Is it too early to name something the ______ of the Year? Heck no. Let’s call it.
You probably saw where United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz lamented the need to “re-accommodate” that uncooperative passenger.
What a word, that: “re-accommodation.” It doesn’t just apply to airlines – it’s application is nearly limitless.
Every night in bars across America bouncers re-accommodate unruly guests.
The US government re-accommodated the Japanese during WW2.
The US also re-accommodated the Native Americans. For example, they re-accommodated the Cherokees from NC to Oklahoma (although we have to come up with something better than “Trail of Tears”).
There’s some re-accommodation going on right now at Standing Rock. Continue reading S&R’s 2017 Word of the Year: “re-accommodation”
No one likes to be thought a fool.
Farmer Moran needed a new workhorse, so he went to the local auction. There he spotted a strong, lean stallion he thought would be fine. He asked the owner about the horse, but the owner advised him against it. “This is Lightning,” he said. “Lightning is a thoroughbred. What you want is a draught horse.”
Moran, though, was confident in his own judgment. Undeterred, he outbid everyone for Lightning.
He got the horse home and harnessed him up, but Lightning proved no end of trouble. Continue reading The Ploughman: a modern business fable
The GOP and the Dems don’t have the market on staggering stupidity cornered. Check out the Libertarians.
Jesus Pole-dancing Christ. How are you not prepared for a question you know is coming?
You might remember earlier this week when Libertarian candidate for Leader of the Free World® Gary Johnson didn’t know what “Aleppo” was.
“What is Aleppo?” Mr. Johnson said when asked on MSNBC how, as president, he would address the refugee crisis in the war-torn Syrian city.
When pressed as to whether he was serious, Mr. Johnson indicated that he really was not aware of the city, which has been widely covered during the years that Syria has been engulfed in civil war. After Mike Barnicle, an MSNBC commentator who is often part of the “Morning Joe” program panel, explained that Aleppo was the center of Syria’s refugee crisis, Mr. Johnson struggled to recover.
“O.K., got it,” he said…
Breathtaking, huh? It gets better. Continue reading Did ANYBODY in the Libertarian Party graduate from high school?
If you haven’t seen it, there’s this wonderful photo going around of Usain Bolt looking back on his pursuers in (I think) last night’s 100m final. Which he won. Easily.
Continue reading Usain Bolt meme reminds us: celebrate AFTER the race, dumbass
Last night a topic in the GOP debate was how big Donald Trump’s dick is. (The over/under line in Vegas is 1½ inches. Erect.) Normally this is where somebody says something like “wow, they’ve really hit rock bottom this time” or “damn it can’t get any worse than that.”
But this is the modern Republican Party. Of course it can get worse, and it will. Write it down: they will find a way to top (or bottom, as it were) the famous dick size debate. The only question is when and how.
Here’s what I’m hoping for. In the next debate they drop trou right there on stage, Megyn Kelly grabs a ruler and we settle it once and for all. Continue reading GOP: a headlong race to the bottom of a bottomless well
Dear everybody freaking out because some people think the Bernie Sanders economic plan can’t pay for itself.
1) You can’t work with recent historical data as your assumption because the Sanders approach throws it out and works off different assumptions entirely.
2) Okay, okay. That’s true but I don’t have the time to explain why in detail. So let’s go ahead and say you don’t believe #1 and you do believe his critics. Fine. How about we turf the Osprey, which is a boondoggle of the first order. That’s, I don’t know – I see numbers all over the place, but … $100 billion over several years? More? Continue reading A brief note for critics of Bernie’s economic plan
PharmaDudeBro Martin Shrkeli appeared before Congress today and pretty much took the 5th on everything other than spelling his name.
Afterward, he did drop this tweet us, though:
He’s certainly right about this. However: Continue reading Martin Shkreli is right about Congress. But…
Have you seen the latest Subway ad? If not:
So, if I were in charge of Subway’s advertising here in the post-Jared world, I might have done things a bit differently.
1: There would be, no how no way, no conversations taking place in HR. Continue reading Dear Subway: some advice on your latest TV commercial