Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oil prices, Miracle Whip, and other Randoms

- I don’t like email forwards. I usually stop reading them halfway through, if I open them at all. But I have to admit, the "FAIL" pictures make me laugh every time.

- You know those automated parking garages that give you a time-stamped ticket when you enter so that they can charge you based on how long you were parked there? Okay so what’s to stop someone from parking there all day, but then walking through the ticket line again right before they leave and helping themselves to a brand new ticket? Is this a loophole that only I have thought of? There must be something I’m missing. Maybe the ticket machine won’t work if there isn’t the weight of a car stopped there. Anybody want to test it?

- I was watching the White Sox/Tiger game over the weekend and WGN was doing that thing they do where they pan the crowd during a lull. I couldn’t help but notice that every female in the stands was good looking. And some were extraordinarily good looking. Is this a Detroit thing that I wasn’t aware of?

- I don’t mind Miracle Whip. Using it instead of real mayonnaise is okay by me. I didn’t know this said something about me as a person, but apparently it does, so there you go. If you would have asked me, Miracle Whip IS mayonnaise. Whatevah the f### evah.

- Oh and I know I mentioned this once before, but ketchup on hot dogs and brats tastes good. I am still not apologizing for it.

- Yesterday’s headline: "Stocks plunge on consumer news, oil prices". Today’s headline: "Stocks surge on consumer news, oil prices". Fuck this shit, I give up.

- Hey, have you noticed that since the housing market crapped the bed, we haven’t heard much about Iraq or Afghanistan or Israel/Palestine? When was the last time you read about a suicide bomber? Are they not happening anymore or is it just not being reported?

- On that note, remember that a penny saved is a penny earned, but a penny earned means you need a new job.

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  1. Michael Says:

    As a matter of fact, I tried out one of those automated parking gates on foot - and you're correct, they don't work unless a car is detected. Not sure exactly how the mechanism works, though.

  2. Jerms Says:

    i can't believe someone really tested the parking garage theory, i have been wondering about that for years but never use parking garages unless my company is paying for it. in which case there is really no reason for me to get tackled by a rent a cop over it.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    "- Oh and I know I mentioned this once before, but ketchup on hot dogs and brats tastes good. I am still not apologizing for it."

    Good for you, it is good by the way!!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Getting tackled by a rent a cop would make for an interesting blog topic though. I was once ticketed by a cop on a bicycle and I was in my car. That was a low point.

  5. Brian Says:

    Sue and I would run the parking lot scam in college. We would park the Tempo of Boom for long periods of time in the lot. We would have a friend (who also parks in the lot) give us their ticket. Sue and I would leave the lot and pay the friend's ticket. When we would return, the new ticket would become the friend's ticket. If we really needed to get out of the lot and the friend wasn't around...we would just tell the attendant that we lost the ticket in the Dominicks and they would charge us for a hour. Worse comes to worse...you tell the attendant that you have been there all day, when in reality you were there for 2 weeks.