Listen to me Bilbo Baggins

This kills me, I don’t know why but man is it hilarious  Seriously, this cat in a kitchen wizard costume is talking into a banana!? Look at it and not laugh, I dare you… maybe I’m just really tired.

Talking Banana Cat
Talking Banana Cat, “Listen to me Bilbo Baggins”
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Twinkies: The followup

My goodness!! People are going CRAZY over the closure of Hostess and the Twinkies. I mean really! Someone is selling a 10 pack of Twinkies on eBay for almost $5000!!! Granted they’re throwing in a free Wii U but still.

Now with that being said, there’s a single person we can all point our fingers at, Mr. Kenneth Johnson. Yup this guy … told Reuters: “I’d rather go work somewhere else or draw unemployment” than take another pay cut from Hostess, which he said had lowered his salary, with overtime, to $35,000 last year from about $45,000 five years ago.

There you have it. The union couldn’t come to an agreement with Hostess so the bakers went on strike. Hostess claims that as the final straw that caused them to close down and lay off 18,500 people. How’s that unemployment rate holding up?

With the loss of this company sometimes when I go into a restaurant with a sign that says “Please wait for Hostess” it’s hard not to burst into tears… we’ll be waiting Hostess… we’ll be waiting.

http://stream.marketwatch.com/story/markets/SS-4-4/SS-4-16763/

Multi-Lingual?

This is a topic close to my heart. You see in Canada there is a law that states there HAS to be both French and English on packaging. Out west and in the far eastern part of the country, there are very few people who actually speak French (if any at all). Sure we’ve all had our “Second language” courses in school but let’s be reasonable.

The province of Quebec is mostly French-speaking and Quebec has a very large portion of the Canadian population  Quebec also has tried to separate from Canada several times through referendums. Not to loyal if you ask me! But this post isn’t to argue that point… the United States of America has a VERY large population of Spanish-speaking people yet here is no half Spanish, half English on the packaging of items there! And I appreciate that. To each their own, enjoy your heritage and/or language but don’t pus hit onto anyone else.

So, after YEARS of putting up with “flacons de mais” on my cereal box (which is corn flakes) the Office Québécois de la Langue Française (which roughly translates into the “Office Quebec of the language French”, so backwards) wants some major “…retailers to change their signs to either give themselves a generic French name or add a slogan or explanation that reflects what it is they’re selling.” REALLY!? Good grief! Get off your high horses there folks. Walmart is just Walmart. Even though “some companies have taken steps to change their name — like Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is known in Quebec as “Poulet Frit Kentucky”, which roughly translates into Chicken Fried Kentucky.

Power to you six major companies (Walmart, Costco, Best Buy, Gap, Old Navy and Guess), I will support your move by shopping at your stores!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/11/18/big-retailers-french-signs-court.html

Twinkies!!

Save the Twinkies! Save the Twinkies!!! It’s somewhat sad, Hostess is closing down. They’ve been around for years and years! They’ve created a golden cake filled with nectar of the gods! Goodbye Twinkies, you will be missed.

Twinkies were one of our Post Apocalyptic Preparedness & Awareness (PAPA) food sources. I mean, these things have a half life! I’m not sure if there is any nutritional value. But there is emotional value in them for sure. Look at CNN Money’s video and see how many people love them, but like Jane Moos finds, no one wants to eat one! Twinkies are not for grownups, but they are a right of childhood. Well, were a right anyway.

With all this being said, hopefully the “secret recipe” will be sent to Little Debbie or Mr Christie! We can only hope that this wondrous treat of childhood will live on some other way by some other means. We salute you bad for you treat. Farewell you mish-mash of chemicals (which includes but is not limited to: sodium acid pyrophosphatemonocalcium phosphatepolysorbate 60, dextrincalcium caseinatesodium stearoyl lactylate, yellow #5, red #40)

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http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/16/news/companies/hostess-closing/index.html?iid=Popular

The official Twinkie Ingredients are: Enriched wheat flour, sugar, corn syrup, niacin, water, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable and/or animal shortening – containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed andcanola oil, and beef fat, dextrose, whole eggs, modified corn starch, cellulose gum, whey, leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), salt, cornstarch, corn flour, corn syrup, solids, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin, polysorbate 60, dextrin, calcium caseinate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, wheat gluten, calcium sulphate, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, yellow #5, red #40.[7].

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkie

RobotOffice

What do you think about your office being, say, 80% robots? I’m not sure I’d be able to go for it. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’d have a great time unplugging people, laying the robots face-up or face-down on the ground, or dropping pencils for the robots to get stuck on. April 1st would be a blast!

I guess it wouldn’t be so bad if everyone had the face accessories for the Logitech Quick-cam. Shark and cat faces, Crowns and hats… great times! That might make it hard to take anyone seriously but sure would be fun.

In conclusion…as long as the robots have arms to open doors on their own, I think I could get used to working in my underwear and a dress shirt.

New way for the boss to check up on you?

The Hobbit inspired Safety Video shows how things should be

I just happened to watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Briefing – Airplane Safety Video and I couldn’t help but feel this is how all boring information should be presented. The Hobbit inspired Safety Video shows how things should be. It takes a fairly routine message, albeit very important to know when needed, like emergency airplane safety instruction and spins it into a piece of entertainment that you actually take the time to watch. More industries should take the time to understand who they are presenting to and that most individuals these days expect something to peak their interest for them to spend the time paying attention to. Quite refreshing, if you haven’t seen this video yet take a moment and check it out here. Thanks for your time.

New Zealand Air has the right idea.

Test the Energy

So, I don’t want to over think this test the energy follow-up from the last post Are We Just Energy, but I do not want to look back and have it seem pointless. The idea is to see if ideas of reality like those put forth in The Secret and like information are accurate or just hyped material to make sales on those of us seeking answers.

At the end of the last post I stated I would come up with some basic rules to help test if we are just energy. It has to do with trying to measure intention based on results in reality. An obvious one would be to come up with a statement you would like to be true and think it as real, like this thing happens all the time and is as normal in my reality as my next breath. I will make mine 10 dollars a day coming into my life unexpected. I will start to expect that 10 bucks will start to show up every day. I can measure this and it is not beyond the reality of my current existence.

Every day I will spend an early part of my day visualizing this money flying into my hand. I will see the money from previous days piled up in my hands because it is an ordinary occurrence. I will give my self time to work on getting into this routine, say about two weeks and then I hope to start seeing some form of result. I’ll give it a couple of months after that of focused intent to see if my thoughts are actually creating something like this into reality. I will post an update once in a while and when completed I’ll present any evidence I have discovered. Hopefully by then I will be thinking of hundred-dollar bills flying into my hand, but I’ll start with 10.

I hope others will look at this as a chance to challenge reality and test the energy. Thanks for your time.

Enjoy your day. RT of the bitk.