Sunday, July 01, 2007

The Aerosmith track on the John Lennon tribute album for Darfur is really cool-a reggae backdrop with Steven yawling in his inimitable style on the verses. Awesome stuff.
A lot of people in the baseball world fuss about the “one player per team” rule, and I have never really had a problem with it. The argument is that, if you have to include a Royal and a Ranger, some more deserving player on a better team, like, say, Kevin Youkilis, will wind up not making the team. That is undoubtedly true, but fans in those cities need someone to root for, too. It is the fan’s game, and there have been some seasons where the only reasons I tuned in was to watch the guy from my team play.
The stupidity of management at some companies boggles my mind. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, really, because I meet so many idiots in life, it only follows that those people have to work somewhere. But it is striking to do business with Apple, or Amazon, or Wegman’s, or Target, or Chick Fil A, or Starbucks, where they claim to be obsessed with customer service, and THEY ACTUALLY ARE, because their people prove it to me, every time I am a customer.
That is in contrast to my own company, who also claim to be obsessed with customers, and yet they refuse to actually do anything about it.
Yet another terrorist attack, this time in Scotland. Weren’t we fighting them there so we wouldn’t have to fight them here?
Devastating article by Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker about the Taguba Report. As anyone who has been paying attention to this administration could probably have guessed, the administration knew all about it way before the report was leaked, first denying its importance and then lying about when they learned of it. As Lewis Black says about France, as if you expected them to be any other fucking way at all.