The other day I ordered something shipped via FedEx 2 days shipping. Here is how they shipped my package. If you map that, you can see that my package took a round trip around the US. I have a hard time believing that this is the most efficient route for the package.… Continue reading Fedex Tracking
Two reasons 1) It makes me wife treat shopping for travel like she shops for clothes. “Oh look honey, it’s a two for one deal. I have to buy it!” 2) You are forced to pre-plan your life. I am a spur of the moment kind of guy. The idea of pre-paying for something I… Continue reading I hate Groupon
Today I saw something on Sunday morning televangelist TV that I thought was just absolutely appalling. It was the “YOUR BREAKTHROUGH HOUR”. http://www.inspirationtoday.com/ministry/yourbreakthroug.aspx http://yourbreakthroughhour.com If you look at their website, you will notice that they are soliciting a donation, or whatever the heck it is, for absolutely nothing. I saw a couple minutes of the… Continue reading Your Breakthrough Hour
When I walk our dog around the block, I notice that 4 out of 5 garages are full with stuff. I rarely see a garage with space for cars. And when I say full, I don’t mean things taking up all the floor space, I mean the garage is packed from floor to ceiling. This… Continue reading America: The land of plenty… garbage.
On the local news, they are constantly reminding us how much it “costs the taxpayer”. Raids of the occupy protests, costs of building roads, prisons, social programs, court fees, etc… To be fair, maybe they should also remind viewers how much something “benefited the taxpayer”. Public parks, free education, clean air and water, social safety… Continue reading costs the taxpayer
Eating rice noodles give me a stomach ache. Not poo in your pants stomachache. Knot in your stomach kind. Anyone else ever had this problem?
I keep thinking about the movie I saw last night, “Margin Call”, and how it could have been so much better. While the movie was very well done, I feel that it could have done a better job at storytelling. I would consider myself as someone who has an above average understanding of the financial… Continue reading How to make Margin Call better
I get very annoyed when people think that tweeting is a vital component of marketing. Companies do not need to tweet. Only some companies belong on twitter: News, Pop Culture, Comedians, etc…. I feel like marketing people are using social plugins as an excuse to charge money and cover up their total lack of a… Continue reading Twitter is not a marketing strategy
Yesterday on the radio they were interviewing a couple of people who have donated money to the Herman Cain campaign. It blew my mind that these people said they have donated upwards of $1000, and were thinking of donating more. One person even said that if it turns out he IS guilty of sexual harassment,… Continue reading Consumer Protection Agency
When I went to Vietnam for three weeks, it made me realize how much I “love” America. We have it really really really really good here. Clean environment, good public safety, ample education opportunities, and plenty of good paying jobs. So when I read stories like this: http://californiawatch.org/health-and-welfare/edge-paradise-coachella-workers-live-grim-conditions-12877 http://www.latimes.com/health/lat-carenow-free-health-clinic-treats-thousands-20111020,0,1327960.premiumvideo It makes me sad. Also, one… Continue reading Love of Country