Friday, October 5, 2012

Did you ever wonder what happens to old subway cars?

"Surreal Photos of Subway Cars Being Thrown Into the Ocean [Slideshow]"

Everything comes from somewhere ... and ends up somewhere.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Memes are coming!

An interesting glimpse inside Google, from
"Inside Google's Internal Meme Generator" by Reyhan Harmanci

I've used Memegen many times.  It seems silly, but it truly illustrates the age-old principle that a picture is worth a thousand words.  The right picture really emphasizes the message you're trying to convey, while adding the right dose of humor to make the medicine go down a bit more easily.  You simply can't attend a company meeting without simultaneously watching the Memegen live stream, to monitor the pulse of the audience.

And now, I'll resist the urge to post any internal memes.  It's very difficult, but you know the first rule of Memegen...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Welfare, big and small

Here is an interesting article by Think by Numbers:

"Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs"

So much material here.  Just read the article and realize that welfare, in any form, is dangerous.  I understand people's motivations for it, but I disagree with it.  I believe in no corporate welfare, and private charity.  Any other way and people begin to expect it, to think of it as some sort of "right."

Monday, October 1, 2012

What would Hugo do?

You've all heard the phrase, "What would Jesus do?"  Well, I subscribe to another phrase that is very helpful in politics: What would Hugo do?  Of course, since Hugo Chavez is a raving, socialistic, power-hungry, madman, thug dictator ... I do exactly the opposite of what he would do.

"Hugo Chavez Says He'd Vote for Obama"

"If I were American, I'd vote for Obama."

There you have it.  The choice is clear.