Thanks for supporting local businesses, Chili’s

We’re getting a new Chili’s here in Butler, and trust me, that’s pretty big news in this small town. The pepper went up this week, and my mouth is watering. The general contractor is from Ohio, but the excavators and pavers are local companies. Thanks for that, Chili’s, I know you’ll get a lot of business from this town, and we appreciate the support back. Now, if you ever need flowers, call that nice shop practically across the street…

Office Dares


1. Ignore the first five people
who say ‘good morning’ to you.
2. To signal the end of a conversation, clamp
your hands over your ears and grimace.
3. Leave your fly open for one hour.
If anyone points it out, say, “Sorry, I really prefer it this way”.
4. Walk
sideways to the photocopier.
5. While going in an elevator, gasp
dramatically each time the doors open.
6. When in elevator with one other
person, tap them on the shoulder and pretend it wasn’t you.
7. Finish all
your sentences with “In accordance with the prophecy…”
8. Don’t use any
9. Interrupt your conversation with someone by giving a huge
dejected sigh.
10. Use your highlighter pen on the computer screen.
Run 3 laps around the office.


1. Say to your boss, “I like your
style”, wink, and shoot him with double-barreled fingers.
2. Kneel in front
of the water cooler and drink directly from the nozzle.
3. Shout random
numbers while someone is counting.
4. Every time you get an email, shout
5. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has
got over his or her caffeine
addictions, switch to espresso.
6. Call
I.T. help desk and tell them that you can’t seem to access any po*n*graphy web


1. At the end of a meeting,
suggest that, for once, it would be nice to conclude with the singing
of the
national anthem (extra points if you actually launch into it yourself).
Walk into a very busy person’s office and while they watch you with growing
irritation, turn
the light switch on/off 10 times.
3. For an hour, refer
to everyone you speak to as “Dave”.
4. Announce to everyone in a meeting
that you “really have to go do a number two”.
5. Call someone in the office,
when they answer, say “I really can’t talk right now I am very busy.”
After every sentence, say ‘Mon’ in a really bad Jamaican accent. As “The
report’s on your
desk, Mon.” Keep this up for one hour.
7. In a meeting
or crowded situation, slap your forehead repeatedly and mutter, “Shut up, da**

it, all of you just shut up!”
8. At lunchtime, get down on your knees
and announce, “As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!”
9. Repeat
the following conversation 10 times to the same person: “Do you hear that?”
“Never mind, it’s gone now.”
10. Present meeting attendees with
a cup of coffee and biscuit; smash each biscuit with your fist.
11. During
the course of a meeting, slowly edge your chair towards the door.
12. As
often as possible, skip rather than walk.
13. Ask people what s*x they are.
Laugh hysterically after they answer.

Marc Broussard Saturn Commercial

My search referrals are filling up with this, for a smattering of reasons.  To make it easy, here’s the answer in one spot:

The song in the Saturn commercial is “Home” from his “Carencro” CD.  This is the commercial where the sides of the buildings fold down for the Vue.  The rest of the albumn is good, but this song is different from the rest.  If you want it in iTunes, click the link below on a machine that has iTunes loaded.  If you want the whole album via Amazon, click on the album cover.

BTW – Carencro is his hometown in Louisiana.

Now playing: Marc BroussardHome

Carencro, by Marc Broussard
Click here for the album at Amazon

Proof The NFL Fixed Super Bowl XL

The Seahawks took the field to The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony”, while the
Steelers took the field to Fat Boy Slim’s “Right Here, Right Now”.  What
could be more bittersweet than making it to The Big Game, and then losing?

That was obviously a subliminal message to the Stepford referees as to which
team should win the game.  Gillette was in on it, too.  See,
Proctor & Gillette needs a new commercial for its new razor, and Hasselbeck
wasn’t as likely a candidate for a shave as Roethlisberger

The “Lucky Leg” – Go Steelers!

I love my hometown of Louisville, KY (a.k.a., Louavull), and I love my
adopted hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.  The Louisville Courir-Journal’s RSS
feeds helop me stay in touch with the news back home, and today’s issue had a
great article on one member of the Steelers Nation, and his lucky leg:

Four weeks ago, in the first round of the playoffs, Pittsburgh trailed
Cincinnati 17-7 in the second quarter. Gray decided to kick-start the Steelers
with his prosthetic leg — the one with the Steelers helmet on the shin.

“I just popped it off and started banging on the table with it,” Gray
said. “Everybody was like, ‘What is that?’ I said, That’s my lucky leg!’

But why does our man have a prosthetic leg festooned with Steelers logos?

“I was thinking about getting a Steelers tattoo,” Gray said, “but I was
like, I need a new leg anyway, so why not get a Steeler leg? That’ll kill two
birds. I’ll have a tattoo and a leg — and I won’t have to worry about the
pain of the tattoo.”

You have to appreciate the thought process, there.

Full article at