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If you don’t use this, you’re an idiot.

Posted in Benjamins, Coffee, Genius, Technology with tags , on December 18, 2008 by lindendale
Do the right thing.

Do the right thing.

Bounty paper towels are the shit.  I spilled coffee all over my desk at work today and was frustrated to the point of cerebral hemorrhaging at the non-thirsty quality of the crap paper towels here.  They were paper alright, but there was nothing towel-like in their inability to absorb the approximately 3 ounces of coffee on my desk.  I used half a tree’s worth of paper pulp just for this stupid spill. 
Bounty would have done the job, damn skippy.  Sure, Bounty paper towels cost a little more than generic store brands.  But skimping on your paper towels is a false economy, because you have to use so many more.  I don’t know how they make Bounty paper towels so tough and absorbent.  Nanotechnology?  Ancient magicks?
Maybe they blend them with kitten intestines and coat them with ozone-depleting CFCs.  I don’t care.  They just work.
To my knowledge, Bounty is also superior to other brands like Scott’s or Brawny.  I have purchased Brawny — that lumber jack guy looks pretty tough  — but they are inferior.  That dude might shave with the edge of his axe, but he’s got nothing on Rosie the Waitress.  She’d have taken one Bounty sheet, sopped up my coffee, and served it back to me. 
You want this back in the cup or you just want to suck on the towel?

You want this back in the cup or you just want to suck on the towel?

So stop making a fool out of yourself in front of your family and house guests.  Buy Bounty paper towels.  That’s all I have to say on the matter.

Paperbackswap.com

Posted in Benjamins on December 5, 2008 by darbydale

is awesome.

That’s right Bibeau.  I’m giving your book away for free.  Actually, it was on somebody’s wish list, so it was snapped up immediately.  

Very cool website.

Swinging Fortunes

Posted in Benjamins on February 19, 2008 by darbydale

Now, I’m a real estate mogul, so this doesn’t really have much to do with me.  I do happen to live in a place where the real estate market has essentially slit its own throat and is now running around spraying blood on everybody in the vicinity.

No, the thing that strikes me is that through the magical use of leverage, a person can lose an assload of money with minimal investment.  Now the fact that it can occur isn’t that amazing.  The amazing part is that a person making X per year can lose 4X in a very short period of time.  They bust their ass getting up every morning, doing whatever awful task is required to earn X and now they have pissed away 4X. 

That just kind of sucks.