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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

#384: Spray on Sun Block

This seems to be the newest rage and I dislike it for a few reasons.  First, when people spray it on, the wind blows in into people nearby.  Second, it's obvious this thin coating is nowhere near as protective as good old lotion and the cost per ounce is incredibly higher.  But people like it because of laziness of not wanting to work in the white lotion.  I will concede that it is good for putting on the hard to reach back areas, but that doesn't make it's use acceptable.  People, don't fall for the scam of this new product and go back to the old sun block lotion.  Severity: 1

#383: Body Wash

I'm against this scam product.  Why can't people just use soap and a wash cloth?  Especially for men, this should be a shameful product to use.  Severity: 1

Friday, July 15, 2011

#382: Red Velvet Cakes or Cupcakes

I cringe every time I watch a Food Network show that features a bakery making this dessert because I'm against the fact that the food coloring in a big part of the item. It can't add to the taste and can only detract and so if the cake is good on it's own, they should not add the unnecessary color and just call it something else.  Severity: 1

Thursday, July 14, 2011

#381: Insane Amount of Coffee Drinking in the Millennium Series Books

I am seriously worried about Sweden's coffee addiction after reading these books.  Every single entry into a new location, a person puts on some coffee.  I wonder if the coffee industry didn't pay the author off.  I mean every single time someone enters a house, wakes up, goes out, comes in, rides a train, etc. they are in the need of  coffee.  Why do they have to have it so much?  See here for some detail on this mania.  Severity: 2

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

#380: People Using the Term "Vacay"

Not sure why, but this abbreviation for "vacation" that seems very popular of late reminds me of a frat boy wearing sunglasses backwards on his head every time I hear it.  Severity: 1

#379: Lame Job Posting Phrase

In my job search, I am now very tired of start-ups that are looking for a "rock star" to fill their position.  Especially when it's a lame position.  It's a case where the first person that thought to use the term was original and it might have worked but now, I find it indicates severe lameness in a company to use the phrase.  Example from one I'm looking at now:
You must be comfortable with conducting extensive research with large data sets, and turn analytic learning into actionable strategy. We are looking for a rock star who can solve the toughest and most interesting problems in the company. 
Severity: 2

Friday, July 01, 2011

#378: Clapping During Tennis Match Replay Reviews

During the big tennis matches and a player asks for the replay review for a call, people in the stands do this lame clapping thing that seems sort of like they are brainwashed and little kids and I find it stupid as the replay proceeds and the decision is made.  Severity: 1