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Mar 11

What Kind of World do You Want?

What kind of World do You want? Think Anything. Let’s start at the start, build a masterpiece. Be careful what you wish for, History starts now…

 

The band Five for Fighting released a new single to attack the top 40 charts called “World.” It is a great song and really got me thinking.

 

Should there be people or peoples
Money, Funny pedestals for Fools who never pay
Raise your Army - Choose your Steeple
Don't be shy, the satellites can look the other way

 

Yes, even the Steeple is mentioned in the song. So shouldn’t we do something? Along with the song, a website was created called “www.whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com.” The website has many videos submitted by ordinary people who have ideas on how to change the world.

 

I heard about this website on Friday afternoon and I watched all the videos on the site at the time.

 

The world is in our hands. What can we do? We are working together to put together a video from everyone here to submit to the site. We will also have to pick a charity.

 

I am working on getting more detail, but I think the charity we pick gets the money raised by the hits on our video.

 

If you have a minute or two, put in the comments What kind of World you want and we will work on the video that will be posted here and on whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com as well.

If you have a video, you can email it to me at sm.TheDish@gmail.com and we will add it as well.

Dec 14

It has been a while since Tofurky Day

It has been a while since this blog had a new post. So long, in fact, that there were some cobwebs that I needed to clear before I entered. I had a few items of discussion that I wanted to bring up to those of you who steeplers out there.

 

1. Congrats to gdesignr. He won 3rd place on the jeep compass advertisement he designed.

Hi All,
Just wanted to post to let you know about the Jeep commercial contest...  I won 3rd Place!  That's an Apple iPod!
http://www.freeyourthoughts.com

I really appreciate all of the unexpected promotion, and the votes from everyone here...  not as many as I needed to bring home the Jeep, but enough to keep me out of 4th place(by 10 votes!)

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, and I look forward to the return of Gold Rush in Feb.

-Michael

Thank you everyone who voted for Michael!!

 

2. Also congrats goes to ctaudigrl who is the latest Steep to win a gold coin. Anyone have a running total?

 

 

3. For those of you who are bored without Gold Rush, there is a blog created to give you things to do which can be found here. I just finished the Ultimate Riddle which was hard. I am also working on Biz Fantast, which you can read more about in the forums.

 

 

4. I was wondering what everyone has been doing now that Gold Rush 1 is over and we are waiting for Gold Rush 2.

 

 

Finally, Here is a link to my blog as well as all the other SteepleMedia blogs.

·  A Counting School

·  Cyb3r Crim3

·  Reader Supported

·  At Home

·  BJ Not BK

·  A Son of Liberty

· Games

·  10 Gadgets

·  XBOX Novice

· SteepleMedia Recipes

 

 

 

I will have a nice post prepared for the Holiday on Dec. 25th (Christmas) which will be based on something Winnie wrote for me. Stay tuned to find out!!

Nov 23

It is Turkey Day, or as Vegetarians would call it Tofurky Day

I have a few things to discuss before we all fill up on turkey on this wonderful Thanksgiving! Here it goes.

 

I wanted to start off with a few “thanks”.

  • I would like to thank you for reading this post. You decided to spend some of your quality family time on Turkey Day to read it. I would do the same thing.
  • I would like to thank the SteepleMedia community for staying with the website for soo long.
  • I would like to thank TH for all his hard work. This week has really shown me how much he really does. But I can still tell that he does more work than I can imagine.
  • I would like to thank the SteepleMedia trivia-ers aka the hard core trivia fans. I wouldn’t keep the trivia bot running if it was not here for you.
  • I would like to thank all the SteepleMedia bloggers for keeping their blogs running.
  • I would like to thank all the stores in the area for starting to play Christmas (or as I am supposed to call it “Holiday”) music 8 days before Thanksgiving.
  • I would like to thank my family and anyone else who I have not mentioned for everything you do for this world.

 

The second topic on my mind was the new product out called “Tofurky”. Turtle Island Foods, Inc. is the creator of the popular Tofurky Vegetarian Roast, commonly sold at natural foods stores during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Also included in the company's product line is the soy-based, 100% vegan Tofurky Vegetarian Feast.

