Why? Why do they have to show Cialis commercials over and over again during televised sporting events? Why? Why do they have damn erectile dysfunction commercials at all? I'm watching a baseball game (viagra and levitra) or now a football game (cialis) and these spots run over and over. I'm with my kids, I shouldn't have to even think about explaining erections, erectile dysfunction, or even the ridiculous suggestive imagery (long, sturdy trees, caves, rock formations, footballs thrown through tires... i'm not kidding!). There's a time and a place for such conversation and it's not during a call to the bullpen or the two minute warning. Eff the pharmaceutical companies, eff the networks, eff advertising agencies! Eff them all!
Margaret Rosas and her brother William Lawrence are organizing a Santa Cruz geek dinner this Friday evening. The scene and co-working will be discussed. I hope it's the start of something cool here. Santa Cruz has so much web talent, but no real space, organization, or community. We're gonna end that.