First they tell you to swipe your credit card.
Then they tell you to push cancel.
Then they tell you to push credit.
I wish they’d make up their mind.Read More >
Let’s call it the Hard Goods Rule: Buy good equipment and take good care of it.
Nothing provides better affirmation and aids in a better outloook than moving through the details of the day with equipment that works easily, well and with the rarest of failure.
If you need to buy a printer for your ...Read More >
Those irritating vuvuzela horns that South Africans (and now everyone else, it seems) like to blow from the first minute to the last of a soccer match seem to have taken much of the world by surprise.
But they are, and always have been, readily available in the United States. They’re sold as school-spirit items (School spirit stadium horn), novelty items, stadium contraband (May be banned in a stadium near you!), and curiously even as magic accessories – with ...Read More >
For a fee, Frontier Airlines is now allowing people to bring their caged pets into the passenger cabin to fly along. In doing so it joins United and Southwest in liberating dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters and small birds from the dark chill of the hold.
It’s all part of a larger strategy. Between narrower seats, reduced legroom, baggage stuffed in every cranny, elimination of in-flight meals and every other nicety, the airlines are getting closer to their end-game.
For yet another ...Read More >
This effort to scare me into giving up the goods got caught in the spam filter this week. Except for removal of the phishing link, it’s published here exactly as it appeared:
Hello Visa Card Client ,
Your Bank Card is suspended, becaus we have noted a problem on your Card.
We have determine that someone has maybe using your card without your permission. For your protection, we have suspended your credit card. To exercise this suspention, Click ...Read More >
The Tata Nano is billed as the world’s cheapest car. But not, apparently, when you consider the cost per mile to operate it. In the photo at left, a Nano finds a spectacular way to say “Ta-ta” to its owner: bursting into flames on the way home from the dealership where it had just been purchased.
As seen in this article from OneIndia.in, the Indian press ...Read More >
Content generators – we used to call them writers and reporters – are having a tough couple years. But they can rest easy on this evidence that, of the many indignities they may suffer, offshoring their jobs isn’t likely to be one of them anytime soon:
Subject: We transform one dollar into one thousand!
Date: November 28, 2009 3:10:53 PM EST
Do you dream to have a rest ...Read More >
There’s a new movie out today that seems to be of special interest to girls between the ages of 11 and 16. I’m not sure if you’ve heard about it, but it’s called New Moon. If it doesn’t ring a bell, here’s a short clip that’s been running on TV. (I just can’t see this too many times.)
There haven’t been so many young girls ...Read More >
… and the sun came up this morning. (But you couldn’t see it in Cleveland.)
Iran is on, no off, no on again, and off again in negotiations over uranium enrichment. Jon Stewart made me laugh again, and Rush Limbaugh is about to pop an artery over something or another. My son left the lid up; my daughter stepped right over a pile of her clean laundry in the hall for the fourth straight day.
Another ...Read More >