Alphabet Name Soup

There are 128 people in the U.S. named Chuck Brown.

However, there are exactly *ONE* person(s) who owns the domain name ChuckBrown.com. That would be…MOI. ;-)

There are 1,595,222 people in the U.S. with the last name Brown. Statistically the 4th most popular last name.

Famous people with the last name Brown:

  • Ayla Brown
  • Bruce Brown
  • Bryan Brown
  • Chad Brown
  • Chris Brown
  • Clancy Brown
  • Clarence Brown
  • Corrine Brown
  • Curtis Brown
  • Dana Brown
  • Devin Brown
  • Harry Joe Brown
  • Henry Brown
  • Jim Brown
  • Joe E. Brown
  • Johnny Mack Brown
  • Kevin Brown
  • Olivia Brown
  • Phil Brown
  • P.J. Brown
  • Ronnie Brown
  • Savoy Brown
  • Sherrod Brown
  • Tim Brown
  • Troy Brown
  • Virginia Brown-Waite
  • Wes Brown
  • Willie Brown

Apparently, “famous” is a relative term. I know of Ayla, Bryan, Chris, Clancy (one of my favorite actors), Jim (my dad’s favorite football player), Sherrod, Tim and Willie. Don’t recognize the others. Savoy Brown is a person??

You can find out how many people share your name here: How Many Of Me?

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Since that Dos Equis guy has “the most interesting man in the world” wrapped up (big advertising spend and all)…I decided I needed to go in another direction with my personal branding:

It’s good to be the king.

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Amazing Hi-Tech Display Technology

New high-tech displays are on the way.First of all, let me say that I don’t even know enough about technology to be dangerous. But I do love to observe. After reading a recent article in Business 2.0, I was quite captivated by the idea behind a new display technology called IMOD. The general idea is based on an observation of the way the brilliant colors of butterfly wings are reflected in nature. It’s a largely passive process when butterflies do it (requiring neither batteries nor hours of primping in front of a mirror) and in the same way, it uses just a fraction of what is used by current LCD and LED technologies.

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Mad, Mad World: 7.28.07

Awesome dog snow sculptureSo…was I asleep or something…?? Just exactly WHEN did snowman-building become a world-class sport…?!?

Since it’s nearly the end of July, it’s great to think “chilly” whenever possible…so it was with great relish (much like a hot dog!) that I devoured these pics today of an international snow sculpture competition that has apparently been going on for many years.

Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like them. But…if this kind of thing happens in a small place like Breckenridge, Colorado…similar events probably occur elsewhere as well.

You will be amazed…!!

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Here are a couple things I’ve run across recently that you might enjoy:

Freaky swimming pool display at Japanese art museumThose crazy Japanese are “at it” again. No, I’ve never been to Japan… but I think I saw the movie. What a seemingly fascinating culture! And now, from the 21st Century Museum of Art at Kanazawa, enjoy their swimming pool art display. While this would last for about 4 days in America (too many idiots trying to dive thru the glass, and then suing for breaking their necks), it appears to be a popular attraction in the museum.

Oddly enough, the artist (Leandro Erlich) is Argentine, rather than Japanese. But I think he nailed their sensibility with this one. Of him, the BBC says: His large scale sculptures and installations create a world of trickery and illusion: doors cannot be opened, peepholes reveal the unexpected and mirrors do not reflect. Erlich makes art which challenges our idea of reality. He is interested in what we see, the spaces we occupy and the contexts we find ourselves in everyday. He constructs installations or complete physical worlds which the viewer enters.

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Foocamp photo funThis looks like a really fun time. A bunch of folks went to something called Foocamp, and had a bunch of fun shooting pictures in the dark with an extended exposure.

This was obviously a cooperative effort, because the person would have to have stayed completely still in order to keep the images this sharp…so others were doing the lighting stuff. But there are some really interesting effects here.

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