It’s easter. Why are you on the internet? GET OFF THE INTERNET.
Yes I am aware of the hypocrisy.
Go eat some fattening food or something. Unless you can’t afford it or something.
Yeah, “the economy” is in da pooper.Have you seen this?
I already knew that Fox hasn’t even heard of things like “standards” in years, so this honestly didn’t surprise me at all. I’m honestly expecting there to be reality show about putting small animal’s in your loved one’s rectums in the next couple years.
It could be called the “Felch Bunch”!
So that marks… what, the third time I’ve used a felching joke on this blog? At least this time I ruined somebody’s childhood memories when I used it.
Oh man, I’ve even thought of the theme song. It could be the Barney song, just taken in very strange and interesting directions. It practically writes itself!
Don’t worry, all readers will receive a complementary jug of brain bleach in the mail.
So yeah. Economy. The Big Bear himself has a rather long and awesome post on the matter, and it quite handily describes what, exactly, Fox is exploiting.
To quote somebody much cooler than me, I feel ya, bro.
I mentioned it earlier as a throw-away comment; suffice to say, the downturn in business resulted in my job being outsourced to the Philippines.
I used to work for Comcast, indirectly anyways, as part of an outsourced call center here in Canada. Last year, Comcast made the decision to let all of the Canadian call centers go, and outsource them to somewhere else that was cheaper.
So I found myself jobless, without any education beyond High School, and skills applicable only to a market that no longer exists.
Thankfully, being the young virile dude I am, I don’t have any living creature depending on me for income. Not even a goldfish. Even when I was working, my expenses ran roughly half what I was making, so I managed to save up quite the cushion of currency.
I was laid off last August. August 31st to be precise. I haven’t been able to get a job… I haven’t even been contacted by any employers besides the odd e-mail “thanks for applying!” from a couple places.
I really don’t get it. I even got my dad (a lot of experience as a business manager) to build my resume for me when I suspected that might be an issue. Places advertise “No experience required! We’ll give you all the training!”
Safeway won’t even hire me to carry boxes.
And yet…. and yet, I still have nearly all of my money left. Employment Insurance (that’s what they call it in Canada) is actually enough to cover all my bills/expenses.
Don’t get me wrong, I live a frugal life. I use public transit to avoid the massive costs of driving; the only downside is that “taking the bus” costs time. Now time… I have a lot of that. I don’t have cable, I “eat out” once a month, maybe, even then it’s just ridiculously cheap Chinese or pizza.
I don’t have any credit cards or even a checking account. I use a debit account that costs me nothing so long as I keep a minimum of $2k in balance and restrict myself to15 or less non-ATM transactions a month. Even then, I always pay with cash to avoid stores arbitrarily charging me for using debit.
(This also has the convenient benefit of preventing people from tracking my purchases via digital information – yes, I really am that paranoid.)
I don’t even have a phone, as I prefer using Skype.
But hey, the communications industry up here is a whole different rant. Suffice to say, paying for Skype for a year is cheaper than regular bare-bones phone service for a single month.
I do what I must to survive.
So on that cheerful note, happy easter everyone! Hope you all have some wonderful dinners, I have mine all figured out: girl guide cookies and milk!
I keed, I keed. I’m having chili! Tomatoes were on sale. Only three of them were rotten.
(Though I actually did have girl guide cookies and milk for dinner on Tuesday. It was surprisingly tasty!)