I probably got too excited today when my faithful subordinate presented me with a token gift from his trip out west last week: That”s right – an authentic Apple Zippy. From the Apple Store (as in the one on the campus in Cupertino) no less. Zippies are a key piece of equipment in my line [...]
Archive for July, 2006
I flipped open my Dish Network DVR program guide today to discover the company had forced down a 5-minute commercial for its PocketDish product overnight. Without my permission or consent, they wrote data onto the DVR I own. This is not cool. It”s very cable company-like, and I don”t appreciate it one bit. I paid [...]
Here”s a cure for my “too busy to offer Wisdom” thing … post up YouTube videos I come across. This is a great find – The Replacements doing Careless at a Twin/Tone showcase show in 1981. Yes, 1981. Tommy Stinson at 15, etc.
As Baton Rouge leaders work on a set of rules for local parades aimed at fostering public safety and welfare, I”d like to relate my experience as a participant in the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade. The year was 1985. I was working at a little crawfish boiling, poboy making, snoball shaving, pig lip selling, [...]
This morning I was putting away some goods I bought this past weekend during a suburban shopping trip with the wife. As I was de-tagging and de-stickering a pair of Gap jeans, I noticed that sewn inside was another tag marked “DON”T SHOP AT GAP ANYMORE”. Actually, the tag was labeled “REMOVE BEFORE WASHING OR [...]