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Now Interrupting Your Regular Programming

With your permission, I’ll take a break from posting right now and enjoy the long weekend. On Tuesday, I will be on my way to Philly and NJ for work. That means that there will be no regular posts starting right now. I know, I know… I don’t know what you’re going to do with yourselves either, which is why I’m telling you now, so you have time to prepare.

Anyhow, it’s time for me to go enjoy the rainy weather and start packing. Your regular programming will resume by the end of next week, but for now, please feel free to plumb the archives.

Have a delightful weekend!

Jamie Awesome

One Alaskan’s Perspective

Wow. This is a very interesting article about McCain’s new running mate: Sarah Palin… taken from an Alaskan’s perspective.

A must read for those interested in politics.

The Elevator

Yesterday I saw over at Metal Hygiene a classic prank from Allen Funt’s ‘Candid Camera’: the victims enter the elevator with three actors who employ unusual activities during the ride. It clearly illustrates the influence group behavior has on an individual, especially in tight spaces.

People aren’t so different from sheeps after all. This prank reminds me of something that happened to me a year ago or so, which I will call:

On My Way Up… I Think

Place: Building condo on my way to visit a friend
Date: Saturday afternoon
Time: 3 o’clock-ish

I enter the elevator lobby. A man comes in and faces the control panel. He pushes the button to his final destination, and says:

Rider: ‘Hello! How are ya?’
Me: ‘Oh. I’m fine, thanks… you?’
Rider: ‘Good, good. Where are you heading?’
Me: ‘Ninth floor, please. Thanks!’

The man doesn’t push the button, and mind you, the control panel is right in front of him. He then says:

Rider: ‘Ugh! I am exhausted! Lately I’ve been working seven days a week and over 12 hours each day. But I’m finally home now.’
Me: ‘Well, that’s good. Uh… are you going to push nine for me?’

He doesn’t move, but says:

Rider: ‘Oh! You’re with so-and-so? Say hello to her for me! On your way here, can you please bring us a bottle of wine and some capers? Yeah, man. See you in a bit!’.

He was talking to somebody else on his wireless headset all along and I didn’t notice because he was facing the wall. How embarrassing is that?!

You Know What Sucks?

Going to the doctor last Wednesday and getting a giant needle jammed directly into my elbow. I am certainly not a fan of needles to begin with, and I thought the needle process was going to be fast, but no. The doctor wanted to test me for allergies, thyroid, and a few other things. I asked him if it was going to be quick and he said:

‘Quick? Ha! Just look away and a few seconds later it’s done. You won’t feel a thing.’

Well, let me tell you that my doctor is a mega liar. For all the tests to be done, the lab technician needed about 6 capsules of blood from me, which took an eternity a lengthy amount of minutes to get.

I felt like I had a giant fishhook jammed into my elbow getting all the blood I had. I am back to the doctor’s office in two weeks… and I’m not happy about it.

McCain And Who?

Yesterday I learned that John McCain picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice-Presidential running mate. I am surprised and not surprised about it.

I know nothing about Palin, but she’s a woman, which is fantastic. This country will either have an African-American President or a female Vice-President and it’s about time! This is the kind of history that should have been made a long time ago.

(Click unless you have really good eyes.)

Interesting and smart move, right? I can clearly see why McCain made this choice.

  • He’s trying to attract those former Hillary fans.
  • He wanted to keep the conservatives happy.
  • He wanted someone who’s young and dynamic.

Fair enough. But I am assuming that John McCain really analyzed who Palin is, her believes and abilities, before making his decision. While researching about Sarah Palin online, I learned that she is a member of the NRA and likes to hunt and fish. She also supports drilling for oil in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge.

It’s a big risk taken by our oldest ever candidate for president. But it might work.

What do you guys think?

From The Music Department: Going Old School

Back in 1982, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five were definitely ahead of their time. Great song, great beats… just perfect.

You’re welcome.