Category Archives: observations

things I see and must speak on, son!

How much does a smooth move cost?


That much.

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The Mega Jug might be too much soda


Look how big it is! Look! And don’t tell me that it’s not meant for in person. Read the rest of this entry

“You couldn’t fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had a electrified fooling machine!”


A PSA FROM  On this April Fools Day, remember – we’re not funny the rest of the year, so there’s no reason to start today.  Take it from The Simpsons and remember that pranks are dangerous!  Read the rest of this entry

In Case You Travel to the Past, Here’s a Cassette Adapter for your iPod/Phone

car cassette player adapter for mp3 player

CVS is on the cutting edge:  I know it’s snobbish to assume no one drives a car that has a cassette deck, but it’s bewildering to see a cassette adapter for sale out in the wild, and for this much!  Doesn’t a fiver sound like it should cover it?    Strangely enough, I recall that this old hardwired technology worked much better than new fangled FM transmitters as a MP3 player connection solution.  (I have such adventures at CVS…)

New MetroCard design, New farehikes

metrocard-sunrise-mtaThe new MetroCard is… I guess it’s supposed to be the sunrise, but it looks more like fiery damnation to me.  As in, “Use your MetroCard to escape the apocalypse!”  (It’s more like fare/toll-hike-alypse!) Read the rest of this entry

4 Crazy Stories From The First Quarter of 2015


It’s a new dawn, and a new day, and the world is feeling crazy – and not just in the “Let’s blow each other up because you worship God slightly differently than I do” sort of way.  Today, I bring you the fun version of crazy… well, mostly.  Read the rest of this entry

Icicles! Icicles!


In case it’s not clear what I’m trying to do with this title, here’s your musical aid: 
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Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here


For some reason, I had a flashback to those “Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here” signs I used to see on school buses.  At the time, I missed the obvious sexism because the signs usually just said,”Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here,” and I frankly had no idea what they were referring to.  Then, I saw the full version “Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here!  Clean Up After Yourself!” and as a day camp counselor, I went into, “OK gang, don’t leave anything on the bus – pick up the candy rappers, blah blah blah…” that sort of routine, but I’d double down  and get whatever they missed because I was in charge and they were children.  As it turns out, these signs still exist. Read the rest of this entry


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