Archive for August, 2013

Fast Food Furor A Fucking Freaky Frenzy

Posted: August 29, 2013 by veeshir in Ask a Moron, Nanny State

As a former Fast Food Worker(tm)  I’d like to put in my $.02. (Before it’s go’vt mandated to be $.04).

Fast food jobs are the lowest rung on the employment ladder, that’s just a fact.

They’re the jobs that anybody who has at least one finger and a thumb can do.

Except for baking and finishing (putting on the frosting and stuff), everything in Dunkin’ Donuts was done with one finger and only occasionally was the thumb needed.

The cash register had the name of the product on the keys, they were switching to pictures when I last worked there in the 90s.

To make coffee you have to remember to put the basket under the coffee grinder thingy (and remember to fill the grinder thingy. You can tell it needs more beans when nothing comes out, it’s funny how many people you have to explain that to, and push the button. Then, you have to remember to put the basket back on the coffee maker and push a button. For cream, you have to push a little weight up for “a little cream”, up twice for “regular” and more than two for “extra”. You have to be able to follow where people are pointing or maybe even know the names of the products. You have to be able to read numbers for change.

Burger King is similarly set up, or at least it was 33 years ago, I doubt it’s done anything but get more automated, you just need someone to push the right button, ditto KFC.

I’m not saying that all fast food workers are booger eating morons, I’m saying that they do a lot to make sure that type of person can work there. That’s how they keep costs down.

So quite often people who work at fast food are workally challenged or, decreasingly, teenagers needing some $$.

Now who eats fast food? Sure everybody eats it once in a while, but when I have money, I don’t go to McD’s for anything except I feel like eating something quick, undisgusting and very close to food “food”. If I have more than 15 minutes and more than $10 I’ll go to a diner or a real restaurant, not that crap,

I’d think most people are that way, if you have money you usually don’t spend a lot of time at fast food. . So poor people eat there more, relatively writing.

So in other words, they’re working to make the costs of stuff that poor people eat higher to pay poor people more money.

So increasing taxes on both food and payroll, and possibly (I’d like to see some stats) moving people who work in fast food into tax-paying status from tax-receiving status.

Hmmmm, I’m going to have to think about that one.

For the record, I didn’t start writing this so undecided about it, I was pretty agin it, I meant to go to McD’s today, but I done fergitted.

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But they never gave Meghan McCain a talk show.

Miley

Posted: August 27, 2013 by socklessjoe in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, Lame, Pop. Pop Music., Random Crap

Yes, everything everybody said about how quasi-pornographic Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance was is absolutely correct.

But what really stood out to me is that, while it was crass, vulgar, etc, it wasn’t particularly erotic.  Miley is still a little girl who knows how to get naked and spastically hump things, but she’s not yet a woman who knows how to move her body in an enticing way.

Some group up in Seattle called Washington CeaseFire has joined with that city’s mayor, Mike McGinn, to start a program where local businesses can become magnets for violent criminals Gun Free Zones by signing a pledge and putting a nifty target decal in their windows.

Now, this is hardly the first place to try this idea, but I love the fact that even the moonbat geniuses behind this scheme seem to have a slight inkling about how this might turn out:

“We’re making a statement as a community” said Washington CeaseFire Board President Ralph Fascitelli. “We know this won’t stop someone determined to cause violence, but we hope that standing together and giving businesses a tool to say no to guns will change the conversation around gun violence. Maybe our message will even make it to Olympia – we need better tools now to stop gun violence in our community.”

Well, I’m sure it’s a comfort to know that if you happen to die on the job during the course of an armed robbery or when somebody’s angry, unhinged ex shows up looking for blood, “maybe” the conversation will have changed or a message will make it somewhere or something. And, hey, “tools” will have been used. Metaphorical tools, which are the best kind.

Yeah.

(Link thanks to ChrisP and title stolen from scottw over at teh H2.)

And for a brief moment

Posted: August 23, 2013 by socklessjoe in Brevity etc., Hotassery, Random Crap, Win!

… all was right with the world.

Christina Hendricks to play a stripper.

Important probably not safe for work update below the fold. Via the Daily News, The X-Ray. Ugh.

 

Seriously?

Shocked doctors had to perform emergency surgery on a man in the Australian capital Canberra after he lodged a 10 centimetre (four-inch) steel fork inside his penis for sexual pleasure.

No, seriously?

The bizarre incident was considered so unusual that it was written up as a case report in a recent issue of the International Journal of Surgery.

I’ll bet.
According to the paper “An Unusual Urethral Foreign Body,”
Now there’s a conference that screams out for Dr. Sheldon Cooper PhD.
Every now and then we need a category for the opposite of hotassery.

I’m planning on revisiting this Robert Costa piece at NR, but this quote speaks volumes:

“His early moves have been good,” says Steve Schmidt, a veteran Republican operative who managed the McCain-Palin presidential campaign.

Steve Schmidt.

Steve.  Bloody.  Schmidt.

That is all.