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The crack smoking mayor of Toronto

January 5, 2014 8 comments

Yes, I understand this post has absolutely nothing to do with writing, nor even anything about myself. But I just couldn’t help but share this little gem I came across just a short time back. While it does have to do with politics, I can tell you it transcends political parties and partisan squabbles of all kinds. For what is revealed in this video of the crack smoking mayor of Toronto is something sane people from any party can look at and ask themselves one simple question: how in the world did this guy get elected? Yes, I realize that the quality of our public servants has declined over the years, but really? Really Toronto? This is what you thought would be good for your city?

Anyway, if you have a few minutes, you absolutely must watch this video, or at least enough of the video to catch the infamous “8 second pause”. Trust me, though, the remaining few minutes are filled with just as many jaw-dropping antics from Toronto’s mayor.

–dp

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On computers: why I hate Windows

November 26, 2013 31 comments

Do I really have to say anything?

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No, I don’t. But I will. I have never, repeat never, seen this kind of nonsense on any Mac I’ve owned over the years, yet what you see above has been the norm on every Winblows machine I’ve ever owned. Thankfully, this is the state of my “work” computer and not my personal computer — a Mac — that I use for writing and everything else. My Mac simply works, as has every other Mac I’ve owned. Oh, and because I use a Mac, I also have the privilege of using the best version of the best writing software ever developed: Scrivener.

–dp

Sign of the times

March 9, 2012 3 comments

I recently had the pleasure of stumbling across this old sign. It was taped to the side of a beat up trash container at a local Shell gas station. When I first saw it, I literally did a double-take. Then I stood for a moment and pondered just what kind of people must live in this city such that there’s a need for such a warning:

A sign of the times

Is this really necessary?

I’ve come to the conclusion that, to quote The Joker from the first Batman movie, “This town needs an enema.”

–dp

Categories: Absurdities, Life

Seriously Apple? Seriously?

February 9, 2012 2 comments

Apparently we have hit the bottom of the barrel in patents. Like I said, “Seriously Apple?”

You're kidding, right?

What next? A patent for the return key?

–dp

Categories: Absurdities

Just when you thought you’d heard it all

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment

I suppose it’s naive to ever believe that we’ve reached the end of the decline in public morality and federal government commonsense such that something can’t come along that makes you shake your head in disbelief as you stare, slack-jawed, at your computer. But naive I must be. Once again, the real world has picked me up, slapped me upside the face, and yelled at me, “Seriously, can you believe this? Can you?” Invariably, after I regain my wits, I reply, reluctantly, that yes, I can believe it.

First, read about the man who wears diapers and wants the federal government to support him because of it.

Now, for fun, understand a little more about exactly what infantilists really are.

Finally, repeat to yourself ad nauseum: The world really isn’t going to hell in a handbasket, the world really isn’t going to hell in a handbasket … and hope that it’s true.

–dp

Categories: Absurdities, Political

Do they really pay attention to what they write?

September 15, 2011 1 comment

So, normally it’s the federal or state government that does things that make you go, “huh?”. Not so this time. This is actually from a health insurance letter I recently received. Thanks go to Debbie who noticed this little gem.

Seriously?

I don’t know. Maybe I’m missing something …

–dp

Categories: Absurdities

Seriously, California? Seriously?

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Three more reasons why the state of California is swirling ever faster down the toilet. The state is broke, businesses are leaving, houses are in foreclosure, Mexico is creeping further and further into the state, and the job market is terrible. So what does that mean to California’s lawmakers? Why, obviously, it means it’s time to avoid dealing with the tough issues and instead head straight for the ridiculous.

Good Lord. If this state was a human being, it would be placed on suicide watch. Go ahead and read. Make your day.

You know, making a bed is dangerous work.

There’s really a California Domestic Workers Coalition?

Sure, give money to illegal immigrants. Why not? We’ve got plenty.

There you go: sheets, baby sitters, and giving money to illegal immigrants. What a banner day for the state.

Seriously, California?

–dp

Categories: Absurdities