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May 20, 2007

Investment Tip

Here's a pretty solid investment tip for you: check with me to see when I plan to visit Canada, then buy lots of Canadian dollars. In response to me buying a plane ticket to Toronto for next weekend, the Loonie hit a 30-year high.

Bonnie and I will be in Toronto from May 26 to 29, then in Montreal from May 29 to June 2. I told Bonnie I was a big shot in Canada, so my Canadian readers, plan a ticker tape parade for my arrival or have some Mounties meet us at the airport or something.

11:05 | Canada , Travel | Comments (0)

May 14, 2007

No Blood For Oil - Agree or Disagree?

I've been a Flexcar member for a few years now, and support the idea of shared cars, and have been relatively happy with the service. I was digging through some old emails the other day, and came upon a survey they had sent me when I first joined. I expected questions along the lines of "How many miles do you commute?" or "How often do you take public transportation?". Instead I got a very... pessimistic set of questions to answer. Here's a selection of the most out-there:

  1. Concern for the public good has nothing to do with signing up for a car-sharing service like Flexcar.
  2. People in the US are too greedy and materialistic.
  3. This country is going down the tubes.
  4. Sometimes the only way to fix a severe problem is to let government come in and solve it.
  5. It's important to get your piece of the action before the next guy does.
  6. There are too many gas-guzzling cars on the road.
  7. When big things have to be done, you have to turn to important and powerful figures to get them done.
  8. I'm not a very active person.
  9. The US is hogging the world's natural resources.
  10. There are absolute rights and wrongs, and nobody can tell me different.

I wonder what you would have to answer to get your application denied...

22:48 | Stuff | Comments (3)

May 13, 2007

You Know The Cops Just Smoke It Themselves

A former cop in Michigan was caught using marijuana he had confiscated. How was he caught, you ask? After he and his wife baked the pot into brownies and ate them, he called 911, panicked that he had overdosed and was dying. Also, he tried to blame the whole incident on his wife.

I don't know what's worse, the fact that the police department does not properly educate their officers on the effects of the drug they're tasked to confiscate, or the fact the police department is not pressing charges for this breach of public trust.

22:31 | Stuff | Comments (0)

May 3, 2007

Debearded, Part 3

Debearding, step 7
Debearding, step 8
Debearding, step 9

16:18 | Stuff , Stuff | Comments (2)

May 1, 2007

Happy Loyalty Day, America!

Has it been a year already? That's right, it's that time where the President hereby proclaims May 1, Loyalty Day!

So show your loyalty by buying a magnetic flag for your back bumper! Be better aquainted with America's place in the world by eschewing a Geneva convention or two! Show your love for the free market by awarding a no-bid contract to former cronies! Demonstrate your support for democracy by voting in an election, or, if you're the President, vetoing a bill!

But most importantly, get out there and SHOP!

Remember, if you don't show your loyalty, the terrorists have won.

20:55 | America | Comments (0)