Saturday, June 30, 2007

An Unfortunate iChoice

To be honest, although a Mac fan for decades (and loving my Macbook Pro), it's unlikely I would ever purchase an iPhone in the first place -isn't there anyone else who just wants a damn phone - without the camera, the mp3 player, the ...

But, even if I wanted all the gadgetry of the iPhone, I wouldn't purchase one. Why? Principle. Conviction. AT&T.

While not surprising, I find it sad that so many who advocate for net neutrality, changes in copyright law and against infringements on freedoms such as with warrantless wiretapping, and who are clearly aware of AT&T's history, are found standing in line for Jobs' latest rather than very publicly boycotting this product as soon as it was announced that AT&T would be the sole service provider (As soon as AT&T bought out Cingular, I switched to T-Mobile).

But, as with our politicians, convictions are exercised only when convenient.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Chances Are

They saw him coming a mile away. The Albanians that is. I'm sure you've seen the video where little Georgie is relieved of his watch while he continues, cluelessly, (I know big surprise) along his merry little way (the little voice, no not Jesus, the other little voice saying, they like me ... they really like me). What's the chance his wallet was lifted too -it's not as if they'd admit it.


For No Apparent Reason

It was some years ago that a comedienne, it may have been Paula Poundstone, did a bit where she talked about the existence of things she didn't understand -one example, expiration dates on Pepperidge Farm's cookies ... as they're gone before you reach checkout.

In a similar vein, our eldest old boy, Trevor, lost a tooth a couple of weeks and while he healed we fed him a canned food, chicken broth, and rice mixture and I purchased some Pup-peroni soft treats for him as well.

The Pup-peroni treats come in a re-sealable bag. Come on, does anyone think their dog would refuse a treat because it tasted somewhat stale? A cat maybe. Heck, my dogs would fight over a rock if I asked them if they wanted a cookie before I tossed it. Seriously. A re-sealable bag to keep dog treats fresh.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Every Summer ...

we see/hear about these incidents, many which have a less favorable outcome than was the case here thanks to the restaurant employee and police. But, by all means, let's continue funding abstinence only education because, after all, we are pro-life here in 'merika.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

For Every Action ...

[AP Photo/Christophe Ena]

There is An Equal and Opposite Reaction:

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Hmmmm ... maybe there's a little intermediate action as well. Perhaps Laura slipped him some Disulfiram.