Hi Jon, Kevin. I’m Steve

August 31, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on Hi Jon, Kevin. I’m Steve | Filed in: steve.

Ok, I am 3 out of 4.Before I begin, I will warn everyone, I am not an experienced blogger. I am the technical brains behind this organization, but I appreciate a good debate. Unlike my compatriots, I my psyche is scarred from my 16 years in IT with the internal debating “Linux Vs. Window…Do I • Read More »

Vote for Pluto.

August 31, 2006 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Culture, Jon.

This whole Pluto business is really messing up the astrology industry: Astronomers have banished Pluto to second-class status. Not so astrologers: They’re sticking up for the celestial body that was the smallest planet in our solar system for 76 years. “I’m going to continue using it,” said Wall Street’s best-known astrologer, Arch Crawford, who has • Read More »

You know you’re in a soft housing market when…

August 31, 2006 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin.

… you see this on a sign today outside a housing development on Hawes south of Rittenhouse: “Free car with purchase of selected homes.” Well, at least they’re not doing the copycat “Free iPod” thing.

Sen. Ted Stevens (R – Pig Sty)

August 31, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on Sen. Ted Stevens (R – Pig Sty) | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

This is remarkable, promising news. Due to the vigilant efforts of the Porkbusters group, including bloggers on both sides of the aisle, a secretive Senator has been “outed” for his anti-transparency and anti-democratic efforts. Of course, the senator’s press flak decides to bash the bloggers in a few parting shots. How dare the people ask their leaders • Read More »

Hi Jon, I’m Kevin.

August 30, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Hi Jon, I’m Kevin. | Filed in: Kevin.

Robot roll call… Yeah, I started posting before I introduced myself. How rude. I also pass gas at inopportune moments and occasionally confuse the dessert fork and the fish fork.  I seem to lack the civility that my fellow Canadians are known for, but on the plus side, I have a lovely singing voice, and • Read More »

America Generica

August 30, 2006 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Jon.

Inspired by Kevin’s musings, I also want to consider the problem that is downtown Mesa. I am a resident of this, the 40th largest city in the U.S. and the third largest in the state. I even worked for the City about five years ago where I was given the task of marketing the place. • Read More »

Okay everyone, back to work! Zzzzzzzzzz.

August 29, 2006 | By admindude | Comments Off on Okay everyone, back to work! Zzzzzzzzzz. | Filed in: Business, Jon.

When I described my dream job to my high school guidance counselor, he just laughed at me! And now Travelodge has finally appointed a Director of Sleep.

Works every time

August 29, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Works every time | Filed in: Kevin.

Looks like the terrorists in Iraq have found a sure-fire way to cause casualities on our troops.

Hi. I’m Jon.

August 29, 2006 | By admindude | 4 Comments | Filed in: Jon.

When my last blogging gig ebbed, I wasn’t sure I would ever return. That site focused on the extremely narrow niche of word of mouth marketing, so I thought the tight focus would render me relevant. But when I left a melting ice cream conglomerate for an ascendant multinational, WOMM was sadly no longer part • Read More »

Turning and turning in the widening gyre,

August 28, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Turning and turning in the widening gyre, | Filed in: Kevin.

The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; – W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming Over at the The New Republic, (soul-sucking free registration required. Use BugMeNot), Jonathon Chiat argues that there are no winners in the current political situation: Conservatives are upset at Bush’s free-spending ways, and liberals are upset • Read More »

Green magnet

August 23, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Green magnet | Filed in: Kevin.

I was priviledged to grow up in the most beautiful city in North America, and spent many hours in the Devonian Gardens, a large (1 city block) park in Downtown Calgary that was a year-round magnet for tourism and a relief from the inclimate winters for the natives. As I was weighing the outdoor activities • Read More »

Carecío de oportunidad

August 22, 2006 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin.

I drove down Main Street in Mesa for the first time since the brand-spanking new Performing Arts Centre was built, and it struck me just how incongrous it was, plopped in the middle of the middle-class urban decay of downtown Mesa. There is an utter lack of supporting infrastructure: No restaurants, no bars, no coffee • Read More »

The frying pan you know

August 19, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The frying pan you know | Filed in: Kevin.

Over at The Plank, there’s a few liberals who understand that we’re in a war and the nature of the enemy we face. And Michael Crowley’s one of them. I thought this post on the importance of Pakistan in the war of Islamic terrorism was spot-on, but I question his assertion that Iraq isn’t a • Read More »

Biting off the hand that fed you

August 17, 2006 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Kevin.

With national security, health care, immigration, education and a host of other topics all on the minds of voters this year, it looks like the Democrats have set their sights squarely on…Wal-Mart.Yes, Wal-Mart. “DES MOINES, Aug. 16 — Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, a likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, delivered a 15-minute, • Read More »