Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oh the Zoomanity!

There's just something wrong over there in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Pets for bait? What, the ones that don't sell in 30 days??

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Isn’t It Iconic? Don’t You Think?

The last ever returnable glass Coca Cola bottle in the US has rolled off the production line in a Minnesota bottling facility. End of the line and end of an era.

The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Winona filled the last bottle last week after deciding that it would be too costly to replace the product’s aging bottling line.
The 1915 Mae West Prototype
The iconic 6.5 ounce bottles were the last returnable Coke bottles in the United States. Customers paid a 20 cent deposit on each bottle that was refunded on the return of the bottle, but only in four counties, two in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin. New bottles have not been made since around 1990.

Even though I stick up for Moxie, you have to give a tip of the hat (or tip of the bottle) to Coca-Cola.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

World-Class Crabby

Sure, anyone can have a crabby attitude once in a while, but try sustaining that posture day in-day out. Really tough to do. My wife, kids and friends think I'm just naturally crabby, but the little secret to my repeat victories at the Tour de Crabby?  Hey, pills man, what else. Got to take those crabby pills if you want to be a World-Class Crab. It's not cheating - I'm just enhancing my natural traits.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I Can Do Math - Part2

While in Maine on business this week I was twirling the radio dial on the car as I'm prone to do when traveling solo and listened to a local station's weather woman tell me: "There's going to be a 50:50 chance of rain tonight. That means that there's a 50% chance of no rain."

No doubt.

Drucker Quote

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”
Peter F. Drucker

Enough said.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Panderer in Chief

Obama Dedicates Cesar Chavez National Monument

The dedication of the Cesar Chavez National Monument came not through legislative action but executive authority under the Antiquities Act. Though White House officials said it was a process long in the making, the formal dedication came as Obama’s campaign shifts toward a more intensive get-out-the-vote phase of its operation, one that includes a major focus on the Latino vote and will be augmented by labor muscle.

In my school years VW Beetles were the transportation of choice for lowly, under-resourced college students. Not known for their horse power, a favorite rear bumper sticker of the time was something to the effect: "Don't blame me, I'm pedaling as fast as I can!" 

I think I'd like to attach a variation of that classic bumper sticker to the tail of Air Force One: "Don't blame me, I'm pandering as fast as I can!"

Fishing at Midnight

For my friend Gerry:  Who needs those bait stores? They're so 1990. Now you can go fishing at midnight. Sleep is over-rated.