Superb ambient music from one of the best minds in electronic music. So so good.
Last night I had the pleasure of watching the new Dave Grohl documentary Sound City. I have a lot of respect for Dave, and the film is a superb chronicle of the end of an era as told by the people that were directly responsible for it and in the midst of its rise and fall. But there were some…
How about we all take a deep breath? Because David Wong and Jack O’Brien have some reasonable things to say about guns.
#5. Gun Owners Are Mostly Responsible, But Gun Companies’ Ad Campaigns Are Fucking Insane
Hell, they even do product placement. You know those newfangled first-person shooter games the kids play these days, like Medal of Honor: Warfighter…? [Each] level in that game starts with a long list of…real guns you can buy in the real world — you can go to the game’s website to find out how.
Well, you can’t go to the website now — they pulled that page after Newtown, for some reason. So our question is, what’s the gun makers’ line of thinking here?
Very interesting read indeed.
JOHN JOSECO APPRECIATION POST! HAPPY BDAY SIR
The best of the best.
Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson has proposed that residents who want to purchase ammunition have to enroll in anger management classes and wait for 3 days while background checks are conducted just as with purchasing a firearm.
That image response is perfect.
If someone has already been proven safe to own a gun, they are safe to own the ammo for it. If they aren’t safe to own a gun (and therefore have no gun and therefore no use for the ammo), the worst they can do with the ammo is hit it with a hammer and chisel and blow their own hands up.
Fluttershy is tired of people’s stupidity. Damn tired of it.
A man stopped by the Applebees that fired that waitress for posting the receipt from a pastor who didn’t want to give her a tip. This was the letter he left. It reads:
Let me cut to the chase: I find your termination of Ms. Chelsea Welch (an otherwise excellent and hard working employee) downright deplorable and appalling. As far as I’m concerned, she did absolutely NOTHING “wrong” when posting the image of that receipt with that insulting comment made by the customer Pastor Alois Bell.
First off, there was absolutely nothing mentioned in the employee handbook admonishing this kind of behavior, but more importantly (if you wish to argue otherwise) just how much “personal information” could have possibly been divulged to the public just by the customer’s signature? NOWHERE was the customer’s full name, credit card information, address or even YOUR restaurant’s name indicated on the photograph of that receipt which is far more incriminating and potentially damaging information than just a signature alone.
How is a mere signature going to help a criminal commit an act of identity theft? Local health inspectors and fire/safety inspectors have their signatures prominently displayed on certificates posted publicly by restaurants like yours… can THEY complain that you publicly displayed their “private information”?
As far as I’m concerned the only “damage” done was to the pastor’s shallow and “precious” ego. Nothing more, nothing less. She could’ve have simply ignored the post, not said anything and just went on with her cheap and inconsiderate, stingy ways. No one would’ve been the wiser. But no. She HAD to complain to the manager and have an otherwise fantastic employee fired simply because she was embarrassed.
Ms. Welch did absolutely NOTHING to publicly embarrass/humiliate her…. MS. BELL DID. And cared more about her ego than actually righting a wrong and offering to not only fairly tip what was rightfully due to Ms. Welch, but fight to get her re-hired. Ms. Alois Bell, the pathetic excuse of a human being she is, did absolutely NONE of that… and YOUR company has the NERVE to stand by her side???
As a part time pizza delivery driver myself, I KNOW first hand what its like to work for a less than minimum wage depending almost entirely on tips just to pay basic necessities such as food and rent. Yeah, I get the “average” principle and try not to take the occasional stuff so seriously, however, on some really bad days when I have runs that I have to drive far, using MY personal vehicle and MY personal gas, and get nothing, its not only very frustrating but completely unfair that I get taxed at federal minimum wage rate when [I’m] actually making LESS in that hour delivering to these inconsiderate customers who have no clue as to what SERVICE is all about. Essentially getting taxed on money that I’m NOT making. And THIS is what your company CONDONES and is PROUD OF?!?!?!
Long story short: I have come to your Easy Brunswick/Milltown restaurant NOT to order anything…but to simply use the restroom, get my complimentary water with lemon and just LEAVE but not without generously tipping your server for doing nothing more than bringing me menus and water.
Furthermore I promised the server that should this letter appear online and go viral, that I’ll be returning to the store and DOUBLING his/her tip. And since he/she has my full permission and consent to post this letter online with MY NAME and signature fully visible, there isn’t ANYTHING that you can do about it.
Yours very sincerely and respectfully,
A now FORMER customer of yours,
Michael T. Zybura (attached $10)
Well, let’s make this thing go viral then. :)
I love the internet age.