Brian Combs

Online marketing pioneer Brian Combs talks the issues of the day.

Why I’m not Especially Concerned About the Ebola Announcement

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Some backgrounds: My wife works in an ER. I’ve been around medical professionals my entire life. I work with quite a few in my professional life.

With that in mind, here’s why I’m not panicking over yesterday’s announcement of a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas.

1) I’ve had time to mentally prepare.

It’s been clear for months that a diagnosis of Ebola within the United States was going to happen sooner or latter. The world is too flat …

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October 1st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

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Karma is a Cruel Mistress

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Detroit’s Stephen Tullock sacked Aaron Rogers yesterday. He got up and did a discount double check, and managed to to blow out his ACL.

Out for the season.…

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September 22nd, 2014 at 7:24 pm

News of the Day: The Woman with Three Breasts

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From Florida, naturally, comes the story of Jasmine Tridevil, the woman with three breasts.

My whole dream is to get this show on MTV.

I’m dumping every penny I have into this. If this doesn’t work, I’m through.

Well, she could always fall back on Rule 34 for a Plan B.…

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September 22nd, 2014 at 12:57 pm

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News of the Day: Armpit hair fire causes crash

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The biggest shock of this story is that it didn’t happen in Florida: Armpit hair fire causes crash that injures teens.…

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September 21st, 2014 at 5:59 am

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Quote of the Day: Friday, September 12, 2014

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“PRESIDENT OBAMA’s declaration of war against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria marks a decisive break in the American constitutional tradition. Nothing attempted by his predecessor, George W. Bush, remotely compares in imperial hubris.”
– Bruce Ackerman in the New York Times

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September 12th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

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Quote of the Day: Thursday, September 11, 2014

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“It is an approved maxim in war, never to do what the enemy wishes you to do, for this reason alone, that he desires it.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte…

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September 11th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

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Quote of the Day: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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“Ignorance of what’s going on within your organization is no excuse.”
– Roger Goodell discussing the Saints bounty scandal…

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September 10th, 2014 at 8:38 am

Thoughts on UNT-Texas

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Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium A few days into the season, and it's already been a heck of a roller coaster. Read the rest of this entry...

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September 1st, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Random Early Thoughts on the 2014 Midterm Elections

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At this point, everyone is expecting a bloodbath for the Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.. Candidates are running away from both the Affordable Care Act and the Obama Administration. The only question is how bad it’ll be. Some Democrats are already conceding the Senate, jumping right to the bargaining stage of grief, and arguing that it won’t be a big deal to the Republicans.

To me, the biggest problem is that the Republicans are going to benefit. They …

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March 20th, 2014 at 10:31 am

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Why are the Texas Longhorns…

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So, I had this great idea for a blog post. Using Google Autocomplete, I’d see what the internet thought about the various Big 12 teams. For instance, I’d search for:

Why are the Oklahoma Sooners
Why are the Baylor Bears

Autocomplete would tell me the number one search for that phrase, and I’d make some nifty infograph out of it. Maybe a map of the region of the autocomplete word or phrase where the school is located.

Unfortunately, it turned …

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January 30th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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