So long Leslie, and thanks for all the fish…

11.29.10 | Permalink | Comments Off on So long Leslie, and thanks for all the fish…

I appreciated all of the sophomoric laughs!

Humor, Politics

TSA, It’s Our Business to Touch Yours

11.22.10 | Permalink | Comments Off on TSA, It’s Our Business to Touch Yours

Face it, I lose my blogger/humor card if I don’t post this…….

Remember, November 24th is opt out day. The TSA head is hoping you don’t opt out and cause chaos. The people who want these idiotic security theater policies to end hope you do. As for me, I’m not flying.

Business, Commentary, Politics

Tribute to the TSA: Comply With Me

11.20.10 | Permalink | Comments Off on Tribute to the TSA: Comply With Me

Unless you’re living under a rock, you will have heard that the Transportation Security Administration has become the new most desired employment destination for perverts. In the name of security, our most intimate civil rights have now been breached through mandatory full body scans or groping of your junk. Don’t like it? Don’t fly. All of this because of the underwear bomber.

Well some clever people (David Burge & Scott Hill) put this little tribute together to a Sinatra tune that drives the point home. Consider this my recognition of Iowa Hawkeye innovation on the eve of the Buckeyes traveling there to do battle this afternoon…

The only thing that will right this situation is the public, en masse, deciding that flying is overrated while these procedures are in place and simply deciding to stay at home. No fliers? No airline, airport, travel, rental car, restaurant, etc income. There is an upcoming no fly day (by opting out of the body scan or groping) to point this out, I encourage you to write to your airline of choice and make them aware that they’ve just lost ticket revenue and that they should put their lobbyists on the job to get this fixed.

And, you can sign the petition at Fly With Dignity to make your voice heard. Unless of course, you want to be groped in the name of security…….in which case, do nothing.

As for future underwear bombers on board, I can guaran-damn-tee you that the passengers will detect these dumb bombs and will inflict atomic wedgies upon them with great vengeance and furious anger. This non-sense does nothing to make us safer, it merely demonstrates that we’ve become such sheep that the government believes it can do whatever it wants to us and we’ll just bend over and take it.

Here’s the time, here’s the chance, let’s put ’em out of business until they come to their senses.

Humor, Innovation

Funniest Spam/Virus Ever

11.12.10 | Permalink | Comments Off on Funniest Spam/Virus Ever
Ha, ha.

This morning in my work email account, I found this message from “Miss Freya” waiting for me with very bad news, that I had been infected by the Taliban virus. Read it for yourself:

From: Miss Freya
Subject: Internet User


You have just received a Taliban virus. Since we are not so technologicaly advanced in Afghanistan, this is a MANUAL virus. Please delete all the files on your hard disk yourself and send this mail to everyone you know.

Thank you very much for helping us.

Thanks & Regards

Miss Freya

This made me laugh on multiple counts, it’s a great joke. I replied with an improvement to the original plan, first send the mail to everyone you know, then delete all your files, then reboot which would make this more damaging and virulent. In any case, I don’t often laugh with spam, guess there’s someone out there with a sense of humor.

Commentary, Innovation, Politics

Shift Happens

11.09.10 | Permalink | Comments Off on Shift Happens

Watch this video and then think about the context of US Politics, I think we’re doing a bunch of navel gazing when we ought to be fundamentally rethinking how we educate and plan to compete in this rapidly transforming world. A truly eye opening experience when we think about what this means for our children and grandchildren. HT: Alan

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