I am not trying to be mean to those who are vegetarians (my best friend is one) but this one is directed to all the turkey lovers. How gross does that sound? I first heard about it on Night Line. They showed how its made and I gagged. During the commercial break after seeing that, I kissed my turkey.

 

This third topic is for my trivia buddy’s! I have some “Turkey Trivia” (courtesy of infoplease.com):

  • At one time, the turkey and the bald eagle were each considered as the national symbol of America. Benjamin Franklin was one of those who argued passionately on behalf of the turkey. Franklin felt the turkey, although "vain and silly", was a better choice than the bald eagle, whom he felt was "a coward".
  • According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the U.S. at Thanksgiving—that's one sixth of all turkeys sold in the U.S. each year. American per capita consumption of turkeys has soared from 8.3 pounds in 1975 to 18.5 pounds last year.
  • Last year, 2.7 billion pounds of turkey was processed in the United States.
  • In 1995, retail sales of turkey reached approximately $4.4 billion. They are expected to reach $4.7 billion in 2000.
  • Age is a determining factor in taste. Old, large males are preferable to young toms (males) as tom meat is stringy. The opposite is true for females: old hens are tougher birds.
  • A turkey under sixteen weeks of age is called a fryer, while a young roaster is five to seven months old.
  • Turkeys are the only breed of poultry native to the Western Hemisphere.
  • Turkeys have great hearing, but no external ears. They can also see in color, and have excellent visual acuity and a wide field of vision (about 270 degrees), which makes sneaking up on them difficult. However, turkeys have a poor sense of smell (what's cooking?), but an excellent sense of taste.
  • Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys, however, can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. They can also reach speeds of 25 miles per hour on the ground.
  • Turkeys sometimes spend the night in trees.
  • Turkeys can have heart attacks: turkeys in fields near the Air Force test areas over which the sound barrier was broken were known to drop dead from the shock of passing jets
  • The ballroom dance known as the Turkey Trot was named for the short, jerky steps a turkey makes.

For those who are on a diet, or anyone else who wants to test this theory, here is how to avoid overeating at Thanksgiving. (courtesy of ehow.com)

The methods used to avoid overeating at Thanksgiving will keep you healthy throughout the year.

Instructions

  • STEP 1: Eat a decent breakfast and lunch. Don't starve yourself until the big meal arrives.
  • STEP 2: Exercise before the meal; this will suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism.
  • STEP 3: Drink two or three glasses of water before the feast begins.
  • STEP 4: Avoid conflict or dysfunctional family dynamics that can stress you out to the point where you take solace in food.
  • STEP 5: Eat 3/4 of the food on your plate and don't overload it.
  • STEP 6: Reduce your intake by refusing seconds.
  • STEP 7: Remember that you can always enjoy leftovers the next day.
  • STEP 8: Forgive yourself if you do overeat. One large meal is not a problem; many large meals in a row are.
  • STEP 9: Keep a journal of what you eat. Remember that one pound is equal to 3,500 calories.

Tips & Warnings

  • A 3.5 oz. serving of roasted turkey *** has 115 calories; a 3.5 oz. piece of roasted dark meat with skin has 221 calories; a 3.5 oz. piece of roasted dark meat without skin has 187 calories.
  • A piece of apple pie (an 1/8 of the pie) has 347 calories; a piece of blueberry pie (an 1/8 of the pie) has 387 calories; a piece of cherry pie (an 1/8 of the pie) has 418 calories.
  • A 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes has 111 calories.
  • A 1/2 cup of bread stuffing has 198 calories; a 1/2 cup of cornbread stuffing has 175 calories.
  • A 3-oz. serving of meat, poultry or fish is about the size of a deck of playing cards. A single ounce of meat, poultry or fish is about the size of a matchbox. One cup of fruit or yogurt is about the size of a baseball. Half a cup vegetables, pasta, rice or fruit is about the size of half a baseball or tennis ball. One medium potato is about the size of a computer mouse. One cup chopped fresh leafy greens is about the size of four lettuce leaves.

