Archive for March, 2009

Addendum

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

to the job search article posted earlier.

CORPORATE LITERATURE

It is a requirement that every company marketing brochure must display at least one photo of a young, vibrant, diversified workforce gathered around a laptop. What is this supposed to make me think? Gee, they have a lot of employees who look like they might model in their spare time and who enjoy pointing and smiling at a computer screen. That must be a great place to work!

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I always wonder what they are doing because we never get to see the computer screen. Most of the time when coworkers gather around a computer, it’s because something is wrong, and they are usually puzzled or frowning. Since these people are happy, I deduce that they are not actually doing work. My guess is that they found something like a You Tube video of a celebrity mishap. If they were all men, I would assume they are looking at swimsuit models.

I had a college professor who was very disturbed about some of the university’s marketing material, which usually showed a student jogging across campus on a bright sunny day. Now, our school was at a very northern latitude and experienced cold, snowy winter for about 80% of the academic year. He said that it would be more accurate to show students studying for their differential equations exam during 15th week with a caption that read ‘Come to the Nerd Capital of the Midwest.’

Hockey tournament

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

I’ve had the sound unmuted for literally six minutes, and Clay Matvick managed to provide these two:

“There’s a save by the left-handed goaltender Nick Maiers, the St. Cloud goalie who is left handed.”

“Hanowski is averaging almost five goals per game. He has 71 goals in 29 games.”

Maybe Mr. Matvick should talk to Mr. Woog.  See previous post.

Math

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Michigan Tech is averaging 1.66 goals per game.  For those of you who are not mathematically inclined, they’ve scored less than 2 goals per game.

Hockey commentator Doug Woog

Feng shui

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

A residence in the 1700 block of Snelling Avenue was broken into the evening of Feb. 10.  Furniture was rearranged but nothing was taken.