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My Messy Office

Taken with my phone

My messy office. One of these days I’ll get it straightened out or just drag it all into the backyard and set it on fire! BTW, that’s just the right side front. The rest is equally full of boxes and junk.

Survey NOT!

I occasionally get surveys in my spam email. They come in two varieties. Legitimate surveys and surveys that are designed to feed me an endless number of “special offers” until I either die of old age or my screen fills up with so many pop-up windows that I go blind.

When I get a legitimate survey I sometimes take the time to answer it. After all, I want my opinion to be heard. And I think my opinion is better than anybody else’s anyway.

Last year ACNielsen approached my family about adding a monitor to our television so we could be one of those families that decided which shows were hot and which shows were not.

Is McDonald's Following Bush's Environmental Policy?

My local McDonald’s started serving food in white bags again. I got worried that they were giving up on recycling altogether now that Bush has given the go-ahead to rape our nation’s forests and natural resources.

So I wrote McDonald’s:


Your stores in my area have recently switched from the brown recycled paper bags to white bags without the recycle symbol. I would like to know if these new bags are as envionmentally friendly as the old bags? Certainly they are much prettier and remind me of the old days when everything was stark white. Was the change made for purely marketing reasons? Are the new bags also made from recycled material? I was under the impression that bleaching was required to make white paper and this was generally not a good thing for the environment. How do you justify this change?

Barry Wilson

Political SPAM


Wherein I trash a pro-Bush, pro-war speech sent to me through the wonders of spam. I used the subject line of the original message for the lead-in to this article.


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