The fifth topic is this:

gdesignr said: Steeps - speaking of voting... while I wasn't a finalist in the Gold Rush, I am a finalist in the Jeep "Free Your Thoughts" contest!  This is really exciting for me, and I am hoping you can help out.  Please take a minute to vote for my video entry on their website:  
http://www.freeyourthoughts.com/gallery.aspx?id=14

My video is "Directions - Michael Schlecht - GA", and is a play on the word "Compass", spinning through images of the country, city, beach, and mountains, while asking North? South? East? West?...   I'm really proud of how it turned out. The finalist with the most votes wins a Jeep Compass, so please vote every day if you can.  Thanks!

 

Finally, if you have any concerns or questions about SteepleMedia, (until TreasureHunter returns) you can address anything to my email: ztocchi@aim.com

Here is a link to my blog as well as all the other SteepleMedia blogs.

·  A Counting School

·  Cyb3r Crim3

·  Reader Supported

·  At Home

·  BJ Not BK

·  A Son of Liberty

·  10 Gadgets

·  XBOX Novice

· SteepleMedia Recipes

 

Once again, thank you for stopping by and thinking about SteepleMedia on Thanksgiving. Have a nice Turkey Day!!

Nov 21

"Just another day of the week"

Ok, so today I wanted to do an overview of what was said yesterday because there was nothing posted really.

 

You can all discuss the Biz Fantast puzzle here. I am sure there are some people out there who need help. I would help but I am stuck on level 7.

 

Secondly: gdesignr said: Steeps - speaking of voting... while I wasn't a finalist in the Gold Rush, I am a finalist in the Jeep "Free Your Thoughts" contest!  This is really exciting for me, and I am hoping you can help out.  Please take a minute to vote for my video entry on their website:  
http://www.freeyourthoughts.com/gallery.aspx?id=14

My video is "Directions - Michael Schlecht - GA", and is a play on the word "Compass", spinning through images of the country, city, beach, and mountains, while asking North? South? East? West?...   I'm really proud of how it turned out. The finalist with the most votes wins a Jeep Compass, so please vote every day if you can.  Thanks!

 

Thirdly: TreasureHunter is out for about a week or so. I am “in charge” I guess and you can email me your steeplemedia questions to ztocchi@aim.com.

 

And finally: If you have a second, my blog is the Dish and here is a link to my latest post.

 

I couldn’t post without saying something about our other blogs which can be found at the below links.

 

If you think of anything you would like to discuss over the next few days, let me know via email and I will put it up for discussion.

Nov 20

Start off your week with a bit of Biz Fantast

So to start the week off, I wanted to start a discussion about the new puzzle a lot of people are working on called Biz Fantast.

 

You can start the puzzle here.

 

This is where you can ask questions and answer them for biz fantast. You cannot, however, say “What’s the answer to round…” That would be cheating : )

 

Good luck and have fun!!

 

About a week or 2 ago, I posted about the Amazing Web Race and you can find those posts here, here and here.

 

The second thing I wanted to bring up was gdsignr’s Jeep commercial:

 

gdesignr said: Steeps - speaking of voting... while I wasn't a finalist in the Gold Rush, I am a finalist in the Jeep "Free Your Thoughts" contest!  This is really exciting for me, and I am hoping you can help out.  Please take a minute to vote for my video entry on their website:  
http://www.freeyourthoughts.com/gallery.aspx?id=14

My video is "Directions - Michael Schlecht - GA", and is a play on the word "Compass", spinning through images of the country, city, beach, and mountains, while asking North? South? East? West?...   I'm really proud of how it turned out. The finalist with the most votes wins a Jeep Compass, so please vote every day if you can.  Thanks!

 

Thirdly, TreasureHunter is out for about a week or so. I am “in charge” I guess and you can email me your steeplemedia questions to ztocchi@aim.com.

 

Finally, If you have a second, my blog is the Dish and here is a link to my latest post.

 

I couldn’t post without saying something about our other blogs which can be found at the below links.

 

Have a nice Monday!!

