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Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Sep 20, 2021  |  0 comments
Sound System Designer: “How many speakers would you like in this car?”
BMW: “Yes.”

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Sep 06, 2021  |  0 comments
I've watched all the Terminator movies. Thirty-two times. Each. I know all about Skynet and how it will exterminate the human species. And I know that science fiction can become science FACT. But you future robot rulers of the planet, your name isn't Skynet. It's Alexa.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Aug 23, 2021  |  0 comments
Cognitive dissonance, that's what it is. When we are growing up, small and weak, we yearn to be big and strong. We naturally admire anything that dominates. And yet as adults most of us do not dominate. We must endure submission and we resent it. We root for the underdog. So, how do you feel about Sonos beating the tar out of Google?

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Aug 09, 2021  |  5 comments
You, my friend, are a movie star. That might be a notch below rock star, but it's still pretty darn good. Congratulations! But even movie stars can have a bad day. Case in point: your employer pays you a salary, then does something that you think causes you to lose money that was promised to you. Superhero team of attorneys, assemble!

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jul 26, 2021  |  3 comments
I really, really would like to be an astronaut on the International Space Station. Wonderful views. Free parking. Cool science experiments to play with. Not feeling guilty about those extra pounds. Ability to work at home. And, best of all, I would be free of the hassle of Covid here on planet earth.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jul 12, 2021  |  0 comments
Those poor dumb bastards didn't make it. But you did. At least so far. Every night, when the Zeke's come out to play, it gets pretty intense – all alone in your basement, crouching in the darkness. If only there was some way to connect to the outside world. There must be other survivors, but where are they? Fortunately, you remember a blog you once read.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jun 28, 2021  |  2 comments
Hey man, I wanted to give you a shout-out. I really appreciate your kind words. Your comments jogged some memories, and I wanted to share them with you. I don’t have your contact information, so I guess I’ll instead just use this public forum.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jun 21, 2021  |  0 comments
I am not making this up. Let me repeat: I am not making this up. The latest plastic surgery trend in China is elf ears. I am trying to decide whether or not I should get elf ears.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jun 07, 2021  |  1 comments
Suppose you're head honcho of an orchestra. Cool gig! Then Covid arrives. You cancel your season and shut down the hall. You manage to keep the musicians on payroll, albeit at a reduced salary, but your revenue drops to zero. What do you do? You speed-dial an architectural firm.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  May 17, 2021  |  2 comments
As the saying goes, it sucks to grow old, but the alternative is much worse. And as we grow old, our hearing acuity declines. Ergo, we have hearing aids. But that product category is about to undergo rapid change, thanks to Bose and other audio companies.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  May 03, 2021  |  2 comments
I'm old enough to remember walking to the neighborhood record shop, buying a record, taking it home, and listening to it. My biggest worry was that the record might have a scratch on it, or might even be warped. Oh, how times have changed.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Apr 19, 2021  |  0 comments
Global pandemics and lockdowns have consequences. Who knew? Apparently, not everyone.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Apr 12, 2021  |  0 comments
You can admit it. You are intrigued. Of course, it can’t be true. But is it purely nonsensical? Is it a “pigs can fly” kind of declaration? Or is there someway, somehow, a grain of truth in it? And if that’s the case, how on earth could you conceivably connect the dots between the Little Corporal and the Compact Disc?
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Apr 05, 2021  |  2 comments
Which of these do not belong together?

  • Peanut butter / Jelly
  • Horse / Saddle
  • Hand / Glove
  • Movie theaters / The future

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Mar 29, 2021  |  1 comments
Okay, children! Time for a bedtime story! Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. While walking through the forest, she came upon a quaint little village. In that village there were three ways to watch movies...

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