The Official Blog of FRIED MAN aka Jess Friedman


Dear Comcast…v.2
June 30, 2009, 11:53 PM
Filed under: Uncategorized

Dear Comcast. I have a great idea that will make TV advertising more effective.
I WANT TO CHOOSE WHAT COMMERCIALS I WANT TO SEE! Yes, I actually want to be shown commercials. Basically all you have to do Comcast is create a setting that allows the TV viewer to pick and choose categories of commercials they want to see. The more specific and detailed, the better.   It’s a win/win situation.

TV Advertising now is INEFFECTIVE because it is old, wasteful, and ONE SIDED. This is how I view it. Imagine walking into a busy market, standing in the middle, and just letting people come up to you and pitch products. You can’t move, You can’t choose what you want to see, what you want advertised to you. How effective is that? Not very…. The merchants have to guess what to sell to you. They might do some research on you and basically guess what you want to buy, but, it’s not as effective as…. ….ready? Being able to move through the market and SEEK WHAT YOU WANT TO BUY.  Just apply this to tv advertising by letting viewers choose what they want shown to them. 

So I know the technology is out there, especially with DTV now and Comcast On-Demand and all that. Again, the solution to making TV advertising more effective is to let the TV viewer pick and choose what they want advertised.  . So c’mon COMCAST, Let’s discuss how to advertise better and more effectively.



Burrito hikes Bernal Hill
June 14, 2009, 2:33 AM
Filed under: Burrito, Pictures

In the Spring of 2009, Burrito the Chihuahua set off on an adventure that took her to the top of a windy hill in San Francisco. Fried Man & his lady lover tagged along.

"What am I get excited at?!?!?!" - Burrito before she hikes Bernal Hill, SF.2009

"What am I get excited at?!?!?!" - Burrito before she hikes Bernal Hill, SF.2009

Why are you yelling at me while you cover your face with that silver thing?

Why are you yelling at me while you cover your face with that silver thing?

"I get hungry when I hear my name." -Burrito. Bernal Hil, SF. 2009

"I get hungry when I hear my name." -Burrito. Bernal Hil, SF. 2009

Burrito admiring the view of the city from Bernal Hill

Burrito admiring the view of the city from Bernal Hill

Fried Man & Burrito on top of Bernal Hill, SF. 2009

Fried Man & Burrito on top of Bernal Hill, SF. 2009



Pictures of The ROB, San Francisco. (Richmond Ocean Beach)
June 14, 2009, 2:11 AM
Filed under: Pictures, The ROB

The ROB (Richmond Ocean Beach), San Francisco

The ROB (Richmond Ocean Beach), San Francisco

The ROB, San Francisco. Fried Man's hood

The ROB, San Francisco. Fried Man’s hood

Pictures taken by Fried Man.

Sunsets in The ROB, SF.