Nov 17

Talking Points

I have four talking points for you today, I desperately wanted to add a fifth, but I exercised restraint and just stuck with four.  They are:
  • YDVCC
  • AGR Bonus Round
  • Tyler's Autographed Mark Steines Head Shot
  • Jeep Commercial
MatthewRChampion is going to be providing the answers for Yahoo's Davinci Code Challenge over on the Reader Supported blog so be sure to keep up with those for your chance to win a great prize. Thanks MRC.

Congratulations to Brian's girl (aka Angie) on winning the 50K bonus round.  Could you hear us cheering for you?  When you get back, let us know what you plan to do with all of that loot!  I am not sure how much money Steeple People collected from AGR but it was something close to 1/2 million dollars. Great Job!

Tyler has a personalized autographed Mark Steines Head Shot.  He posted the picture in the forums so I won't repost the image, but if you want to see it click here.  I wonder how much this picture would sell for on eBay.

Lastly, don't forget our pal gdesignr and his Jeep video contest:

gdesignr said: Steeps - speaking of voting... while I wasn't a finalist in the Gold Rush, I am a finalist in the Jeep "Free Your Thoughts" contest!  This is really exciting for me, and I am hoping you can help out.  Please take a minute to vote for my video entry on their website:  
http://www.freeyourthoughts.com/gallery.aspx?id=14

My video is "Directions - Michael Schlecht - GA", and is a play on the word "Compass", spinning through images of the country, city, beach, and mountains, while asking North? South? East? West?...   I'm really proud of how it turned out. The finalist with the most votes wins a Jeep Compass, so please vote every day if you can.  Thanks!


I wanted to add a fifth talking point about how terrible is the website which is located at the Uniform Resource Locator of myspace.com, but there are more important things to discuss.  I will be out of pocket for the next week or so, Zach will be covering in my absence. 

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

--TH
Nov 14

Gold Rush - Bonus Round Finalists

We had 1.5 / 3 finalists in the bonus round of Gold Rush, to see their faces, and the "other" click here.  Apparently, I did something wrong and just found out about it, since one of the finalists, who will remain nameless, apparently got upset with me (or you), and publicly trashed Steeple Media (hence the .5). 

Where's the love?  I tried my best to make a "warm" and "cozy" place for everyone to come have a good time and enjoy the game.  Apparently I missed the mark somewhere since it seems we have some people who feel like outcasts.  Sorry to those of you who feel like outsiders, please let me know what I can do to help and I will take a course of action.

Normally I don't sponsor videos (I leave that up to krupo), but this one was just to funny.  Click Here to Watch.

gdesignr said: Steeps - speaking of voting... while I wasn't a finalist in the Gold Rush, I am a finalist in the Jeep "Free Your Thoughts" contest!  This is really exciting for me, and I am hoping you can help out.  Please take a minute to vote for my video entry on their website:  
http://www.freeyourthoughts.com/gallery.aspx?id=14

My video is "Directions - Michael Schlecht - GA", and is a play on the word "Compass", spinning through images of the country, city, beach, and mountains, while asking North? South? East? West?...   I'm really proud of how it turned out. The finalist with the most votes wins a Jeep Compass, so please vote every day if you can.  Thanks!



Nov 13

Amazing Web Race : : "I need help!!!!"

Since I now have a "degree" in the Amazing Web Race, I am able to give anyone hints. I will however not give out the answers. If you havent started, go here to join in on the fun. You can also play the original race here.

For those who are addicted and are also stuck, post your questions here and I will try to answer them as best as possible.

Good Luck and I hope to see your name on the Leaderboard soon!!
Nov 13

Prayer Request From Sally

I am Sally( Round 10 Memphis Gold Rush) after much hipe and joy by the 3 minutes of fame, I was crushed yesterday when I lost my only son 26 to a massive heart attack.

He never was sick a day in his life.  As you gave us all support and prayers as we tried and some won, I need your prayers in this time of the lose of my son Tim Singles.

