Indiana Al’s #1 Italian Beef in Chicago, Illinois Edward’s Drive-In in Indianapolis, Indiana Big Pie...

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So I got some fan mail (sarcasm) from @Botcon in my inbox! Check it out:

Pete, Thanks for writing! I’m confused at what facts are in question. (In my best impersonation of the narrator from Pushing Daisies) The facts were these… I have been attending fan conventions across the United States since 1991. I’ve visited events like yours of almost every shape and size from...

Oh @BotCon. You never fail to amuse. (#BotFAIL Phones It In Another Year.) 0

Oh @BotCon. You never fail to amuse. (#BotFAIL Phones It In Another Year.)

So last week I posted about how BotCon 2011 was destined to be well attended based on location and timing and NOT the work of the convention promotions company.  Here’s the post: http://www.tomcroom.com/?p=8485 I don’t plan on digging through the sea of past posts, but I know that during the Great...

NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 5: (Not So) Great Stirrup Cay 0

NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 5: (Not So) Great Stirrup Cay

The final post in this series… NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 1: Miami Beach, Florida NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 2: The Trip to the Bahamas NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 3: People on the Cruise NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 4: Stuart Cove’s SUB Adventure If I had to grade the cruise experience...

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Jaws the Ride at Universal Studios in Florida. Memories & Let’s go ONE LAST TIME!

Welcome to Captain Jake’s Amity Boat Tours. We’re the best – and only scenic cruise on the island. In 1994, I moved out of dad’s house after two years sporadic fun at my local community college and ventured into the “real world.”  He moved to Georgia and I moved to...

NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 4: Stuart Cove’s SUB Adventure 0

NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 4: Stuart Cove’s SUB Adventure

Continued from: NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 1: Miami Beach, Florida NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 2: The Trip to the Bahamas NCL Bahamas Cruise Part 3: People on the Cruise So let me start this blog post by saying THIS WAS THE GREATEST PART OF OUR TRIP.  Seriously.  Epic doesn’t even...