Friday, December 5, 2008

Current Economic Environment

You always hear stories about the 1929 crash and how workers were so upset about their failing banks and clients that they jumped from their windows and committed suicide.  The public sentiment is very much the same even today.




Thursday, November 6, 2008

Why is US Air still in business?

Honestly. I get to the airport and check in. Apparently they give everyone a middle seat when they check in. They ask if I want an aisle or window...so I respond that I'd like a window. "Ok that'll be $25."


Excuse me. Is that a joke? But no, it goes on. I check my bag...$15. Yes, $15 to check a bag that was small enough to carry-on, but I didn't want to hassle with it.

I get on the flight, "would you like a drink?"

Sure why not? That'll be $2.

But the greatest part is when I open the food tray...an advertisement for some cold medicine. What is this...Major League 2 when Roger Dorn gets advertisements around the Cleveland Indians stadium to make it look like a little league field.

If you have to nickel and dime that much just to barely make ends meet...maybe you shouldn't be in business to begin with.

I'm just saying.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lehman

Crazy to see Lehman go under this week.  Equally crazy to see the market down 500 points in a day.  Hopefully this means cheaper houses when we are looking around...at least short term.  

Here's a slide show to help you all get through the tough times in the market.  Apparently, some sick bastard put together pictures of hotties that got fired (then again, you'll probably look at them so...).  There are guys and girls in the pictures.  Enjoy.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Work...

So I set up this marketing trip for the analysts on our team to drag some investors out to companies we cover.  Somebody realizes that their flight is 40 minutes delayed (just so you know, I had worked in a buffer of 30 minutes for this purpose).  He proceeds to call his admin, to tell her to email everyone going on the flight to change to an earlier flight (keep in mind they are all on the trip with him and in meetings with him all day at this point).  The admin contacts  our sales team that is actually in charge of contacting the investors.  They contact the investors, who contact their admins, who contact their travel agencies, who book them on new flights then contact the admins, who contact the investors to tell them of the new travel plans.  And get this, because all the flights were on one itinerary, I believe the remainder of the flights for the marketing trip were cancelled for all the investors. 

Granted this was all told to me by the original admin, who may have blown some of the story out of proportion, but it seems staying on the original flight would have been the easiest for everyone...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Excellent


Is it crazy that Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was filmed in 1989?


"Be excellent to each other and party on dudes." - Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Insults


To anyone that's ever been insulted, I think you should know that it could've been worse...apparently after getting disqualified in a bronze metal match, a Cuban taekwondo athlete kicked the referee in the face. In response, the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF indeed) secretary general said "This is an insult to the Olympic vision, an insult to the spirit of taekwondo and, in my opinion, an insult to mankind."

"An insult to mankind." Wow. That's pretty aggressive. WTF WTF general secretary.

In the athlete's defense, his coach claimed the judge was "too strict" and also claimed he was bribed by the Kazakh's.






Friday, August 22, 2008

Lunch

My bro (J) calls me today at work. He asks if I'm shakin' and bakin'. Then sings the bass to some techno song. Then tells me he has to go as if I called him and he can't really talk now...