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Advice of the Day for July 16th, 2007!

Posted by phduffy on 2007-07-16 11:33:23
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Try to treat your Monday Mornings like you would the first day back to school in September.
Sure, it's not great, and you liked having time off, and you know that there will be work... but isn't it cool to see your friends again and get excited about the work you'll be doing? (If not, consider getting a new job).

Website of the Day:

Globe and Mail article about how Canada smokes all kinds of dope, what it means about our culture, etc.

This one needs some context. So Ichiro Suzuki plays for the Seattle Mariners. They just signed him to a 5 year, $100 million deal. David Samson, the son-in-law of the guy who owns the Floridan Marlins (who is the guy the got the Expos out of MontrealI is also the president of the Marlins, and he bitched and moaned about the contract, and how that much money would destroy baseball, etc. Bill Bavasi is the GM of the Mariners. When asked about Samson's comments, he said:

"My mother always taught me that if the only thing you have to say is 'Fuck Dave Samson,' then don't say anything at all. So I'm not going to say anything at all. Is my mother the greatest or what?"

On the Internet nobody knows you're a dog — or the chief executive of a Fortune 500 company.
Or so thought John Mackey, the chief executive of Whole Foods Market, who used a fictional identity on the Yahoo message boards for nearly eight years to assail competition and promote his supermarket chain's stock, according to documents released last week by the Federal Trade Commission.

Mr. Mackey used the online handle "Rahodeb" (an anagram of his wife's name, Deborah). In one Internet posting sure to enter the annals of chief-executive vanity, Mr. Mackey wrote as Rahodeb, "I like Mackey's haircut. I think he looks cute!""

Now, Pete doesn't think this is a big deal. I'm curious to hear the comments (ie, read on the wolfshack) of people on this. Is what Mackey did a big deal?

Stolen from one of the most talented writers at baseballthinkfactory:


a) Ability to know if Bolivian nonegenarians are lying
b) Ability to know, simply by looking at them, if a person has ever been to Cincinnati
c) Ability to know the sexual desires of moose
d) Ability to read the thoughts of any person, but only those thoughts that involve Beetle Bailey
e) Ability to win the love of any woman named "Zglrb"
f) Ability to convince any woman to change her name to "Zglrb"

Limit one per entrant.
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