Friday, October 28, 2011

Please Hire Me. I've Been Downsized

I had the joy of being downsized out of my job yesterday, joining a LOT of people in radio who are now out of work.  I'm not too proud to use the power of the Interwebz to get my story out, so below are many career related links about me.. Even a quick glance will show you a long and successful career in radio, a growing track record of accomplishment in new media, social media, Web 2.0, or whatever you'd like to call it.  Most importantly, it shows that I'm available now for your employment or project pleasure.

I'm available anytime via phone at 773.336.2753 or e mail at

Don't make me wait in line at the Unemployment Office.  Get me while the getting is good.  Fresh Mark Edwards is ready to be served!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Breathtaking Fashion Retrospective On The Late Colonel Muammar El-Gaddafi. | Happy Place

Own that runway girl!
The world may have just lost a wildly unhinged fascist dictator, but hell just gained a wildly uninhibited fashion icon. Had Gaddafi been a contestant on Project Runway, there is no way he would ever have been accused of "boring Nina," though he might have gotten the occasional "that crotch is insane!" from Michael Kors. In his memory, we've gathered some of his more insane, and insanely fabulous, looks from throughout his decades of volatile rule.


Sunday Brunch With The Girlsdaffi



1978 Caprice Classic Upholsterydaffi

Don't Forget My Homiesdaffi

Lovely In Layersdaffi

I Have A Naughty Secretaffi

Unusual Susepctaffi
Oh how he will be missed. Many thanks to and for the chilling retrospective.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Westboro Church Will Protest Jobs’ Funeral, Uses iPhone to Make Announcement -The Inquisitr

Westboro Baptist Church Steve Jobs
You can add awesome computers, music-changing iPods and revolutionary iPhones to the list of things God apparently hates according to the hate-spewing Westboro Baptist Church.
The outfit- headed up by prejudice-monger Fred Phelps and daughter Megan- has made a name for itself by harassing grieving families in their darkest hour, with practices like picketing the funerals of dead US soldiers with signs reading “Thank God for IEDs.” It’s clear there is no true biblical basis for their hatred, and anyone could see their behavior is directly contrary to the teachings of Christ. Their selection of any high profile deceased person is painfully obvious with news of their newest target- Apple founder Steve Jobs.
The outpouring of grief over the loss of Jobs at 56 is a testament to how valued his contribution to technology truly is. (Note: I am typing this on a MacBook.) Jobs was not known for any sort of embrace of sin or even general unpleasantness, but that hasn’t stopped the Westboro Baptist Church in their plans to intrude on his family’s grief with one of their vulgar demonstrations.
Megan Phelps gleefully used Twitter to announce the hate group’s plans to picket Jobs’ funeral:
“Westboro will picket his funeral. He had a huge platform; gave God no glory and taught sin… No peace for man who served self, not God. Westboro must picket.”
With much class, Phelps appended the hashtag #hellgreetedhim to her tweets, but the kicker is that the hatemonger-in-training made the announcement to Twitter from her iPhone. So if Jobs is guilty of some amorphous sin for making our world a bit more connected, surely the Phelpses will be joining him in eternal torment for supporting his alleged sinful empire.

Mark's comment: Some things you just can't make up. This almost sounds like a post from The Onion, but it is from The Inquisitr and completely true. 
I posted last night that I am not an Apple Fanboy, my work has kept me in the PC world since 1984.  Before that it was Commodore and TI hardware. But I have always admired Steve Jobs and put him in the league of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford when it comes to people who have fundimentally changed our lives.  He was a great man, died a horrible and unfair death, and will be missed. 
For Westboro Baptist Church to even think about coming 1000 miles, let alone 1000 feet from Steve Jobs' funeral is truly a sin they should be punished for.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Cheaper Than an iPhone 4S: At End of Emails, Type ‘Sent from my iPhone 4S’ « Borowitz Report

CUPERTINO (The Borowitz Report) – A clever work-around discovered by a tech-savvy smart phone user has enabled millions of consumers to avoid buying Apple’s heavily touted iPhone 4S: at the end of emails, they merely type, “Sent from my iPhone 4S.”
Tracy Klugian, a self-described “gizmo fanatic” from Akron, Ohio came up with the ingenious solution after deciding that the iPhone 4S’s price tag was too rich for his blood.
“I’m glad that this work-around will give non-iPhone 4S owners the same thrill that people who spent $299 on it have been experiencing,” he said.  “It’s definitely a much cheaper way to go.”
Across the country, millions of iPhone 4S owners who learned about Mr. Klugian’s inventive fix jammed Apple stores to return their devices, many of them purchased just hours earlier.
“The only reason I bought an iPhone 4S was to let people know that I owned an iPhone 4S,” said Donnelly Rixon, 24, a self-described “douche” from Sacramento.  “This wrecks everything.”
An official statement from Apple indicated that the company would not accept returns of the costly devices, but assured consumers that the $299 price tag was well worth it: “The iPhone 4S is the most amazing device in the history of the smart phone, until the iPhone 5, which will be released tomorrow.”
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