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    Tuesday, January 30, 2007

    Tuesday Talkback

    There is so much to moan about, and so much to talk back to.

    "People, this is not the Indy 500. We live in Cleveland. There's snow, there's ice. Please slow down. Drive safe, drive smart and save lives." - Perry

    We live in Cleveland. You live in Perry. They don't pass out potassium iodide pills in my neighborhood.

    "Where did that slogan 'Best Location in the Nation' come from? Best location for what? Getting shot, robbed, raped, home foreclosures and taxed to death? - Parma

    The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company is credited with coming up with the slogan. No mention as to CEI's contribution in leading to the city's default in the late 70s. I think it is one of those sing-songy little phrases that are both cloying and untrue, like "Jesus is the reason for the season."

    "What's up with the extra volume on all the network shows? The noise pollution is unbearable. If you turn off the sound, you'll enjoy the show much better." - No city

    Turn down the sound? And miss slurring Paula? Nasty Simon? Bob Saget encouraging slightly camera aware Americans to "take the mob"? Howie Mandel egging on people who are obviously bad at math? Ummm, yeah, maybe you're right.

    "Stop naming cars with numbers and letters. It's ridiculous." - Strongsville

    Yeah.. bring back the Edsel! And the Pinto! But if I hear that "I live on the Edge" commercial one more time, I might kill. Boy is that a fugly car, and no matter how bad ass you make it sound, it looks like a Windstar with a thyroid problem. And when Ford does try the number thing, it can't get that right either: Ford Five Hundred. Not Ford 500. But Five Hundred. Bah, the names of their cars are the least of Ford's problems.

    "As far as the two college students who sneaked into the OSU game, they have already received their punishment by getting into the game and having to watch the beating that OSU took." - North Ridgeville

    And the people who paid good money to get in... what, they should receive a refund?

    "Why don't people or companies identify themselves? It would be correct for them to do that before they start asking the question." - Euclid

    Sounds like someone's been getting collection calls in Euclid...

    "My moan is funeral homes that don't give discounts to seniors." - Berea

    HA! Seriously? All seniors die eventually -- not like they need to give discounts to attract people into the idea of it. Don't give me that "living on a fixed income" line -- you're dead and you can't take it with you.

    "Why do so many people, including the media, use the phrase 'waiting on' when they mean 'waiting for?' Waiting on is what the wait staff does in a restaurant." - Cleveland

    I've thought about this, and I think I figured out the answer. Think about all the people in America who, at some point in their lives, worked at McDonald's. I read somewhere once that more Americans have McDonald's in the work histories than any other company. And what do you hear them yell behind the counter whenever there is a missing part of an order? Waiting on a Big Mac. Waiting on a six piece. Waiting on a large fry. And usually it is directed to whoever is making that item -- to let them know that you need to get that thing to me yesterday. So, it is something you take with you when you leave. People still say that. I say it. And still use teriyaki sauce when I grill onions, just like I learned when I would make the Cheddar Melt.

    "Why are some of the restaurants upping their prices when the minimum wage hasn't even gone in yet? - North Royalton

    The new minimum wage went into effect on January 1. Why did the PD even run this?

    "With all the concern with United States dependence on foreign oil, why isn't there equal concern about United States businesses dependent on Chinese labor?" - Brook Park

    Because the terrorists on those planes weren't Chinese. And because we could get our labor elsewhere. Interesting that you would say "Chinese labor" and not "foreign labor."

    "I think we need to hire new people to take care of the Ohio lottery because the ones taking care of it now are doing a very lousy job. I don't like their show and I don't like their new game." - Cleveland

    And if the lottery were more effective, it would fleece more from the poor. I can't get worked up over the lottery not fleecing more poor.

    "I'm tired of reading about what may, might, should or probably will happen, in Iraq. Just keep quiet until something does happen." - Akron

    You just want the death count? Or do you just want to stick your head in the sand and wait to be told that the mission has been accomplished (again)? The leading issue of the day, and you are tired of hearing about it. How selfish. I normally don't go running around telling people "you don't support the troops," but I will make an exception for you.

    "One would wonder how safe our banks are when one can get away with embezzling $40 million." - Middleburg Heights

    It amazes me how Keybank got burned like this again. It wasn't the first time.

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    Comments on "Tuesday Talkback"


    Blogger anne said ... (12:03 PM, January 30, 2007) : 

    "They don't pass out potassium iodide pills in my neighborhood." HAHAHAHAHA! Classic!

    Also, I try to be reserved in my discussions of the Iraq war. That being said, HEY AKRON! Your apathy about a war that has killed over 3000 American soldiers is disgusting. Your choice to make a comment in a forum where no one can respond is cowardly. When you have the guts to spew your opinions face to face, let me know.


    Blogger Blobby said ... (10:45 PM, January 30, 2007) : 

    Scary. My post today was on Monday Moanings.


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