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Entries from August 31st, 2004

Cold Shoulder Call

August 31st, 2004 · Comments Off on Cold Shoulder Call · Uncategorized

The office phone rings. I answer it with our firm’s name. A chirpy woman’s voice: “Hi, who’s this?” Call me old fashioned, call me a curmudgeon, but that is simply rude phone manners. It’s also probably the same woman who called yesterday, doing the same thing, from a recruiters office. A cold call. She caught […]

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Hut two three four

August 30th, 2004 · Comments Off on Hut two three four · Uncategorized

The mildest summer in years decided to get seriously unmild just in time for the protest march. I suppose I should be happy it didn’t rain. My aching arches and slightly sunburned nose are testament to the three hours spent in the name of dissent and democracy. The worst part was standing for almost an […]

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Only 120 days remain

August 27th, 2004 · Comments Off on Only 120 days remain · Uncategorized

The drugstore chain near my office has already started dedicating significant shelf space to Christmas and holiday decorative items. In August. So in case you need a cheesy Santa candleholder right now dammit, venture out to your local Eckerd.

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Conventional thinking

August 26th, 2004 · Comments Off on Conventional thinking · Uncategorized

New York City is a city that represents all the values that the GOP can’t stand. So it makes complete sense that they’d come here for their convention. If they could wipe their collective asses with my city, they would. That’s why I don’t have any compunction about making them as unwelcome as possible. We […]

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And you must dial too

August 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on And you must dial too · Uncategorized

From our Weak Taglines department: The Apex Technical School queries from their ads on the subway “Time to Learn a Trade?” Their tagline: “Remember, we can’t call you.” Perhaps it is a remedial technical school.

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