Donald Duck meets Glenn Beck

November 10, 2010

I thought this was quite funny, and brilliantly done–I watched it twice! Especially chuckle-worthy is the premise of the video’s context alongside the fact that Glenn Beck reportedly earned 32 million dollars last year. Yep, $32,000,000.00. “Do you feel like you’re working harder and harder these days just to stay financially afloat while fat cats are getting richer and richer? Well, it’s not just a feeling, and you’re not alone…” Heh.

The readers’ comments on the blog post where I found the video are also interesting and insightful. For example, did you know that Glenn Beck is a year younger than Johnny Depp?

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This one is for my research-publishing friends…

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Love those simple solutions

November 8, 2010

Hate drill-dust? Here’s a fabulous solution using a Post-It note that I wish I would have invented myself:

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The Anaesthetists Hymn

June 21, 2010

Pretty cute, I’ve heard it’s not entirely inaccurate!

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This may help explain it…

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Well, I’m afraid this video may have a few… In any event, this was still pretty darn funny…

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Are you tired of not being able to communicated with your Spanish-speaking help, but can’t afford to hire people who expect a decent wage? This class is for you!
This video has been around for a long time, but I saw it again today. The sad part? I know more than a few folks like this…Comemierdas, indeed!

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Awesome tape measure tricks!

February 13, 2010

Wow, this guy is not only having a helluva good time at work, he’s pretty awesome! I can imagine a number of situations where this kind of prowess would come in pretty handy. He’s almost like a real-life Inspector Gadget – check out how he grabs those keys!

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Wow! Four days to viral!
Here’s a visual treat from a previously unknown filmmaker, made for less than $300, and already being clamored for by Hollywood bigwigs…

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Funniest email thread EVER

December 10, 2009

OMG, I saw this on Life at Twenty-Two’s blog recently and I nearly peed my pants. Hilarious!

From: Simon Edhouse
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 2.19pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Logo Design

Hello David,

I would like to catch up as I am working on a really exciting project at the moment and need a logo designed. Basically something representing peer to peer networking. I have to have something to show prospective clients this week so would you be able to pull something together in the next few days? I will also need a couple of pie charts done for a 1 page website. If deal goes ahead there will be some good money in it for you.

Simon

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 3.52pm
To: Simon Edhouse
Subject: Re: Logo Design

Dear Simon,

Disregarding the fact that you have still not paid me for work I completed earlier this year despite several assertions that you would do so, I would be delighted to spend my free time creating logos and pie charts for you based on further vague promises of future possible payment. Please find attached pie chart as requested and let me know of any changes required.

Regards, David.

…And that is just the BEGINNING of what quickly degenerates into a laugh-out-loud extravaganza. Read the whole thread here.

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This is a marvelous idea, a nonprofit is encouraging city-dwellers to create their own soil-free vegetable gardens in the windows of their apartments. Up to 25 different plants may grow in a single window. Amazing!

Pass it on and, if you can, help these folks achieve their goals!

More information at Kickstarter and Windows Farm

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La lección de las naranjas

November 23, 2009

Este cuentecito me encantó, y me parece que es super-aplicable en “today’s tough times.” ¡Qué lo disfruten!

Juan trabajaba en una empresa hace dos años, siempre fue muy serio, dedicado y cumplidor de sus obligaciones, llegaba puntual y estaba orgulloso de que en dos años nunca recibió una amonestación.

Cierto dia busco al gerente para hacerle un reclamo:

– Señor, trabajo en esta empresa hace dos años con bastante esmero y estoy a gusto con mi puesto, pero siento que he sido postergado. Mire Rogelio, ingresó a un puesto igual que el mío hace 6 meses y ya está siendo promovido a supervisor.

– Uhmmmm – Mostrando preocupación el gerente – Le dice: Mientras resolvemos esto quisiera que me ayudaras a resolver un problema. Quiero dar fruta al personal para la sobremesa del almuerzo de hoy. En la bodega de la esquina venden fruta, por favor, averigüe si tienen naranjas.

