I always wanted a business card. When I was a kid, that was somehow a symbol you’ve ‘made it’. I even hand drew my own when I was a kid magician. And when I first had my P.I. business, I couldn’t afford much, so I spent what little I had on business cards and letterhead. Cheaper than a real office…
I came across these on the Internet, and found them of interest. You might visit the link below to see the whole collection…
Well, the Nation has re-elected the incumbent. In spite of allegations of
stealing tampering irregularities of votes (e.g. some voting districts in Ohio reportedly had 0% Republican turn out!) we got what we deserve.
Americans historically don’t like politics, and this time around is no different. We suffered through 18 months of vile political attack ads, then went into the booth, held our respective noses and pulled the lever.
And what did we get for our trouble? COOL.
After all, American Tradition shows us we vote for the coolest guy. How many generals, admirals, war heroes and other military folk have run for President or Vice President, because for most of this country’s history such people were thought of as cool? Does this mean they are qualified civilian administrators and policy makers? Not necessarily.
The advent of modern telecommunication, computers, the Internet and email, coupled with the anti- (fill-in-the-blank) movement, another dimension has been added. Just like cinema of the late 60s/early 70s reflected the counter-culture, so did politics. And cool took on another facet.
Suddenly, the cool guy wasn’t the former Army General or the guy whose PT boat was sliced in half by a Japanese destroyer, it was the guy who reluctant served, or the guy who didn’t even serve at all.
Suddenly, it’s Dustin Hoffman instead of Audie Murphy; Peter Fonda instead of John Wayne. William Jefferson Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama instead of George Bush (either one).
There was a time that American ideals meant a Norman Rockwell painting, not a poster from Mother Jones. Suddenly it was okay to hold high office having admittedly done marijuana and cocaine in one’s youth. Instead of just drinking.
And we got what we deserve. The anti-hero.
Roomie and I went gallivanting about the other afternoon, running some errands. We visited a local dry cleaning store. Roomie and I are helping prepare her stepmother’s house for sale (her stepmother is in a care facility at age 88). We had some draperies that needing cleaning.
“We don’t do cur-ens!” she was told. We hunted around and located another establishment that would do cur-ens.
Then, we went to T-Mobile. Roomie gets her cellular telephone/Internet service through them, and allows me access through her hotspot. Saves us both a little money over having separate services. Said hotspot wasn’t holding an Internet connection, and kept saying ‘low battery’, even though it charged all night.
I’d like to say the T-Mobile store connected the device to a machine to determine if it was the high-tech battery failing, or perhaps the device, itself. I’d like to say that, but NO. The clerk (behind the counter labelled ANSWERS) told us he didn’t know much about hotspots, then looked up the warranty info on his computer (which was built apparently by Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse using paraffin candles for illumination!) and eventually told us good news, a replacement battery was under warranty! Instead of costing $60, it was free! Plus the $7.99, no $8.99, no $11.99 handling charge for overnight delivery! (it WAS $7.99 for 5 day delivery, he explained) Special!
So, sometime tomorrow we’ll see if it’s the battery or something else that failed…(written Wednesday)
Customer Service. Yep!
PS – no battery has arrived, yet. It’s been TWO days. Overnight, yep. (1430)
PPS – the battery FINALLY arrived @ 1830 tonight. Two days, not overnight. Of course, it takes something like 12 hours for a full charge before use.
PPPS – after a lengthy charge, the new battery worked…for a few hours.
The machine is now saying ‘low battery’ yet again. Roomie is calling T-Mobile to see
if we need a replacement unit…
PPPPS – The new gizmo is scheduled to arrive Tuesday.
The adventure continues…
This came to me from good friends in Texas. Not being a lawyer (or playing one on the Internet) I don’t know it it crosses any legal lines with regard to discrimination.
There is that line between running one’s business as one sees fit versus discrimination and bigotry.
h/t Boyd & Donna
My first run-’round the blogs this AM, brought me to the esteemed Borepatch. He linked to a site alleging to measure EVIL!? (His site was 37%, up 3 percent from the last time he measured.)
I figured, what the Hell? (perhaps, literally?)
Guffaw in AZ is only four months old. I’ve tried to be a nice guy, and all. What could it hurt? (famous last words)
The Gematriculator is the site in question. I tested.
Guess I need to straighten up and fly right – more!
I’m sure it’s BLOGGER and Advertising – YEAH! That’s it!
h/t Borepatch (I think)
In our last episode…
Amazon was appearing, and functional on both IE and Firefox, however,
Adsense (aka AdChoices) had not yet shown itself.
I normally use Firefox, so, I opened up IE9, and viola’!
AdChoices appears on IE9!
Not showing on my Firefox, however!?
Please advise if AdChoices appears and is functional on YOUR Firefox.
I only need one confirmation?
(they did say it might take a couple of days?)
Thanking you in advance of your rapid reply, I remain,
PS – UPDATE: WITH EVERYONE’S HELP, THE ADS ARE UP. The Blog is officially a Capitalist Tool!
As the ‘powers-that-be’ have recently decided that they are to cut my meager income even further, I’ve made the decision to become a capitalist-in-fact, not just words.
Toward this end, I’ve engaged both Adsense and Amazon to hawk their wares within the confines of Guffaw in AZ.
One would think that they would make it easy to accomplish one making money for them…
After most of a day of banging my head against the wall (surprisingly refreshing!) and dealing with software designed by Jackson Pollack, we seem to be on our way – maybe.
I’ve had to engage both Firefox and IE9 to get this far.
Who knows what the future will bring. Adsense says it’ll be a couple days.
Wish me luck!
ps – I’ve been informed The Amazon widget seems to be working in IE, but NOT Firefox
(will advise when/if things seem to be present and working. Thank you for your patience. – gfa)
pps – Quizikle advises me all A-OK with his Firefox and the widget!
ppps – Adsense just emailed me and advised me NOT to click on their ads from the blog, or they’d boil me in oil! Or something bad.
Doesn’t mean you can’t.