Malware Monday Threat! Will Your Computer Be Affected By This Virus?

Posted by: | July 9, 2012 at 4:58 a.m.

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Malware Monday may pass with a whimper! Leading Internet-service providers said Sunday that they had moved to ensure that computers infected with malware left behind by a hacking spree that started in 2007 continue to access the Internet normally, and expect relatively few Internet users to face a disruption. Since November the Federal Bureau of Investigation has authorized the operation of servers to allow infected computers to run normally, but those servers were scheduled to go offline at midnight. Officials from the companies played down the threat, and some cybersecurity experts said computer antivirus programs and updated operating systems have cleaned most infected computers. The FBI estimated that 64,000 computers were affected. The malware, which cybersecurity experts said had once infected millions of computers, was created by a group of hackers to route computers attempting to visit legitimate websites to look-a-like alternatives. Last year, the FBI’s “Operation Ghost Click” shut down the ring and indicted six Estonians and one Russian for their involvement in the malware scam. The malware, however, remained on computers. The FBI obtained a court order that allowed the Internet Systems Consortium, a nonprofit group that supports parts of the Internet’s infrastructure, to maintain “clean” servers. But those servers are to stop running Monday, leaving it to Internet-service providers to help users scrub the malware from their computers.


Director Christopher Nolan Leaves His Mark In Cement At Grauman’s!

Posted by: | July 8, 2012 at 8:42 p.m.

Director, writer and producer Christopher Nolan, the man behind the successful Batman trilogy movie series, has left his mark in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Nolan placed his hands and feet in cement at the famous landmark Saturday confessing “I came here as a tourist and I remember very clearly taking photographs of where people had written their names and put their hands and feet and I can say in all honesty it never for one instant occurred to me that I might actually be here doing that myself,” he said. Nolan was surrounded by the stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. The first two films — “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” — have already earned a billion dollars worldwide. “The Dark Knight Rises” arrives in theatres July 20th!


Hot New Viral Video Is A Guy Talking With His 20 Years Younger Self!

Posted by: | July 8, 2012 at 5:18 p.m.

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Talk about “Back To The Future”, a 32-year-old Portland, Maine, actor, filmmaker and artist interviewed his 12-year-old self via the magic of video editing! Jeremiah McDonald filmed himself in 1992 when he was 12 years old and 20 years later recut the footage to make it look as if he was interviewing his younger self. In the video, McDonald’s younger, wired version appears to asks about the welfare of several now-deceased pets, while older, calmer McDonald seems to inform his younger version about the Internet. McDonald posted the video on YouTube last Thursday and it has already racked up more than five million views and more than 115,000 “likes” as of late Sunday night.


This Week’s Charlie Tuna Collection Of Favorite Videos & Photos: 7-7-12!

Posted by: | July 7, 2012 at 12:06 a.m.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a….flying human squirrel? Wingsuit Racing, where gliding down like a flying squirrel continues to be a favorite theme online. But devinsupertramp has taken things to the next level. He conducted a wing suit race that started in the air and ended on the ground that will most definitely get your heart pumping and hands sweating with suspense.

Hope these geckos have Geico insurance, they’re right in the middle of the road!

If there’s one thing intoxication does to people, it makes you think you just gotta sing. Even when you’re home alone, drunk with your cat, you just gotta sing. And force kitty to be your audience. That’s what happened here with this guy, feeling very lonely and tipsy, he started singing the 90′s classic Kiss From A Rose to his cat.

Most popular photo facebook post on my personal & fan facebook pages this past week!

The band Count was on the streets of downtown Los Angeles working on a music video when they met an old man on a park bench. His name was Daryl, and he was quite taken by Gaby, the singer, because he supposedly proposed on the spot. The group liked him so much, they decided to play an acoustic cover of Whitney’s Dance With Somebody right there on the streets of LA as a gift and to soften the blow of marriage rejection. Daryl was so touched by their performance, he could barely hold back his tears.

The Cuddling Cat!

Cat waiting for the launch code:)

Incredible video of a guy calmly talking to his wife on the phone while filming a tornado coming straight toward him & hitting his truck!

Huge facebook post this past week with the caption “Thanks, but I’ll pass….”


“Survival”, The First Of 5 Officially Commissioned Olympic Songs, Debuts!

Posted by: | July 6, 2012 at 10:57 p.m.

Introducing “Survival,” the official Olympic song, which will be played during all medal ceremonies at the Summer Games as well as every time athletes enter the stadium. Now the official video for the song, by British rock band Muse, has been released. It includes a montage of Olympians in the heat of competition throughout the ages, with many shouting in victory. The band does not appear in the video at all, choosing instead to showcase the athletes. “Survival” is just the first of five songs the London Olympics officially commissioned; the others will come throughout the next few weeks, in time for the opening ceremonies only 21 days away. The other four official songs are by Elton John with Australian dance music duo Pnau; alternative dance band Delphic; electronic musicians the Chemical Brothers, and London rapper Dizzee Rascal.


