Saturday, March 04, 2006
New VW Ads in Da Haus - Cripsin Porter & Bogusky has lost its touch (and mind)
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself
DailySixer.com: Six new media files posted daily
GorillaMask: Pop culture
Office Pirates: Videos, jokes, blah blah blog
Viral Video: What if Microsoft designed the packaging for the iPod?
Malcolm Gladwell blog
The Unofficial fanclub of Brent Buckman - The Ultimate contestant on the Apprentice Television Show
The email that roared
Abdala: "Dear Attorney Korman: At this time, I am writing to inform you that I will not be accepting your offer. After careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that the pay you are offering would neither fulfill me nor support the lifestyle I am living in light of the work I would be doing for you. I have decided instead to work for myself, and reap 100% of the benefits that I (sic) sew. Thank you for the interviews."
Korman: "Dianna - Given that you had two interviews, were offered and accepted the job (indeed, you had a definite start date), I am surprised that you chose an e-mail and a 9:30 p.m. voicemail message to convey this information to me. It smacks of immaturity and is quite unprofessional. Indeed, I did rely upon your acceptance by ordering (sic) stationary and business cards with your name, reformatting a computer and setting up both internal and external e-mails for you here at the office. While I do not quarrel with your reasoning, I am extremely disappointed in the way this played out. I sincerely wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors."
Abdala: "A real lawyer would have put the contract into writing and not exercised any such reliance until he did so. Again, thank you."
Korman: "Thank you for the refresher course on contracts. This is not a bar exam question. You need to realize that this is a very small legal community, especially the criminal defense bar. Do you really want to start pissing off more experienced lawyers at this early stage of your career?"
Abdala: "bla bla bla."
How do I know? Because I was one of roughly seven zillion people who received a copy of the email this week. Thanks to an unstoppable phalanx of forwarders, the brief exchange has made its way to a countless number of attorneys after Korman shared it with a friend and allowed him to share it with a few others.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Awful Plastic Surgery
The Ditech guy
UCI Psychiatrist Bilked by Nigerian E-Mails
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Best Funny Videos
Random Weirdness 1: Shadowfoot
Hilarious Video: Bad Flight
NYC to Rio - QM2 'Round the Horn - A diary of a January 15 to February 22 cruise (with more than a few problems)
Anyway, yesterday afternoon I went to iron a shirt at the laundry on deck 6 and joined the queue with no problem (I'd taken along a Long Island Iced Tea, so was feeling rather mellow) when this Chinese man turned up to check his tumble drier. Sure enough, somebody must have opened the door of his drier and then failed to restart the machine, all of his clothes were still wet... he went ballistic... not sure what he was saying, but I'm fairly sure that every 2nd word would have started with "F" in English. To add insult to injury, it seems somebody had added a pair of trousers and a couple of shirts to his load along with a pair of black wool socks, which had left bobbles of black fluff on all of his white shirts... a veritable verbal firework show!
I took sides with the Chinese guy and agreed to wait with him until the "Tumble Drier PARASITE (TDP)" returned and help him try to get some recompense.
I was still ironing my shirt when the TDP returned.
He was a 6' 4" German with very wide shoulders and biceps the size of my thighs... I was all for a tactical withdrawal. However, the Chinese guy (5' 2" bag of bones) waded into the attack, big style!
To my amazement, the TDP backed down almost immediately and offered to pay for the damaged shirts and apologised for the inconvenience. A credit to his nation, and a relief for me!
Universities: Bloggers Need Not Apply
The pertinent question for bloggers is simply, Why? What is the purpose of broadcasting one's unfiltered thoughts to the whole wired world? It's not hard to imagine legitimate, constructive applications for such a forum. But it's also not hard to find examples of the worst kinds of uses.
A blog easily becomes a therapeutic outlet, a place to vent petty gripes and frustrations stemming from congested traffic, rude sales clerks, or unpleasant national news. It becomes an open diary or confessional booth, where inward thoughts are publicly aired.
Worst of all, for professional academics, it's a publishing medium with no vetting process, no review board, and no editor. The author is the sole judge of what constitutes publishable material, and the medium allows for instantaneous distribution. After wrapping up a juicy rant at 3 a.m., it only takes a few clicks to put it into global circulation.
We've all done it -- expressed that way-out-there opinion in a lecture we're giving, in cocktail party conversation, or in an e-mail message to a friend. There is a slight risk that the opinion might find its way to the wrong person's attention and embarrass us. Words said and e-mail messages sent cannot be retracted, but usually have a limited range. When placed on prominent display in a blog, however, all bets are off.http://chronicle.com/jobs/2005/07/2005070801c.htm
eBay Forums: So, What Do You Think Of Canada?
As Canada's Slow-Motion Public Health System Falters, Private Medical Care Is Surging: Article and nasty comments
Ignore the facts all you want canada boy... your system is in trouble as the article pointed out...http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=130998
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life: Hilarious Soccer Video
AdJab: Advertising blogs
Why Mommy is a Democrat brings to life the core values of the Democratic party in ways that young children will easily understand and thoroughly enjoy. Using plain and non-judgmental language, along with warm and whimsical illustrations, this colorful 28-page paperback depicts the Democratic principles of fairness, tolerance, peace, and concern for the well-being of others. It's a great way for parents to gently communicate their commitment to these principles and explain their support for the party
Where will the Internet madness stop? Cute Overload! ;)
SUBJECT: Damn you to hell!
Thanks. Thanks a lot.
I spent years, possibly decades, honing my post-modern ironic cynicism to a fine point. I went to grad school. I wrote a thesis. I smoked, I drank straight whiskey, I guzzled coffee like there was no tomorrow. Confronted with "cute", I would raise one eyebrow, sneer ever so slightly, and nod with a palpable sense of ennui. "Riiiiiight," I would comment, "cute."
Gone, now. All gone. All that work, ruined with a single "awwwwwwwwwww." I want my money back.
Katie Holmes Dad Fights for Cash
Hollywood rumors site
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Get ready: Oscars Photos
March Madness on Demand - NCAA Sports.com
Reality is setting in: `Apprentice' is dull
Bongo News: Photo Caption Contest
Remind me to miss this - Pumping iron, with Condoleezza Rice
Specially designed treadmills are now available for the overweight pets in Nanjing.
Monday, February 27, 2006
'The Apprentice 5' contestants
Fired ‘Apprentice’ just couldn’t keep quiet - The Apprentice - MSNBC.com
Amir's weird sense of humor blog
Q: Who holds the record for least strikeouts in a single season?
A: 6.2 Billion people are tied with zero. Good job, guys!
Q: What is the most goals never scored in a hockey game?
Sunday, February 26, 2006
2014 Winter Olympics - Bid cities
Only a bit late - Watch the Superbowl Commercials
It's back! The Apprentice 5
Technorati: Search 28.9 million blogs
Go Fug Yourself
NewsTalk: Top 30 Blogged About News Articles From the Web
Gethuman - Changing the face of customer service (and providing "secret phone numbers")
Welcome to gethuman.com; a consumer movement created to change the face of customer service. This free website is powered by over one million consumers, and the site is run by volunteers who demand high quality customer service. Our site has information for many types of companies including credit cards, finance companies (banks and mortgages), insurance companies, cell phone providers and many others.
The most popular part of the gethuman website is the gethuman database of secret phone numbers and codes to get to a human when calling a company for customer service.http://www.gethuman.com/