Jay Davis and Jim Greenleaf at Comedy Night BeX Bar and Grill

Posted on August 1, 2010. Filed under: comedy night | Tags: , , , |

Jay Davis and Jim Greenleaf at Comedy Night BeX Bar and Grill

Time: August 4, 2010 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: Bex Bar & Grill
Street: 704 w. LANCASTER BLVD.
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Phone: 310.218.2714 0R 661.750.2424
Event Type: comedynight

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Day One Dorfus Adventure! On TheRoad To California Extreme!

Posted on July 17, 2010. Filed under: california extreme, dorfus, jamestown, jeri ellsworth, Jim Greenleaf, joysticks | Tags: , , , , |

Day One Dorfus Adventure!

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Dorfus Maneuver at California Extreme

Posted on July 13, 2010. Filed under: california extreme, greydon clark, jeri ellsworth, joysticks | Tags: , , , , |

THAT’S ME … Jonathan Andrew McDorfus… IN 1983 Greydon Clark cast me in Joysticks. This 1980’s Classic I actually saw at the Palmdale Drive Inn when it was released. Time Magazine’s review said, “The best way to describe this film is the character played by Jim Greenleaf when he not playing his joystick he’s letting wind.”

This Movie took us thirteen days to create. The first week in release it was the fifth highest grossing film of that week. Dubbed a cult movie of the 80’s because it was a microcosm  of the arcade world where the youth of towns and cities across america grow-up.

I want to thank some twenty-eight years all the followers, from Facebook to Youtube, who have shared with me their fondness for my work in this film. All I can say is, “DORFUS MANEUVER!” as I raise my arm and leg to you. Hope to see you at California Extreme 2010. Saturday night there will be a showing of  “JOYSTICKS” followed by a Q&A.

My hat is off to Jeri Ellsworth and her team for pulling this together. Greydon Clark and I will be a booth to take pictures sign autographs and something very special will also be there…(can’t tell ya…you’ll just have to be there.)


California Extreme 2010

July 17-18, 2010

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Get in 1/2 hour earlier by pre-registering!

California Extreme is the “Classic Arcade Games Show”. It’s an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. All games on display are set for free play, so leave your quarters in the ash tray in your car. You won’t need ’em.

This is the classic scene that is the body of my work. ROTFL!!!

Vidiot Vs. Dorfus in a game of Satan’s Hollow


I’ll be attending “California Extreme 2010” – July 17-18 in Santa Clara, CA. California Extreme is the “Classic Arcade Games Show”. It’s an annual celebration of coin operated games once found in video game arcades. Guess which film of mine is being honored with a Saturday night screening…? If you didn’t guess “Joysticks” you don’t know my films… Hope to see you there. Check out their website: http://www.caextreme.org/ DORFUS MANEUVER!!

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Tracy Newman / Katy Moffatt Rock the Full-moon

Posted on June 29, 2010. Filed under: american music, Butler's coffee house, Katy Moffat, Tracy Newman | Tags: , , , , |

Palmdale, CA 06.26.2010 JG – As I cruised down the 14 Freeway at dust the Full-moon spotted me. The cool blue globe smiled at me and winked in the warm summer eve. I knew tonight would be something special. I had no idea how special, but, the closer I got to Butler’s Coffee house the more I sensed I better make the most out of this experience.

Walking into the local beanery the smell of freshly drew java and the sound of a band in the midst of a sound check transported me into the past. It was a much simpler time, at least in my world, I found myself wrapped in the innocence of a dive coffee house of the 1960’s.

I heard her say, “Where’s my drummer?” Looking to the stage wearing a guitar like a best friend was Tracy Newman. The glow around her emanated a comfort that she was in her world, no longer a high powered Emmy Award winning Producer for the last 20 years, rather a young soul eager to share her written word through music with the help of her band The Reinforcements.

Pam, the owner of this wonderful venue known as Butler’s Coffee House, had given a heads up to Tracy that I wanted to interview her for our local social network ilivetodayav. Armed with only my MacBook Pro I walked over to Tracy. “Tracy, I’m Jim Greenleaf…” before I could say anything else she reached and grabbed my hand, and with a warm smile she offered “Hi, Jim where do you want to do the interview?” I instantly felt a connection with this true spirit of a person and my job was to find it.

Tracy got a cup of coffee and we sat down at a small table in the middle of the room and I fired up my laptop . My MacBook Pro has become my plait. Not only will I capture the interview but also her performance will be itched into it’s memory. In the midst of this interview Katy Moffatt walked back into Tracy’s life and into mine for the first time.

This is what followed:

I left this nights sojourn with tears in my heart. Tracy and Katy gave this old man a renewed spirit for the cause for which they live each day creating art where ever they trek. In honor  of what they shared so freely I am bound to spread this to those that will listen .

