Wednesday, October 29, 2008

(this post has been edited of some potentially insensitive commentary)

Yesterday I had to drive out to UPS to pick up a package. That place is so far out there. Also, I rented a mini cooper zipcar for the first time. On the one hand, it's kinda fun driving such a small car and it steers well. On the other hand, you can feel every single bump in the road right on your ass, the breaks are clingy (after you let up the pedal, it slowly releases the break), and it doesn't accelerate right away. The acceleration is the most annoying part. If you suddenly want to accelerate, you have to anticipate a 1 or 2 second delay after you hit the gas while the car changes gears and then attempts to accelerate. I only got honked at once. Oh, also the radio controls are spread all up and down the middle of the dash. It took me most of my trip before I figured out how to turn the radio off.

Also yesterday, Fedex botched my delivery. The dumbass delivery guy just left the package on my porch where someone else cut the box open and wandered away with my item. Nobody signed for it or anything, so I called up Amazon and they gave me a refund on the item with very little hassle. Good old amazon. I just wish they'd consolidate items so that I'd have fewer boxes to hunt down. My last order they split up and shipped through UPS, USPS, and FedEX. If it was just one box I might stay and meet the delivery guy, but I'm not taking 3 days off work.

(from an AP politics article)
For the robocalls to be effective, the Republicans would need Bill Ayers to plant bombs today and not when Barack Obama was 8 years old. They need Ayers to plant bombs in key states right now with stickers on them that say: “I am Barack Obama, and I endorse this bomb.”