My Facebook Page Reviews

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Facebook Fan Page Reviews

I recently encouraged someone to join a particular Facebook page.  I got off the phone after telling the person I would call them back after I ate my dinner. While eating my spinach I realized that this person was very new with Facebook. I would have to take time and go step by step so they could easily visit that Facebook page when they signed into thier account.

That raised a questlion for me. “How do I usually sign into my Facebook pages?” Well, the Facebook pages I set up are easy. I just go to my Home page and their they are on the left high above the fold. Yet, everytime I visit another page I signed up to I either place it into the seach box or wait until someone places a comment or LIKE to a post I made on that page.  Then I get this notification.

Ok, I had to search on Facebook in the help section to find out that all my groups and pages were listed, BELOW THE FOLD on the INFO under my profile. It’sBoomer Time! I discoverd something I did not know.

So, there before me were goobs of groups and 148 pages I had clicked on to join. The sad thing is I have seldom visited these great pages. Hence, the reason for this new series of posts. I am going to share some reviews of my Facebook Fan pages. I want others to see some of the pages that provide insight, inspiration and powerful information.

So join me and if you have some pages you want to share along the way just send me the review or post as a comment.

M i c k e y Mouse-Mickey Mouse

Fellow baby boomers, how many of you remember viewing the opening of the Mickey Mouse  Club House Show? I still can see my black and white TV with all those kids sitting down singing that song.

I don’t recall if I ever had any aspirations of being on the show. I never asked why there were no folks who looked like me on the show.  I just liked the show and the song. It made you feel good.

 I have been doing a lot on Ebay in my attempt to add to my pension fund and clean my attic. I noticed how many Mickey Mouse collectibles are present. I even added to the listings with some snow globes, video and soon to  be posted Mickey Mouse doll.

So, if you ever want to re-connect to Mr. Mickey from “Back in the Day” check out some of those Ebay listings. Meanwhile let’s all  sing that song. Why? Because we like you!

Some Sneaky Ways Credit Card Companies Are Reinventing Fees

A new credit card law will be in effect on Feb. 22, 2010. But according to a special report I just read, the credit card companies have found a way around the law. Now, the reason why I am posting this is not to put all the employees working for credit card companies  out of a job. No, indeed, my concern is for anyone who carries a credit card balance. I want everyone to be aware of ways to manage their credit card debt. I am learning and trying to learn more.

I actually know people who DO NOT USE A CREDIT CARD. I do not know how they do it but -How cool! (Cool is a baby boomer word)

So here is the article on ways that the credit card companies are working around the new law meant to protect us consumers.

My 5 Word Review of Avatar

Yes, my baby boomer hubby and I saw Avatar in 4D Imax. Now, notice that I said 4D that was not an error. When you are sitting in the theater with those funny looking glasses and look at everyone else hypnotized by the virtual reality of the screen, it is really 4D.

But here is my review in five (5) words.

DON’T MESS WITH THE FOREST!

Super Bowl Commericials-The Good, The Bad and The Insanely Funny

Ok, I admit that the only true joy of Super Bowl for me are the commercials. So, I decided to give them my own review.   IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL OF THE COMMERCIALS. Here are the clips from the commercials I saw.

The Good

Bridgestone: The Bachelor Party

I think the car knew those guys had issues. That poor whale. If it wasn’t for the tires…

Hyundai: New Car

Real class act. Music, attention to detail, etc. Now, I would like to see a series to convince me to buy for more than the paint. How about that engine, safety, etc. But this was a great commercial to bring down the excitement level a wee bit.

Universal: Wolfman

Just makes me wonder if with all the special effect this wolfman will dodge that silver bullet. But then maybe a Bud Light will cure him.

Coke: Simpsons Moving

Does this ad mean to say that Coke has core values of friendship, diversity and economic revival? That coke has a higher vision? That Coke can take a lickin and keep on being Coke?Well Done!

Cars.com: Growing Up

Good, no great There site should have challenged their server.

The Bad

Tebow and Mom,

Ouch! Regardless how tough she is that had to hurt. Yep, she should be worried about him if he knocks her over like that for sport.

Boost Mobil: Super Bowl Shuffle

Who said football players couldn’t shuffle? They really can but think they needed more rehearsals. But who had time? Great drummer.

Bud Light: Light House

I just could not get past seeing the house get taken apart while everyone grabbed a beer. Would they rebuild the house after all the beer was gone with the empty cans? If they did it would be great for recycling.

Bud Light: Observatory

They had to be drinking something harder than Bud Light.

Universal: Robin Hood

Will anyone I know personally be in it? Is it too late to sign up as an extra? Will the DVD be out right away. Will he fight for theUniversal Health Plan?Soooo many questions unanswered in that clip/

Bud Light: Voice Box

Bud Light makes you sing in a voice you never knew you had. Wow!

Go Daddy: Danica Patrick

Should have had Betty White play the massage therapist. She could have started very lightly doing a massage. Then the client could say “Go deeper” and she could say, “No, dear Go Daddy never goes deeper into your pocket unless you ask” “But since you asked…

or

The massage therapist could have taken off her face and be someone older, then her shirt and be a man, then different things to show all the different folks who use Go Daddy. Right now all it makes me think is that Go Daddy is great for adult web sites?

The Insanely Funny

I like anything Betty White is in. Besides I am always happy to see seniors and boomers in video. She is quick, charming and funny. The line “playing like Betty White” was a downer. And you really need to see the clip more than once because of the quick scene change. After too many cupcakes you just might not get the fact that Betty White was supposed to be the player. DEEP

Doritos: The Dog Gets Revenge:

The dog taking off the collar and walking on hind legs was good. Now, I would have the dog push a dorito towards the guy to make him speak for it.

Doritos: Play Nice

Now the young player knows an old player when he sees one.

Monster.com:Beavers

Well done. Just wondered what happened to the beaver sweetheard who stood by him when he was just a hungry beaver. Who encouraged him, and fed him. Only for him to run off with the pretty face when he got fame and fortune. But well done with some funny moments.

Sketchers:Shape up

I know it wasn’t supposed to be funny but I kept waiting for the full figured folks to walk around in them. And also imagined folks wearing them to and from the refrig with super snacks.

Ok, that’s my take on the commercials. Please don’t ask me my views about the game. I was working on my website and watching old segments of The Outer Limits. But when the game was over, I had fun with these commercials.

So, what do you think? What was your take on the commercials.

Have You Ever Wanted to Change the Endings of Some Movies?

I am an avid movie lover. I view, review and cite them in workshops and keynotes.  But so often I look at a movie and decide on how I would create a different ending. For example, the movie I posted the other day Dodsworth had one of those endings most of us would cheer. I mean after all he had such a horrid time with his wife. Why shouldn’t he be happy with a lonely woman his age who appreciated his gifts?

Yet, I came up with an alternative, rather controversal new ending. It goes something like this:

His selfish, self-centered and cheating wife goes home alone after he leaves her for another woman. While on the cruise ship she meets a dynamic baby boomer grandmother who provides some character building advice. The woman goes home and gets trained to be a therapist.  Her clients are emerging baby boomer women with a need for a new perspective on life.

Later she becomes remarried and before the film is over actually apologizes to her daugher and hubby.

So, that is my version but do you have movies you would provide a different ending?