Monday, January 26, 2009

Great Quote from John Adams

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
- John Adams

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The all-encompassing power of facebook.

I continue to be amazed at how facebook works. Here is the latest, fairly humorous, thing I have observed. First, let me state that this actually happened to me...not some random story from somewhere on the web.

Everybody is on facebook and everybody has friends on facebook and most people have friends that are shared with other friends, etc...blah blah blah. Well, I posted a status update that was seen by friends and got a couple of comments. One from a friend who I haven't seen since elementary school, who is a host/reporter for a certain radio station in a college town and the other friend of mine I met through a statewide leadership program who is a media relations coordinator for a university. I'm sure you can figure out what happened...

Well, here are the comments...

is scientifical...yeah, that's right. Scientifical. 11:08am - Comment

at 11:11am January 14
Really, now...

at 11:17am January 14
If that's the case then being a science writer makes me super-scientifical. Or even... scienterrific? I'm stopping now.

at 11:51am January 14

at 11:57am January 14
Are you the same ***** who works one floor above me in the communications building at **? Because if so, Facebook has officially made the world more ridiculously small. And that would indeed be Scientifficacious.

at 4:35am January 15
I am the same. Crazy Facebook...
How do you know ***?
(He and I went to the same elementary school ...)

at 2:37pm January 15
SO...I'm not sure which is crazier...the fact that you two actually know each other or the fact that you two are communicating with each other through comments on my status...hahahaha ;)

at 2:42pm January 15
Oh, we've now opened up our own line of communication... we've left you in the dust, I fear.

Just another day in the life of facebooking...hahaha

I'm glad I could "re-introduce" you two...hahaha

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Even Microsoft Uses Apple Products

I came across this picture while being amused at other failures just like it...too funny! Check out the site when you get a chance...

Friday, January 09, 2009

Fastest gun in the west...make that world!

I was stumbling through the internet and happened to run into, what may be, the coolest video I have ever seen. I wish I could find the whole show, but this segment is pretty darn good. You have to watch it get past the guy's cockiness really quick when you see him back it up. Insane!!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Remembering Goody's Family Clothing

S0, I heard this story today on the radio as I was heading into work and it made me a little sad. Especially since Goody's is HQ'd in Knoxville TN (go vols). They carried decent stuff fairly cheap, but the sad thing is, I remember getting an AWESOME KICK-ASS Sweater Vest from there one year (well, maybe not kick-ass or awesome, but I thought I was cool) way back in the day. I guess since people aren't buying that many sweater vests anymore, the company just couldn't hold up. I knew I shouldn't have stopped shopping there...

Goody's Family Clothing to liquidate stores

Tue Jan 6, 2009 12:12pm EST

By Chelsea Emery

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goody's Family Clothing, a privately held apparel retail chain which emerged from bankruptcy in October, plans to liquidate its remaining stores as the U.S. economic recession has undermined its ability to continue operating.

"The company is in the processes of obtaining bids to liquidate substantially all collateral and inventory," said Cathy Hershcopf, a bankruptcy partner at law firm Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. "The retail environment is very difficult and they did not have sufficient capital to weather the bad times."

The law firm is acting as a liaison between Goody's vendors and the company and Prentice Capital Management. PGDYS Lending LLC is Goody's parent company, and Prentice is the manager of PGDYS.

Bob Carbonell, chief credit officer for retail credit rating service Bernard Sands, confirmed that the company plans to liquidate.

Going-out-of-business sales will begin as early as Friday, said Hershcopf.

When the company emerged from bankruptcy, it operated 287 stores in 20 states.

The Knoxville, Tennessee-based retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 9, hurt by high gasoline and food prices that have forced consumers to cut back on nonessential purchases. It emerged from bankruptcy protection in October after cutting operating costs and closing at least 69 underperforming stores.

(Reporting by Chelsea Emery, editing by Matthew Lewis)

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Super Mario Game 4