Obscure Ramble

Politics, Sports, things that I find interesting or intriguing. Basically, it could be anything. Also a lot of me feeling morally superior to those who practice the consumer lifestyle

Sunday, June 14, 2009

how long ago was this?

wow. the way things used to be scares me.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I like things like this

The following is a picture of the instructions painted on the mounting point of one of the Boeing 747s that carry the Space Shuttle Orbiter around. I generally assume that beaureacracy, rules and regulations at these types of organizations usually ruin any attempts at fun, so this is enjoyable for me:


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Drug stores are crazy places!

Two random sightings in drug stores this spring:

1) This was located in the entryway of a CVS -it raised a few questions for me. Did someone cure incontinence? Are these supplies no longer needed? Also, as this sign was posted on a wall that you only see while LEAVING the store, I wonder how many people do an immediate turnaround when they see this sign to run back and stock up on Depends. If I had needed these supplies, this sign would have caused a dilemma for me... do I just go back? Leave the store, come back in 5 minutes? Pretend I forgot to get a magazine and then lo and behold, I also discovered the incontinence sale?

2) This store, which I think was a Rite-Aid but might have been a Brooks, either has oblivious or hilarious management.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Car Companies

At current, it's not unpopular to have a beef with car companies. However, I'd like to add my voice: Screw you, car companies. And not just domestic firms, either. You have all been at the forefront of the "Hey, here's something you can't possibly afford, but do you want it anyways? Great, we have credit available...just sign here!" movement. In general, I'm all for people having complete freedom to fuck up their own financial lives. But now it's affecting me. So, too bad. From now on, if you're not paying in cash, you get to drive a small sedan, station wagon, or a pickup truck. I'll determine your need. There will be one vehicle choice in each category. It will be cheap. Deal with it.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dumb Slogan

Domino's latest slogan is "You got 30 minutes." This is immediately followed by the disclaimer that due to safety concerns, 30 minutes is not a guarantee and you may, in fact, got more. Why would you want a slogan you immediately had to follow with a caveat? Why not go back to the ad agency and say "Why don't we have our slogan be something that is...semi-true?" Today, while in a Domino's, I heard the girl taking an order on the phone say "You got 30 minutes...to an hour." I'm really hoping that it's not a corporate policy to always say "You got" x amount of time...but in any case, that just proved the point of what a dumb slogan it is. I'd love to know how much money they spent on it.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Seriously?

So, a guy gets trampled to death on Black Friday. I had actually been thinking to myself "Wonder who will get stomped to death this year?" It's sad that it actually happened. This kind of thing boggles my mind. People are that fucking stupid? Seriously? I want to go to the goddamn Wal-Mart and punch them all in the face. I have no problem with stating that every person in that Wal-Mart rush does not deserve to live.

Story: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iDXtETwP7G17BQsO07DecwxuziLgD94O9O2G0

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A renewal?

Obviously, no one actually reads this blog. And I haven't posted in a year. But, I'm going to try to keep up with some better postings from now on. Maybe a year from now, someone other than me will actually look back at this post and note my renewed commitment.