Monday, October 31, 2011

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. As you can see by the description it's too bad if you end up working for this next manager at the tail end of his/her career. Happy Halloween.

MOTW: Brain Dead Manager

At some point in his/her career Brain Dead Manager had something going on. Unfortunately, by the time he/she reaches your office this is no longer the case. Brain Dead Manager’s tenure is characterized by a lot of confusion, frustration and angst among his/her subordinates. Typical symptoms of Brain Dead Manager disease include sitting completely still for long periods of time, blank stares, demonstrating awe at anything relatively new and inarticulate grunts.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weekend Haiku

A bath when you're born,
a bath when you die,
how stupid.

Issa (1763 - 1827)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Set Fire to the Rain

Adele performs Set Fire to the Rain live. What a set of pipes! She is awesome. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

When you know your days are numbered...

Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano puts his house up for sale, ostensibly because he is an "empty nester" now. The coach is asking 1.49 million for the house. The real question is which will happen first, a Dolphins win or the house selling. With the Dolphins at 0-6 and the housing market being what it is right now in South Florida, neither event is looking very probable in the short term.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Giant Lego man washes ashore

Only in Florida, Siesta Key to be exact. He is about eight feet tall. Is this a scout sent before the invasion? And what about the cryptic message on his chest..."No real than you are." Obviously the Lego race speaks another language (Legoese perhaps) and are just getting the hang of English. But what does it mean? We may never know unless more Lego men appear to clear the mystery up.

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. Since it is football season once again, I thought we would revisit this next manager. As they say, hindsight is 20/20.

MOTW: Monday Morning Quarterback Manager

Never one to prepare or coach his/her staff before important meetings, Monday Morning Quarterback Manager has an infinite array of revisionist feedback whenever the meetings are done and does not hesitate to let anyone within a fifty mile radius know about it. Monday Morning Quarterback Manager will tell you what you should have said, done and thought differently even if the outcomes of the meetings were a resounding success. Upon leaving any meeting at which you and Monday Morning Quarterback Manager were present the recommendation is to put on a pair of noise reduction headphones and run away as quickly as possible.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weekend Haiku

Taking a nap,
feet planted
against a cool wall.

Basho (1644 - 1694)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Evanescence performs Going Under live on The Jimmy Kimmel show. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. This next manager never learned that there is two way dialogue flowing in any effective communication.

MOTW: Communicator Manager

Thinks that by holding routine staff meetings and engaging in long-winded monologues recounting what he/she has been thinking about since the last meeting he/she has done the job of being an informative boss.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Weekend Haiku

Singing, flying, singing,
the cuckoo
keeps busy.

Basho (1644 - 1694)

Friday, October 14, 2011

El Satanico Dr Cadillac

A recording of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs' El Satanico Dr Cadillac. Enjoy and happy Friday. The bass rocks.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Children and politics

Harkening back to an old Art Linkletter routine, (for those of you too young to get the reference google Kids say the darndest things) Jimmy Kimmel talks politics with some schoolchildren. It's nice to know where our youth stand on the issues.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. Five minutes after reading about this next manager you will probably not remember a thing about him/her.

MOTW: Non-Descript Manager

Just like the character in Woody Allen’s Zelig, Non-Descript Manager blends into whatever scenery and situation effortlessly, leaving no trace of ever having been part of any decision or action within the business unit. Although worthless, Non-Descript Manager survives because no one in Senior Management ever recalls his/her name or anything associated with it. He/she is thus rendered virtually invisible whenever the cost cutting cycle rears its ugly head. He/she is a very distant relative of Stealth Manager.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Weekend Haiku

Insects on a bough
floating downriver,
still singing.

Issa (1763 - 1827)

Friday, October 7, 2011


The original electric version of Torn from the band Ednaswap off their album Wacko Magneto. Enjoy and happy Friday.

And here is the acoustic version by Anne Preven of Ednaswap.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Henne done for the season

At 0 - 4 I'm not sure whether this is a good or bad thing. The Dolphins have a bye this weekend so that will give Matt Moore an extra week to prepare. There was a really good T.V. show that is no longer on the air with a one word title that sums up this football season...LOST.


A lifetime of achievement packed into 56 short years. Thanks for all your visionary hard work Mr. Jobs. Even his last name connoted he had more to do still.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Citi hikes fees

Citi joins other bastions of finance such as Bank of America,Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Sun Trust and Regions Financial in once again hiking fees to consumers. This time around in Citi's case it is upping fees for checking accounts.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Recession makes for odd thievery

During a recession you expect to hear stories about shoplifting, scamming and even bank heists, but take a look at some other things being stolen during these hard times.

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. This next manager has no consideration for others. Everything must be made to fit within his/her schedule, except for summons from his/her boss or Senior Management, to which he/she scurries with alacrity.

MOTW: After Hours Manager

After Hours Manager makes it impossible to connect with him/her during the regularly scheduled workday and schedules all meetings, conversations, etc. at absurd times during which normal people would actually be having a life. Requests for late night meetings at the Admiral’s Club of the local airport are not unusual for After Hours Manager, causing his/her exasperated staff members to have sour dispositions and a very limited shelf life.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weekend Haiku

Coolness of the melons
flecked with mud
in the morning dew.

Basho (1644 - 1694)