What The Heck Is That!?

Here is the 11th episode of “What The Heck Is That!?” The mystery gadget is something every child should have during the pandemic. That is a huge hint.


https://youtu.be/Uq8jXx12_Uc


Steve Greenberg’s gadget game show is doing very well. It’s under consideration for lots of digital opportunities. You get to see this episode before the general public. Panelists are: Oliver Tull, Harry Redlich and the DigiDame.

Enjoy the show! And please “subscribe” and “like” on YouTube. Thank you!!!

“Neuralink” Will Make Us Half Human, Half Computer

“Neuralink” has been the hot topic of the week in the tech industry. I’m sure many of you have heard about it, but if you haven’t, I’m going to tell you something that is absolutely amazing.

Shelly Palmer’s networking group.


Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Founder of Space X, is also the Co-Founder of a company called “Neuralink,” located in San Francisco. The company is working on a brain-implant device that he claims will cure everything from blindness to quadriplegia.


Musk recently told the press that the invention is going to achieve human “symbiosis with artificial intelligence. ‘Neuralink’ is stitched by a ‘sewing-machine-like’ robot into a person’s dark matter using thin electrode-studded wires.”


Get ready for this. Musk explains that the “Neuralink” device is implanted in your skull. “You take out a chunk of the skull and put in the “Neuralink.” Electro -threads are inserted very carefully into the brain and then stitched up.”


Did you pass out yet just thinking about it?


Musk claims no one will be able to detect that somebody has it. “It can interface with anything in your brain.”


Many report that “Neuralink” is being made to fix almost anything wrong with the brain. It could restore full eyesight for someone who is blind, to full functionality for a quadriplegic.


Musk will be giving full online demonstrations of “Neuralink” in the coming months. Dates will be announced shortly.


I heard a lot about this during my online Shelly Palmer networking session yesterday. Some of the engineers and scientists questioned our dependency on a machine of this nature. It could possibly control mood swings, memory loss, and all types of personality traits.


No one can predict the ramifications of this invention. Everyone agreed that with Musk’s determination, something major is likely to happen sooner rather than later.


Reading, Writing And Meeting Weirdos

I think Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books&Books, Miami, along with his Zoom guests, author John Grisham and author Carl Hiaason, forgot they were on camera this past Wednesday. It was like a boys night out. Eliot and I had 90 minutes of good laughs.


They started discussing embarrassing things that happen to them on the road during book signings. They miss going to book stores and personally meeting fans.


They talked about no one showing up for book signings, people coming by to say hello and never buying books, and being asked to sign some very strange things.


John said that one time a woman waited on a crowded line for a half hour, walked up to the desk he was sitting at, and asked him to sign her breast. He noticed her tough-looking boyfriend to the side who was just staring at him.


He decided to accommodate. Her breast was rather large so he signed John Grisham and added Jr. because there was plenty of room.


She buttoned up and walked away. Then her boy friend walked up to the desk, looked John right in the eye and unzipped his pants. He took out his penis and said, “sign this.” Without hesitation, John took his magic marker, and made the illusion to sign J.G, because there wasn’t enough room for his whole name. By that time the police showed up and asked John if he wanted to press charges. He said “no” for the gal and “yes” for the guy


John has a new book, “A Time For Mercy” coming out this October and Carl’s book, “Squeeze Me,” was just released. Carl just got engaged. At 68, this will be his third marriage.





Do you believe this nut job is Governor Gavin Newsom’s ex-wife? What was he thinking? Don’t answer that.

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE

Meg Sahdala has devoted her working life to rescuing animals. Lois Whitman-Hess and Steve Greenberg aren’t “going to the dogs,” instead they are talking to Meg during this edition of “Lying On The Beach On Camera” (LOBOC).

Meg’s beautiful daughter is now pre-teen

Meg’s story is an unusual one. While working for EB Brands – a niche accessories company— Meg started her own animal related company named DOG CLOTHES AVENUE.


Back in 2014, Meg made a bold move and opened a non-profit charity called MIAMI ANIMAL RESCUE, established to rescue abandoned pets in South Florida.


Six years later, Miami Animal Rescue is one of the largest Florida rescues with a newly opened shelter branch in Colorado last year.


