Category: pet peeves

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BCS Chickens Out: Pits Party Crashers Against Each Other

So, you're a non-BCS school that busts it's ass all year to prove you belong, and what happens when you do get an invite?  That's right, they pit you against the other party crasher so you can't have the chance to prove that you can compete and beat the big boys! In what can only be labeled as cowardice, no matter how they spin it, the BCS has rejected these teams with their brand of “acceptance”.  In a year where...

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Pepsi Logo or New Major League Jai-Alai Logo?

When I first saw the new Pepsi logo, I first thought of the sport of Jai-Alai, and how it would make a great logo for Major League Jai-Alai (if there were such a thing). Seriously, what does the new logo have to do with Pepsi besides being red, white and blue. And they've done this brand deconstruction with all their products as well. Brilliant! Wait…no…seems just like a waste of time and money if you ask me!

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Your True NCAA Football Champs: Utah Utes

Congratulations to the Utah Utes, who soundly defeated the SEC runner-up Alabama Tide in this evenings 2009 Sugar Bowl to cement themselves as the only undefeated FBS team on the season.  It wasn't smoke and mirrors, they just soundly beat a good football team. Sadly, after beating a number of ranked teams throughout the season (including two of the top 11 teams in the final BCS standings [TCU and Alabama], the only team to defeat USC [Oregon State] and even...

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And The Music Industry Is Wondering Why They Are Losing People…

So, I was browsing for recent music releases, one entry caught my eye.  No, not because I'd have any interest in listening to it, but because of it's inaccuracy: Yep, that's the recent release WOW Hits 2009, which was released more than a month ago!  In my opinion, the beginning of November is a bit early to release the “hits” of 2008, let alone 2009.  Someday, historians will look back and wonder why everything is off by a year. It's...

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If You Can't Drive In Bad Weather, Please Just Stay Home…

So, tonight my commute took twice as long as usual.  And why?  Were there torrential downpours?  Freezing rain?  White-out conditions? Nope, there was just a steady slush falling from the sky (much more rain than snow) that was melting as soon as it touched anything.  The roads weren't slick at all besides our side street, and is a steep brick road (which tend to get worse much faster than asphalt).  And apparently that was bad enough to have hundreds of...

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"Happily Married and Dreaming of Divorce"?

Unfortunately, I came across this article through CNN (through Oprah's publishing group) about a woman complaining about her husband and how much work their marriage is. In all honesty, it's a horrible piece of writing that does little more than demonstrate that the author would rather complain about her life in a public forum than do anything to improve it. Interesting was the point she tried to make that “divorce” is no longer a dirty word and looked down upon....

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Yea, I'm on the can right now…

Am I the only one weirded out when they come across somebody talking on their cell phone while using the facilities in a public bathroom? I've run into it several times in the last few weeks, and it bothers me. Not only is it poor ettiquette because nobody on the other end wants to hear you grunting and flushing and nobody else in the bathroom wants in on your conversation, but it's also very poor hygiene. If you get germs...

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Commercialism At It's Finest

You know, it's really a sad statement on the evolution of commercialism when we have to put advertisements pretty much everywhere the eye can see. Once I see advertisements on my toilet paper, I'll know they've gone too far.

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Amusement Park Rules

My wife and I were at Kennywood, the local amusement park here in Pittsburgh, for my company picnic on Saturday. We had a good time on a gorgeous day, and as always, I enjoyed the people watching. And in doing so, it brought to light some amusement park rules that should be followed. Ladies, don't wear skirts/dresses to an amusement park. Rollercoasters are not the best place for a fashion show. It's just not functional. Don't tell your kids they're...

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No Brain Buckets For Big Ben

As you've probably heard by now, Steeler's quarterback Ben Roethlisberger got in a motorcycle accident yesterday. Not only that, but he was riding without without a helmet (which is probably #3 on my list of stupid things you can do, right behind smoking and unprotected sex). Now, after suffering a broken jaw, a collapsed sinus, a 9" gash on the back of his head and multiple leg injuries and undergoing 7 hours of surgery, there are some serious questions coming...