Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sesame Street - the neighborhood's just not the same.

So long, Bob.
So long, Gordon.
So long, Luis.

At this point, let's just rename it to "The Insipid Elmo and Fairy School Show" and quit pretending it's got any continuity ties to the Sesame Street that I grew up with.

Yeah, I get that Bob, Gordon and Luis are old as the gum stuck to Oscar's trash can at this point, but it's still a sad thing to see them 86'd from the show.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Good idea / Bad idea

Fun: Getting a new electronic toy

Not fun: Not getting to play with your new toy because it's gotta spend the first hours of its life downloading 1.5GB of system and app updates.

However: Yay for a new phone and Yay for Ting making it absurdly simple to activate one (even a CDMA one).

Monday, July 11, 2016

False in Advertising

If you're going to name your company "Weatherproof Vintage", I think you have some responsibility to make sure your clothes are either Vintage and/or Weather-proof.

No, what we have here is just a plain old button-down casual short-sleeve shirt.  It might stand up to sunshine and a light breeze, but not rain, snow, sleet, monsoon, locusts, etc.