Safe Webbing, boys and girls.
Let's do some Tae Bo for Jesus!!
Share your love for fossil fuels.
Time to look into a career in the truck driving industry.
The RIAA are a bunch of visionless whiners.
CD sales are slumping. Well, no shit. At $15.99 to $18.99 a disc and in the middle of an economic nightmare, what do they expect. Simple mathematics and a study of how their audience spend their money would immediately change their bottom line.
Using my own spending habits as an example:
I go into Virgin Megastore with $50 and no plan to spend 100% of my pocket money. I'm surrounded by new releases @ $15.99 a CD (averaging). I may buy one, which, plus tax, takes $17.31 out of my $50. But...........if I see a rack of CDs for $6.99, I'm much more likely buy multiple CDs which, add more $$ to the store's total sales, adds to the artist's stats and..........makes me, the customer happy. (5 @ $6.99 plus tax = $37.83)
Taking this to a national level, the math gets easier. If a million people were to buy 5 CDs at $6.99 rather than 1 CD at $15.99, the total sales would equal a 65% increase in overall sales, not to mention the tax benefit to the local city. What's missing from this picture? Economics 101? Why spend a measurable fraction of your income when you can download it for free is a no-brainer........as is burning a copy from a friend. Though the majority prefer to have the original with liner notes et al. When you're competing with free, an adjustment in mindset should be explored.
We're going to war! God bless us everyone.
It appears as though, not only does Mr. Shrub not need the votes of the American people to become president, he doesn't need any approval to take us to war either. Anyone want to wager on whether it occurs before or after the mid-term elections? I'm not sure whether my fear is that we're destined to fail and like we're doing in Afghanistan, fail to work to establish or rebuild a stable government, we declare ourselves victorious with Sadam dead, leaving his sons to wreck havoc in the region or that my 5 month old son will be drafted to fight terror in 2020. If Shrubie the Elder had just finished the job he started, would we be in this pending mess?
If we're against countries with weapons of mass destruction,..... are they classified as those with the potential to have a nuclear arsenal or those with a nuclear arsenal and the experience of having used them on civilians in the past? Wouldn't that then, be recursive in our case? Shouldn't we then adjust our rhetoric from "pre-emptive strike" to "pre-emptive Nuclear strike"? Rather than waiting for them to bomb us with technology they may or may not have at an arbitrary point in time.................just bomb the crap out of them with like weaponry knowing that some day they might do it to us?
**********Monday rant, off.**************
(insert pun here)
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I can't believe how bad I suck. In my defense, my score would be better if I left the meat department alone and wasn't so spooked about riding my scooter in rush hour traffic.
This week's work task is setting "priorities" or bi-annual objectives. Rather than actually setting substantial/measurable objectives, I'm complaining about online. Ironic part is that the activity used to be the guide by which an individual's performance was rated and the output determined one's raise, bonus or promotions. Now, not only do you not get any of the previous awards, but HR doesn't even get a copy. Nevertheless, it's a required activity. I'm tempted to include an objective that reads somewhat close to;
Willing to kiss as much butt as is required to maintain employment, feed my wife and kid and meet all my bills. Layoffs scare me and am willing to eat nettles and walk on glass to stay employed. Will work 12 hours a day for 8 hours of pay, take no vacation, work sick and take on the work of every other out-going employee who performs a like task.
All the other "objectives" will be manipulated outputs from the Dilbert website. Example: "It's our responsibility to professionally disseminate principle-centered intellectual capital" or "Our mission is to efficiently leverage existing professional paradigms so that we may continually initiate competitive content"
I believe in freedom of speech and I contradict myself when I say, "Tom DeLay, shut the f*ck up!".
The US of A really needs to start running our country more like a business.............oh wait, it appears we already are. Nevermind.
I'm surprised to find so many bloggers in Dallas. Wish I had more time for social activities.
MAKE THE PIE HIGHER
I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
And potential mental losses.
Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet
Become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?
They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being
And the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope,
Where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!
- Washington Post writer, Richard Thompson during National Poetry Month.
Oh super, another party, I'm not invited to...................need an extra $99,999.00 to qualify.
Monday through Thursday, having an office window is a blessing.........on Fridays, especially unseasonably nice August Fridays,........ it's hell!
Specifically for DFW residents.
Please email your mayor and let her know what you think of our DA's prosecution of comic store clerks. Remember, this is the same DA who took months to overturn false cocaine convictions (see, gypsum) and still has not charged or sentenced the conspirators in the Dallas Police force.
Happy Death-Day to the King
Quote of the Week.
"Bush, himself the most intellectually backward American president of my political lifetime, is surrounded by advisers whose bellicosity is exceeded only by their political, military and diplomatic illiteracy". - Gerald Kaufman, a lawmaker from the governing UK Labor Party.
Here's lookin' at you kid
My new home number is 212.479.7990. Call early......call often.
Initial recommendation is, attack the facilitators. Ok, but let's also follow the money. Simply grabbin the congress-critters identified in this article, let's play, who's funding who.
Biden: and #12 is.............?
Sensenbrenner: and #1 is.............?
Scott: and #7 is.............?
Conyers: and #1 is.............?
Coble: and #2 is.............?
Feinstein: and #4 is.............?
Smith: and #14 is.............?
This is a bi-partisan love-fest. When they start locking up the end-user, how long before the corporations see the drag on profits they're saying are a result of MP3s?
Sort of a .....................duh!
|You are 57% geek|
|You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you'll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you're a technical geek, you'll be able to afford it, too. If you're not a technical geek, you're geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don't date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You'll constantly try to out-geek the other.|
So, as long as you keep it in the original container, you're fine?
If a picture is worth a thousand words.........what's a funny picture worth?
See, previous post.
This Day in History
On Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 140,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare.
On this date:
In 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began to debate the articles contained in a draft of the United States Constitution.
In 1806, the Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis I abdicated.
In 1825, Bolivia declared its independence from Peru.
In 1890, convicted murderer William Kemmler became the first person to be executed in the electric chair as he was put to death at Auburn State Prison in New York.
In 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Russia and Serbia declared war against Germany.
In 1926, Gertrude Ederle of New York became the first American woman to swim the English Channel. She did it in about 14 hours.
In 1962, Jamaica became an independent dominion within the British Commonwealth.
In 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.
In 1978, Pope Paul VI died at Castel Gandolfo at age 80.
In 1986, William J. Schroeder died after living 620 days with the Jarvik Seven artificial heart.
I wonder what the evidence room looks like at the
Federal Bureau of Incompetence.
Speaking of investigation..............I just don't think we've done enough research into the suspension of voters rights in 2000.
I was truly hoping for a more "exciting" result.
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the bestest birthday wish, ever.
found this very funny. don't know if it's real or staged.