Monday, December 31, 2012

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. This next manager pays for his/her family doctor children's education with his/her constant visits. From The Night Canopy to you, Happy New Year's Eve. Enjoy and stay safe.

MOTW: Fragile Health Manager

This manager has myriad ailments, practically all of which are impossible to discern by merely looking at him/her. These illnesses have incredible timing, suddenly manifesting themselves when things begin to look grim in the office. This allows Fragile Health Manager to repeatedly disappear when things are at their worst, leaving the staff leaderless and without recourse when dealing with looming crises. During periods when things are going smoothly however, he/she is the picture of health and could model for the cover of Good Living or any other magazine that depicts stress-free, healthy lifestyle choices.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Weekend Haiku

The old cormorant keeper-
I haven't seen him
this year.

Buson (1716 - 1783)

Friday, December 28, 2012


Here is Collective Soul performing Shine acoustically. Great song. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Enjoy the day.

Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. Yes, each company has one of these next managers, but not for long. Do not link your career star to him/her. And by the way, happy Christmas Eve.

MOTW: Plod Along Middle Manager

Plod Along Middle Manager operates under the misapprehension that working hard, following the rules and never calling in sick will get him/her ahead in the company. He/she is an endangered species and Senior Management regularly schedules safaris where Plod Along Middle Manager is mercilessly hunted, the outcomes of which are never in doubt. Recent studies released by Forbes predict that the Plod Along Middle Manager species will be extinct within the next calendar year.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Weekend Haiku

Straw sandal half sunk
in an old pond
in the sleety snow.

Buson (1716 - 1783)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Planet P Project - Triple dose (All from Pink World)

As the post title says, here is a triple dose of Planet P Project from the otherworldly mind of Tony Carey and his awesome concept album Pink World. First up is March of the Artemites.

And now, for a more mellow frame of mind here is One Star Falling. There are so many good cuts to pick from on this album. I just picked these three. 

Finally, the ultra mellow The Stranger. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


In a country where Facebook is banned, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has a Facebook page. Nice!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Does he or doesn't he?

Does batman really smell? I guess you would have to ask Robin. Anyway, 'tis the season and my boys are singing the Jingle Bells parody constantly. So here is Jimmy Fallon channeling his inner Bob Dylan doing the same. So short but so good. Enjoy.

Monday, December 17, 2012

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. It is that time of the year and so, since 'tis the season, we bring you this next manager.

MOTW: Pontius Pilate Manager

Pontius Pilate Manager has the uncanny ability to completely absolve himself/herself of any blame attached to any unfortunate results produced by his/her staff and get away with it. This elusive quality, combined with feigning ignorance about bad outcomes in his/her unit is referred to by Pontius Pilate Manager as empowerment, a word Senior Management tends to go glassy-eyed and drool over. Using this combination of tactics Pontius Pilate Manager has survived numerous fiascos in his/her checkered career without so much as a scratch. Pontius Pilate Manager also rarely catches colds as he/she washes his/her hands frequently. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Weekend Haiku

Spring going-
birds weeping, tears
in the eyes of fish.

Basho (1644 - 1694)

Weekend Haiku

A village without bells-
how do they live?
spring dusk.

Basho (1644 - 1694)

Weekend Haiku

The beginning of art-
a rice-planting song
in the backcountry.

Basho (1644 - 1694)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Night Drive

From the 1980 film American Gigolo's soundtrack, here is Giorgio Moroder's Night Drive. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy 12/12/12

We won't see this date again for a while...not in this century at least. That is all.

Monday, December 10, 2012

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. This next manager read a lot of Dear Abby columns in his/her youth.

MOTW: Counselor Manager

Took a few psychology classes in college and did fairly well in them. Prefaces most remarks with the phrase, “You know X, my door is always open…”

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Weekend Haiku

The winter storm
hid in the bamboo grove
and quieted away.

Basho (1644 - 1694)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Energize Me

After Forever performs Energize Me. Floor Jansen is currently touring with Nightwish as their lead singer after their falling out with Anette Olzon. Personally I think she is a better fit for them  and I look forward to the sound of Nightwish with Floor if they decide to continue together after the tour is over. Enjoy and happy Friday.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

BDGA 2012

Here is a montage of some disc golfing events and general play of the Broward Disc Golf Association during 2012. It is a great club and I am proud to be a member. The song is Disc Golf Life by Rootstand. Bang chains!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

An amazing optical illusion

Watch this video. It is only 2 minutes and it is quite interesting.

Monday, December 3, 2012

It's Monday

And we all know what that means. Time for another MOTW, Manager of the Week. We all have experienced this next manager and our respect for him/her dwindles even more with each F-bomb he/she lets fly.

MOTW: Foul Mouthed Manager

Despite company policy to the contrary, Foul Mouthed Manager engages in diatribes directed at his/her staff which are heavily laced with imprecations, the kind which would make a sailor on shore leave redden with embarrassment. Whenever a representative of the Human Resources department comes within earshot however, Foul Mouthed Manager’s vocabulary miraculously becomes as pristine as a virgin wildlife refuge.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Weekend Haiku

Lighting one candle
with another candle-
spring evening.

Buson (1716 - 1783)