He was 26, had two sons 7 and 1/12. He was Mother hood and apple pie, Graduated at the top of his class. Thanks for your prayers and concerns.
Sally

Nov 13

Help For Michael, On the Way

gdesignr said:
Steeps - speaking of voting... while I wasn't a finalist in the Gold Rush, I am a finalist in the Jeep "Free Your Thoughts" contest!  This is really exciting for me, and I am hoping you can help out.  Please take a minute to vote for my video entry on their website:  
http://www.freeyourthoughts.com/gallery.aspx?id=14

My video is "Directions - Michael Schlecht - GA", and is a play on the word "Compass", spinning through images of the country, city, beach, and mountains, while asking North? South? East? West?...   I'm really proud of how it turned out. The finalist with the most votes wins a Jeep Compass, so please vote every day if you can.  Thanks!

Leave a comment if you voted today.
Nov 12

The Amazing Web Race : : #12. Zach Akron, OH, USA 2006-11-11 23:10:17

I finished the race last night in #12 place! Here is a picture of every round. They may look small, but you have to zoom in. I hope to see more steeps on the leader board in days coming.

Good Luck Everyone!!
Nov 11

The Amazing Web Race : : The Final Route

Today (11/11) at 1:11 PM EST, the Final Route of the Amazing Web Race began. This is a really cool riddle that started back at the end of The DaVinci Code Quest on Google back in May. I finished in about 110th place and Treasure Hunter finished shortly after.

 

The original riddle was about 10 rounds long and you had to change the link to go to the next round. It is the same for this round (I think)

 

You can still play the original riddle here to pre-empt you for the final riddle. Here is the link for the current one.  Here is where you can discuss the riddle. Please DO NOT post answers here. Only Hints. I will post an image of the riddle that I am on in the forums. The answers will be posted at a later date (maybe in a month or two).

 

After you finish, feel free to post your time in the comments as well.

 start copy.jpg is uploaded at imgplace.net one.jpg is uploaded at imgplace.net

 

Good Luck!!

Nov 10

Gold Rush - Got A Gold Coin, Let's see it!

Go with your bad self Teri!  Check out this rockin gold rush interview!

goldcoin.jpg is uploaded at imgplace.net

Nov 10

AOL GOLD RUSH ANSWERS - BONUS ROUND

Answers for the bonus round go here.  More details shortly.  If you have a moment, go vote for these folks.

SteepleMedia in the press!  (more or less).  Thanks to NTheBushes for bringing this article to my attention. Did you make the Gold Rush Top 100, if so let us know and we will highlight your name.

Good Luck, 3PM EST!

Do you want a Gold Rush Gold Coin?

Peregryn says: I figure if someone actually wants the coins for what they are, I would rather them have it than pawning it off. SO, if you would please let the ppl know that i will be selling at least 2 of my coins, MAYBE all 3, havent decided yet.  If they are interested, they can get a hold of me at this email address, Spacelizard77@yahoo.com.


While you are waiting:

  • A Counting School
  • Cyb3r Crim3
  • BJ Not BK
  • A Son of Liberty
  • The Dish
  • XBOX Novice
  • @Hom

  • gdesignr said:
    Steeps - speaking of voting... while I wasn't a finalist in the Gold Rush, I am a finalist in the Jeep "Free Your Thoughts" contest!  This is really exciting for me, and I am hoping you can help out.  Please take a minute to vote for my video entry on their website:  
    http://www.freeyourthoughts.com/gallery.aspx?id=14
    My video is "Directions - Michael Schlecht - GA", and is a play on the word "Compass", spinning through images of the country, city, beach, and mountains, while asking North? South? East? West?...   I'm really proud of how it turned out. The finalist with the most votes wins a Jeep Compass, so please vote every day if you can.  Thanks!


    Nov 09

    Gold Rush - Bonus Round

    I'm glad to know that once again the Gold Rush alerts proved utterly useless since I never received one.  If you didn't either, here is what it said.

    Gold Rush Bonus Round: One More Chance to Cash In!

    Going through Gold Rush withdrawl? Well, to help out with that we're giving you one more chance to win. Our special Gold Rush bonus round begins tomorrow Friday, 11/10 at 3pm ET. The first 3 eligible players to finish will be flown to L.A. to compete for $50,000, and the first 5000 players to finish will each receive a Gold Rush T-shirt.

    The official link to find about this "greatest hits" round is right here.

    See ya tomorrow for the final, final round, this should be interesting.

    Good Luck!

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