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Cork in the Water

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Wanda Sykes

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:53:06 +0000

Part five in my series of posts on the expression “that’s so gay.”   Wanda Sykes speaks out on the subject:

McCain’s second and third choices for VP revealed!

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:52:07 +0000

We’ve all seen how good Governor Palin is with words. She’s good with words in the sense that she certainly knows how to use her mouth and vocal cords to produce words. Whether there’s any connection between those words and what she’s been asked, well, that’s another matter: With that performance in mind, it comes [...]

My way

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 02:35:48 +0000

another creation by rx :

Men’s synchronized swimming skit

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 21:46:44 +0000

In honor of the Olympics… I present you with this hilarious Christopher Guest skit is from the mid 1980s:

Spaghetti Cat

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 00:28:21 +0000

I saw this clip on The Soup last week and I just about died laughing:

Not a good prediction…

Sun, 24 Aug 2008 03:22:02 +0000

Ok, so I was dead wrong that Obama would pick Clinton as his VP.  But Biden is a good choice.  He’s smart, competent, and even though he talks too much (have you ever heard him chair a congressional hearing?) he has a good head and a good heart.

VP prediction

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 19:57:48 +0000

I have a funny feeling that Obama is going to pick Hillary Clinton as his VP. Back about the time she dropped out of the race (er, I mean “suspsended her campaign”), this would have seemed unthinkable. But with some time passing, and her name seemingly vanishing from people’s VP short lists, this pick would [...]

1977 and the “moral equivalent of war”

Sun, 17 Aug 2008 07:16:56 +0000

Bush’s finest moment?

Tue, 12 Aug 2008 04:44:52 +0000

This story from the Onion News Network:

Shorts at work?

Sat, 02 Aug 2008 00:18:46 +0000

The New York Times has an article about men wearing shorts to work. Shorts at work!   Clearly as sign of the apocalypse if there ever was one.  What’s next?  Why don’t we all just agree to wear bathing suits to work and fill our offices with three feet of water to make things more [...]

Corporate Jargon: “deliverable”

Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:50:13 +0000

deliverable – n., the tangible result of work performed. When someone agrees to do something (i.e., they “take on an action item“), there may be a corresponding expectation that they will deliver a tangible result to a manager or a team.  What they deliver is called a “deliverable.” Deliverables can be big or small.  For [...]


Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:00:24 +0000

Video of the Moon orbiting Earth as seen from distance of 31 million miles: Source: NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft.

This is what a bad day looks like

Sat, 19 Jul 2008 01:48:04 +0000

Surveillance video showing destruction of a bank drive through in Center, Texas (July 2, 2008).  According to the local paper, the Shelby County Today, no one was injured.

Corporate Jargon Re-enactment : “drinking the Kool-Aid”

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:17:53 +0000

As you may recall from an earlier post, the phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid,” is a piece of corporate jargon used to indicate company loyalty. Sometimes it’s not enough to just say you drink the Kool-Aid.  If you really want to show devotion to a company, you have to go farther.  Not as far as Jonestown, [...]

Corporate Jargon: “action item”

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 15:35:28 +0000

action item – n., a specific task that needs to be accomplished; usually used in the context of a corporate meeting. When someone takes “ownership” of an action item, this indicates responsibility to accomplish the specified task.  Here’s a usage example: “At the last meeting, we decided that someone from the legal department needed to [...]