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Fifa World Cup ™ starts in June. If you’d like to add your favorite team’s schedule to your personal calendar with a few clicks, CalendarTree.com has the links. (I'm a co-founder.) It’s free, and you don’t need to sign up for anything. Here's how it can help you...

Get Invited to a Friend's World Cup (soccer/football/futbal) Party

It’s not too early to start hinting to your friends that have big screen TVs that they need to start planning some viewing parties. The trick is to start the hinting process early while being subtle about it. Just forward the CalendarTree link to all of your friends with big television sets and add a helpful reminder that the event is this summer.

In about a month you’ll want to follow up with a text to each of your big-TV friends saying, “Did you get the World Cup schedule I sent?” If that doesn’t shake loose an invitation you need to take it to the next level and start wondering aloud how you will enjoy watching the matches on your relatively tiny television while eating sub-par snacks.
 
If your plan works, one of your friends will float the idea of “maybe” inviting some people over to watch a few games. That’s when you pounce. Start praising the visionary brilliance of the idea as if you had just witnessed a breakthrough in anti-gravity technology. Act excited and astonished at the same time; really sell it.
 
You can nudge your friend from a “maybe” to a concrete party plan by volunteering to bring something. Obviously you want to pick an easy category such as soda or chips. And you want to volunteer early, before all the simple choices are gone and you end up making ratatouille.
 
If none of your scheming produces an invitation to a friend’s house to watch the World Cup, you have to consider the hypothesis that there’s something seriously wrong with you. And if you have read this far in my blog, I can confirm that hypothesis. I’m sorry you had to find out this way.
 
I hope the World Cup game schedules are useful to you :-).  Go USA!
 
 
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Mar 29, 2014

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Mar 29, 2014

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Mar 15, 2014
Scott: The day they achieve parity with human intelligence [...] And it all happens in a few years.

It won't happen until we can actually define what intelligence (or consciousness for what it's worth) actually /is/. And we are no way there yet. Neither a chess computer nor a quiz show winner change that.

Naturally we can build some gizmo society isn't ready for, but even if it's a computer instead of a bomb, that doesn't make it intelligent.

As for "in a few years": What's your prediction until, say 2019, regarding the flown apart human society? Anything specific?
 
 
Mar 11, 2014
Hey, Scott, just a question. Feel free to ignore it if you want.

It seems to me that most of your recent posts are either to 1) push your book, or 2) push your calendar thingie, or 3) both. Or talk about robots.

Is there any chance (and I hope there is) that you will return to discussing things, rather than just pushing your products?

[Fair question. But I can only write about the things that are in my head, and I don't have full control of that. When you're launching an Internet start-up and a book at the same time there isn't much room left in your head for extras. So I write what I'm thinking.

About the robot-related posts, I think robots are pretty much the only important thing about the future. If you think robots won't be "intelligent" like humans, you're right. The day they achieve parity with human intelligence is probably the same day they achieve a billion times our intelligence by that afternoon. And then society will fly apart. Only arrogance allows us to believe robots will remain our slow-witted slave buddies. The truth is far more interesting. Robots are both our only hope for long term survival as a species and our biggest threat if we get it wrong. And it all happens in a few years. -- Scott]
 
 
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Mar 11, 2014
The link to the privacy policy located in the terms and conditions links to the terms and conditions, not the privacy policy. I eventually found it with a ctrl f.
 
 
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Mar 11, 2014
As an aside: maybe I'm just missing the joke, but I think you meant to write "futbol", not "futbal"
 
 
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Mar 11, 2014
Another option if the World's Cup is that important to you and having company around makes it more fun - Host.
 
 
Mar 11, 2014
So, I signed up for CalendarTree... I'm a bit perplexed, though. Seems that there should be smartphone apps for it or something -- I see pictures of tablets and smartphones running software on the calendartree home page, but I don't seem to be able to download anything.

