I’ve still seen all the commercials!

I’m a perfect example of a guy who loves his PVR. You may know it as the brand name TiVo…

I watch hardly any TV live at the time it was shown. I record almost everything and watch it later.

I do this more than the average person.

The thing is, I’ve still seen all the commercials. Hardly any are new to me. I can’t quite explain why. I fast forward past most of them, but as they wiz by on visual high speed, I don’t see any I haven’t seen before.

I never minded commercials really. As a person with A.D.D, and a lover of snacks, commercials serve a valuable purpose to break the tension and attention, and allow a mental recap or diversion, and some chocolate or a Pringle.

What I dislike enough to comment, is the repetition, especially when the same ad plays more than once during the same commercial break. Its bad enough when a jingle is replayed at every break. Thats when the finger pushes the FF.

When I do see an ad I haven’t, I tend to stop. I watch, and the wiz past the same Swifer ad I’d seen before.

So ads still work. EVen for PVR people like me. I see them, and see them again in double speed.

I buy the product.

I love PVRs, but I still see the commercials.

we don’t buy cookies, because yu just eat them.

SYNDI HERE: this is in reference to how childhood things(events) efect us when we’re older(even if we don’t remember the incident).

it’s also a reference to how when one is hungry one tends to “wolf” them all down and not even taste them(maybe like dave ).


Here’s an idea. A lot of people WANT to make videos, but lack the creativity to write or create goioid content.

Here is an idea. Make a documentary of your parents, or grandparrents. Tell them you want to discuss your coolest memories with them, on film.

I’ll teach you how to edit it into a perfect DVD gift for everyone in your famikly – or extended family. Sell them for $20 or more and finance a budget for the film.

Pre sales would even work.

I have a list of memories of my father. I add to it every time I remember somethinmg from our past together. MY father has so many John-isms that are unique and humerous enough to journalize for future memory recapping sessions.

The older you get, the more memories become a valid past time. Making beter memory recording devices is a big business.

Scrapbooking, Digital photos.

FAMILY, FRIENDS – a hard copy capture of 20006 in your life.

You submit as many pictures as you have. We’ll publish the book professionally and even handle sales if you like.


As do most my writings, they change shape mid-way as new ideas take over the old ones.

Oh Look, A Zeppelin

Why is MEAN so popular?

I watch MEAN on TV all the time, but not always from the bad guy. More often than not, I see true mean from mthe comedies. Candid Camera was a little bit mean, but today’s channel surfphers need meaner.

Comedy teaches is, mean is not only OK, it’s funny enough to go out of your way with to be mean, on camera. Mean is in.

The PUNKED Generation, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t the first time Auston Kutcher has defined a generation. You may not have watched PUNKED but he got good referral world of mouth. A lot of people know what PUNKED is, even if they never watched it.

It’s Candiud camera, but mean and personal. It’s being laughing AT people, not with them, and then thinking the hurt isn’t serious.

But it’s celebrities, so we’re supposed to laugh, right?

That certainly isn’t the only network santioned mean. Most reality shows today, and daytime talk shows are designed to showcase stupidity.

I Wonder: If a lot of MAD TV fans like Star Trek because he keeps playing William Shatner. Trekkies like inside jokes.

Crossover mention: Denny Crane. Watch him on his current hit. I recommend it hightly. I would almost rank it my current favourite.

Howard Stern opening makes fun of the odd class. I often cringe while laughing.

I feel their pain.

Saturday Night Live loves to write sketches where guys get a free breast cop.

Saturday Night Live just taught parrents what MySpace is all about. Thanks.

All the sketches were aimed at a higher age this week, for sure.

I wonder

I hate that this post is after the first. My blog will be in reverse, and new viewers will join mid jorney. I’ll have to deal with that, but fr now, I’d love to have you share via the HERES THE DEAL post. It’s my current opener. I may indeed do FIRST BLOG home pages through time.

I wonder; How much Nascar paid to get a ride along on MAD TV. Its a great demographic crossover. The more people that like Nascar, the stronger. Head counts are power these days.

I wonder: Do Randy, Paula and Simon agree to mini fight once in a while and change a vote, because good TV is more important than reality among judges on that show.

How would life be different if that show was totally scripted and preformed like any other series. It would be exaclly the same.

OK, Here is the deal.

