Thursday, January 28, 2010

Another cryptic blog post.

For times that pass my life
I’ll search for the sky
that she wanders by.
"Somewhere" - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Do you ever look around, as I do, at couples and wonder, "How did that happen?" when you see a particularly worthless individual with a worthful one?
I always saw it as marketing. One individual convincing another that their goods and services were worth more than another's, like those TV ads that ask stupid questions:
"But wait, there's more! We'll also include a bonus gift at no extra charge! Now what would you pay?"
"It's a thirty dollar value, yours for only eighteen-ninety five - plus twelve dollars shipping and handling."
And they fall for it.
I suppose it's similar to the old cartoon of the kid with a lemonade stand. His price for a glass of lemonade is fifty dollars. A potential customer queries the kid about his price, and the kid replies, "Well, I only have to sell one."
If you sell yourself to enough women with fantasies and lies, you only have to hook up with one in order to declare yourself a success. Unless, of course, you want to look yourself in the mirror in the cold light of day - which some see as an option and not a necessity.
I think that's where the sales aspect comes in. Salespeople only see the sale and the inherent profit that comes with it. There is a sales aspect to dating that allows some to fall prey to great salesmen while others feel as though they can pass on a good deal because the salesman wasn't persuasive enough.
When I was an accounting student, my professors told me that one of the worst things that a business could have was unsold inventory.
There is a lot of good stuff in inventory.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Explain the point of this --- please.

Sometimes I don't understand the things you Earthlings do. For instance:
The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis will donate a coin that traveled into space for use in the official coin toss at Super Bowl XLIV.
The crew finished an 11-day trip in November that included three spacewalks and installation of two platforms to the International Space Station.
Along with the coin, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys jerseys and a football inscribed with the names of all Hall of Fame members were on the shuttle flight. All the items will be presented to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, tomorrow.
They took a coin, a football and two jerseys up in the Shuttle for the sole purpose of flying them around the Earth a few hundred times, bring them back and enshrine them with the idea that something special happened.
Pardon me if I don't understand the significance of putting inanimate objects into space and pretending they did something special. How is the coin any different than a regular coin? When they introduce the coin flip at the Super Bowl (copyrighted) and talk about how the coin just got back from space, I suppose people will cheer ... the coin. "Way to go, coin!"
Here's an idea: Have one of the Shuttle astronauts come out and flip a regular coin. An actual living person who has flown in space. What a radical concept.
Then they will construct a special display in Canton for the party of toys with space experience. People will look at them and marvel at how they appear to be exactly like the coins, jerseys and balls that have been confined to Earth's gravity for many years.
It's all so incredible.

Monday, January 25, 2010


For some reason this was a news story today:
Kelly Kulick left all the guys in the gutter yesterday when she became the first woman to win a PBA Tour title, beating Chris Barnes in the final of the 45th Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas.
Kulick outscored Barnes, 265-195, to take home the $40,000 first prize and a two-year PBA Tour exemption. The 32-year-old righthander from Union, N.J., earned a berth in the Tournament of Champions by winning the PBA Women's World Championship last September.
The previous best finish by a woman in a PBA Tour event was a second by Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., in the 2005 Banquet Open.
Bowling is one of those games that I never understood why it is sexually segregated. There is no strength or weight advantage in bowling. Men and women can compete on an equal basis because all you need to do is throw the ball accurately.
What keeps men and women from competing on the same bowling tour? Why is there a PGA and a WPGA? Maybe the men are afraid a woman will beat them or maybe it's just a stupid sexist thing? Billiards too. There is a men's and women's billiards tour, as though hitting a cue ball is restricted by ones sex.
I just don't know sometimes.