Odds ‘n’ ends

Scratch the ends. Just things odd …

An Upgrade with a Downside

Why is it that Borders, the books retailer that’s closing shop, continues offering upgrades to its Borders Bucks program for $10? That’s equivalent to a company extending stock options to employees with its right hand while signing the bankruptcy papers with its left. Makes no sense.

Your the Dolt. No, You’re the Dolt

Why is it that in cyberspace forums, discussions, blogs, chats and such that individuals displaying loudly their ignorance, lack of intelligent thought and logic and sloppiest communication and language skills are those who take the most offense at educated speak? The ones who can’t cite the difference between “it’s” and “its” are quickest to diss, dismiss or launch silly attacks on those who recognize the difference and/or can form a simple correct sentence. A case of the little wiener dog who’s got the biggest bark?

Dunno. Makes no sense. Stupidity wins the day. Brings to mind the movie “Idiocracy,” the hilarious and spot-on prognostication for our society, a film on my top 10 list. Correction: 5.

Don’t Pack Up the Parka

Why is it that western Washington has the high use of antidepressants? Here’s why. It’s on the books. Seattle posted its coldest April on record. The average high temp was 52 degrees F. (11 C.). We crossed the 60s mark (15 C.) just once while about 1/3 of April remained in the 40s (4.4 C).

Too, Sir Sol was a veritable no-show. Though he did make an appearance in April in the nick of time, thus ending a 56-day sunless run, it was hardly enough to lift moods. Even the natives, who generally tolerate best the cold gray skies, are feeling blah and blue.

On the upside, while the rest of us drag along, physicians and clinics were undoubtedly active and busy keeping those prescriptions filled …


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Doug
    May 03, 2011 @ 15:32:45

    Spring has been so slow to get started this year. I feel your pain.


  2. DJ
    May 03, 2011 @ 16:33:52

    Same here — Spring is taking her sweet time. And LOL at “Your the Dolt. No, You’re the Dolt…” That heading made my day. So true. “Idiocracy” is not just a movie that takes place 500 years from now. It’s right here, right now. :O


  3. Karyn @ kloppenmum
    May 03, 2011 @ 18:46:26

    Overcast again here, too. Sigh.


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