Juan se esmeró en cumplir con el encargo y en 5 minutos estaba de vuelta.

– Bueno Juan ¿Que averiguaste?

– Señor, sí tienen naranjas a la venta.

– ¿Y cuánto cuestan?

– Ah.. eso no lo pregunté.

– Ok, pero ¿había suficientes naranjas para todo el personal?

– Tampoco pregunté eso señor.

– ¿Hay alguna fruta que pueda sustituir a la naranja?

– No sé señor, pero creo…

– Bueno Juan, Siéntate un momento.

El Gerente mandó llamar a Rogelio. Cuando éste se presentó, le dio las mismas instrucciones que le dio a Juan y en diez minutos estaba de vuelta.

Cuando Rogelio regresó, el gerente le pregunta:

– Y bien Rogelio ¿qué noticias me tienes?

– Señor, tienen naranjas, lo suficiente para atender a todo el personal y, si prefiere, también tiene plátano, papaya, melón y mango. La naranja está a 1.5 pesos el kg. El plátano a 2.20 la mano, el mango a 0.9 el kg. Me dice que si le compra en cantidad le darán un descuento de 8%. He dejado separada la naranja pero si usted escoge otra fruta debo de regresar para confirmar el pedido.

– Muchas gracias Rogelio, pero espera un momento…

– Se dirige el gerente a Juan, que aun seguía con la cara de “WTF” estupefacto y le pregunta:

– Juan, ¿Qué me decías?

– Nada señor, eso es todo…. Con su permiso….

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Did YOU know?

November 2, 2009

Cause I sure didn’t!

A friend sent this to me, and I thought it was pretty neat. And at only 5 minutes long, you can check it out during your coffee break. [English with subtítulos en español]

Muy lindo el concepto, espero poder ver mas proyectos asi…

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Job Social

May 20, 2009

Went to a networking event last night, the Seattle Job Social, my first “big” event like that. There must have been 300+ people crammed into Twist. I spoke to a recruiter who reviewed my resume and determined I had a ton of extraneous “junk” in it–in her opinion, soft skills have no place on a resume. I was surprised to hear this, especially since so much has been made of “EQ” and of managing from the heart, etc. How to showcase these skills and abilities, then? Especially if they are some of my best ones?

I’m still thinking about this. I’m ready for something to shift in the universe, though…I want to go back to work!

When I grow up…

May 19, 2009

So I’m reading this book about figuring out what the heck I want to be when I grow up, and the first exercise is to jot down all of one’s influential family, friends, clergy, teachers, etc. from childhood. Then, I write what each of them wanted for me, or what message each of them sent. Afterwards, I analyze the results and then describe the kind of messed-up Franken-Shawn that would result from trying to fulfill all these conflicting and unattainable messages…Very interesting stuff.

Here is what I found:

Franken-Shawn is someone who is successful at everything because she needs to justify other people’s life choices. She has many life experiences, by choice and under her own control, but she must suffer since life is really unfair and crappy and it’s always 2 steps forward and 3 steps back…She should always do as asked, and never argue with or question authority or “the rules” of how things work. Doing this makes people look stupid, which also makes them angry. Since Franken-Shawn isn’t the center of the universe, any achievements she has should be really good and admirable but should not eclipse her other family members. She should know when to shut up already about why she’s so great at everything. She should not hog the spotlight even though she achieves great things, because it makes other people feel bad, and after all she isn’t any better than they are. She should be cloned so that one of her can stay at all times with those who need her, and never have to abandon those who love her so much that they never want to see her leave. Franken-Shawn should also remain competitive with her peers, but not question bad choices or decisions they may make, as this is none of her business. She should also fulfill expectations that she get knocked up before leaving high school, thereby proving how irresponsible, worthless and disdainful girls are. She should be filled with the spirit of the Lord but never ask any questions or have any meaningful discourse about what this means or how specifically it should be executed. She should scoff at those who do not share her beliefs, and make her teachers look good, as if they are personally responsible for her achievements.

Jeepers.

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