Combining the old with the new creating a time capsule  that will live forever on this highway we call the Internet. I hope this Cloud goes viral and touches many hearts as it did mine.

Thank you Tracy Newman and Katy Moffatt

Jim Greenleaf

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Posted on April 11, 2010. Filed under: ilivetodayav, Jim Greenleaf, poppy festival, poppy fields | Tags: , , , |

@http://www.ilivetodayav.ning.com join Jim Greenleaf as he is on the road in the Antelope Vallley at the Poppy Fields. Join him

Liz Moffett Breault is a treasure to the AV. Nobody works as hard at photo as an art form than Liz. join her on FB at @http://www.facebook.com/liz.breault

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Welcome to the Social Media Revolution

Posted on March 30, 2010. Filed under: ilivetoday, internet intergration, Jim Greenleaf, self-management | Tags: , , , |

Written by Erik Qualman

Is Social Media a Fad or the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?  Welcome to the Social Media Revolution:

Stats from Video (sources listed below by corresponding #)

  1. By 2010 Gen Y will outnumber Baby Boomers….96% of them have joined a social network
  2. Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web
  3. 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media
  4. Years to Reach 50 millions Users:  Radio (38 Years), TV (13 Years), Internet (4 Years), iPod (3 Years)…Facebook added 100 million users in less than 9 months…iPhone applications hit 1 billion in 9 months.
  5. If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 4th largest between the United States and Indonesia (note that Facebook is now creeping up – recently announced 300 million users)
  6. Yet, some sources say China’s QZone is larger with over 300 million using their services (Facebook’s ban in China plays into this)
  7. comScore indicates that Russia has the most engage social media audience with visitors spending 6.6 hours and viewing 1,307 pages per visitor per month – Vkontakte.ru is the #1 social network
  8. 2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction
  9. 1 in 6 higher education students are enrolled in online curriculum
  10. % of companies using LinkedIn as a primary tool to find employees….80%
  11. The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year-old females
  12. Ashton Kutcher and Ellen Degeneres (combined) have more Twitter followers than the  population of Ireland, Norway, or Panama.  Note I have adjusted the language here after someone pointed out the way it is phrased in the video was difficult to determine if it was combined.
  13. 80% of Twitter usage is outside of Twitter…people update anywhere, anytime…imagine what that means for bad customer experiences?
  14. Generation Y and Z consider e-mail passé…In 2009 Boston College stopped distributing e-mail addresses to incoming freshmen
  15. What happens in Vegas stays on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook…
  16. The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube
  17. Wikipedia has over 13 million articles…some studies show it’s more accurate than Encyclopedia Britannica…78% of these articles are non-English
  18. There are over 200,000,000 Blogs
  19. 54% = Number of bloggers who post content or tweet daily
  20. Because of the speed in which social media enables communication, word of mouth now becomes world of mouth
  21. If you were paid a $1 for every time an article was posted on Wikipedia you would earn $156.23 per hour
  22. Facebook USERS translated the site from English to Spanish via a Wiki in less than 4 weeks and cost Facebook $0
  23. 25% of search results for the World’s Top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content
  24. 34% of bloggers post opinions about products & brands
  25. People care more about how their social graph ranks products and services  than how Google ranks them
  26. 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations
  27. Only 14% trust advertisements
  28. Only 18% of traditional TV campaigns generate a positive ROI
  29. 90% of people that can TiVo ads do
  30. Hulu has grown from 63 million total streams in April 2008 to 373 million in April 2009
  31. 25% of Americans in the past month said they watched a short video…on their phone
  32. According to Jeff Bezos 35% of book sales on Amazon are for the Kindle when available
  33. 24 of the 25 largest newspapers are experiencing record declines in circulation because we no longer search for the news, the news finds us.
  34. In the near future we will no longer search for  products and services they will find us via social media
  35. More than 1.5 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared on Facebook…daily.
  36. Successful companies in social media act more like Dale Carnegie and less like David Ogilvy Listening first, selling second
  37. Successful companies in social media act more like party planners, aggregators, and content providers than traditional advertiser
The above statistics and “Social Media Revolution” video tell the story, social media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate.  Please feel free to share with any non-believers!
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Huge Thanks to These Outstanding Sources
Below are the sources I used to compile this video.  Keep your feedback/questions/challenges coming as it will collectively make video #2 that much better – you know leverage this whole “social” thing.
A huge thanks to all below:
  1. Source: Grunwald Associates National Study – Trendsspotting Blog |Millenials Conference
  2. Source: Huffington Post
  3. Source: McKinsey Study also posted by David Dalka
  4. Source: First Stats: United Nations Cyberschoolbus Document
    Facebook Stat: Mashable
    iPhone Stat: Apple
  5. Source: Facebook
  6. Source: TechCrunch
  7. Source: comScore
  8. Source:  Attempting to relocate
  9. Source: Jobvite Social Recruitment Survey Note: 80% will use social networks in their assessment.  95% will use LinkedIn in their assessment.  When we revise the Video needs to be updated changing “their” to “a” primary tool need to see if we bump 80% to 95%
  10. Source: Inside Facebook Blog
  11. Source: Twitter & World Population Data
  12. Source: Attempting to relocate
  13. Source: Metro Newspaper
  14. Opinion, not a statistic
  15. Source: TGDaily
  16. Source: www.wikipedia.org – calculated based on # articles per language category; Colorado State University Wikipedia Accuracy Study; open debate and of course very biased information is also found on thisWikipedia Accuracy page.  If I had to do it again I would have made this say as accurate rather than more – obviously some articles will be more accurate (think of the realtime update of Michael Jackson’s death, but also some will be less accurate.
  17. Source: China Internet Information CenterTechnoratiWikipedia
  18. Source: ClickZ Stats SES Magazine June 8 page 24-25 Chris Aarons, Andru Edwards, Xavier Lanier Turning Blogs and user-Generated Content Into Search Engine Results
  19. Opinion, not a statistic
  20. Calculated based of Wikipedia article data found at www.wikipedia.org
  21. Source:  TechCrunchThis says 4 weeks so I may have been a little off here as my source at Facebook had said 2 weeks adjusted above
  22. Source: Marketing Vox and Nielsen BuzzMetrics SES Magazine June 8 page 24-25 Chris Aarons, Andru Edwards, Xavier Lanier Turning Blogs and user-Generated Content Into Search Engine Results
  23. Opinion, not a statistic
  24. Source: July 2009 Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey (actually 90% now – updated above but video still shows 78%)
  25. Source: “Marketing to the Social Web,” Larry Weber, Wiley Publishing  2007
  26. Source: “Marketing to the Social Web,” Larry Weber, Wiley Publishing  2007
  27. Source: Starcom USA-TiVo
  28. Source: Nielsen
  29. Source: Solutions Research Group
  30. Source: Henry Blodget Silicon Alley Insiderhttp://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-kindle-sales-now-a-shocking-35-of-book-sales-when-kindle-version-available-2009-5 Just as the URL shows it’s not 35% of all books sales, but rather if a Kindle Version and a Book Version are available the buyer selects the Kindle version 35% of the time.
  31. Source: Yahoo Finance
  32. Opinion from Socialnomics
  33. Source: Facebook
  34. Music in video provided by Fatboy Slim “Right Here, Right Now” (1999) – if you like it buy the single

