Thursday, February 19, 2009

Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds

Love Trader Joe's cause of it's earthy vibe but hate WalMart because of it's low cost corporate ruthlessness.

You may want to rethink that paradigm.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

cracks me up

A proposed new slogan for the U.S.: "The Streets Are Paved With CASH4GOLD.COM"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Howard's the problem

A good article about unionization at SBUX. This graf hits the core problem at Starbucks:

But Fellner also said Schultz's pro-partner mantra comes across as benevolently paternalistic.

"It's a problem because it means that whoever runs the company believes they know what's better for their workers than their workers," she said.

I'll be more blunt. During the time I was at Starbucks Howard never listened to what any of us said and clearly believed he was benevolently omnicient about everything and has his entire ego based on that. To the extent things rocked at the Bux I suspect it had more to do with Orin, David, et al than Howard. So when ever anyone, like say a union or reality, challenges his awesomeness he takes it very poorly.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Secrets of the DVD

My DVD player remembers the last place I stopped on almost all my DVDs. So when I threw in the B5 Lost Tales it found the Dini interview on the Superman: Doomsday DVD... which is were I left it off. Which means that the B5 DVD is also encoded with the Superman: Doomsday DVD. I assume this is common and that manufacturers have soom way to "switch" on one feature or the other, then stamp and ship.

Anyone know how to access all the stuff encoded on a DVD?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We don't need no stinkin' business model


h/t to anon.

This makes no sense. It really doesn't.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Deep Thought

I keep hearing people fret about the decline of media and the fear of losing valuable journalistic information. Then, during a press conference to discuss the Depression Part Deux, I hear someone asshole ask about A-Rod's steroid use.

Good. F*&^ing. Riddance.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Trolling for dollars

BoA sux.

Not feelin' it

Just not feelin' it today.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A dark cloud over this day....

An email I didn't want to read was in my inbox. Reposted here, edited for blog posting:

...There was a bike/car accident today in Ballard at approx 11am.
The rider was Kevin Black, Michele Black's ex-husband (and an ex-wines rider & current rubicon rider ) was the individual who was hit & killed in this tragic occurrence....I have VERY little information in regards to the accident
I do know Michele is with her girls and that Reid was on his way to be with them....
All I can say right now is take a moment to say a prayer for Kevin, Michele, their girls & Kevin's family...

Rumor has it..

The 2009 cycling season has just begun with the first real flame war on the wsbalistserv gearing up as I type.

2 numbers biznatches! Holmes draws the line.