[The recipients of your schedules don't need an app because they just click on the link you send and load the schedule to their calendars. The person creating the schedule in the first place would rarely do it on a phone because the data entry would be too annoying. But the site is built to work well with mobile if you really need to use your phone for data entry. Thanks for checking it out. -- Scott]
 
 
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Mar 11, 2014


When steroids and doping became reasons athletes get suspended, I lost any loyalty to a player.

When the Oakland Raiders moved to Los Angeles for money, I lost any loyalty to a sports team.

When a Baseball league went on strike so players could make more money, I lost loyalty to any sport.

When a Pop Warner team's head coach valued winning and running up scores, over the teaching of children, I moved on with my life.

 
 
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Mar 11, 2014
Drowlord - as you say, everybody can have big screen TVs these days. So they are not status symbols.

Hasn't the wave of not having any TV - and imagining that that is making some point - fashion reached your whereabouts yet? (Really pisses me off, i never had owned a TV and imagined to be making some point. Now that everyone does it...).

However, my boyfriend managed to find a way with status symbol in a way. He smashes his and buys another whenever angry - on his third set this year already (the latest is so full of stuff, he hasn't learned how to use it, so just watches youtube on it).

The point - people go out to watch sports.
 
 
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Mar 11, 2014
There I was, starting to read Scott's blog, then the words World (so sleepy) Cup (zzzz..) Soccer appeared (zzz...,zzzz.....) and then, um..., (ZZZZ....,zzzz..., *snort!* zzzzzz......)
 
 
Mar 10, 2014
Doesn't everybody have a big screen TV these days? I mean... I won a 46" 1080p flat panel TV in a school raffle, and it was smaller than our three main TVs, and too big for any of the bedrooms so we gave it away. Aren't "Big TVs" a status thing from before flat panel technology? I couldn't get $200 for my previous 65" HD rear-projection set (in perfect condition), so I gave it away on Craig's List. Even then, a few potential takers refused to accept it unless I delivered. I can't imagine how you'd want, but not have, a decently huge TV in the year 2014.
 
 
Mar 10, 2014
You should really have the schedules broken down by country, not just pool. I don't want to have Uruguay-Italy in my calendar, just the England matches.
 
 
Mar 10, 2014
I met this woman who was born in Brazil yesterday. She wasn't born yesterday; I met her yesterday. She was so smokin' hot that I got a sunburn just from being near her. If I weren't married, and I thought I had a shot at her, I'd even break down and watch a soccer match, or game, or whatever it's called, if that's what she wanted to do. So if your calendar thingie could help me (or some unmarried guy) with that, I might give it a shot.

But otherwise, not much chance of me watching one of those kickball games. Most Americans feel the same. So, since you didn't focus this post on Major League Baseball, I assume that you're going after the world market with this calendar thingie.

Which begs the issue of how you're going to make money with this thing. I'd assume it would be from advertising; from the focus on the World Cup, you must be looking for international ad revenue.

Well, anyway, that's very interesting, and I wish you the best of luck. Speaking of which: maybe you could get your calendar thingie tied in with Match.com or some other dating site. If you do, try to find that Brazilian babe. Wow.

 
 
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Mar 10, 2014
Nice one, that's incentive enough for me to try out your calendar tree thingy. My wife knows then is a good time to be elsewhere as the TV is required for footy for the entire mid-June / mid July period. As she can see my calendar she'll get the hint. (We do have a second TV with Netflix, I'm not that cruel.)
 
 
Mar 10, 2014
> " And if you have read this far in my blog, I can confirm that hypothesis."

I have to confess, I skipped to the end.
 
 
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Mar 10, 2014
There's no better occasion than watching football at your "friend's" house to try out some cringe-making pick-up lines on whatever spare women might be hanging around, then dragging the catch over to your basement.
 
 
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Mar 10, 2014
On a totally unrelated topic.....did you see this.... http://jamesclear.com/goals-systems..?

[It seems he's been reading a good book lately. -- Scott]
 
 
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Mar 9, 2014
Ratatouille is easy to make.
 
 
 
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