If anyone sees any inaccuracies or has better source information please let me know!

Also, if you haven’t seen Marta Kagan’s “What The F**K is Social Media”presentation,  it’s amazing! Many of the same eye-popping facts are contained in it – as well as many more.  Plus, it does a much better job of providing insight than my video which is designed to grab attention.  Kagan’s presentation informs, check it out!

To watch a video with millions of YouTube views and deservedly so, please check out Karl Fisch and Scott McCleod’s Did You Know? It is filled with compelling stats that relate to globalization, education and technology – Love it!

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What’s The Social Networking Pulse of Your Business?

Posted on March 27, 2010. Filed under: free enterprise, ilivetoday, Jim Greenleaf, linked in, social networking | Tags: , , , , |

ilivetoday allows you to avoid costs in product branding in our growing economy while creating a social networking path to optimize customer growth and awareness on the Internet.

This article was written by David Nour On October 9, 2009.

It was presented to me through Linked in as a member of the group Free Enterprise.

When was the last time you walked around your office and conducted an informal survey with your staff?  Not about what frustrates them the most about their job, what makes them excited about showing up everyday, or what specific problem or challenge they were trying to solve (all viable questions, by the way) but instead asking which social networking sites they are using most often, i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Slideshare, etc.; if they had read any customer reviews of your products or services online, or if they had learned something insightful about your current or prospective markets in a blog?

Next, survey a sampling of your most recent customers about how they prefer to be engaged.  Ask them about their perception of the marketing and sales signals you or your team is sending out and which ones are being received.  Ask how they research products or services to buy and how they perceive the information they get exposed to from other users of your products or services (as compared to your marketing value-proposition).  You may be surprised by the insights they’ll share on the business impact you may be ignoring.

Why not ask your managers, directors or business unit leaders about the social networking strategy they intend to implement to capitalize on this current trend?  If you get “uhmmm,” or “we need a LinkedIn group page, a Facebook fan page, or a corporate Twitter account” call us to talk about Enterprise Social Networking!

Social networking applications like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are a delivery vehicle!  The destination is reshaping your industry and your business – your ability to remain relevant will entirely depend on whether you still see social networking as something for your teenage kids or a game changer for you and your team’s success in 2010 and beyond.  You see, social networking platforms are enabling a more real-time, peer-centric, buyer behavior.  Search engines are becoming social search and social CRM – a fundamental disruption in your perceived value creation.

