Spotting this picture pop up in my Facebook feed, it was hard to resist following the link to the full story at The Poke, a collection of funny blogs, posts that bills itself as ‘time well wasted’.
To try and understand the financial crisis from which the economy is slowly, probably, emerging, a rudimentary grasp of economics would be helpful.
For those of us without any formal training the self-proclaimed Stand Up Economist, Yoram Bauman PhD simplifies matter, with tongue firmly in cheek.
I blame Twitter. After being sent a link to an intriguing product in the depths of Amazon, I got sucked into a world of bizarro goods and their reviews.
Check out ten of the best with a taster of their reviews. And make sure you’ve got nothing planned for the next hour or so.
It’s been one of those days, in fact one of those weeks. Knee-deep
in unexpected documents that demand total concentration. Six pages of
contract terms and conditions. Anyone? No, I thought not. Much to do
before the fun stuff.
And whilst we’re at it, add a spot of
post-swine-flu cough (OK, OK, a chest cold) that’s slowly moving your
lungs from their rightful place to the open atmosphere, much to the
disgust of your colleagues. I’m a joy to be around, no, honestly.
As I was writing the post about phrases from baseball becoming a part of everyday office jargon, a Sunday evening TV stalwart flashed back into memory. The master of corporate gibberish was Gus Hedges from Channel 4’s Drop the Dead Donkey.
This video has been doing the rounds of Twitter, Digg and no doubt dozens of other social network-type tools. Having the dubious privilege of being one of the geekier people in the Chinwag office means what you see below sometimes hs a frightening similarity to my days.
Laydeez and Gentlemen. The website is down…
Whilst on a Friday afternoon diversion sent to me by a friend who knows I have the attention span of a….ooo, look a shiny piece of paper…
My gaze drifted towards this banner advert for Times Online’s Good University Guide – and there’s an expression that you don’t hear often:
Remind you of anything? Ah yes…
Following on from a previous post about swearing, I couldn’t help but add this to the blog after being sent it by friends who are avid watchers of American TV. As a reminder, this all started with US talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, started a long-running gag about Matt Damon at the end of his shows.