Some Weekend Notes

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Jimmy Moore’s Podcasts – become a fan

In the time crunch of putting together the speech and then editing and uploading it, I completely forgot to mention that Jimmy Moore is creating a fan club for his podcast show. (Sorry, Jimmy; everything went back-burner for awhile there.)  Here’s part of the announcement from his blog:

Some of the other perks you will enjoy as a member include exclusive snippets of upcoming not-yet-aired interviews, news and updates on potential interview guests I am working on booking on the show, transcripts of past episodes of the most popular podcasts (which will be constantly added each month), and so much more! Right now the site is in Beta mode as we are set to launch it full force beginning December 1, 2010 at the regular cost of $59.99 ($5/month) yearly. But for those of you who can’t wait to get in on the action and become a charter member of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show Fan Club”, we have a very special deal just for you available now through October 31, 2010. With my recording schedule kicking back into full swing in the months of November and December, we wanted to give our listeners a chance to get in on the ground floor of this exciting new project by offering some extra incentives for signing up right away.

The signup deadline for charter members is Sunday night, a.k.a. Halloween night.  I hope you all give Jimmy your support.  His podcasts are a public service, and I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned from listening to his guests these past few years. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you

Speaking of support, this blog received quite a few donations in the past two days, apparently in reaction to the speech video.  I don’t email everyone personally — sorry, but I had a bit of a stalker-like incident awhile back, so I’m cautious about giving out my email — but I do want to say I appreciate all the donations.

Speech DVD … well, why not?

Okay, you talked me into it.  I spent much of today tweaking the speech video, trying to get more clarity in the slides, running the audio through some processors to dampen the room echo, etc.  Meanwhile, my wife is creating a DVD menu in Photoshop.  If it all works, I’ll start running off DVDs and create an order page.  Thank you all for the encouragement and the kind comments.

Happy Halloween.  My girls will be out collecting candy — now that’s scary.


5 thoughts on “Some Weekend Notes

  1. Richard Tamesis, M.D.

    Perhaps instead of just transferring the video taken of your talk, you should just export your Powerpoint or Keynote file directly into a digital movie file into Final Cut or Premiere and then add narration to it.

    I imported the video into Premiere, then imported the slides as graphics.

  2. Jan

    Tom, there’s a fantastic WordPress plugin called Fast and Secure Contact Form that would eliminate the need for people to join YouTube just to send you a message. I’m assuming, also, that you’re self-hosted; if so, you can set up a POP3 email account –, perhaps? – to route the form through. It works well with Askimet and Captcha, so spam isn’t much of a problem, and it would allow people to contact you and you to email them back without giving out your personal email address.

    Just a thought.

    It’s a good thought. I should probably get over the minor paranoia one lone nut managed to bring out in me.

  3. Monica Hughes

    Tom, I recently saw a clip of Morgan Spurlock’s on the internet about how McD’s burgers don’t decompose. This on the tail of lots of other news that McD’s burgers are immortal. Was this clip in his original Supersize Me movie? I don’t remember, as I saw it ages ago. Looks like the video was uploaded in 2007 or so.

    So you’ve already well-documented that Spurlock is full of crap elsewhere, and I thought that I’d drop a line and say that I’ve decided to set out and determine whether this claim that McD’s doesn’t rot actually holds water. Thought you might be interested in the preliminary results:

    My response is that I lived on McDonald’s food, I’d never decompose.


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