Value creation is derived from value disruption; if you don’t disrupt your value chain, someone else will!

By the way, are you still in that corporate crowd suffering from the fallacy of control?  In the past week, I actually heard two executives proudly mention that access to Facebook and Twitter was blocked from their corporate office.  Guess what?  Your employees are bringing in their own laptops or 3G cards and accessing those sites anyway!  Otherwise, they’re using those sites from their iPhones and certainly when they get home!

Social networking is also bringing corporate transparency to a whole new level.  You have to define succinct guidelines very differently when an incident within your corporate walls can reach the world via Twitter in a matter of a couple of hours!  You have to protect your brand, confidential info, and intellectual property very differently.  If you don’t have an answer, “dig that hole before you need it!”

Many of the traditional communication methods are endangered species.  The velocity and veracity of news traveling on social networking sites mandates that you get more hands-on and consistent in your interactions with your distribution channel and end customers.  As a matter of fact – forget your products and services and start investing more time, effort and resources on the overarching customer experience.  Delegating your customer interactions to “the mailroom” while you comfortably command and control from “mahogany row” is a receipt for crisis in the making.

Social networking is a disruptive technology and Web 2.0 will fundamentally and forever shift your business to a more customer-centric model.  Bring the power and promise of social networking as a platform for mass collaboration within your enterprise, and you will accelerate profitable growth, top talent acquisition, and strategy execution.

At a minimum, if you’re not having conversations with your team (and your board) about social network-driven market disruptions, reinventing your business or revenue models, channel disintermediation, customer acquisition and retention costs, and strategic alliances to enter new markets or segments (powered by social networks), you better believe your competitors are!

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Happy St. Patties Day!!

Posted on March 18, 2010. Filed under: christmas stories | Tags: , , , |

Happy St. Patties Day From Santa

http://www.merry-christmas-story.com/ Forgive me Sir he said in an Irish Accent but we were on our way to America and our ship encountered fog and we have lost our way. My wife is expecting our fourth child and we are starving Sir, I was only looking for food to feed my family.

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Jim Greenleaf calls his mom on Joke Lab: Mothers and Headaches. Performed at the Labcabin on 3/11/10.

Posted on March 15, 2010. Filed under: amanda egge, cell phones, funny, Jim Greenleaf, jim greenleaf doing standup comedy, joanne greenleaf, joke lab | Tags: , , , , |

Joke Lab: Sexual Fantasies and Guilt

Thursday, March 18, 2010
8:30pm – 10:30pm
The Labcabin
833 North La Brea (next to Jet Rag)
Los Angeles, CA

The premise of Joke Lab is that every week 6-8 comedians are given a topic to create brand new material on or inspired by the topic for the week. The material can take any format as long as it is related to the topic in a way that will be apparent to the audience- can be sketch, a character or concept piece, storytelling, or stand-up. At the end of the show we take an audience suggestion for the next week’s topic and send it out to the comics booked on that show. So every week it’s a brand new show with new comics and new, never seen before material.This week’s topic: Mothers and Headaches!

Thursday Mar 18th line-up:
March 18th (Topic Sexual Fantasies and Guilt)
Ron Lynch (The Tomorrow Show)
Jason Nash (The Shaman)
Hal Rudnick (UCB Theatre)
Bill Chott (Wizards of Waverly Place)
Ted Twyman (Comedy Store’s Sunday Night Sizzle)
Valerie Garduno (Late Show with David Letterman)
Yemi Afolabi (Joke Lab Intern)

DOORS OPEN at 8:30. Come early for drinks and music. The show starts PROMPTLY at 9:00.

Joke Lab is a FREE show. Beverages are available for purchase (CASH ONLY). Please support the space and buy a drink at the Labcabin bar!!!

Hosted by Amanda Egge and Lauren Rochelle
With a special guest appearance by the Improv Dance Company!

And of course, we couldn’t do it without all the people that make this show possible every week:
-Our Joke Lab interns: Yemi Afolabi and Taylor Collins!
-Our music curator, Jed Lasser, who provides themed music every week!
-Our wonderful bartender and host, David Gueringer!

The Labcabin
833 North La Brea (next door to Jet Rag)
Los Angeles 90038


Have a creative day!

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The Garden of Flowing Fragrance with Jim Greenleaf

Posted on March 13, 2010. Filed under: Flowing Fragrance, ilivetoday, the huntington | Tags: , , |

The Garden of Flowing Fragrance with Jim Greenleaf

http://www.ilivetoday.com Welcome to Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of flowing fragrance at the Huntington, where nature’s artistry and the spirit of poetry bloom in harmony.

Have a creative day!

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