Digital Mike

If you’ve ever had a nightmare that Hello Kitty is everywhere — hasn’t everyone? — then this site will bring it to life.

Actually, it’s pretty fun and is just another example of how we all have our obsessions. For this blogger, it’s Hello Kitty and finding products with Hello Kitty on it.

There are golf balls, cars, car interiors and many other items you might or might not care to ponder.


If you’ve ever tuned in to "Cop Talk Live," you’ve probably paused for a moment when you spotted some of Rochester and Olmsted County’s law officers offering advice on how to be safe or explaining how they do their jobs.

Its a local talk show, but it’s sometimes worth a stop in one’s channel surfing.

Check out the Web site. It’s got a good list of tips for various situations about being safe. There is good stuff for kids, too.

You also can sign up for local crime alerts.

When mainstream media discover something, it’s usually not hip. So what happens when politicians discover it?

The New York Times had a piece this week outlining all the candidates for the 2008 presidential election who have MySpace pages or who soon plan to get one. Many others have already moved into other venues, such as Facebook, to meet and greet and capture the interest of young voters.

Take a whirl and find the candidate of your choice. One could be the next President of the United States.


The story said Democrats already on MySpace include U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, former Sen. John Edwards, Sen. Joseph R. Biden and Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich. Republicans include Sen. John McCain and Rep. Ron Paul. In coming weeks, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former NYC Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are expected to establish their pages. Go be their friends.

What’s the Internet without a few jokes? You can usually tell it’s a farce based on the breathless prose that accompanies a site, as well as its URL. Here’s another of those fun ones to try out. The result will have your "driver’s license" with a furry-faced animal. Chances are you’ve probably already done this before, but there’s always someone out there who hasn’t fallen prey and loves a chuckle.

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