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About Mike Flacy

Mike Flacy

Mike Flacy

Mike is the Editor-in-Chief for Audio Video Revolution as well as a contributor to High-Def Digest, Steve's Digicams and DVDTalk.com. He resides in the Los Angeles area.

Posts By Mike Flacy

The American Vacation - Infographic

August 1, 2011 | 5

With another summer winding down, did you end up taking a vacation this year?  Perhaps are you heading out for a relaxing getaway this month? We wanted to celebrate the summer vacation and Shark Week with another awesome infographic about the American vacation. Ever wanted to know the beaches to avoid due to a high percentage of shark attacks? Are you curious how many people check and update Facebook while on vacation? How do women and men relax while on vacation? If you had to guess, how many Americans take their work with them to continue working a remote sandy beach? Check out the Infographic below to find out!

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Celebrating Independence Day - Infographic

June 27, 2011 | 3

With the 4th of July just around the corner, we wanted to show our excitement for the national holiday with another awesome holiday infographic!  Have you ever wanted to know why horses hated the 4th of July years ago?  Did you know there's a U.S. state that forbids misdemeanor arrests on the 4th?  How many Americans have no idea which country America declared its independence from in 1776?  Do you know which American Presidents died on the 4th of July?  Check out these facts and many more by clicking on the infographic below.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Father's Day - Infographic

June 14, 2011 | 4

With Father's Day right around the corner, what better way to celebrate all the great Dads out there than with another awesome holiday infographic about the history of Father's Day and our spending habits on dear ole Dad.   Ever wonder how many Dads are out there in then nation?  How many times does the average Dad read to their child each week?  How about the popular pick for TV's most beloved Dad?  Which TV Dad do we flip the channel on after collectively rolling our eyes?  Check out the Infographic below to find out!

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Memorial Day: Remembering The Fallen (Infographic)

May 27, 2011 | 6

With Memorial Day upon us this weekend, we wanted to pay homage to the heroes that fight for our country.  The infographic below has several interesting facts about the inception of Memorial Day and common practices to honor our servicemen.  We've also included information about one of America's favorite pastimes, the Memorial Day Weekend BBQ.  Did you ever want to know why Taps is played during Memorial Day services?  How about the city that claims to be the barbecue capitol of the Unites States?   Check out the infographic below to find out!

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mother's Day - Infographic

May 6, 2011 | 10

With Mother's Day just a few days away, we wanted to celebrate a bit early with an infographic about the history of Mother's Day as well as facts about all the great moms out there.  Ever wanted to know how many people are friends with their Mom on Facebook?  How about the amount of money that we spend on greeting cards for Mother's day?  And what do you think your Mom really wants for Mother's Day?  Check out the infographic to find out!

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Cutting the Cord: Say Goodbye to Your Cable Bill!

April 28, 2011 | 5

cut-the-cable_cordLast month, I reached my boiling point on the cable bill.  Excluding high speed Internet service, my Time Warner cable bill had just passed $150 a month.  An HBO / Showtime subscription, the occasional movie rental, DVR service; all the extra services add up quickly.  Even the basic services, like HD channels ($5 a month) or an extra HD cable box for another TV in the house ($10 a month), were ridiculously priced.  If I continued down this path, I'd be on track to spend over $1800 a year for a handful of channels that I actually watched!

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