70 thoughts on “It is time.

    1. Naive question: did you place the amp/keyboard/cinderblock in a narrow hallway bottleneck, or is there perhaps an alternate path that goes around the hazard?

          1. The real destroyer of the toes of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and amplifiers.

            -Democritus

      1. truly . I actually 'hah'-ed out loud.
        'Bloomberg?'

        [ full disclosure : My 'Billionaires Tears ' mug is in the mail. Which I had it then ]

        1. The only reason to vote for Bloomberg, IMO, is if you're sure that America has irrevocably turned he corner into full blown Fascism and you think a Democratic Fascist would govern better than a Republican one ("yeah he's a Fascist, but he's OUR Fascist").

          I didn't say it's a good reason.

          1. Influencers must be US residents to apply, and are barred from using profanity, nudity or “overtly negative content”.
            SAYS NOTHING ABOUT PANTS

          2. BLOOMBERG 2020: READY FOR THE CEPHALOPOCALYPSE

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            Bloomberg TVJuly 27, 2012
            Every detail counts- Bloomberg has an around-the-clock team that takes care of the 30 fish tanks filled with 400 types of fish, 500 types of coral as well as 50 to 100 types of starfish and crab.

          3. Bloomberg bought the old company I used to work for when I worked in DC. Then they sold the building I had worked in and moved the company to one of those soulless mid-rises in Crystal City. Bloomberg turned the old building into condos. Apparently no one liked working for the company after that. Bloomberg purposefully does things like put the bathrooms only every other floor so that employees are less included to take potty breaks.

            That said, the other building that my old company owned, which was behind the building that my office was in, is now the building that Barack Obama's office is in. I do not think the building is owned by Bloomberg anymore. I think part of the purchase deal was that they would sell both buildings. World Wildlife Fund is also in the second building.

            This was all long after I'd moved back to CA.

          4. Limiting bathroom access? Aren't there, like Laws about this sort of thing?

            It's almost funny that no one wants to admit how much of our workspace environment depends upon the whims of wealth – insulated CEO's influenced by the latest edition of remarketed Productivity PowerPoints based upon antique Time/Motion studies.

  1. Anyone here watching The Hunters on Amazon Prime? It is set in 1977. I like to click on the "X Ray" feature. I just clicked on it for a scene where our youthful hero, Jonah, is thumbing through the Yellow Pages. X Ray tells us that, "Before the invention of the Internet, encyclopedic listings of telephone numbers called, "Yellow Pages" were extremely popular and commonly used."

    Fun fact!

    1. Wait, so they have to _ define _ the Yellow Pages because all the Youngs are wired into a global communications net that can access information on anything instantaneously?

      We're living in a William Gibson novel.

      1. All I could think of what that index that Harpers puts out ever year and wondering what humans born this year will have to have explained to them.

        There is a video floating around the web this past week of two teens put in a room with a rotary phone and their instructions are to dial a number they are given. They have ten minutes or maybe it is four minutes, but whatever it is, they never figure it out.

        1. All I could think of what that index that Harpers puts out ever year and wondering what humans born this year will have to have explained to them.

          Glaciers. Winter. Coral reefs. Coastal cities. Beaches. I'm so depressed.

          There is a video floating around the web this past week of two teens put in a room with a rotary phone and their instructions are to dial a number they are given. They have ten minutes or maybe it is four minutes, but whatever it is, they never figure it out.

          | This would really mess with their heads, then. |

      1. True Doctor Story ;
        "Blue, ya gotta cut down on salt. Salt is in everything. Cut down or die a quick painful death. Here's
        some pills. Drink lots of water."
        [ months pass…..blood test ]
        "Blue, are you drinking a lot of water?
        "Yes I am"
        "Better cut back, your sodium levels are low. You're flushing too much out of your system."
        "WTF?'

        1. I stopped adding salt to anything, and have cut back on overly salty products like chips or lunch meats. No sugar in the house, but it's in everything too. Convenience will kill us all.

          1. Same for in-house. But will still eat restaurant food. Actually, am good at home SO THAT
            I can eat out.

          2. I don't go out very often as most of it is beyond my budget. I don't like most fast foods except for El Pollo Loco, which as junk food goes is relatively healthy. Until my cardiologist got involved in every aspect of my life, that is. It's got rice and corn and flour, all things he has told me to cut back on.

            Fuck.

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