This “Scenes from New Brunswick, New Jersey” piece marks the beginning of Oblivious A.T.’s mint-and-maroon period.Follow A.T. on these networks
The New Brunswick Rite Aid is ready for Halloween. A tad early maybe?
Today is August 26, 2014. For the record, Halloween is on October 31.Follow A.T. on these networks
My favorite Mongolian folk metal band is Nine Treasures, but you have probably never heard of them.
The folk elements of the band’s music mostly come from two instruments: the morin khuur, a traditional two-stringed Mongolian fiddle; and the balalaika, a triangular Russian folk instrument that sounds a bit like a mandolin and typically has three strings. –Public Radio International
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This is a follow-up to my post “Marketers know everything about us! [SARCASM]“. The absurdly-targeted web ads just keep on coming, so I decided to start a collection and post some of them here. Most won’t need an explanation; I will provide one where I think it might be needed.
My small-but-growing collection includes: an Amazon ad for shoes I just bought from Amazon; a CafePress ad for t-shirts I am selling on CafePress; an ad for degrees for CIA officers; banner ads in languages I don’t understand, like Korean and Chinese.
COMMENTARY: LinkedIn thinks I may know and may want to connect professionally to a professional astrologer based in India.
COMMENTARY: I speak neither language
COMMENTARY: This is my product. I am selling these GeoHipster t-shirts. So the marketing “system” (not CafePress) is trying to get me to buy the product that I sell.
COMMENTARY: I was never in the US military, nor was anyone in my family.
COMMENTARY: I am not a CIA officer, obviously. If I were an undercover CIA officer, this ad would be even more inappropriate.Follow A.T. on these networks
Spent a wonderful Saturday in New York.Follow A.T. on these networks
Why is Comcast like Hotel California? Because “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave”.
Listen below to this pathetic, desperate Comcast service representative refusing to cancel a customer’s account. Which is why you should never, NEVER EVER become a Comcast customer in the first place.
There’s a bit of karmic irony in this story. Eight years ago (to the day!) a similar phone call made the rounds, in which an AOL customer tried in vain to cancel his AOL account. In today’s call the customer is no other than AOL Vice President of Product Ryan Block.
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Grigor (Grisha) Dimitrov just eliminated defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in straight sets on Centre Court in the 2014 quarter-finals. Could the Bulgarian go all the way and win it all, like his girlfriend Maria Sharapova did in 2004?
I predict a Dimitrov-Raonic final, with Dimitrov winning in four sets.Follow A.T. on these networks
A day in the park. Johnson Park, New Brunswick/Highland Park/Piscataway/Somerset, New JerseyFollow A.T. on these networks
This is a long-overdue list of Topics I Will No Longer Argue About. The list is far from complete, and I will almost certainly be adding stuff to it.
- bike helmets
- two spaces after a period
- iOS vs. Android
- Mac vs. PC
- English spelling and grammar
- what “football” is
- what an “architect” is and does
- the value of professional and trade certifications
- the Oxford comma