“13 Reasons Why” Is The Most Tweeted Show of 2017 

This is about the power of Twitter. The social media platform has become the official  barometer for all entertainment shows. Yes, there are other monitoring services but Twitter is probably the most accurate and the quickest reporting method.

“13 Reasons Why,” a Netflix streaming show, generated more than 11 million tweets since its debut on Mar. 30th.  Those are incredible numbers. No other program came that close.

Variety magazine reported the whole story, “13 Reasons Why” is a teen series based on a YA novel. The plot involves a suicide. Its executive producer is Selena Gomez. She has one of the  biggest Instagram accounts.  

Oh, to be young again! 
 

A LA Casting Agent Goes Wild

Click here to see Katerina Cozias’s Internet Show.  

The photo of Marki comes from E News.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This video is totally X-rated. There is no nudity, but the language is as vulgar as you can possibly get. Why am I showing it to you, you ask? 

This is a slice of life that most of us will never get to see. That’s a good thing. As crazy as I am, I just couldn’t keep up the barbs and fast-paced behavior. I may be loud, but I’m not fast. 

Our client, Katerina Cozias of LA 40 invited Marki Costello, granddaughter of Lou Costello, of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello, to be on her Internet show  Marki is also daughter of a Beach Boys record producer, step-granddaughter of Dean Martin and goddaughter of musician Terry Melcher. Marki Costello is the definition of Hollywood royalty.

Other guests included – “Messy Model” Ashley Alexander and “GiveMeMora.com” blogger Nic Mora. 

Marki arrived late for Kati’s show, but was very comfortable dominating the conversation immediately. A lot of what Marki says is true, but how she says it makes you question whether you could ever keep up with her.  I would fall flat on my face. 

Marki’s long list of well known clients, and her staff of 15, is living proof that she knows what she is doing. E News said she works with Jason Kennedy,  CeeLo Green, Kelly Osbourne, Stacy Keible, plus, plus.

There’s no business like show business. Marki’s performance could have been all for the camera.  

Becoming Warren Buffett (2017 Documentary)


A new client of mine, who happens to be 70 years old, is starting a new business in the world of licensing. He used to have the biggest name in the business. Those days have been gone for awhile. Now, he’s back trying to see if he can build a new, powerful company all over again. 

He asked me if I saw the Warren Buffet documentary? He wants to run his new company the same way Buffet ran his, lean and mean. I was amazed that there was a documentary on one of the richest guy in America and I never saw it. 

Forbes says he is worth about $74 billion. Buffet is now 86 years old. He is giving most of his money away to charitable causes. How beautiful is that? Watch the documentary to witness a simple, but remarkable life.

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Don’t Complain, Join A Political Group 

Eliot and I went to hear Senator Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez speak tonight at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami. For the first time since January, I felt I was among my people.

The big takeaway from Bernie is that it’s not good enough to complain, you have to participate in some political group. “We must come together and fight back. Donald Trump didn’t win the election, the Democrats lost.”

For people like me, who don’t feel we know enough to get involved in politics, Bernie said “You’ll be in good company. The folks in the Senate and House of Representatives don’t know anything either.”

Read more about tonight in the Miami Herald. Click here.  

Senator Bernie Sanders

Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez

Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell

My Art Assignment This Week

• Lizette Gary aka Baye was born 1978 in Miami, Florida

After many successful years of International art exhibitions, establishing her own branded boutique and getting scooped up by serious art collectors around the globe, Baye is ready to make some noise in her hometown of Miami. 

My job is to make it happen. 

Baye’s modern day hieroglyphics can be seen on canvases, walls, furniture, fashion, books, and accessories. Some of them will be on display for a month, starting this Saturday night, at the Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Ave. 

 

All Baye’s masterpieces are intentionally designed to enlighten people worldwide. In Swahili, Baye means Strength Within the Soul.

 

Baye is of Bahamian (mother) and Geechee (father) descent.  She has an 18 year old daughter, Yani Nakumbe and a five year old son, Amurru Z’marai. 

Baye is a self born artist (witnessed by her family). She sold her first painting at the age of nine. Baye has been winning awards and contests since 1985 from the NAACP.  

Baye is an alumni of Design & Architecture Senior High (D.A.S.H) in Miami. She won a scholarship from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 1996

In 1994 Baye was the only student from D.A.S.H that was selected as the model designer for the Miami Design District by Anna Bucchelli’s Interior Design company

Baye was also one of two selected as an Intern Graphic Designer for the Miami Herald Newspaper in 1995 while attending D.A.S.H

Baye opened her first shop in Italy called Baye Art Boutique. She had the honor of being named the “Most Interesting Foreign Artist” in memory of Italy’s 18th century Artist Guiseppe De’Nittis in 2003.

Baye is fluent in Italian and also speaks southern and northern dialect.

