BANTER BLENDER #100: Damian Holbrook on “Gotham,” “Scorpion,” and Trolling the iPhone in a Samsung Commercial

This week, we’re joined by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine) who recently gained notoriety after his snarky Twitter dig at the new iPhone wound up in a Samsung commercial. We talk about how that happened, what the response has been, and how Damian is dealing with the onslaught of iPhone fanboys. Then it’s on to […]

Countess LuAnn Has An iPhone App

“Ladies and gentlemen: this is the Countess speaking. We have arrived. On your phone.” That’s what I imagine LuAnn De Lesseps’ new iPhone app says when you start it up. Yes, you heard me correctly: LuAnn has a new iPhone app. Money can’t buy you class, but it can nab you “Countess LuAnn” for $0.99. […]

Missed Watson on Jeopardy? Check It Out Here

In case you’re like me and missed the much-hyped Watson appearance on Jeopardy last night, check out the video above which lets you see how it all went down. I believe tonight’s show features the Double and Final Jeopardy rounds, and Wednesday airs all the rounds together as a complete show. But don’t quote me […]

The First Annual B-Side Blog Holiday Gift Guide

Over the past year, various companies have sent me all sorts of cool swag, and in an effort to pay it forward, I’ve decided to compile a list of my favorite freebies (as well as a few that I did fork over some cold, hard cash for). For all you last minute shoppers out there, […]

QUICK HIT: Segway Company Owner Killed By SEGWAY

This is almost too bizarre to be true. The millionaire owner of the Segway company, James Heselden, died this weekend after accidentally driving his Segway OFF A CLIFF. This does not bode well for security guards at the Grand Canyon. Further details here. Thanks jash for the heads up.


As part of my ongoing series of reviewing my free purchases from CSN Stores, I must now move on to my most needed addition to the kitchen: a citrus juicer. My friends and I often convene for what we like to call “Fresh Cocktail Hour,” in which we whip up a batch of beverages totally […]

How To Use iOS4

If you’re like me, you just downloaded and installed the new iPhone operating system (iOS4) and nearly fainted at the prospect of all the new features. Multitasking! Folders! Wallpapers! Playlists! Threaded emails! There’s only one catch: it’s not clearly evident how to use all the new stuff. Switching wallpapers is pretty easy to figure out […]