Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Snow way in Hell...

After nine straight days of constant snowfall, the small town of Redfield, NY has found themselves buried under a whopping 12 feet of snow. TWELVE FUCKING FEET OF SNOW! And what's worse is that more is on the way. Due to the clearing of the roads, some folks in Redfield have snow banks in front of their houses reaching as high as 16 feet. I like the snow, I really do, but if I ever find myself under twelve-plus feet of snow (with 16-foot snow banks), I'm fucking moving.
Monday, February 12, 2007

Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

I have a friend who has recently been accused of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Immediately after the accusation was made, he was tentatively terminated without pay and had to go home and tell his wife he was fired for Sexual Harassment. Well, after explaining the situation to her honestly and thoroughly, she agreed that the charges were absurd and that she has every intention of helping him fight it. You see, lucky for my friend, he's married to an Attorney who works for a firm that specializes in yep, you guessed it, Sexual Harassment.

Now, due to the fact that this is an on-going case, I have to watch what I say. Without divulging any information, I'll paint you a picture of what took place that caused his female co-worker to feel that she had been sexually harassed.

My friend, who for the sake of anonymity we will call John, had gone to work that day like any other normal day. Well, he and a male co-worker began discussing the Super Bowl and of course, the commercials. I mean, who talks about the Super Bowl without talking about the commercials? (There's a reason why they cost close to $2 Million Dollars for each 30-seconds of air time.) Anyway, Jane (clever, I know. lol) who is a female co-worker of John's overheard him tell his friend that he, "thought the BoDog commercials were just as bad as when Janet whipped one out last year." That was the statement that "offended" Jane and caused her to file a Sexual Harassment grievance with management and is what ultimately may cost John his job.

Now, I guess I can see where someone may be offended by the statement "whipped one out", but I would never consider that Sexual Harassment. I mean, it's not like John approached Jane and said, "Hey, Jane, go ahead and whip one out for us." Now that would be sexual harassment. In John's situation, it's simply a case of someone being offended by something that was said. That's all. Though because "Sexual Harassment" is such a sensitive subject and companies fear the threat of disparaging press and multi-million dollar law suits, they jumped at the first cry and acted irrationally. Shame on his employer for not having the balls to tell Jane that she was blowing the situation way out of proportion and shame on Jane for not being more thick-skinned. My guess was that "Jane" was some ugly, shy cat-lady who kept her distance from everyone in the office and as it turns out, I was right!
Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sensative, but funny none-the-less.

I saw this video while futzing around on YouTube and even though it is a PSA for the sensative subject of "Date Rape", I foud it amusing that the girl is white, the guy is black and the song playing is "Color Blind" by Counting Crows. ROFLMAO

Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Super Bowl Commercials (or Lack Thereof)

I have to say that when it came to the commercials, this was the worst Super Bowl ever. There were only a handful of new commercials and only a few of them were mildly entertaining. In my opinion, only the Fist Pump commercial for Bud Light (see video above) was memorable. Where were the Budweiser Clydesdales? Where was the Geico Gecko? Where was that gut-busting hilarious ad that you can't wait to go into work and talk about? I was severely disappointed and I hope that things will get better next year.

Click Here to see All of the Super Bowl Commercials

Super Bowl XLI




The Super Bowl is over and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears by a score of 29-17. From the start of the game things looked bad for the Colts when Chicago's Devin Hester ran the opening kick off back for a touchdown. But the Colts hankered down and fought their way to victory. I am glad to see Peyton Manning finally get the championship he deserves. Now, hopefully the comparisons to Dan Marino will cease.

This game also marks the first time in history when an African American coach has won the Super Bowl. I know it is a milestone. I know what it means to the movement and I certainly know what it means to the African American community. I still can't help but say that I am certainly glad that its over with. The fact that there were two African American coaches in the Super Bowl vehemently over-shadowed what the Super Bowl is supposed to be about, which of course is football.
Saturday, February 03, 2007

Televsion's new, great comedy?

I may watch a lot of TV, but there are only a handful of shows that I am actually "in to." HBO will always have my heart, but I have recently started watching the show 30 Rock starring Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan and Alec Baldwin. At first I was expecting just another campy sitcom with a Saturday Night Live hybrid of comedy. Boy, was I wrong. 30 Rock is masterfully written and the actors (yes, even Alec Baldwin) are perfect in their roles. It's refreshing to see comedian Tracy Morgan in a role that lets him truly be himself and it shines through brilliantly. Click the link below to watch the most-recent episode and judge for yourself. I think you will agree with my assessment.

Latest Episode of 30 Rock