Teh Squeaky Wheel
"I see another “bombshell” “game-changer” “pivotal moment” “changes everything” “Trump is done” moment has occurred courtesy of John Bolton. Odd, the timing of this, but there you go."
Sunday greetings from cool, drizzly yet Happy Larryville, GN! As if any of us needed further convincing that My Little Pony™ is ineffably evil, here’s Matt Labash’s account of a BronyCon: In the near future, historians will struggle to locate the precise moment when civilization’s wheels finally, irretrievably came off. By then, there will have been too many such moments to pinpoint one with any certainty. But I’ll mark the day as having occurred on a recent August weekend when, standing in the concourse of the Baltimore Convention Center, I watch grown men with problem skin and five o’clock shadows… Read more »
“But Bronies represent a novel variation on the theme: Like so many American men, they wish to be forever suspended in childhood. Except this time, they want to be 6-year-old girls.”
Uh, a little creepy. On the other hand, it’s good that lonely odd folks with strange beliefs/interests, few friends, and no social skills can find others with similar interests and develop friendships. Maybe it’s a first step out of the basement and into a normal life.
I’m surprised they didnt hold this event in Enumclaw if you know what I mean.
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
That’s it. I got nuthin’.
I’m puzzling over today’s Gospel-Luke 12: 49-53, but I also have to make breakfast.
Interesting Gospel, Sven. Was that discussed in church today? What did the minister say about it?
Yeah, that was today’s Gospel reading. The priest’s take on it was that it is more metaphorical than literal. Here’s your choice: accept God or don’t, but standing on the sidelines is no longer an option. The battles spoken of are that of the heart and soul rather than more literal physical battles between persons of conflicting viewpoints. It’s a puzzling one to me and requires more thought and reading on my part. The language is clear enough, but there seemed to be more of an effort by the priest to twist the words into something, that on first reading,… Read more »
I started re-reading Eli Goldratt’s book, The Goal, yesterday. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it was a big deal in materials management back in the 80’s when it was first published. I was sitting in a staff meeting Thursday where we make a big deal out of posting and tallying our ‘wins’ each week. Much high-fiving over things like 20 patches applied, 500 lines of code written, installed three new applications, etc. And I’m sitting there thinking, so what? I was in ‘so what’ mode, but not quite sure why, and then mulling things over, I got to… Read more »
When I moved from Receiving to managing the operation at Lee Meyers company I estimated that 20% to 25% of the effort was being consumed in interdepartmental fighting. Nobody had come up with a way to determine real operational costs in a way that would let them make an objective evaluation of the net benefit when a change cost one department to help another, so everything was seat of the pants and the department manager who had the connection or caught the boss in the right mood won the issue. They did not want me to develop a system that… Read more »
Yeah, these folks where I am at are constantly in fire suppression and crisis mode: the solution so far is to hire more people so that they can better put out the fires. Behind the scenes, there’s apparently a grand scheme to reorganize and do things ‘differently’. But what I’ve learned is that there have been several such grand schemes in the past 6 years, none of which have reached fruition. None of the architects of these grand plans are still employed here. In this case, I’m not an analyst nor am I consultant. I could just sit back, do… Read more »
You are fighting the good fight. Good luck!!