Salt and Pepper

The chaps are oft brought to write about observations they see, read and hear. This piece is different. This piece is a simple story of a real-life experience. That said – as always – we hope the opinion seeps through!

This chap won’t name the place, to protect the innocent. Suffice to say, a restaurant known for their breakfast and highly rated at that.

Breakfast served, and this chap asked if he could get some Salt and Pepper.

Once the waiter understood that when asking for Salt and Pepper, this chap meant that he would like some Salt and Pepper, said waiter wandered off (this chap assumed) to get some Salt and Pepper. Continue reading “Salt and Pepper”

Barry, Not Phyllis

I don’t think Barry Diller is any relative of Phyllis … but you never know.

That said, I did think this was an interesting read.

It’s interesting how much about people can slide by, even if you are paying attention.

For example, I did not know that he was married to Diane von Furstenberg and hangs out with Josh Kushner (important … NOT Jared) – that he cloned his dogs and so started a ‘trend’.

Maybe ‘trend’ is the wrong word … doesn’t that imply that ‘everyone’ is doing it?

I do like that he and Geffen met as teenagers in the William Morris mailroom in Los Angeles, we even agree on movies …

Calling “Red Sparrow” “awful” and “The Shape of Water” “beautiful but silly,” he says he wouldn’t want to run a movie studio now.

… and there’s a lot more. Go take a read. You won’t be disappointed.

Reusable Headlines

This chap spotted this headline …

CES Was Full of Useless Robots and Machines That Don’t Work

Whilst this chap would generally agree with this and similar sentiments that surround the CES … it strikes him that it could be reused each and every year …. just replace the appropriate words …

CES Was Full of Useless IOT Devices That Don’t Work

CES Was Full of Useless Solar Powered Equipment That Don’t Work

Etc

Beyond that of course – a lot of the stuff they have is just well … unclear …

by unclear … do you you mean stupid?

The original headline if you care to read it … This chap didn’t bother.

Secret Bilderberg Meetings

This particular chap had never heard of the Bilderberg Meetings …. and has to say right out of the box … it isn’t the meetings that are secret … they have a web site that tells you all about them. Well – at least when they were held, who was there and who runs them. It’s just what was discussed that seems to be kept under wraps.

And that is all well and good … I mean … even if we wanted to know everything about everything that goes on in the world – well – we just couldn’t – could we?

For example … the 65th and latest meeting occurred just this past June.

The World Order connected through Bilderberg

The names involved include only 4 names from the tech community .. Continue reading “Secret Bilderberg Meetings”

Radiohead DOESN’T Sue Lana Del Rey

Read All About It On Pitchfork … and when you do, you would not be blamed for assuming that Radiohead are

  1. Suing Lana Del Rey
  2. Are pushing for 100% of the royalties
  3. Have walked away from a compromise

How do we know this – other than the Pitchfork article?

Well, for starters, – there is her tweet …. and captured here in case it suddenly ‘disappears’. Continue reading “Radiohead DOESN’T Sue Lana Del Rey”

Urine Luck

Or, perhaps, it’s just an ad campaign.

Ah yes … technology at its highest calling and delivering the best. A newspaper insert treated to indicate pregnancy if peed on.

“Widdle here, get a discounted crib” is the pitch.

And … goes on to note the estimable Guardian … that they’re not even the first with this, er, novel — channel? tactic? Continue reading “Urine Luck”

Language – It Isn’t All Bull

One of the other chaps made us aware of this little piece in the Guardian … shows how well he knows us … now filed under the cow pat in the top left field. That said – the click-through is worth it just for some of the images in the article.

It somehow reminded me of this @gapingvoid illustration.

Needless to say that the chaps believe that straight forward language is the only way …..

Don’t you think other chap?

Naturally – as they say in the olde alma mater …. a slight inclination of the cranium is as adequate as the movement of one optic towards an equine quadruped devoid of its visionary capabilities.