Baye has completed her first full art production at Svevo Castello (castle) in Italy and was recognized as “Most Interesting Black Independent Female Artist.” 

Maya Angelou, R.I.P and Erykah Badu were present at Baye’s exhibition in 2002 and 2003 in Miami, Florida

Baye is a poet, songwriter and a vocalist in Italy where she released her first underground single called “Imagine Me and Ransom Noise.” 

Baye also taught arts and crafts to children at Feinberg  Fisher in South Beach and taught English at Westminster College in Italy.

That’s quite a life so far. 

 

His Father Wasn’t His Father


Unless you are ready for life altering facts, don’t send your saliva to 23andMe. The personal genomics and biotech company in Mountain View, CA, has become so proficient in examining DNA, people I know are discovering information about themselves that are forever changing their lives. 

In the last two months, a friend of mine found out that his father was not his father. Another friend’s father, who was adopted 60-plus years ago, finally met his real brothers and sisters, and a business associate just told me someone called him a week ago to say she was his daughter. 

Just in case you are wondering, all parties I just told you about agreed to be contacted if their names became associated with other connections. 

The company is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell.

When 23andMe was first created about nine years ago, my computer knowledgeable daughter, made the three of us (Eliot, Whitney and me) spit into individual little bottles so the company could tell us if we were related. Within a few weeks, we found out that we were related (no surprise) and other interesting facts about our heritage.

Since then, 23andMe has become so advanced that it can now give you information about how your genetics can influence your risk for certain diseases, discover where your DNA is from out of 31 populations worldwide, and learn how your genes play a role in your well-being and lifestyle choices.  

The company website also reminds folks if they are starting a family, they can find out if they are carrying an inherited condition that could affect their children. Also, learn how your DNA influences your facial features, taste, smell and other traits.

I have to warn you that 23andMe is the real deal. If you are not ready for the facts, don’t participate in its services. The people I reported about earlier are all dealing with their new lives  the best way they can. It’s all very surreal and they are just at the beginning of their new journeys. I will report their progress as I learn them.

Ship Ahoy

I’m not sure why, but there has been a lot of activity on the waters outside my window this year. This is what I saw today.

I love watching this Coast Guard Cutter boat. One day, I have to visit the Coast Guard which is steps away from where I live. It’s a whole other world that I know very little about.

Another great yacht sighting today. Couldn’t believe my eyes. The Luna, at 377 ft long, is the world’s second largest expedition yacht at an estimated cost of $545 million. 

The Luna features 10 VIP guest cabins over 100 square metres each, a 20 metre outdoor swimming pool, 9 decks, a large outdoor entertaining area, 8 tenders, 1 mini-submarine and a crew of 50 persons.

Luna is owned by a Russian businessman.

Luna has a multipurpose custom made Lifeboats/Limousines at a cost of over $4m each. They are capable of acting as VIP transport and being lifeboats at the same time. Fitted with an anti-missile system like its sister ship, Eclipse (yacht). All windows are bulletproof to B7+ levels. The steel hull is over 17.5 cm thick. LRAD guns, bomb-proof doors, FLIR. Anti drone system. 2 helipads rated over 7.5 tons capacity, which host Akhmedov’s Eurocopter EC155 B1 and EC145 simultaneously. cruise of over 9,000 nm at economical speeds of 16-18 knots.





DigiDame readers comments on your mail being photographed………..



Mail Preview


Eliot waits for the mail each day with great anticipation. This has been going on for years. It comes from having your own business. You pray that the mail will bring checks so you know you will be in business another 30 days.

Life is going to be very different from this day forward. Eliot will no longer have to wait for the mail to be delivered to know his fate. He can now sign up on the USPS website to see his mail before it arrives. It called USPS’s New Informed Delivery Service. .

Informed Delivery is a free service. The post office actually emails you pictures of the mail you received, or soon to be received. How wild is that? All the photos of your mail will be available for seven days through an online dashboard.

One of the major reasons why the post office is taking photos of your mail is because too many letters are getting lost. This will be one great tracking system. We hope this will put an end to other people snatching your mail. 

The digital world is really taking away the daily element of surprise. All good things must come to an end,

Watch the video for further explanations 

Apple Wants To Monitor Diabetes 

Just in case you didn’t catch the news, Apple 🍎 wants to turn the iPhone into a sensor that will “noninvasively and continuously monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes.” 

I heard this report tonight on NBC TV News with Lester Holt. I  couldn’t believe my ears, so I googled it. Sure enough, there were a number of stories from different news outlets that said Apple was secretly working on a feature that can track glucose levels accurately without piercing the skin. It’s reportedly an optical sensor that shines a light through the skin to measure indications of glucose. 

This is great news for the 29 million Americans who have diabetes. Apple is not sure when the monitor will be available. It has been in development for five years and still needs more work. 


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