Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2010 Census

Not sure what the big deal is about the Census. Yeah, I understand its purpose for allocating money to communities with large populations and just figuring out how many people are in the country and what the demographics are. I get all that. What I don't get is someone actually needing help filling it out. There are all these mailers saying that the questionnaire is coming, and be ready for the census, and if you have trouble filling it out contact this number. Last I looked, the only questions they really ask you are; your phone number, if you live in the house, if you rent or own the house and what your race is... and if someone has lived with you in the last year, how old are they and what's their race, and sex. If you don't know the answer to any of those questions, I'm sorry but nobody is going to be able to help you.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Craigslist is one of those websites that boggles my mind. A lot of websites boggle my mind actually since I like the think of the internet as basically a time machine. When I think of Craigslist though, I want to say "only in America". I don't know of any other website where you can buy furniture, get a free pile of broken cinder blocks, and find a disease free threesome all in one place.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I'm not aware of any occasion where it isn't rude to use a toothpick. Which is weird. How can it be possible that the very use something was specifically designed to perform can be considered rude in just about every occasion it's used. After eating corn on the cobb it might not be considered rude but it's still considered disgusting to watch. It's like a Q-tip. They claim you shouldn't clean your ears with them but I am pretty sure 95 percent of all Q-tip purchasers use it to clean their ears. Women claim that they use Q-tips for something make-up related. I have still never seen a woman use a Q-tip for anything other than ear cleaning. And for the record, those plastic Q-tips aren't as good as the paper ones.

The movies

I recently went to a job site to check on the progress of a movie theater renovation I was working on. The project looked great but the building inspector had a few issues with updating the theater to be more handicapped accessible. Minor things like making one of the bathrooms have levers on the doors instead of knobs, and adding grab bars to some of the bathroom stalls. No big deal. Another issue though was adding braille signs for the bathrooms. No big deal either, but seriously, are blind people really going to the movies? Then I thought about that new movie, "The Blind Side". Irony? Imagine a fire in the theater and everyone running out hysterically and the poor blind person is feeling their way around using the walls when they come across what they think is the exit. They feel around for the braille sign.... nope, women's restroom. Damn it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

I know I'm not the only one.

You know when you are working on your computer and you want to listen to a song a little louder, sometimes you have to go to that little speaker icon on your toolbar at the bottom of your screen? You have your itunes volume up to the max, but you know that maybe your other volumes aren't at their peak, so you use the speaker icon to max it out. You raise the volume up as loud as it can get, then you know that if you raise the "wave" to the max you will make it twice as loud. I know I'm not the only one who has no clue what the "wave" even means or does. And why do you have to raise the volume in four different locations these days? Itunes, the toolbar, the keyboard volume thing, and if you have external speakers you have to raise it there too. Next we are going to need a cable box to turn up the volume. But it'll be in high def, xsurround 4.0, 6250p,doubleback broadcast....for 30 bucks a month.