Thursday, December 04, 2008
Anyway, one thing makes me wonder though. If they took the trip in a hybrid vehicle, i'd love to know which brand they used and whether they carpooled.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Thank you, Larry
I thought about protesting but realized there is no point in making him understand and spell my name. So I pay and wait for my unsweetened iced coffee, and wait, ... and wait until I finally get my sweetened iced coffee. WTF!!!
Ayway, I return the coffee and finally get the right beverage. Now, why can't they just fill a damn cup of ice with some coffee? That's faster than scribbling a name on a cup. I guess they want me to stare at their merchandise long enough that I actually buy something but that won't happen ... because I go there for a cup of coffee and not to get my Christmas shopping done.
Friday, October 03, 2008
I watched the debate last night and analysts said she won because she didn't fuck up. Are you kidding me? That's the standard by which you measure the qualification or chances of a campaign now? She did not answer any questions, all her statements just stated what we need. And please, Sarah, get Tina Fey glasses, they look better than your rimless glasses. And what's with the constant maverick talk. Who gives a shit? And with all due respect, why does the fact that John McCan't was a POW in Vietnam make him qualified for handling economy or health care issues? Please, it's admirable what he has done as a POW and I am not ridiculing that but by no means can that be a reason for being qualified to become president. If so, then why was George W. Bush even allowed near the White House?
So, America, get this right and make a black man the next president. I have no illusions that Obama will be perfect and get everything right but this country needs someone else than a shooting-from-the-hip cowboy, or maverick if you like. If anyone (besides the maybe 10 regulars who care for my ramblings) reads this and hasn't made up his mind and doesn't live in California. Please go out and do not vote for McCan't and his absolutely, terrifically, astonishingly unqualified VP candidate.
But whatever you do, I can't wait for Saturday's SNL to see what Tina Fey will make out of Sarah Palin's VP debate performance.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I understand that living on the West coast means that watching the events live would mean watching TV at very unreasonable hours, so I would expect that they show some sort of meaningful summary during prime time. But no, that would actually mean that people don't need to stay on the same channel and suffer through the same fucking commercials for 4 fucking hours. It is possible to do it differently, just look at how other nations broadcast the events. Are they biased towards their own athletes? Yeah, of course. Do they show the athletes on shopping trips? Most likely not because they use their air time to show athletes from all over the planet. I think it's hopeless for NBC to recover and Bob Costas still sucks.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Joe Recruiter has sent you an InMail:
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How are you ?
My name is Joe Recruiter and I am recruiter with COMPANY in San Jose CA and I saw your profile on LinkedIn while searching for with Exp in Search and you seems to have a Very similar background so I thought I should contact with you and see if you are interested in Pursuing any opportunity with COMAPNY in San Jose CA, in case you are please send me your updated resume and you can also call me or send me best number and time to call you and discuss more on the positions we have open.
Looking forward to hearing back from you.
Oh boy, I don't even know where to start. Is it even English? Obviously, punctuation is not Joe Recruiter's strong suit but he probably knows how to use a spell checker. Amazingly, all words are spelled correctly according to the spell checker available in my mail program. Starting with "My name ..." all the way to "... we have open.", Joe Recruiter jammed all he had to tell me in one sentence, with 97 (!!!) glorious words. I am not a native speaker and judging by the recruiter's real name, I don't think he is either but this is sad, very, very sad.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
This is the only way to go to get people to drive more fuel efficient cars. Now, the extra €53000 (that's approx. $80000 on top of the car's MSRP) may be a bit excessive but the US would do a very good thing in employing a similar strategy, or at least do away with these silly rules that don't consider some SUVs as passenger vehicles (even though they are only used as such) because they are too big. I love the fact that the European countries act now instead of pushing some far-way goal of improving average fuel-economy by 2020.
I am currently visiting Europe and I have to say, I very much like the fact that you can feel safe in a small car because almost all cars around you are pretty small as well. A gallon of gas is roughly $8 in Germany, I can't imagine driving a big SUV over here.