This is my attempt to create some interesting musings, uberservations and, perhaps, insights on both my personal and professional life.


Friday, February 25, 2005

Face Value

Have you ever wondered about the inter-relationships between various TV characters? There are numerous ambiguous relationships depicted throughout this popular culture medium. Let’s start with these…

Bert and Ernie – what’s up with these guys? They certainly seem more that “just friends” and Bert appears ready to leap out of the closet.

Marcie and Peppermint Patty – Why does Marcie call Peppermint Patty, “Sir?” Marcie is certainly submissive and they both are a bit “butch.” Why didn’t Charles Schultz just come out and say it…why beat around the bush, Chuck?

Oscar and Felix of “The Odd Couple” – while they always were shown dating women, I am sure that many of us have wondered what’s really going on in that two bedroom apartment.

Veronica and Fred from “Scooby Doo” – come on! She is so hot it’s not even funny. Fred HAD to be getting some.

Thoughts? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Gubfenstuppen Chronicles

The Gubfenstuppen Chronicles

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Pick of the Produce

I am a person that loves a good bargain. I am a “value” purchaser.

Any restaurant that resides INSIDE a small market is always going to be good. Yesterday, I took my friend David to Chavez Market to enjoy some tacos. I frequent this place because you get high quality, great tasting food for a reasonable price. It’s an added bonus that in addition to the good food, you get eat at some clean tables situated in between the refrigerated food section and the meat counter. I wasn’t totally sure why the product is of such high quality until David high-lighted the fact that any restaurant that is located in a market gets the “pick of the produce.” David is certainly a smart one. On top of the fact that these places get the pick of the produce, they are getting it a cheaper price, because they are buying way more product than your typical restaurant.

Also, I think that market based restaurants have much lower cost structures for real estate that other, more traditional restaurants. They don’t have pay for more expensive, high traffic, “she-she,” retail space and they only need to carve out a small corner of the restaurant to serve to the food.

My conclusion: restaurants inside markets result in good, high quality food at a relatively low price.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

All Good Movies Are Just “Top Gun” In Disguise

It’s true you know - all good movies are Top Gun with different characters in a different setting. Let’s review:

Top Gun is a movie about a rebel, loner fighter pilot with a best friend/navigator who stands by his rebel buddy through thick and thin. They go to Miramar to become “Top Guns.” The supportive friend dies, then the rebel, main character guy feels guilty and has to come to terms with life on his own and finds he can actually stand on his own two feet and take on the world while shooting down some bad guys over some foreign sea. Tom Cruise gets the girl he’s been courting throughout the movie.

Aspen Extreme: Two buddies leave Detroit to conquer the world of Aspen. The good looking guy (Teej) is accepted in the skiing community while the dorky best friend (Dext) struggles along side the good looking fellow. The good looking fellow prostitutes himself to the richest woman in town, and Dext stands by him. Dext makes some bad mistakes with drugs, then dies in a skiing accident. Teej feels guilty because he should’ve checked the snow report, but still manages to win with Powder 8 with a new found friend. All is well and Teej stays in Aspen to get the girl, who he had screwed over earlier in the movie.

There’s more movies out there with this same solid, box office appeal. Do you have any in mind?