Thursday, September 11, 2008

John "Hamster" McCain

Am I the only one who thinks that John McCain looks like a hamster? Those puffy cheeks were on full display during his nomination speech, which no one remembers because we still have the shrill voice of the yapping pitbull ringing in our ears.
American politics is a mystery to me, and I don't have the vote in the USA. But the choices made at the polls in America affect the rest of the world, so we watch and hope.

I hate stereotypes, but if the DNC could be summed up as slightly insincere but sophisticated and charming, then the RNC would be summed up as nostalgic and snide. Sarcasm is all very well, but when it becomes the main point of a speech, then it is really boring.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Surplus Department. Huh?

The sign on the door reads "Surplus Department", and I'm sure that in the organisational structure of the company it has a specific meaning, but it seems strange at first glance.
Is this just an example of nepotism and everyone employed by the department has been given a meaningless job because of "connections" or influence? I hope not.
Are the employees in this department just waiting to be "downsized" and are being kept out of the way until then? The mind boggles. Perhaps its a charity that distributes a surplus? Any other suggestions?

P.S. I will try to get a less shaky picture. Too much coffee, I think.