I’ve probably told you about this Blog personally. I’m not sure what I want it to be. Here is the deal.

I like to write, and I think I do it quite well. I like to dream, and design, and come up with ideas, and write about them in a fun way. I don’t however, share these files. I’ve always thought ONE DAY, I’ll edit them, and make something like a book.

But I know I probably won’t. I don’t accomplish many of my goals these days.

I want to start writing to the public, and see what happens. But, like anybody else, I’d love to get paid for it. Asking money for an untested Blog is a silly quest. Even I hate the idea of paying for anything I can get for free. I’ll admit to not paying for a few pieces of software that I shouldn’t get for free, and I do have a few MP3 files back when peer to peer was still underground.

The only reason that I decided to risk failure by asking for money, is because so many people seem to be getting paid for less. Asking for money isn’t evil. It’s actually cool.

I believe that the Internet, or whatever follows it as Version 2, is the future of people who don’t want to work, to get paid. One day it may even rise above crimes like fraud and insurance fraud as the number one income among the jobless.

And maybe lotteries.

In any case, slackers who can write interesting and entertaining blogs should be seen in the same light as any artist. You pay artists to be able to he jobless. Artists are the lucky homeless… or guys living in the spare bedroom downstairs.

Writing is cool, and when I get in a certain mood, I like to ramble. To type as fast as I can, while I think. I have attention deficit disorder and without editing, my topics often change fast.

Back to the project. You’ve been invited to be the focus group. You don’t have to do anything, but I ask that you read some of my entries, and see if you like the style, or whether I’m just a crazy guy who think’s he’s better than he is.

The Blog version of William Hung.

I feel sorry when I see sincere horrible singers get on American Idol, because it means they had a circle of friends who didn’t stop them. If they’re for real – and I like to – no, choose to believe many of them may be real.

I feel sorry because I imagine a scenario of how they must live, day to day. Its hard to imagine somebody who sincerely believed they could sing – worthy of a TV sow they’ve seen. We saw this even crazier on the sister show American Inventor, with a man who went through several process to come up with the suit bag you pee in. Along the way, nobody convinced him he was a nutcase… or at least, to be fair, confused by his dream.

Or a guy who had a bar bet with a buddy, that he could get on TV with an invention, but he didn’t seem the type. Those guys with the two level peanut dish were more the beer bet type.

I believe they either served a favor, or paid advertisement to get mentioned.

Back to your role.

If you can wade through my paragraphs, and overall enjoy the style, let me know, and share it with somebody. We’ll work out the future between me, with a rambling, and you – the small focus group public, we can create a mutual way to have it make me some money.

I can’t stand that other people are selling pixels to make a million. (Great idea, wish I’d thought of it kind of anger – hehehe)

The future can be moulded. I’ll keep adding samples from past ramblings, but if the response is good, I will continue, and if the comments are good enough – I mean positive, I will be inspired to continue in public. I’ll get personal about myself, and possibly choose partners from the public to work on several side projects.

I have often thought of doing these to video, and I have lots of test footage from the past year. Some I’m still undecided on sharing.

This is the part in my writings where my mood swings because something in life distracted me while I was breaking. I should warn you.

The book title I’m going with is still undecided too, and I don’t want to mention them yet.

Darn. A form of editing I have to deal with. I can’t risk some of my ideas in public.

I have to decide whether to just ramble all my ideas and ask that anybody who wants to take it and run with it may, and work out some small compensation.

No. I can’t be that naive.

Oh… I want to edit. I want to throw in idea.


Hmmmm… It worked for Howard Stern.

He deserves credit when I think of him as an in inspiration. I hope his name isn’t as black mark as a first impression. That would be unfair, but I suspect is a reality in some circles. In some states, it’s against the rules.


Wow… I’m on a pathetic path, and I don’t like it. I am proud of the idea to Blog, but I know full well I won’t keep it up and continue with updates unless I know it has an audience, and comments with enough praise to create a responsibility. If the first personality trait you are to learn of me, I generally try to do the right thing in life, and I love to be able to help people and keep them smiling. A smile changes me physically, and I strive to create them as frequently as I can.

I don’t like failure, and being confronted with error is something I try to avoid. I am apt to cry. I know this is an obvious reaction many of you may claim to share, but I can only tell you, it hits me harder.

