November 25, 2012

Includes Typos: Odd Jobs

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I love the complete abandonment of formal grammar by the second sentence. Attention to detail and excellent written communications skills? Kettle, meet pot.

November 20, 2012

Heeling Is Dangerous!

Aside from errant gunfire, my biggest hiking fear is encountering a dog that rolls over on command.

November 18, 2012

What's Your Worth? (Odd Jobs Series)

I just imagine someone with a thick Brooklyn accent shrugging and saying: "Whaddaya think? $50,600? $56,100? Hey, we're flexible. But this ain't Wall Street. $56,200? Fuhgeddaboudit"

November 15, 2012

Always Remember (Guest Posting: Meryl Zimmerman!)

This bit of brilliance is brought to you by the US Postal System, a component of the same government responsible for Congressional Act 52 Stat3515 U.S. CodeSec87a: The designation of Veterans' Day.

Apparently, they don't have access to google, a calendar, or spellcheck.

November 13, 2012

Boy-Cot Bad Spelling

This "Call to Action" has been gaining momentum in the aftermath of the election, and truthfully it's a protest I can endorse. Just as long as I'm still free to eat Papa John's pizza should the urge arise. 
And it's drawbridge people. One word. Get it together. 

November 8, 2012

While We Wait for Florida to Vote (Guest Signage: Ian Hoek Spaans!)

A reminder to extra-hungry Gainesville, FL Taco Bell patrons: Don't eat the counter. Or the sign. Or something. 
No wonder these people take twice as long as the rest of the country to vote. BTW Florida: the election's over.

November 6, 2012

Don't Block the Box

Back into investigative reporting mode, our team uncovered a difficult to spot bit of signage:
We dug deeper to uncover this:
We tried checking underneath the shelf:
Unsatisfied, we tossed the bottles aside.
Aha! It all made sense. But the clear message was being rudely ignored by a pile of sweaters. 
Unable to stand by idly in the face of injustice, our reporter asked an employee of the unnamed-for-legal-reasons establishment: "Why?" "Why would anyone treat a member of the electorate, or at least electricate, with such disdain?" 
The answer was simple: "The outlet doesn't work."

November 4, 2012

Hi, My Name Is: Odd Jobs

First off, no employment application system should be named "EasyChair." 
Secondly, let's chill on the exclamation marks. I'm glad my user name is available, but what's with the "Hello!"? A bit much, if you ask me. 
Finally, I understand different cultures have different naming systems, but I think we can all figure out how to divide our names without a help article.