Yesterday and today, when I arrived at work I had to fight a mild bout of nausea. I can't decide whether this is a result of:
A) Residual illness from last week.
B) Carbon monoxide poisoning from my car.
C) General disgust with starting a new working day.
Do you ever watch the Colbert Report? They are getting the wrong audiences for that show, because none of the people in the studio seem to get Colbert's jokes. Last night he did a long bit on Rocktober that I thought was hilarious, but the audience barely registered a response. I think the audience he has is left over from "Daily Show," but that crowd doesn't quite get him -- they want Jon Stewart and his transparent personal/political beliefs. I enjoy that, but I also enjoy the fact that Colbert never really breaks character: "George W. Bush: great president, or the greatest president?"
Dick, Nutt, Johnson, Cocks -- this story has all sorts of elements that make for a rockin' headline, but pretty much every news outlet wussed out. I personally would have preferred: "Hogs' Dick To Replace Johnson Against Cocks"
I have seen a number of stories today that suggested the holiday shopping season has already begun. Personally, I think retailers who are already blaring Christmas music should be dragged out into the street and shot. But this forward thinking has me already looking past Christmas to February. I've got Olympic fever baby, and the prescription is more cow bell (and salchow).
Toward the bottom of this story is a fact that I suppose I should not find surprising -- McDonalds had a manager with an IQ of 83. That falls under the psychiatric classification of "borderline intellectual functioning."
Actually, I'm sure we can all think of managers we've had who have not met the lofty standard of an average IQ.