Miami Animal Rescue (www.MiamiAnimalRescue.org) has saved thousands of animals — and has received many honors and awards.


Get The Cleanest Tush In Town 💦💦💦💦

https://youtu.be/f6i7K4r8mog


https://youtu.be/f6i7K4r8mog

I have a friend who is always boasting that he has the cleanest tush in town. He owns the very expensive Toto toilet that automatically cleans his bottom with every flush.


When Eliot and I were in Japan a few years ago we experienced the Toto toilet. Every hotel and public bathroom featured it. I have to admit it really made you feel totally sanitized and fresh after each use.


I really thought when we got back to the United States, we were going to buy a Toto toilet. That was the plan until we realized it was a few thousand dollars. Those plans got put on hold.


Now, I am happy to announce, there is going to be a less expensive alternative to Toto. Called the “WonderSpray,” this new dispenser may not be as luxurious as the automatic cleaning toilet, but it will probably do a very satisfying job.


The “WonderSpray” features a custom-built internal flow system and 4 different custom water pressures. There is a “Light” setting for a more gentle clean, and the favorite “Wonder” setting to get the job done.


The big bonus is that you can take it with you everywhere. You will never have to worry about running out of toilet paper ever again.


The “WonderSpray” should be available in the fourth quarter at various price points.

The inventor is raising money on Kickstarter now so the following are some slides used to get the proper funds. The financials are going very well




My Recent Bird Photos

And The “Picture Bird” ID’s













Venting

I was complaining to a political expert/friend that I know too many people who are planning to vote for Trump. Their reason? He won’t raise their taxes, he is good for Israel, and he won’t defund the police.


The fact that he is completely immoral, is responsible for the majority of the deaths from the virus, and has divided this country to very dangerous levels, has no impact on them. It’s enough to make me want to scream hysterically though the streets of America forever.


Here’s my friend’s response

“Some of the people in your wide universe are quite bizarre in their priorities.  However, I would caution you to not take these anecdotal experiences as anything resembling the general feeling out there. 


“Trump is truly hated, and a lightning rod to make millions of people who otherwise would not vote, turn out to vote. I assert that Trump is the most hated American who has ever lived. The hate for Hillary in 2016 was big, but the Trump hate is definitely bigger. The only way Trump wins is by cheating, which he and the Republicans are desperately trying.


“Big data point :  Trump won the over 65 demographic in 2016 by 10 points, but is trailing Biden by 7 points in that high voting demographic – a 17% swing(!!!!!).   He absolutely can not win (without cheating) with that kind of number, regardless of how high a turnout there will be from the 18-30 low voting demographic, which I believe will vote in high numbers as that demographic loathes Trump and resents Trump voting Boomers.


“Also important  – there was an op-ed piece in the NYT today about how the Kamela Harris selection by Biden is electrifying the Caribbean American voters in Florida, especially female Caribbean Americans because of Harris’s father being from Jamaica.   That may prove to be highly significant in Biden winning Florida.  If Biden wins Florida, there is NO PATH for Trump to win the election. That’s game over.  On that basis alone, choosing Harris was a very shrewd political move by Biden. 


 “Also, I expect Kamela Harris will annihilate Pence in the VP debate, making for very high theater and providing even more momentum into November.  Harris didn’t perform particularly well in the Democratic debates, but I think that was because there were too many candidates on the stage. 

“I think one-on-one she will be terrific, and prosecute the shit out of Pence and the Trump/Pence record.  Very much like how very forceful and effective she was in prosecuting/questioning that asshole Kavanaugh in the SCOTUS confirmation hearings.  After all, she was a prosecutor, this us right up her alley.  And on top of that, Trump had Pence lead their completely useless Coronavirus task force.  With 173,000 dead Americans and 200,000 + by the VP debate, Pence is gonna be destroyed by Harris with absolutely no defense. I think that debate is going to be incredible theater and unbelievably satisfying to watch.


“In my heart, I think this election will be a huge landslide for Biden, unless Trump is extremely effective in cheating, as he’s trying to do with the USPS. 


“WTF has our country become that Trump can dismantle the USPS before the election, and WTF is it with the people you know that are voting for Trump that they’re okay with that? Do they believe in democracy, or do they want us to be Russia, Iran or North Korea.   Ask them !!!”