Although I am not sure I believe in such things, I seem to have an almost empathic nature, and I am more effected by emotions of those around me, than my own. I’m not in control of some of my spontaneous emotions, because my obsessive nature is busy working out scenarios for possible outcomes of the next moment in time. Often focused about my part of the future was, and if anybody is upset with me.

In a phrase, I live in a “please don’t yell at me” world, deep in my unconscious. I’m not aware of how fast it works, but it has stayed with me from my youth.

I want to be clear, the scenario you may have already brought into your mind, is probably wrong. My household did not have a lot of yelling. It’s something else, not to be mentioned here… yet.

Some of you will have quit by now. I want to assure you, not all journals are this long and deragmented, but they do often list sidenotes that will be better understood as we learn about the strange way my mind works, and the live I’ve lived because of it. I’ll share my idea for a church, which would instantly be called a cult because the churches really have to squash any new religions with doubt (and stupid South Park videos). New religions could serve a good purpose in the future, because community is the biggest change from the past to the future.

Any community.

By community, I mean peers who know your name, and talk to you.

A quote I want to be famous for one day;

The greatest invention of all time is Church.
The worst invention of all time was: Religion

Religion can not exist with competition… like communism. There has to be only ONE way with faith to work. A world with two religions should never exist.

I’m not religions. That isn’t to say I don’t love the topic, and I have created an idea for a church. As many of my ideas are, they’re bigger than life, but doable by somebody other than me.

Unless you ask, and it becomes a responsibility. As it turns out, I may solicit project managers and share some ideas for do-able business projects. I have a list of lots. Some big projects, big enough for a company like COKE as a summer promotion, and some small. Ill love to know how to partner with smart business manager kind of person, and build ideas. Mostly I need somebody good at creating TO DO lists and then seeing things get done, sometimes with a budget to pay somebody else, and sometimes to get me to do it. The reality is, it’ll probably be you, till money for staff is available.

I am content to share more than ha;f the wealth for the right person.

But that’s whole category.


Members get to suggest what Jeff should do today.
5 webcams on me all day (by the way)

I can’t believe I didn’t say that earlier.


The Jeff Adventure Game.

I’ll share my life in LIVE CHAT evenings if you want me to. I’ll answer email questions online. I want people to suggest what I should do each day.

We’ll get to know each other through the BLOG.

Aha… this is the part of my writings where I take a small idea, and make it WAY TO BIG top even try. It’s the problem. I need a partner just to finish my thoughts and start things. I can maintain and support and am smart enough for the decisions, with council and debate. You know my weakness. All you have to do is yell, and you get your way (hehehe)

Possible Title:


So… you’ve seen a sample. There are two or three other posts here which were written before I decided to go public, so I may have to go … nawww… Go with them as is. They were written online, so I think they’re safe.

So. Now I want comments. You can email me at frogstar42@gmaill.com or comment in public to the Blog.

This is an interactive project. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

I am really excited now, because once again I see a future scenario where I can start actually doing some of my ideas. I know I’ll get some AMERICAN IDOL style people with crackhead ideas, but I have faith that, between the spam robot casino entries, I hope to start a personal relationships with a few of you.

I’m not asking for much. I never do. I ask for enough to buy TIDE and eat steak once in a while at a restaurant with the word STEAK in the title.

I enjoy the KEG or Le Beefteque (however it’s spelled… I should edit.)

The previous plugs were non paid praise.

My class allows less than $100 for a good dinner out.

I did two blogs (so far) tonight and I forget which previous thoughts I am referencing. My favourite comedy technique is on a history between the reader and I. Inside jokes so inside, they’re in the same blog. Comedians who get a laugh with their closing line on a reference to a previous bit. We have a history together. A community of two.

That’s why TV mentions are big. What’s HUGE? Internet web address mentions. They don’t know it yet, but every mention of a web address on prime time gets hits.

I believe every inventor on AMERICA INVENTOR will be selling stuff online soon.

People want to buy from friends.

