Category Observations

State of standup

I’ve been watching a bunch of standup clips on YouTube and Instagram. Most of them involuntarily because they’re injected into my feed. Either the platform algorithms are working overtime, or there is a crisis-level glut of standup comedy, or possibly…

How about advertising less?

In what I assume is a cost-cutting move, GEICO is closing all its offices in California. I’m no accountant or financial whiz, but if I were GEICO and trying to save money, the first place I would start is cutting…

Choco Taco Shocko

In news this week, the McRib of frozen treats, the Choco Taco, has been discontinued by the Klondike company. I didn’t realize this was a real thing. I just thought “Choco Taco” was slang for an STD. …and yes, if…

Bad Apples

Can we please stop using the expression “One Bad Apple”, especially when talking about the police? While I’ve never known a rogue cop, personally, I can name plenty of examples where there has been more than one bad apple. For…

Turn yourself in

I’m assuming women who are 100% behind the SCOTUS’ decision to eliminate Roe vs. Wade are also willing to turn themselves in if they themselves had an abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth. Wouldn’t that make sense? Shouldn’t they lead by example?…

Pineapple Expresses

Pineapple with Marvel tag

As I was putting away the rest of my groceries, I stopped and pondered that lone pineapple sitting on my counter. That’s when it occurred to me how little we appreciate or understand how much work, resources, and logistics went…

You will, but did you?

I’m not afraid to admit that I’m technically competent. It actually bugs the shit out of me when people humblebrag about not knowing how to use technology. Or worse, when people think it’s only younger generations that can figure things…