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How to Get to Work on Time

14 Nov

How to Get to Work on Time

Monday, November 14, 2016

     I think I have figured it out:

clock2

just set the alarm clock 15 hours early!

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Journalists

24 Feb
Friday, February 23 rd, 2012
 Sometimes I forget to mention that there are good journalists too.
It just seems as if there are less every day.

Like today:

Marie Colvin

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Super Bowl Sunday – Indiana Wins

5 Feb

Suday, February 5, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Super Bowl and Super Bowl Sunday:  a major TV event.  Bigger than Macy’s Day (opps, I meant Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade) but not as big as New Year’s Eve TV coverage of the ball dropping in New York City’s Times Square.

Dropping the ball is always good TV coverage.

According to Wikipedia, ” The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States,…”

Walter Camp

Walter Camp, American Football Pioneer

Often, the teams are referred to by their state of residence, instead of their colorful and thought provoking names.  (I am not sure why, although I suspect it is the thrill of experiencing a sense of disposable, pseudo-nationalism.)

This year (2012) posed a slight dilemma for many followers of the TV event. The two teams competing were the Giants vs. the New England Patriots. Many viewers I spoke with appeared to feel geographically un-represented –

The Giants, aka the New York Giants have two geo-social extra baggage charges:

1. “New York” – bossy New York that is always getting the attention and pushing the rest of the country around and

2.  They actually reside across the river in New Jersey!

The New England Patriots have similar problem:

1. New England with its class ceiling – all of those Mayflower people, Ivy League schools, history, etc. (in fact, out here in Oregon, “New England Ivy” is labeled as an “Invasive Species”;  school children are taught to hate it and neighbors are encouraged to turn each other in if suspected of growing it) and

2.  Nobody knows just what state the New England Patriots are hosted by (it’s Massachusetts).  Ironically, the team’s name used to be simpler and easier to remember: The Boston Patriots.  Somehow “Boston” sounded too New Englandy!

Soo, before getting the detailed economic analysis from that premier Economics Forum , (http://economics.org.au/), one might assume that Indiana won a substantial financial gain from hosting the event.

The main reason for this assumption is based on my general lack of fundamental economic knowledge and the following three items.

1. The obvious influx of cash by the attendees (food, hotels, taxis, etc.)

2. City fees and taxable activities (TV, game related businesses)

3. Revenue related to actual attendance in the stadium, where ticket prices for seats were reported to be between $ 1,000 and $ 100,000– very high prices.

It is amazing what some people will pay to avoid the TV commercials.

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Bad Voice Overs!

30 Jan

Monday, January 30, 2012

Would someone puhlleeeeeeeez stop the scratchy phlegmy crusty old guy and squeaky high pitched bubbly squeaky ditzy young female voiceovers on ALMOST HALF OF THE RADIO and TV Commercials?????

Is the same thing really being taught over and over and over and over in business school marketing classes?

Come on.  Stop. Please.

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Three Dog Night Club

28 Jan

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Anyway, the town I live in is really big on pretentious public displays of civic bling.

You know – street art, flower plantings, parks, parks and more parks.

We even have three dog parks.

One of the dog parks is so fancy it has valet barking!

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Dutch Post Masters

23 Jan

January 23rd, 2012

Dutch Masters

Spring is coming! The daffodils are coming up. And just in time for us all to get blasted by another Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) – this one from sunspot 1402:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2012/23jan12/cme2.gif

If you want to track it:

http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/downloads/20120123_052000_anim.tim-den.gif

But what about our beleaguered postal workers?

Nobody knows how hard these folks work.

Hope springs eternal, but , have you ever seen what goes on in the back of post offices?

It’s complete despair.

They treat every piece of mail with a first class stamp on it like gold and nobody knows.  Nobody gets to see because of security.

Postal employee abuse:  another ugly hidden secret.

Unlimited lifetime labor-

"Yup!"

– smoke ’em if you got ’em!

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itunes problems

21 Jan

Sometimes I purchase songs from itunes and there are problems with the audio quality.

I am suspecting the compression algorithm but it could be general quality control.

Does anyone know what the the procedure is to fix it?

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