When Marketing Gets a Little Creepy... →
Gotta say, I agree with The Bachelor Guy on this one. It’s even more unsettling than the Wendy’s red wigs thing, but less scary than the old Neosynephrine commercials (featuring the breathing bottle) that gave me nightmares as a child and made me afraid to open my grandfather’s medicine cabinet.
Every defunct record label and round of newspaper downsizing are a consequence...– Andrew Keen — Failed Internet entrepreneur, hater of free speech, corporate stooge, reactionary enemy of collaboration and cooperation, and voice of an “outmoded way of thinking.”
Even MORE Severly Geeky Clothing ...
Vince: Now, here's a shirt that you'll want to wear if you really, really never want to experience female contact. (Link)
Dan: Umm....I honestly don't know what that insignia is from though Vinnie....have I lost my geek membership?
Darrin: (See attached photo) ... So, you're saying I am sad for spotting it instantly?
Kurt: I didn’t get it right away. Neither did Joe. So… HAHAHAHA!!!
Vince: Man, Darrin, if Joe didn't get it, then, we are REALLY in bad shape....hahahaha.
Kurt: HAHAHA!!! Exactly my point! He owns a light saber, so that automatically imbues him with special knowledge of the SW universe.
Darrin: But the question remains: Is it cool because it's subtle? Or is it ultra geeky because it's waaaaay too obscure?
Kurt: My answer is ultra geeky because I don’t see very many people getting it. But in the ultra geeky community, it’s going to be very cool. So…there you go.
JC: That's an awesome shirt, dude. Signed up to be notified when XL is back in stock. :)
Darrin: ... So at least SOME people are buying it. Though it does beg the question ... do they EVER sell any that are smaller than XL?
Kurt: HAHAHA!!! Maybe they sell smaller sizes to kids of the geeks who already own the shirt in XL.
Darrin: Yeah, sadly when I was at Celebration, the clerk referred to the 2X shirt I bought as "Fannish Medium."
Kurt: HA! Nice. Nothing like a smart arse vendor.
Darrin: Actually, I took it to mean: "Aren't you a little skinny for a Star Wars geek?"
Severely Geeky Clothing →
So the question is: are they wireless or USB 2.0? I need to figure out which baseball cap works best with them. Again … they can design something like this … but I can’t get a kids’ pair of Spider-Man shoes with velcro laces and roller skates made in my size!? *sniff* It’s just not fair! *sniff*
MP3 Players for Those of You with Ginger Ale... →
Gadgets for people with more money than brains. Think about it: you can spend all that $$$ on MP3 players, but you still lose them, you still have to throw them out in a couple of years when the NiCad battery dies and the company isn’t in business to replace them, and — let’s face it — MP3 is a format of somewhat inferior sound quality. I could buy one hell of a sound...
Cast Announced for Joss Whedon's Newest Project →
It’s kind of like getting a goldfish. You’re really excited, but you try not to get attached because you just know it’s going to be dead in a couple of months. (See Also: Firefly)
First, Fireballs/Explosions/Meteors; Now,... →
Apparently I’m the only one who got jolted awake this morning and said, “Earthquake! Oh, cool!” Katie Courric and the rest of her perky alien brood are definitely trying to send me a message, I just don’t know what it is yet. Trying to figure out what their next move is. Sinkholes under Claude and Annie’s? Freak hurricane’s developing in Geist Resevoir? ...
Strange Lights in the Sky, Fireballs, and... →
Strange lights, fireballs, and explosions in the air above Logansport on Tuesday, and Kokomo last night. We’re told they’re “meteor showers.” Okay, I’m no astrophysicist, but I took a few 200-level courses. Meteors and space debris come shooting through the Earth’s atmosphere pretty much constantly, we just don’t notice because they’re small...
Iron Man Trailer to Be Made Into a Movie!? →
Ready for NANOWRIMO
Bizarre set of dreams last night … or at least one running dream that ran through waking up several times. Essentially I dreamt an entire self-contained novel. Probably not a good one, but I’m going to spend the next several days sketching and outlining what I can remember in preparation for a draft next November when NANOWRIMO rolls around. I’ve always wanted to do a...
My friend Kevin put this together for us (he’s good with video and stuff). You can watch as my wife gets taller and happier, and I seem to just inflate like a balloon and threaten to explode.
Waiters with Search Engines
Here’s another example for you. I know it’s minor and it happens all the time, but emails like this one just infuriate me. This whole trend of, let’s face it, completely superfluous people who make a living running searches on Monster.com trying to match up words and acronyms they don’t understand has really got to stop. Now they’re just being rude.Our client has...
Chili's Hires Another Future IUPUI MBA
Waitress: How many of you are there?
Waitress: So ... three adult and two child menus?