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Just Sven
10 years ago

Good morning…and LOVE the thread pic. That’s funny.

Paddy O'Furnijur
10 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven!
At least Mac didn’t make you a garden gnome.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Happy Thursday, GN!
Hai, Sven and Paddy!

If they make a statue of Sven?

Sven does have a certain cherubic aspect.

I wonder if this is what TeX’s menorah looks like:


Once again, I hope the personnel staffing the various TX GN embassies (Texas being a separate country and all) remain safe and warm. And that FedEx gives Mac an excellent excuse to stay indoors. 😉


Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

An unintended consequence of nearly 9/10 American movie theaters being digital?

A Florida movie theater filled with families eagerly anticipating a viewing of Disney’s hit holiday season release “Frozen” got an eyeful of something much steamier.

According to WTVT, a “sexually explicit scene” from another movie somehow ran in place of an animated Mickey Mouse short that accompanies and precedes the hit film.

That made me think of this classic -- if crude -- poster from the ’60s (couldn’t find a larger image):

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

If I see any “Raise The Wage” protesters in front of a fast food place while I’m out running errands, I may have to purchase a couple of Value Menu items just to piss them off.

Dropping fries is not a $15/hour job. If these idiots persist, they’ll provide an even larger incentive to automate them right out of their jobs.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Reply to  Mac

Those doors will be barred to those without a lot of money to invest in training and certification.


I’ve seen pics today of maroons with signs reading stuff like “Give me the raise I DESERVE” and “Can’t survive on $7.25”. Criminy…when I was making minimum wage, I never expected I ought to be able to take care of a family on that income.

I think you’re probably right in re the SEIU’s calculation.

I’m also aware of at least two companies marketing machines which can grill a patty to order, toast the bun, cut fresh lettuce, tomato and onion, assemble, dress and wrap a burger without any human intervention except for stocking the various hoppers. And they take up a significantly smaller footprint than a grill area and assembly station which requires manual labor.

Ordering is done via touch screen and swiping a debit card, saving more labor and reducing opportunities for pilferage. And one of them claims the machine can serve 360 burgers/hour; one every ten seconds.

Too many idjits think that a business’ purpose is to provide jobs, not maximize ROI.

Just Sven
10 years ago

With the minimum wage push from Obama and his ilk, I’m surprised no one asks what the estimated increase in federal revenues would be. It’s not like Obama doesnt have a vested interest in seeing wages go up so tax revenues go up.