San Diego Bay Fireworks Malfunction – Ka-Boom! – Everyone Is Talking About!

Posted by: | July 5, 2012 at 8:31 a.m.

Every year on July 5th, a tidal wave of fireworks themed videos is unleashed. This year, the most popular event by far was the San Diego Bay Fourth of July fireworks display malfunction. The entire arsenal of rockets and fireworks went off in thirty short seconds as opposed to the normal ten minute show. There was a technical problem and ALL of the fireworks went off within half a minute. The original Big Bay Boom was set to last about 15 minutes. And this in a town that has a fireworks show EVERY NIGHT between 9 and 10 PM at Sea World. Did they take the evening off and hand this one over to the grounds staff? Below is another perspective!


Happy 4th of July and Happy 236th Birthday this year of 2012, America!

Posted by: | July 4, 2012 at 12:21 a.m.



Join Me At The Annual Free July 4th Show, Warner Park-Woodland Hills!

Posted by: | July 4, 2012 at 12:20 a.m.

L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, Charlie Tuna, United States Congressman Brad Sherman, California Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, and former KRLA radio personality Kevin James, just some of the people on hand at last year’s celebration!
2011 4th of July Fireworks Show highlights of the annual Councilman Dennis Zine/Valley Cultural Center event I host every year at Warner Park In Woodland Hills, all free to the public!
(Photos courtesy of Photography by Jim Brammer! Jim’s Studio is State Of The Art Images in Tarzana, CA, Phone 818-344-0671}
Every year for the past 3 decades, I’ve been honored to be host for the West San Fernando Valley’s biggest free entertainment show and fireworks display! It started out at Pierce College, and when Pierce College could no longer be the site, Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine organized the event with the cooperation of the Valley Cultural Center for Warner Park where it’s been for over the past decade! This is what it looked like last year just before the show started at 6 p.m., and by the time darkness sets in, the park is packed with over 50,000 spectators!


4th Of July Fireworks! How About A Birds Eye View For A Change This Year?

Posted by: | July 3, 2012 at 9:41 a.m.

Ready to watch all the fireworks this 4th of July? But where will you be watching them from, more likely than not from the ground! How about changing things up with the help of Jeremiah Warren, who changed things up by flying a GoPro camera on a balloon above his fireworks display, and caught a rare and unique perspective of the colorful explosions that are rarely seen!


Another American Icon Is Gone, Andy Griffith Passes Away At Age 86!

Posted by: | July 3, 2012 at 8:53 a.m.

He was as American as apple pie, so it’s in a way fitting that he passed away so close to America’s birthday. Andy Griffith died at his North Carolina home at age 86 Tuesday morning. His death was confirmed in a statement from the Dare County, N.C., sheriff’s office. Griffith died at his home on Roanoke Island, Dare County, N.C., at approximately 7 a.m. “Andy Griffith passed away, after an illness … Mr. Griffith has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island,” explained a statement from Griffith’s family. “Andy was a person of incredibly strong Christian faith and was prepared for the day he would be called Home to his Lord,” the actor’s wife, Cindi Griffith, said in a statement. Griffith’s long media career began after success on Broadway, with a break through movie role starring in “A Face In The Crowd”, as a character who was a complete opposite of the TV role that would eventually land him a place in America’s heart forever, “The Andy Griffith Show”. Most critics consider the show, which ran from 1960 to 1968, one of the top four or five sitcoms ever shown on television, and it was one of only three series in history to end its run at the top of the ratings. “I Love Lucy” and “Seinfeld” also bowed out on top. Griffith made a big return to television in 1986, playing the title role in the TV legal drama “Matlock, which aired until 1995. Griffith never forgot about his music roots. He received a Grammy Award for best Southern, country or bluegrass gospel album for “I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns,” in 1997. Griffith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2005.


This week, I saw 3 different young drivers in traffic beside me, texting!

Posted by: | July 2, 2012 at 11:47 p.m.

The 4th Of July holiday, and the days before and after it are some of the most dangerous driving days of the year! Even though, there are laws on the book about not texting while driving, and no talking on the cell phone, unless it’s hands free, which is a whole other issue, I still see dozens and dozens of people doing it everyday. I make a bet with myself, that every time I see a car stopped in traffic when they should be moving, weaving a bit on the road, frequent brake lights flashing, or not moving with the normal flow of traffic, that they’re on the phone, or now, more often than not, texting! If you’re one of those drivers, watch this video, because like the song says, “You’re not 10 feet tall & bulletproof”!

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How To Create Passwords That Will Give You Better Online Security!

Posted by: | July 2, 2012 at 10:42 p.m.

Sophos’s Graham Cluley explains a simple way of creating a complex hard-to-guess password – and how you should never use the same password on different sensitive websites. Want to find out how long it would take to crack a password? Here’s the link to a great article from Sophos security about that CLICK HERE