AuthorJosh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

You don’t own music anymore, you only have access to it

Times they are a’changin’, that’s for sure.  GQ just had a great article about The Cloud and what it’s going to do to the way you listen to your music. Think of the old days of buying LPs, cassette tapes, CDs and, yes, even the days of iTunes receipts. In the ‘old days’ you bought your music and stored it. The Cloud is going to change the way music is listened...

Back to School Bash

It was great seeing thousands of kids get free backpacks and supplies at the Amway Center on Saturday for the 7th Annual Hope Now International Back-to-School Bash. WFTV and WRDQ were partners in hosting the event and we had a booth.  It was the first time I got to stand on the floor of the Amway Center. Now I know how Dwight Howard feels – somewhat. That place is awesome. It was a great...

My software doesn’t work with Lion. Roar.

I was a bit of a hold-out on updating my Mac computers to the new OS X Lion 10.7 operating system. I heard some good things about it, and it was a snap being able to just download it from the App Store. But what I wasn’t prepared for (and should have been!) was the fact that some of my software didn’t work after I made the update. Idiot move. In hindsight, it makes sense. Apple always...

No redemption for the Shawshank tree

I just caught the tail end of the Shawshank Redemption the other night. What a great movie. It was at the part where Red (Morgan Freeman) was walking by the stone wall and the big oak tree to find the tin box Andy (Tim Robbins) left for him. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and download it. (I’d say rent it, but we’re in 2011). Sadly, the tree was recently hammered by...

Golf Stop: Windermere Country Club

We’re back on the trail of testing out Orlando’s golf course selections. My buddy Josh and I decided to get out this Sunday and hit up Windermere Country Club. He had never played it. This was my 2nd time playing it. We checked GolfNow.com and found a smokin’ deal. $28 (round, cart and driving range) each. Our tee time was 1:06. Perfect. Getting out on the course on a hot...

Saved Script: Casey Overload

It seems Casey Anthony coverage is starting to get to some people. –JOSH/ON CAM– REACTION HAS BEEN SO STRONG TO THE NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN CASEY ANTHONY’S TRIAL,  IT LED TO A FIGHT IN BREVARD COUNTY! –TAKE VO– POLICE SAY ROBERT HAKIMOGLU HIT A WOMAN IN THE FACE DURING THE FIGHT AT THE MELBOURNE BEACH PIER SATURDAY NIGHT. BUT WHEN OFFICERS APPROACHED HIM, HE JUMPED INTO THE INDIAN RIVER! HE...

Minnesota (Not So) Nice?

I’ve always been very proud of my home state of Minnesota. I follow the news there just as much as I do the news here in Orlando. In fact, my home page on my internet browser is a Minnesota newspaper. I guess it’s because I view it as a pure and healthy place to raise a family devoid of pretension, pollution and shady leadership. It seems that’s the way it always used to be. I...

The bird takes flight

Have you ever been to a sporting event and noticed you happened to land a spot in line with the television cameras? It’s the kind of seat you either had some really good contacts in order to swing the tickets, or you just happened to be in the limelight by chance. You know you called your friends to tell them ‘watch for me, I’ll be on’. I have to believe that was going...

Chipotle: Fail

I hit up Chipotle for dinner tonight. The place was busy. So I waited, excited to dump half a bottle of the green Tobasco sauce on my perfectly-wrapped burrito. I placed my order and noticed the lady threw the tortilla in the press to heat it up. When she pulled it out, I noticed the tear. A tiny tear in the corner. Disaster was near. It was onto the next guy in line who slapped in the chicken...

Orenthal James Simpson v. Casey Anthony

I can barely remember the day O.J. Simpson was acquitted. But I do remember where I was. It was 9th grade, and I was in a band class at Southwest Junior High in Forest Lake, Minnesota. A bunch of us played percussion and we’d hide in the back behind the bulky instruments during rehearsal. Bass drums provided excellent cover from the enemy sniper (the instructor). But on October 3, 1995, we...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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