PLUG: One way you could contribute to my oversized ego (which is fake), would be to buy my first book. It’s for sale HERE:http://www.cafepress.com/frogstar and online free HERE:http://frogstar.com/book

I warn you. It isn’t really worth it, and not anything like this style. It was written by me when I was 16, in high school. I was inspired by Steve Martin’s CRUEL SHOES, which was a horrible book I bought because I was a friend of Steve Martin and wanted to support him… It was a MUST HAVE book, and one of the first I read for pleasure. (My reading history is an entry in the blog)

It also contains 10 or show skits I write for a show I never produced, but my dream as a high school kid was to be a sketch writer in a troop. I never followed up, because I couldn’t find the right partner. Instead, I was second fiddle to my high school friend Jay Sankey (forward in BOOK and a famous magician) and his magic hobby and photography with Jeff Lorriman, who went on to a successful carer as a photographer, and the yearbook with my friend Phil Laitar. He works for a printer now.

Computers was my least favourite at first… but Steve Boysen and I became good friends, and had secret after hours access to the two Commodore PET computers in the library. We learned BASIC and together (mostly him). We wrote and released three PET games to a shareware pipeline. In my head it was a success. For anyone from Acton in my time period, they may remember BYE BYE BIRDIE, LOGO 4 and SLIDE 5.

But BOOK is from a different time. They’re short monologues that were all written as pretty much unedited first drafts, while I was in high school math or marketing class. Any purchase would almost be a pitty donation, and I’d much rather paypal than the minimal profit of BOOK’s sale. It would be cool to sell one though.

I think 80% or more of the humour holds up, it’s just not my style anymore, so my low self esteem has convinced me it’s not worthy.

A reverse American Idol syndrome. A gem that doesn’t know it.

The Internet is great for self praise. You can knock off some respect points for being self proud, but still like what I offer. All I’m asking for today is interaction, comments and ideas.


I understand why

I understand why:

TV shows have live bands as often as possible. We have learned from American Idol, that a few seconds on TV can result in sales. Commercials are starting to learn it’s just as good to have a sitcom star use TIDE brand washing detergent is actually more valuable than commercials.

Referral sales are the best sales, because people come to you with built in trust.

A celebrity that uses TIDE means a lot of people will use Tide. Their TV friend recommends it.

When we shop for washing detergent, we have to make a choice without being an expert. It’s an instant when you choose to buy on price alone, or by brand. You know full well that all of them will wash your clothes. If you choose Tide, it’s probably because you liked an ad, or orange. There is no other reason. You have trust in the HUGE company to make the best product.

I believe it is, or on par… which isn’t saying all the brands are as good. I believe they can be as good, but intentionally create products designed to be inferior, in order to create a real class, worthy of your choice to pay the premium.

No Name is manufactured to be poorer… in almost every case.

Some will no doubt argue that some of the products are amazing. I would understand if this means they mingle with great choice to keep the average up. That’s a great idea.

By the way, I think they do the same with clothes. Price buys a distinct quality class. You can spot the rich. Designs have to change to set a second level. But there are mens shirts that are designed to be cheap.

They sell at Zellers and Walmart and recycle at Goodwill.

To the rich, they’re like class uniforms. They identify their peers by the clothing.

And the personality I suspect. I doubt I could pass, even in a $5000 suit. I’d be outwardly uncomfortable I suspect, at least at first.

I don’t really fit in within my class that well. I am one of the many who survive mostly alone.

But enough about me.

Possible BLOG Titles to vote on:


BLOG. A No Name Generic Diary
(My first BOOK was called BOOK: A No Name Generic Product)

(I invented a game called ITS YOUR FAULT)

MIND TO BLOG (probably taken, and a good Blog)

Hey! Please don’t go and register all of these right now in an attempt to sell them back to me at a profit. If you did, Oh well… I’m a loser anyway.

It’s My Fault you’re an idiot


David Blane told crazy people it’s OK to be crazy.

David Blane just told me it wasn’t my fault I want to kill myself, and I can’t help being a Daredevel.

Persoanly, I’m not – so I ignored his advice, but if I was a member of this “Jackass” culture of fame via stupoidity where a guiy falling off a roof can be the most watched video of the week, outnumbering the most popular daytime TV shows.

More people watch YouTube than The West Wing.

David Blane just told a whole generation of attention craved video editors, that taking crazy risks is cool. Chicks love being barried alive.

This may not have been the words he used, but he did stand there and Evil Kenevil said the words. People like you (meaning Blane) and I can’t help it.

Impressionable Youth.

Cool is cool. Bad is bad.