Monthly Archives: January 2007

More than “oops”

This is ridiculous

Turner Broadcasting plans to take responsibility for the “hoax devices” that were found at several locations in and around Boston Wednesday that forced police bomb units to scramble throughout the area.

The incidents were part of a marketing campaign that involved a character from the cartoon show “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”

I’m still working on my PR masters degree, but it seems to me that if you’re gonna do an ad campaign in a city, particularly one that looks like a bomb, you ought to let THE CITY know.

But, what do I know?

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I’ve had just about enough

…of these weekly snowstorms.

The snowfall will taper off in the metro area Wednesday afternoon, but will make a return appearance by Thursday night.

If we could get just a few sunny, warm, normal, Colorado winter days in order to melt the moguls on the side streets, fix the thousands of potholes, wash my mag-chloride covered car, mop my mag-chloride covered floor, and fix my poor shattered shock absorbers, that would be great.

Thanks.

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We should think this through

Do we really need this?

All self-respecting painkillers these days offer “fast-acting relief,” a promise we accept to mean anywhere from 15 minutes to more than an hour.

For Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is developing drugs for migraine, pain, panic and agitation, “fast” has to mean “within seconds.”

The Palo Alto, California-based company is developing drugs that can be “smoked,” and, like nicotine in cigarettes, pass through the lungs and into the bloodstream almost instantly.

Hmmmm.  A pain reliever that can be smoked.  Why that almost sounds like this.  Perhaps instead of trying to find a substitute for this, why don’t we just make this legal.

Just sayin’.

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When donuts attack

It seems coffee is being replaced

That cup of coffee just not getting it done anymore? How about a Buzz Donut or a Buzzed Bagel? That’s what Doctor Robert Bohannon, a Durham, North Carolina, molecular scientist, has come up with. Bohannon says he’s developed a way to add caffeine to baked goods, without the bitter taste of caffeine. Each piece of pastry is the equivalent of about two cups of coffee.

If I’m around donuts, I’m eating at least two or three which equals four to six cups of coffee.  Egad!  I’m not sure you’d want to be around me, or anyone, with that much caffeine in the system.

Unless you dig folks who sound like auctioneers all day long.

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Wish I’d thought of this

because it’s very cool!

Go see why Red Rocks is the best concert venue in the U.S.

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Going to pothole

pothole that is…..

Denver Public Works has had crews out locating and patching the pesky potholes, nevertheless many more still exist out there, and they are taking a toll on cars and patience.

The pothole problem in Denver is getting ridiculous with all the snow.  How bad is it?  My Venezuelan girlfriend is used to potholes in her country, but even she’s been complaining about them lately.  It won’t get better either.  Not until we stop getting our weekly snowstorms.

If you have a pothole or twenty to report…

You can report potholes to the city by calling 311 or by clicking here.

My civic duty has been fulfilled.

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How can I get paid…

…to do this?

Scientists in the eastern German city of Jena said Wednesday they have finally given up after three years of failed attempts to entice a sloth into budging as part of an experiment in animal movement.

So what do you call a sloth who lies on the floor all day?

Mats! Perfect!

Axel Burchardt, a University of Jena’s Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology spokesman sums up Mats’ academic curiousity…

“Mats obviously wanted absolutely nothing to do with furthering science,”

Yes, obviously.  I bet he’d excel as a throw rug.  Can I get funding for a study on that?

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