I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
Michael K Powell

Until now, this technology has been elusive for advertisers because it’s expensive and takes a long time, which advertisers just don’t have. Now that we’ve crossed over with this technology….It does not take a major motion-picture budget to make this happen. It’s much more acceptable. When we first started talking to Dre, it wasn’t just about this Tupac project; it was about something much bigger, which I can’t tell you about. You’re getting a glimpse at what’s to come — where the lines between reality and virtual are completely blurred. Stay tuned, because this is just the beginning.

Ed Ulbrich, Chief Creative Officer, Digital Domain

Check out what else Mr. Ulbrich had to say about this incredible technology and what it means for marketers during his full interview.

Shout-out to one of our new VIP Hoasts, Beach Pit BBQ in Orange, California!

The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender and served on a soft white bun, just as they do down South.  Only one complaint: ask for an extra side of barbecue sauce; the smoky and tangy sauce is that good.”  - The New York Times

If you’re looking for REAL BBQ in Orange County, look no further!  If you aren’t sure what BBQ really means, Beach Pit BBQ has your answer.

Shout-out to one of our new VIP Hoasts, Beach Pit BBQ in Orange, California!

The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender and served on a soft white bun, just as they do down South.  Only one complaint: ask for an extra side of barbecue sauce; the smoky and tangy sauce is that good.”  - The New York Times

If you’re looking for REAL BBQ in Orange County, look no further!  If you aren’t sure what BBQ really means, Beach Pit BBQ has your answer.

For all of you gluten-sensitive folks out there, here’s a recipe in honor of National Pancake Day:

Karina’s Gluten-Free Pancakes

Dry ingredients:

1 3/4 cups brown rice flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

Wet ingredients:

1 cup soy milk (or milk of choice)
1 cup water
2 organic free-range eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons organic coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey or raw agave nectar 
1 teaspoon bourbon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions: 

Heat a griddle on medium-high heat. If your griddle requires greasing, do that now.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add in the wet ingredients. Beat well to incorporate. Your batter should be silky and smooth. Not too thick.

Test the griddle by shaking a drop of water on it. If it pops and sizzles, your griddle is hot enough.

Using a ladle, pour a scoop of pancake batter on to the heated griddle. Repeat for as many pancakes as you can fit at one go.

When tiny bubbles have formed in the batter, carefully flip the pancakes with a thin flexible spatula. Cook a minute or two until firm- but don’t over cook. Overcooking pancakes makes them tough.

To keep warm- or eat immediately?

The truth is- gluten-free pancakes are best eaten straight off the griddle- while hot and tender. If you keep these warm in the oven they may toughen a bit.

If the batter thickens as it stands, add a little more liquid to thin it.

Serve with vegan butter (or real butter!) and warm maple syrup.


Serves 4.

We choose to top ours with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, plus all the breakfast fixin’s:  bacon, eggs, and freshly juiced grapefruit!  Forks up!

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Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are in complete control over your mind and the factors that influence you. Never allow yourself to focus on the things you do not want. Concentrate only on the positive things you desire. 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

We learn by doing.  - Aristotle

Overcome the obstacles you may face in accomplishing something you may not be 100% familiar with.  The knowledge and experience needed can easily be learned, especially if you break the action down into smaller parts and then concentrate on each of them one at a time.

Have a great week!

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.  - Winston Churchill

Never cease to outdo yourself.  There are no limits to the success you can acquire when you have an uncontrollable drive to achieve.  Any obstacles you encounter along the way are life’s test to establish strength and perseverance.  If you continually possess determination and self-confidence throughout any situation, you will prevail.

Here’s to a courageous and successful February!

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.  - Henry David Thoreau

You are in complete control over your mind and the factors that will ultimately influence you to take action. If you continue to be persistent, you will discover success when you least expect it.  

Have a great rest of the week, everyone!

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.  - Thomas A. Edison

Taking chances and learning from your mistakes is an excellent way to learn how to improve yourself. All of your life’s great achievements will be shaped from this learning process.  

Have a great rest of the week, everyone!