Friday, August 31, 2012

Crazy Life

Toad the Wet Sprocket perform Crazy Life live. Great song. It is a crazy life isn't it. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. Election season is upon us so it is time to include this next manager in our catalogue.

MOTW: Political Manager

Political Manager has made friends and cultivated relationships with all the right people. He/she regularly survives purges and layoffs, usually reappearing stronger than before. Is the subject of rumors that he/she must have naked pictures of the company CEO’s significant other stashed somewhere.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Weekend Haiku

Winter rain-
the field stubble
has blackened.

Basho (1644 - 1694)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Devil In Your Bed

From Australia's Got Talent, playing an original tune, are buskers George and Noriko. You just can't beat fusion of this nature. What a great sound! Enjoy and happy Friday.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

For those who travel by air often...

We know those long TSA security lines at the airport are a hassle and we suffer them every time we travel. They definitely take a toll on my mental health, but can they also get you physically sick from all the germs? Read this one page article from the WSJ to find out.

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. You can look in the mirror to see if this next manager resembles you since he/she has a lot of them around at all times.

MOTW: Smoke and Mirrors Manager

Bluff Manager’s fraternal twin, Smoke and Mirrors Manager augments his/her repertoire with myriad technological gadgetry and presentations comprised of lots of bells and whistles, reams of documents and articles, magic tricks and just about anything else that will camouflage his/her lack of substance and knowledge.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Weekend Haiku

A hazy day-
even the gods
must feel listless.

Issa (1763 - 1827)

Friday, August 17, 2012

She Said

Plan B performs She Said live in France. Check out Naomi Campbell and Didier Drogba enjoying the music. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Quote for today

A joke is a very serious thing.

Winston Churchill

Monday, August 13, 2012

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. Perhaps you should be looking into purchasing a casket if you work for this next manager.

MOTW: Moribund Manager

Moribund Manager dresses primarily in black, reads Kafka and Camus for comic relief and rocks out to Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor. The atmosphere in his/her office can charitably be described as funereal and sightings of the grim reaper within the building cannot always be dismissed as apocryphal. Moribund Manager’s staff members have all put in for transfers, even if it means moving to Psycho Manager’s unit, because they correctly sense that remaining much longer within Moribund Manager’s purview will cause their careers to inexorably wither on the vine and expire.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Weekend Haiku

dims the hawk's eyes
and the quail start chirping.

Basho (1644 - 1694)

Friday, August 10, 2012


Here is Alone from Utopia's Deface the Music album. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer wines

Summer usually means grilling. How do you pair wines up with the different meals you may grill during the summer months? Here are some suggestions of summer wines for under U.S. $20.00.

Monday, August 6, 2012

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. We have all known people like this. not just at work, but in life in general.

MOTW: Charmed Manager

Usually not a very good manager at all, Charmed Manager was born under a good sign. No matter how badly he/she has screwed thing up, at some point, usually right before it all blows up, things randomly fall into place through extraneous circumstances (see Deus ex Machina). Charmed Manager then emerges from the dicey situation smelling like a rose. The trick here is to link your start to Charmed Manager only at these very precise moments. Consuming a lot of antacids can somewhat alleviate the stomach pain of working under Charmed Manager during the rest of the time.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Weekend Haiku

Having planted a banana tree,
I'm a little contemptuous
of the bush clover.

Basho (1644 - 1694)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Black Jesus

Here is Black Jesus from Everlast. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Greatest Olympian ever

Michael Phelps did it. He surpassed Russia's Larissa Latyninaas, the most decorated Olympian ever, with 19 medals. His greatness is truly hard to fathom. Swimming is by far my favorite sport to watch in the Olympics and watching Phelps do his thing was awesome. Let's see how long he holds on to this distinction.