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The Letterbox Presentation

I got to sit through a presentation the other day. You know, those things produced in PowerPoint. (Well, most people use PowerPoint, sadly…) Anyway, as I got to thinking about all of the PowerPoint presentations I’ve seen over the years, I realized, they always appear to use the standard rectangular format, using all of the width and height of the slide, nothing more that a replica of a piece of horizonal paper glued to the wall. Hasn’t anyone ever created a presentation designed around a square slide, or perhaps a circle or oval, or for some real credibility, in letterbox format?

Just think how impressed you’d be when a guest sets up their laptop, projector, and starts telling you all about their great solutions while staring at slides in wide screen. Wow… I can’t wait!

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Attack of the Harleys!

Sure, the Harleys came to town, as you may have heard. And yes, we saw many of these Harley Davidson motorbikes and the people who ride upon them. They invaded the state. It didn’t bother me too much really, we even watched the parade that started in Bullfrog Junction and ended near our house. And while the Elton thing was amusing, what we saw on Sunday might have been the highlight. We saw two guys riding together on a Harley. I know what you’re thinking, but the guy on the back was definitely not gay. I know this for sure. How do I know this? Because on the back of his t-shirt he taped a sign that said “I’m not gay. I got hit by a car.” And sure enough, he seemed to have some sort of bandages on his arms, and one arm seemed twisted as he held onto the back fender, though this might have just been so he didn’t have to put his arm around his “buddy” as is common when two people ride a motorcycle together. So as we’re driving and discussing this non-gay fellow, we notice the odd haircut he has, sort of shaved in a weird fashion, and then we notice the big scar on his head. Presumably from the accident where the car hit him, and probably totalled his own Harley. Proof he was not-gay. So the next time you see someone you think might be gay, check to see if there is a scar on their head, or ask them if they got hit by a car…

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Everything old is new again…

Phil Ringnalda discovers the D.I.Y. spirit of 1980’s Punk Rock