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SO, two of us knew this was coming- the Spankdown of the ’07 college bowl season!  It’s only the end of the 3rd quarter, but the stadium is already emptying out (at least in my mind).   At the risk of jinxing the game, I want to remind the world, that many many bloggers got in on a bet over this gamelosers have to write “I love [insert winning team]” on their forehead, photograph it (while smiling, no Photoshop allowed) and post it on their own blog. 

Therefore, I anticipate tomorrow, the will be flooded with pics like this:

Jonathan Dalton loves Texas!!!!

Lani is the Chief Operating Officer at The American Genius - she has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH and Austin Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

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  1. Robert D. Ashby

    December 27, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    It just goes to show you don’t mess with Texas!

  2. Ginger Wilcox

    December 27, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Oh, no way. ASU all the way!! Let’s go devils!

  3. Benn Rosales

    December 28, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Ginger, you were either brave, or not watching the game when Lani posted…

  4. Ginger Wilcox

    December 28, 2007 at 9:25 am

    Clearly dealing with two year olds during the game. If it would let me post a pic in these comments, you would see I LOVE TEXAS across my dumb head. Oh well. Still a die hard ASU fan. Is it wrong that I am still own my ASU Rose Bowl sweatshirt from 1997?

  5. Benn Rosales

    December 28, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Ginger, whatever comforts you… whatever comforts you.

  6. Ginger Wilcox

    December 28, 2007 at 10:21 am

    yes, sort of like a baby blanket you can’t get rid of. Memories…

  7. Jay Thompson

    December 28, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Ginger –

    Clearly you can post a pic of you sporting “I LOVE UT” on your forehead on


    Looking forward to seeing it!

  8. Ginger Wilcox

    December 28, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Punishment taken Jay. Now I have to go lick the salt out of my wounds.

  9. Benn Rosales

    December 29, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Funny how those that made the bet are MIA.

  10. Jonathan Dalton

    December 29, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Not MIA … OTR … on the road.

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Funny video most real estate professionals can relate to



Have you ever had a buyer that was so enthusiastic about their potential home that they have a list a mile long of requirements? The front door must face east, the windows must be Pella brand, the carpet must be cut pile berber, it must be within two lots of a fire hydrant, needs to have wooden rods in the closet, not metal and of course the exterior paint must be barn red.

You already know what home they need and will love based on their actual needs and you’re going to show them that house, but in the meantime you may end up feeling a bit like the character in this video that is just so funny, we can all relate to (whether about a buyer or otherwise):

Can you relate? Maybe in a former career or if you’re one of our readers that is a designer first and foremost?

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Funniest Realtor parody videos you’ll see all minute, guaranteed!



Who says the phenomenon of funny cat videos and stupid girl falling in a fountain while texting at the mall videos don’t spill over into the real estate world? We’ve highlighted three hilarious real estate videos below that are well worth the ten minutes to watch, even if you’re in the office and have to put headphones on.

Video 1:… the best part is at 2:29… MOVE!

Video 2: I Love You, Man… the best part is the whole clip. If you haven’t seen this horribly inappropriate movie, the lead character is a Realtor. He is awesome.

Video 3: Realtor loves his job. Or something… the best part is at 0:39. Is that the fireplace over there!?

Tell us in comments which video moment caught your eye!

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A pig and a poke (The MLS “Menu”)



This week I actually got hungry reading the MLS and the LA Times real estate ads. Check out these bloopers so you can see what’s currently on the menu. I must warn you, you may want to hit the sauce and trim the fat:

I’m In the Mood For Food 

“This hame is well stocked.” (Thank you, Porky Pig.) 

“Hear is the glolden egg!” (…Which apparently comes scrambled.) 

“Counter w/ new pop and fresh” ( Fat little dough boy included.)

“This one has alla the gravy” (Said Carmella Soprano as she proudly served her baked ziti.)

“You’ll marble when you see this beauty” (Bummer. At least Lot’s wife got to be a condiment.)

“We hamdle REOs” (That’s one way to bring home the bacon.) 

Ham Fingers…So The Pork Lingers                                            

“Small pad w/ view of peer” (Why go home when you can sleep at the office?) 

“This is not a TIC” (…said Jeff Goldblum’s  hands.) 

“This pad in the Hollywood Hills is phat.” (So is your head, Biggie Smalls.) 

“Cabinets w/ polished mental inserts” (Listing w/ punch drunk mental idiot.)

“This is a Short Shale” (Say that five times really fast.) 

Is It Happy hour Yet? 

“Just done finished floored” (Bottle done, finished agent on floor.) 

“Cork floors in bar aria” (Methinks the cork was popped several drinks ago.) 

“Stunning hammerred doors” (Offered by stumbling hammered dufus.) 

“This condonimiun has all the trimmins” (Sauced agent has the tremorrrrs.) 


“Bask in the warm sin by the pool” (Yay – party at Charlie Sheen’s  pad!)

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