Former Deputy Mayor of Paris Accused of Sexual Abuse

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/16/world/europe/christophe-girard-gabriel-matzneff-paris-france.html?referringSource=articleShare




He Was an Active Guy. Suddenly His Legs Ached After a Few Blocks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/13/magazine/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis.html?referringSource=articleShare


Networking Online

Susie and Anders drove from Palm Beach down to Miami to take Eliot and I out of isolation. We rarely go out. We know this dynamic duo for over 20 years. They are royalty in the special events business. They are now reinventing digital marketing and social events. We always get together to brainstorm new ideas.


The pandemic has definitely slowed down meeting new business contacts and new friends. Everyone is looking for innovative ways to network. A well known tech consultant just developed a new method. I thought I would share it with you. I signed up for four days a week, for 20 minutes each. This should be interesting.


THINK ABOUT THIS

I miss meeting new people! I miss bumping into people I know! So, necessity being the mother of invention, we’ve been experimenting with different ways to gather our community… and we have a plan!


Pick a topic. Pick a day. Join a Shelly Palmer Online Networking Salon for 20 minutes.


You’ll introduce yourself, meet some new people, bump into old friends, learn something, hang out for a bit, and then get back to work.


Request credentials and we’ll put you in the right room with the right people. This is going to be super fun!!! -s

Shelly Palmer Online Networking Salons


Weekdays from 11:05 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. EST on Zoom

Request your credentials:

• Monday – Education Tech

• Tuesday – AI & Machine Learning

• Wednesday – Health & Wellness Tech

• Thursday – Media & Entertainment Tech


43 years ago HWH PR was incorporated. This is one of our early Xmas cards. Thank you Linda Recupero for sending this to me. She is on a call on the bottom of the card. Hello Donna Austi Tobi Herman Pasterick Lisa Georgianna Gilbert.


Correction

https://youtu.be/r_1ZZwzKmjs

I never credited the above video to girl friend Mindi Lampert. She was the one who introduced me to it. She deserves the recognition for making so many of us laugh. Thank you Mindi.

Saturday Evening Posts

Saturday Night Outdoor Movies Over Miami Beach. We had great seats



It’s coconut tree trimming time in Miami. Tree after tree look like pieces of art as the coconut palms and drooping fronds fall to the ground to form sculptures.



I’ve Become A Bird Watcher

And so can you. When we went to the Galapagos in 2018, I watched a group from California, who were traveling with us, jump up and down when they spotted rare birds. I thought they were nuts. I have to admit, I enjoyed watching them get so excited.


Being a city kid, I never thought I would be interested in what flew by me when I walked down the street, or sat on a park bench. Somehow, somewhere, I read about the app “Picture Bird.” All you have to do is take a picture of a bird and post it on the app. Less than two seconds later, a full description of what you just saw appears on your screen.


I’m not saying I’m a full time bird watcher, but you can be sure I’m taking photos of most of the birds I see with my iPhone. I’m learning a lot, and all of a sudden, I am aware of these flying objects. I’m so sorry I ignored them for so long.


Eliot took the photos of the birds below when we were in the Galapagos in 2018.


Last Night’s Miami Sunset. Photo by Eliot Hess.



Last Sunday our girlfriend Katerina Cozias, along with her boyfriend Aristotle, climbed all the way to the top of Mount Bierstadt, 14,000 feet up. That’s the hikers way of quarantining. Congratulations!!!

Before You Take That Pill

You must listen to the interview Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess did with author Gerald Posner about his new book, “Pharma” for their podcast “Lying on the Beach,” powered by the amazing HANDLstick.


 

Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written 12 books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed and multiple national bestsellers. Posner has written for many national magazines and papers, including the New York Times and The New Yorker.


 

In his new book, “PHARMA: GREED LIES AND THE POISONING OF AMERICA,” Gerald traces the heroes and villains of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical industry and uncovers how corruption and reckless profiteering have led to deadly consequences.

 


Pharma also uncovers the real story of the Sacklers, the family that became one of America’s wealthiest, from the success of OxyContin.

 


Listen to the podcast here – http://www.lyingonthebeach.com/2020/03/10/pharma