Thursday, March 11, 2010
Thursday, November 08, 2007
From David Pogue's Circuits column in which readers reply to his questions:
Do P.R. people really expect anyone to believe that the standard, stilted, second-paragraph C.E.O. quote was really uttered by a human being?
--"No. Some PR people are quite bright. Once they write a quote, however, it has to be vetted, edited, and changed by at least six stilted, brown-nosing vice presidents and/or product managers."
--"It wasn't uttered by a human being; that's the way CEOs talk."
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Notes from the neighbors' never-ending remodeling project:
This morning I heard an engine revving and looked out our front window to see the the electrician's van rocketing away from the curb. Then, a screech of brakes, as the electrician's assistant stops the truck, hops out of the cab, and runs around to secure the van's rear doors, which he'd left flapping wide open.
One of his co-workers appeared in the front door of the house, clapping slowing and sarcastically.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Oatmeal-eating bear in kitchen surprises Vancouver, B.C., woman.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
Try Diet Coke and Mentos. Talk about a burst of flavor!