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Borders, Bieber and WilsonTech1 – Thanks for the Memories

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Today is Lamarr’s last regular video on Lockergnome, and he used the opportunity to discuss another sad story: The death of Borders. According to the Wall Street Journal, they are preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy which will affect a good potion of their 674 stores nationwide. eReaders and eBooks are to blame for their demise, although the store itself may be to blame for not jumping on the digital bandwagon like Barnes & Noble did.

It’s a bit ironic that this huge chain is being destroyed when they did the same thing to the mom & pop book stores years ago; that’s Karma for you!

Lamarr loves Borders and hopes that they can pull it together; after all, where else will crazy people go to sniff books? (Seriously, there are people out there who love the smell of books; weird!)

Lamarr would like to thank all of the Lockergnome supporters that he’s had over the last year, Chris Pirillo for his extreme kindness in allowing him on the channel, and of course Kat Armstrong for being the behind the scenes person who dealt with him and his demands (smile) on a weekly basis. She’s the glue that holds this community together… the cheese to our macaroni… the peanut butter to our jelly… and yeah. Kat just rocks.

Lamarr – thank YOU from both Kat and myself. You are a great friend and have been a lot of fun to work with each week. We’re looking forward to watching you grow your own brand and will always be cheering you on.

PS – You’re probably wondering why in the heck we included the word Bieber in this post title. If you’ve ever spent five minutes browsing Lamarr’s Tweet stream, you’d understand!! Go on – check him out and subscribe.

Justin Bieber is Adorable

I know what you’re thinking! Stop it! I threw up in my mouth a little when typing out the title for this post, trust me. The kid is popular… there’s no questioning that. As far as I can tell, though, he only appeals to young girls in the 2-20 range or so. I certainly don’t understand what the hype is all about. I have yet to figure out why it is pre-pubescent girls everywhere suddenly want to marry this kid. Their piercing screams of adulation can be heard for miles around every time the Beeb’s name is even mentioned.

I have figured out the answer. We grown ups need to stop seeing him the way he really is. When put into a framed shot such as this, Justin Boober is actually kind of – almost – adorable.

Justin Boober

Okay, maybe this photo was an abomination before God and man – but there are some people my age who remember Boober, not Beiber. And, in case you were wondering, there are big differences between the two; one is green, and the other one makes you green (with either envy or motion sickness):