Archive for December 17th, 2008

UPDATE:  My guess is that the bankruptcy route was not acceptable because they had no idea how to make it work.  Or they felt they couldn’t make it work and wanted taxpayers to take the risk.  Who knows?

I’d like to have seen them at least try.  But no, gotta shut down for a month.

At least they still pay wages.  That’s something.


Update #2:  If you love her, go see a slasher now.  Otherwise run right out and rent “Harry Met Sally”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, or “You’ve got Mail”.

The study said nothing about porn or professional wrestling.  Probably best to avoid them.

Tractor pulls and Monster Trucks – go for it.  Nothing shows commitment like Monster Trucks and double-distilled moonshine.


Just what you need to feel secure, that you met all the requirements, and that you are guaranteed a safe holiday.  Here is a PDF of a print outlining the correct orientation and assembly procedure, complete with codes that must be met and approved by a PE (Professional Elf).


(Not to be confused with the Fruitcake of Doom +4 – like that would be possible.)

Survival Panic, the Phenomenon.  Oh yeah, this speaks well of us in the US.

“People start seeing their economic situation change, and it stimulates a sort of survival panic,” said Gaetano Vaccaro, deputy clinical director of Moonview Sanctuary, which treats patients for emotional and behavioral disorders. “When we are in a survival panic, we are prone to really extreme behaviors.”

Oh yeah, this is actually pretty spot-on.

The U.S. recession that took hold in December last year has threatened personal finances in many ways as home prices fall, investments sour, retirement funds shrink, access to credit diminishes and jobs evaporate.

It is also a rude awakening for a generation of shoppers who grew up on easy access to credit and have never had to limit purchases to simply what they needed or could afford.

My dog (picture later on today) has developed a nasty habit that is actually pretty common in canines.  I’m thinking of making a satirical movie poster to document the effect:

RePoo:  Adventures of a Scatalogical Canine


1) Give the poor kid his cake.

2) Shoot the parents for giving him this name.


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