Better than a basement.
Picture “Wayne’s World” with a Flatirons backdrop, and you’ve got a bit of the new BoulderEdge TV.
This bootstrapped Web TV program coming out of the home of Spencer O’Hara and Brandon Mikulka definitely feels professional. The two friends moved to Boulder recently from Los Angeles and started filming video segments on a green screen backdrop at home.
No, it’s not the wood-paneled basement of “Wayne’s World,” as far as we know. Yes, you can get any three- to five-minute segment of the show downloaded off the website at: www.boulderedgetv.com
The duo found the “face: of the show – blonde host Kari White – from a craigslist ad. There’s also a cooking segment hosted by two male friends in an airy kitchen. Veggie beet burgers with brown rice were the most recent featured recipe.
“We heard it was great. We were living in L.A., and the attitude of the people there is the ‘money first’ mentality, rather than ‘people first,’ ” Mikulka said.
There’s certainly a history of offbeat entertainment making its way from Boulder to a mainstream national audience.
We know that you know that “South Park” TV show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone went to the University of Colorado. Longtime Boulderites remember that Mork (Robin Williams) & Mindy (Pam Dawber) lived in a Victorian on Pine Street.
So far, BoulderEdge has gotten about 350 hits, Mikulka said. The show first debuted on Thursday, Dec. 1, with new segments scheduled to come online on the first and third Thursdays of every month.
City of Boulder employees – pat yourselves on the back for the chances you have at work to get healthy and work out.
About 1,200 workers who get a paycheck from the city receive a free annual pass to the three city of Boulder recreation centers as well as fitness consultations and classes if they sign up for Wellness Works!, a program created to help them avoid getting sick. Workers earn points if they attend health screenings and seminars through the related online SimplyWell program.
Because of all the “wellness culture” offerings the city offers, it has received the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Company certification for the second consecutive year.
That’s all bound to be good news for taxpayers, too, since work force wellness programs could end up saving money on insurance costs. No statistics on that though for the Wellness Works! program, which launched in 2009.