Amazing: Massachusetts lets for-profit companies advertise on its capitol!
The Celtics and Bruins are for-profit commercial firms owned by Wycliffe Grousbeck and Jeremy Jacobs. For-profit as in the same kind of corporate entity as Exxon, Microsoft, and Citibank.
I’d love someone to do an open records request and see how much Wycliffe and Jeremy paid Massachusetts for this. I’ll bet nothing!
This appears sleazy. But what else should I expect from the state of the Kennedy dynasty and John Kerry?
Well, kind of: “Our business now too many times is a fat kid in a t-shirt in his mother’s basement eating Cheetos and writing his blogs.” (source)
I’m not fat, I live in my own house, and I don’t eat Cheetos, but I do wear t-shirts. Oh, and my blog was the source for one of his station’s broadcasted stories.
I was interviewed by BBC World Service last night. Reporter Jeff Baird, an American BBC employee from Oregon, saw that Fark.com linked to a news article about my Texas speed trap report. Lawrence Pollard did the actual interview.
We did it over Skype. I didn’t have good equipment, so I had to put my face about 4″ from the microphone on my son’s Asus netbook. If you listen to the interview, you’ll hear disturbances in the audio. I guess I leaned too closely or breathed into it?
The Russian subway bombing prevented them from playing it in the London breakfast show, but it played a few times before their dawn.
The full 27 minute segment I was on. (I think I am towards the end.)
This plain text belies my excitement, but this was a major high for me. I cannot believe I’ve been broadcasted on wordwide media.
I am amazed at how much media attention my speed trap article is getting (original article, follow up article).
First WFAA, Dallas, TX’s ABC affiliate interviews me.
Then a major Texas city newspaper interviews me (but as of yet hasn’t published anything).
Then I hear the Houston, TX CBS affiliate played the WFAA piece.
Then I get a call from a well-known national-scope newspaper asking for an interview. I discussed with the reporter, and we agree not to do an article for now. The reason is that my prospective doctorate research is on related subjects, and this speed trap piece is hardly serious research. I don’t want to discuss my doctorate research with anyone in the news until I have publishable data, so because of that we agreed to wait to review anything until then.
Then just now I got a call from an international radio network and am scheduled to do an interview tonight. (I’ll reveal the name if they air it.) [EDIT: It was the BBC World Service. More info and a the interview.]