Month: February 2016

We got a mighty convoy… With orchestration

When I worked at Radio Shack many, many years ago, the manager would insist on playing Manheim Steamroller holiday music, he thought it was a good way to “demonstrate the superior quality of Realistic brand audio products” or some such nonsense. As soon as he would go somewhere, I...

Things it’s best not to win at auction #602

Things I am glad I did not win on Listia This W.C. Fields battery tester. I understand that the company has the made-up word “Noveltronics” in the name, but come on, all it does is test batteries, good/bad based on whether his nose lights up. Maybe they couldn’t get...

Can’t buy a simple washer at the hardware store

Whenever I go to a hardware or auto-supply store, I try to avoid the young people who are still learning the ropes. Instead I seek out the cranky old guy, who always resembles Popeye; actually in this case, Mike from “Breaking Bad”. I call him the COG (Crabby Old...