of Nassau, Bahamas
- I was pleased to see last weeks TGIF was back to its full
length. Persons in my office had become very disenchanted with the
TGIF when you had started to reduce its length. We noted that every
edition had a joke or video that one of us didnt care for
or catch on to. Ones I dont think are funny, I ignore. Funny
ones are forwarded. We all appreciate the work, time and effort
you put into TGIF at no financial cost to us. I am amazed of how
many people complain about this and that. We are all adults here!
If you dont like a joke then move on! Thank you and keep up
the good work.
of Virginia after his winning joke entry: Wow, finally in the
winner's circle! Thanks!
of Arcadia, CA - I think what you do is very, very impressive,
I think you should let us know just how many wonderful people you
reach and to the many places around the world.
(Let's just say it's a lot --- Raoul)
Laura of Pasadena, CA - Re: the Universal
Raoul! Love the Laws. At my previous job, we recognized some other
- Law of Two:
If your phone has not rung for more than 3 hours, the next time
it rings, someone will come into your office to talk at the exact
same moment. If you have more than one line, two lines will ring
at the same time.
- Law of Copier
Hysteria: The chances of the copier breaking down increase with
the urgency of getting the project completed.
- Law of Equipment
Solidarity: One piece of equipment breaking down increases the
likelihood of neighboring equipment malfunctioning. Don't let
copiers, computers or fax machines know the importance of your
project! They can communicate hysteria to each other.
At my new job:
- Law of the
Boss: The boss will not arrive at the office until you are down
the hall in the bathroom.
- Law of Need:
If you move an item to an inaccessible location, it will be needed
the next day. If a piece of paper is needed, it will be hidden
under another object.
- Law of Emergencies:
When you finally figure out the solution to a nagging problem,
the fire alarm will go off and drive all ideas out of your head.
- Re-run Law:
If you have only seen one episode of any television program, that
same episode will run when you tune in during re-run season.
- Law of TGIF:
TGIF will make you laugh, regardless of which day of the week
you read it. Thanks, Raoul!
I was just going
to write down the first two, but then I remembered the others. Amazing
what sitting down at a keyboard can produce.
Forgot to tell
you: your astronaut is adorable (usually your drawings are not "cute").
But how is he (she?) eating a sandwich with a helmet on? Or is his
face just big and round?
drawing is the large-size person trying to get into their movie
seat. From the funniest angle.
Re: Last Week's
video of Future
Shock (Did You Know?)
From John of La Canada, CA
- Please dont take offense at any of the following.
I just cant resist picking apart every part of the video:
in a million
Its just a phrase. Everybody is unique in some way. True,
even the best have competition when there are 1.3B people in China,
but everybody who has been to grad school learned that a long
- 25% of
Indias population with the highest IQ is more than the population
Sure, India has about 4 times as many people as USA does. So?
The phrasing suggests that the number of smart people in India
is more than the total US population, but thats nonsense.
Hardly anybody there is educated. IQ is a worthless measurement.
Even if you dont agree that IQ is worthless, whats
the mean IQ in USA vs the mean IQ in India? What about the standard
deviation? So their translation is B.S.
- I agree that
the job market is evolving rapidly, but they dont provide
any details. What jobs are so incredibly hot? Are they just fads?
- I agree that
many people change jobs rapidly. Many by choice, however,
so this proves nothing.
- Why are they
quoting MySpace numbers? What year are they living in?
MySpace is dead. I want to see Facebook numbers. And sure, the
numbers are huge. There are 6B people on the planet. Duh.
- #1 Internet
Penetration is Bermuda. Of course its easy for tiny countries
to get high numbers. There are so few people and so little area
to cover! Completely useless statistic.
- 31B searches
on Google. Sure, but check the top searches: celebrities and other
trivia. Whom did we ask B.G.? The tabloid press, of course. (Oh,
and dont forget all the Google searches for facebook
login, etc by people who havent discovered the address
bar at the top of their web browser!) Google makes it easy to
search, so we search more, especially when we have internet access
on the bus or train or wherever were bored. People need
to read more. I still remember going to the library to read encylopedias
for school papers :)
- More text
messages than people on the planet. Sure, and at least half
of them are LOL 4 years to get a market audience of
50M for the Internet? Nonsense. It took decades before anybody
even noticed ARPANET.
devices in 2008: most of them cell phones. Duh.
5x as many words now as in Shakespeares day? Maybe, but
he wrote better than anybody does today! Like so why like cant
we like ya know write English these days, eh? Hardly anybody has
a large vocabulary. Theyre too busy texting, and we know
what that looks like: LOL, BFF, POTS, BFF, etc
- Re: New
York Times Guess why I stopped listening to or reading
years ago? Its not information. Its mostly garbage.
True, technical information keeps growing, but growing doesnt
mean its all obsolete, so I dont believe the claim
that what they learned is obsolete before they graduate.
- Big fiber
optic cable big deal... Supercomputer by 2013 will
exceed the computational capabilities of the human brain: until
it starts to think on its own, its not a big deal. You can
see how sensationalist they are by what they emphasized: capabilities
of the human brain instead of computational capabilities
of the human brain. One extra word makes a big difference!
knows if Moores law will continue until 2049. Any predictions
that far in the future are gibberish. Sure, babies are born all
the time. They forgot to mention how many people died during the
same interval. They end with So what does it all mean?,
but they dont answer the question. Why? Because they had
no idea. Theyre just spewing sensationalism