A gift to the skeptic community. A holiday card that I hope you feel is worth sending. Fee free to use it as you see fit.
What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don’t care if it’s a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it. If you don’t, you feel even worse.
The Catcher in the Rye
Holden Caulfield in Chapter 1¬
This image was taken from the 31st floor of a building on Wacker Drive in Chicago. I do not know which building I captured, nor do I know to which company or companies I am looking in on. As such, I do not know if the office on the left has any connection to the office on the right. However, I am pretty sure the person who works in the office on the left is a hell of a lot busier than the person who works in the office on the right…
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I just witnessed an interactive commercial on my Comcast cable. It was an ad about the NFL package they offer, and a little balloon popped up offering me to learn more about the NFL package or to “x” out of it. I could make my choice by utilizing the arrow buttons on my remote.
Has anyone else seen this yet?
A current teaser trailer for the new G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra movie features the song American Badass by Kid Rock - at least on TV. However, the spot cuts off the syllable ‘ass’ and this is how the clip ends. SO, a movie about American heroes that I believe the producers hope will make all Americans stand up and shout things like “America is the greatest country on earth!” ends with these words: I am American Bad. I think this qualifies as an Epic Fail [link to my favorite].
Below is a clip of the spot - except they must not have Internet rights for the song because they aren’t using it at all in this video:
Here is a clip of a movie I think of everytime I see the G.I. Joe commercials:
[editor’s note: the tag of wise is only in reference to the Team America World Police song]
[please read as if singing the opening to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band]
It was 30 years ago yesterday
that Sony gave portable music a play
Maybe the technology’s gone out of style
But it was guaranteed to raise a smile
Ok, nevermind the singing. Anyway, just this morning I was complaining that I didn’t have enough room on my 30 gig iPod to load up some music I wanted. Currently, my iPod contains nearly 5000 songs and over 14 days worth of continuous music. Just imagine what we might be carrying around or have access to technology wise 30 years from now?
While reading a news story from the online Chicago Tribune (a column written by a local Chicago radio personality Steve Dahl about the recent celebrity deaths), I saw the following histerical comment - written by Ruth from Kenosha, WI:
“Celebrity deaths do come in 3’s - Ed Mcmahon,Farrah Fawcett,then Michael Jackson. Leave it up to Billy Mays to throw in the fourth one ABSOLUTELY FREE. “
Good job, Ruth. ¬