Friday, March 04, 2005

My Second Week of Blogging

Hi all.

Ok, my second week of blogging and I’m starting to understand just what a powerful tool blogs can be. Did you know it was bloggers who were first to report there were problems with the now-infamous CBS story about the President’s military records?

It seems the day the report came out, bloggers already caught notice that there was some 2004 Technology being used to fudge some 1960’s documents.

I’m sure you join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to the family of a missing Florida girl, Jessica Marie Lunsford. Jessica simply disappeared from her home after being tucked in for bed last week by her grandmother. We salute the hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement officers working around the clock to help find her.

Video Professor has announced a contribution of $50,000 for information leading to the safe return of Jessica to her family. We want to thank the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Citrus County Sheriff’s office for facilitating our contribution. If you have any information on Jessica’s whereabouts, contact your nearest law enforcement office or the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department at 352-726-4488

“What we have here is a failure to communicate.”
As you know, President Bush just met with President Putin of Russia. Mr. Putin is still trying to figure out this whole democracy thing. When President Bush urged Putin to ease up on his crackdowns on the media, Putin responded, “We didn’t criticize you when you fired those reporters from CBS!”

We hope President Bush let Mr. Putin know that here in America television viewers make those decision with their remote controls!

ID Theft Update:
Just a reminder, a lot of state legislatures are taking up the issue of Identity Theft. Good for them. But remember, you have a voice in all this. Call, write or e-mail (we have a tutorial to show you how to do that!) your elected officials and push for the toughest laws possible against ID Theft and the toughest punishment as well. Identity Theft happens to one out of every eight Americans. Fight back.

And to help you out, visit our website at for lots of free information about ID Theft and how you can indeed, fight back.

Oscar talk:
Can you remember an Academy Awards with so few surprises? Kudos to Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hillary Swank for their work in “Million Dollar Baby.” The film just left you drained. Absolutely spectacular filmmaking.

And who could argue with Cate Blanchett winning the Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in “The Aviator” and of course, Jamie Foxx for his terrific performance in “Ray.”

Especially moving was Jamie’s tribute to his grandmother. Apparently she believed in spankings when Jamie was a young man. He’s grown up to be an absolute class actor and gentleman. And how nice was it when Clint Eastwood introduced his 90-year old mother?

Must be something in those Eastwood genes. Both looked terrific.

Note to Clint Eastwood: If you decide to do a movie about my life, I want Brad Pitt to play me! And find a part for Halle Berry!

Around the World in 80 Hours.
How about that Steve Fossett? He’s completed the first-ever solo non-stop flight around the world. That puts him up there with Charles Lindbergh among the truly great pioneers of aviation. And don’t confuse this as being some sort of daredevil stunt. Along with his partners including Sir Richard Branson and Burt Rutan, this is all about ingenuity, entrepreneurship and setting and achieving goals. Good for them!

My friends at FOX & Friends:
As you know, I’ve had the opportunity to appear on FOX News several times and I can tell you they’re terrific folks. All of us at VIDEO PROFESSOR want to send our best wishes to Tony Snow who is battling Colon Cancer. This is one person with a very positive attitude and if anyone can beat this, it’s Tony. You can send best wishes to Tony through a special e-mail address set up by FOX News:

I’d also like to highly recommend Brian Kilmeade’s book, The Games Do Count. It’s a terrific read. Brian is one of the co-hosts of the very popular morning new show, FOX & Friends.

Mellow Fellow?
Is it just me, or is Simon showing his softer side this season on American Idol? There are times in the judging where’s he’s actually been polite.

Play ball!
Spring training is underway in Arizona and Florida. Time for both teams and fans to shake off the cobwebs of winter and begin dreaming of lazy afternoons at the ballpark, and of course, winning the World Series. So all you baseball fans remember to be patient. It paid off for fans of the Boston Red Sox! Talk about patient!

Link of the week:
Here’s a fun little site, if you like sand painting. Best of all there is no mess to clean up!

(Our PR Director finds these sites. I’m going to have to find a few more things to keep him busy!

Talk to you next time and as always, my cyber door is always open. Just e-mail me at

John Scherer
CEO and founder