Monday, August 13, 2007

The Peak of White People Dancing

I'm watching The Cat's Meow right now, and I've come to a very important realization. The Charleston (seen below) was the peak of white person dancing.

This influential style of dancing was made popular in the 1920's, and was considered by some to be the height of decadence. It mainly consists of awkwardly flailing one's arms and possibly one's legs in a bizarre manner. There has been nothing so easy for those of the Caucasian persuasion as this dance. No wonder they say white people can't dance. It's not that we can't dance, its that the styles of the times have progressed beyond the maximum skill of white people.

In conclusion: The times may change, but white people dancing still sucks.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Two Quick Product Reviews

The 52(ish) inch Rear Projection TV in our condo in Myrtle Beach

Awesome. Kinda sucks during the day because the glare makes the image really hard to see. Though I should be at the beach anyway.

Amber Bock (a product of Michelob)

The first sip of this beer said this, "I need to invest in some of this!" Halfway through the beer I realized that the beer a. needs to stay cold longer and b. it totally gets worse as you drink more. By the time the last sip came around, it was decidedly pretty bad. But like any true gentleman should, I finished it.

Next week's reviews: an ethernet cable and steering wheels.

Friday, August 03, 2007

New Away Message Rules

I sometimes get bored at work, this is a fact of life. One of the perks of my current occupation is that I get to be in AIM at work, so I tend to do a lot of away message checking.

It is this scenario that has forced me to lay down one ground rule when it comes to away messages: If it's after 12:00pm, your away message may no longer be "bedtime" "sleeping" "good night" or anything that implies that you have not woken up yet.

Because, to be blunt, you keeping up these away messages serves one purpose: to anger me. And not just me, but the entire working class that sees your away messages. (Note: I use working class to imply people that have to get up and go to their jobs, not as commentary on socio-economic classes.)

Now don't get me wrong, I am all for sleeping late, I do it every chance I can. But I can't most days and you should respect it. So when you decide you want to sleep until 3:00pm on a Tuesday, put up something else. A song lyric, a movie quote, the standard "I am away". Something that doesn't make me want to come over and kick you until you wake up.

Thank you for your consideration.