Friday, April 07, 2006

Let’s talk tech! (And Tillie and Danica)

John W. Scherer VIDEO PROFESSOR Blog

Let’s talk tech! (And Tillie and Danica)

Tillie the very famous dummy
Video Professor won the eBay auction for Tillie the Dummy. For those of you not familiar with Tillie, a fellow by the name of Greg Pringle created her as his “companion” so he could travel in the HOV lanes. He got caught. The judge ordered Greg (who is a heck of a nice guy by the way) to auction Tillie on eBay with proceeds going to Alive at 25. ( I was happy to see the $15,000 we paid for Tillie, go to this excellent program. And we’re going to raise even more money with Tillie for Alive at 25 and similar program. What really surprised me was the huge interest in Tillie around the country. Almost 15-million people watched or read about the various Tillie stories around the country including Good Morning America and The New York Times! We’ll keep you posted on where Tillie shows up next. Here’s video of Tillie arriving at Video Professor and our news conference!
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Video Professor and Danica Patrick feel the need for speed!
I was excited to sign a full-year sponsorship deal with Indy Racing League star Danica Patrick. You’ll see the Video Professor logo on Danica’s helmet all this season. Danica finished 6th this past weekend at the Honda Grand Prix in St. Petersburg FL. To learn more about Danica, go to And to learn more about the Indy Racing League go to

Apple opens new “windows of possibility.”
For all you folks who said “I’ll believe it when I see it,” you can believe it. Windows XP on an Apple!
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Apple said-Apple said
Ok, who is the REAL Apple? The music company, or the computer company that sells among other things, music.
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They’re still working on the popcorn.
America loves movies. It just seems we’re finding different ways to watch them. Not that long ago we went to the movie theater. DVD’s and pay-per-view are becoming more and popular options, especially as more and more of us have home theaters. So what’s next?
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#1 with a bullet.
Just how popular are ring tones? Just how competitive is the ring tone business? Just read Billboard Magazine!
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Off topic

$2.87 million
Average Major League Baseball salary this season. Highest paid player is A-Rod at $25.7 million. Something to think about when you’re enjoying that $5 hotdog!

Let’s leave this off the recruiting poster.
At the NCAA rifle championships, Army finished…. third. The University of Alaska-Fairbanks finished first.

Quote’ of the week
“I wanted to tell all of you out there who have watched the show for the past 15 years that after listening to my heart and my gut — two things that have served me pretty well in the past — I’ve decided I’ll be leaving ‘Today’ at the end of May.”-Katie Couric on announcing she’s leaving NBC’s Today Show to become the new anchor of the CBS Evening News.

Site o’ the week
With apologies to Ray Stevens…
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