Thursday, December 31, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas From Breathtaking and Inappropriate

The staff here wants to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Hopefully it goes better than Danny here.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Not Texas Instruments

You Know I'm Honking

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

So.  The new Star Wars movie starting showing to the general public in the coming hours.  Are you going to see it?  I would like to, but I also don’t want to sit in a theatre with 300 other fan boy/girls who feel the need to clap and cheer at the movie screen.  You don't cheer in a movie theatre.  You just don't.

I actually thought real hard about taking a half-day vacation to go see it at 9AM on Friday, but I have opted to pass on that as well.  While I am definitely excited to see it, my most plausible reason to see it RIGHT AWAY is so some ass-bag doesn’t tell me about it, and what happens in it…etc and ruin the whole goddamn fun. I have been pretty diligent in NOT looking at things that might give away any of the story or “spoliers” about the film, and I haven’t done that so Jonny Superfan can tell me R2-D2 is a secret sith lord and ruin the whole thing.

Yeah I know the new primary character names, and I’ve seen all the film trailers about 30 times, but that’s about it.  What I do know is that the early viewers have said “it’s good” and it is “so much better than the prequel trilogy.”  That’s enough for me.  Shit, this blog is better than Attack of the Clones most days, and that isn’t saying much.  May the Force be with you my fellow nerdos.

Shit Just Got Real

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Rafi The Grief Sherpa

The Series Finale of THE LEAGUE is on tonight!  Let's hope they go out with a big bang.  Odds are good that Rafi will kill everyone though.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Did You Know?

Top Ten Thursday!

Top Ten Buzzwords on Your Annual Review And Their Real Meaning

10. Best Practice - A method that supposedly gives the best result for everyone, but only ever works for the person preaching it.

 9. Giving 110% - Giving more than the normal effort, which is dumb because you can't do more than 100%.

 8. Opportunities -  Places to seek improvement OR Places where you constantly screw up.

 7. Innovation - The idea you are coming up with something new, but would be impossible to implement.

 6. Accountablity - The idea you can be trusted, but your manager will never see you that way.

 5. Vision Statement - A statement about how a company sees itself and where it wants to go, but it makes no sense and provides no method of accomplishing the goal.

 4. Performance Management - Managing one's performance even though nobody knows what you do or gives you guidance on how to gauge your performance.

 3. High Level - An explanation that makes things sound easier than they really are.

 2. Empowerment - The idea that you have the power to do something - but you really can't.

 1. Synergy - NO ONE knows what this means but acts like they do.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015