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Hot Women in the Workplace

30 Mar

 

Just today I read a disturbing article discussing how attractive women are discriminated against by hiring managers. Apparently if are good looking and a woman, you are less likely to get a job interview than if you are average or homely looking.

Here is a picture of Debrahlee Lorenzana, who was fired for being too sexy at work. What do you think, too much?


Being at work is long and boring most days. The least HR can do is hire someone that will make it bearable. Sure, an ugly broad will get more work done. But for the good of the company, hire at least one or two hot women.

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An Idiot Abroad

15 Mar



Maybe I’m late to the party and everyone already knows about this show, but I just started watching it, and it is really funny. Here is the premise. Ricky Gervais sends this guy, Karl Pilkington, on all these travel adventures. This sounds like a lot of other shows but Karl hates traveling and has a bad attitude about everything. I find myself identifying with a lot of what he says. I mean, who really wants to ride the Trans-Siberian rail, climb Mt. Fuji, or boat down the Amazon river? Not me.

The Internet, Too Much of a Good Thing?

8 Mar

What started out as a post about me being a nerd and listening to fantasy books on tape has turned into an introspective about myself. I have a confession to make. I don’t have a clue about what is going on in the world. I personally think politics are a waste of time so I don’t follow them. I have news feeds and RSS readers on my phone, so I’ll occasionally glance at news headlines. But, for the most part, I’m fairly ignorant when it comes to current events. I blame the internet for that.

How can I blame the internet for not knowing what is going on in the world when I can find anything I want on the internet? I can find out what’s happening in Russian elections, the latest atrocious acts in the Congo, midgets having sex with donkeys, and what Mitt Romney wore to bed after his latest campaign victory. I am constantly bombarded with news and information. Before the internet, people would decide what was important and present that as real news. It was like a curated experience. Now everything is dumped in our laps and we are forced to decide what is important to us.

With so much information, we can no longer take the time to digest a piece of information. We quickly move from one thought to the next. There have been many studies on the effect the internet has played on our brains. In an article titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?“, author Nicholas Carr talks about how internet users skim the surface of information instead of taking a deep dive (I only skimmed the article). Of all the articles I read or skim through, I don’t retain the information that I gather from them because I’m quickly on to the next topic.

I’ll end this post here since most people probably didn’t read the whole thing anyway. In fact, I’ve started to lose interest writing it already. The internet has made me dumb and boring. Anyone else feel drained by the internet sometimes?

First Oompa-Loompa To Be Born in Captivity

1 Mar

That’s right, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of ‘Jersey Shore’ infamy, revealed today that she is pregnant. Best known for getting falling-down drunk, Snooki has the makings of being an awesome parent. What’s the age limit at the tanning salon?

Thinking about Snooki being a parent made me think of all the other unfit celebrity parents out there. Here are a few in no particular order.

Alec Baldwin

What do you do when your 11 year old daughter doesn’t answer your phone call? Leave a expletive filled rant on the voicemail, of course. Here is an excerpt from the voicemail, courtesy of Gawker.

You got a call coming in, you think I made it because I’ve got nothing better to do? I could be shouting sh*t at random people on the street, but I’m calling you. I don’t care that you’re twelve or eleven or whatever, are you pig enough to pick it up? I’m a good father, and you’re a pig.”

Oh, also, tell your mother I said “Go f**k yourself.” This is Dad, ring me back when you get a chance.”

Nothing says I love you like calling them a pig.

Courtney Love

Everybody knows that Courtney Love is crazy. But, no one knows this better than her own daughter. Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain, filed a restraining order against her mother back in 2009. Here is an excerpt from the court hearing. Read the rest here.

(Love) has taken drugs for as long as I can remember. She basically exists now on…Xanax, Adderall, Sonata and Abilify, sugar and cigarettes. She rarely eats… She often falls asleep in her bed while she is smoking, and I am constantly worried that she will start a fire (which she has done at least three times) that will threaten our lives.

Britney Spears

While a light weight compared to others, Brit-Brit has nevertheless had more than one questionable parenting act. She’s been caught driving with her infant child in her lap, letting her kids play with her cigarettes and lighter while smoking in their face, and she’s been accused of child abuse by a former employee. And to top it all off, she lost custody of her kids after some questionable psychotic behavior. And who got full custody? Her ex-husband, Kevin Federline.

Joan Crawford

Christina Crawford, one of Joan’s adopted children, wrote a autobiography in 1978 about her life growing up with Joan. A few years later, a movie was made with the same name, ‘Mommie Dearest.’ The clip below says it all.

 

These are just a few bad parents. Michael Jackson and Charlie Sheen also come to mind. Who are you worst parental nightmares?

In a Sea of Hair

23 Feb

Let’s face it, unless you are one of the few lucky bastards men who will live their life with a full head of hair, at one point in your life you will begin to go bald. How do you know that you are going bald? A few indicators I’ve found useful have been an increasing amount of hair on you pillow or your wife complaining about all the stray hairs on the shower floor. There are only so many times that you can claim that they are just back hairs.

Now, there is no need to panic if you have started going bald or are already well on your way. With the below handy guide you can learn the do’s and don’ts on baldness and be well on your way to showing off your golden mane (or lack thereof).

Don’t: The Combover

Famously worn by Donald Trump, the Combover is what many people will envision when they think of a sad bald man. Why would you think that you can hide your bald spot by combing your remaining hair over it? Unless the people you are trying to fool are legally blind, anyone can spot the Combover from a mile away. Avoid this look at all costs.

Do: The Peninsula

With an ever expanding shoreline of skin, the Peninsula juts out into the middle of your head. Best worn short, this look is very easy to pull off and does not seem to impede your game with the ladies. Just look at Bruce Willis. He’s been balding ever since the first Die Hard movie and he’s hooked up with countless celebrities and Playboy models.

Don’t: The Skullet

You are already going bald, there is no need to draw more unwanted attention to the top of your head with your thinning, whispy hair. The 80’s are over and you can’t grow a mullet anyway. Time to throw in the towel, or you’ll end up looking like Nicolas Cage, and then find yourself in excellent films such as “Ghost Rider 2” and “Snake Eyes”.

                            

Do: The Monk

Bald on top but hair around the sides. Wear this one proud. You are in a club of kings, presidents, and other rich and powerful men. Be like Sean Connery. Keep it short, grow a beard (draws the eyes away from your head and provides a nice contrast from an otherwise stark canvas), and speak with a Scottish accent. Done.

Don’t: Hair Plugs

Hair plugs have come a long way and can really look natural. Unfortunately your income probably hasn’t, and all you can afford is the kind where they take your pubic hair and drill it into your head. Avoid the embarrassment and just wear that bald spot loud and proud.

Do you have any other tips and guidelines for going bald? Leave them in the comments.

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