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December 28, 2008

Best of 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Marcus Ramsey @ 3:23 pm

This is a list of the best stuff from 2008 with the criteria selection done by me.

Best Movie: Dark Knight – Maybe it was seeing it in theaters, because when I bought the Blu-ray and watched at home it felt about 20 minutes too long.  In a packed theater it felt just right.  Runners up: Kung Fu Panda, Wall-E

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Best Album: Keane – “Perfect Symmetry” – There was not a lot of good stuff.  Runners up: Foals, GZA

Best TV Show: “PTI” on ESPN – It’s been #1 since 2001.  I guess if you are talking about non-fiction then I’ll say Mad Men because everyone who I consider bright has been raving about it.  Runners up: Countdown with Keith Olbermann, 24, House

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Best Sporting Event: Super Bowl XLII – To see the Patriots get shell-shocked by the New York Giants was a perfect ending to an almost perfect season.  Runners up: Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks Conference Semi-final Game 6, Josh Hamilton’s Home Run Derby show

Best Best: November 4th, America won.

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Best Notebook: Sony’s FW series of notebooks – They were one of the first out with the new 16:9 wide(r)screens.  It also has HDMI out, wireless N, 3 usb ports, 1 firewire, VGA out, memory card reader, and express card slot.  All of those features are not found on the new Macbook.  Plus it is available with Blu-Ray.  Sure you have to use Vista, but if you are going to use Vista, use it on a machine that even the most Mac faithful will notice the style.

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Best Desktop: iMac – I shoot myself every day for getting a Macbook instead of an iMac.  Anyone want to trade?  Runners up: Sony’s LT series, and Gateway’s new line that has a hot-swappable SATA drive bay built into the front of the unit.  It’s brilliant.

Best Gadget: 2nd Gen iPod Touch – I stopped paying for internet on my phone and now just use the iPod’s WiFi because it works better.

Best New Design/Logo: Pepsi –

Turns out the internet hates the design, but here’s why I like it.  When it’s pictured this way, the logo with the Pepsi type looks like a large “P.”  The new logo is put in an area on the can where when you drink it the logo appears to be flowing out of the can and toward your mouth.  It doesn’t have useless crap all over it, I’ve yet to see that Diet Pepsi can up close, but in that picture it looks great.  Also, note the “e” in Pepsi is a nod to the old wave logo.  Everything is perfect about this.

Best New Sports Jersey/Uni: 

Philadelphia Flyers 3rd/alternate jersey.  Fantastic throwback design.

Best New Bookmark: Reddit.com – Once you customize your own Reddit you will rarely need CNN, or MSNBC, or Digg, or Fark, or anything.

Best Webcomic of the year: Dinosaur Comics

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Worsts coming eventually.

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December 14, 2008

Blurb – Meeting at Work

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Marcus Ramsey @ 9:27 am

We just had a meeting at 6AM Sunday at work. To tell us we are the #1 store in the district, but we could do better.

December 13, 2008

Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 5:50 am

I’ve been MIA for a while because  I have been busy with work and school.  I saw I still get a few 1,000 views a week (mostly robots) but figured I should update.  The following things have happened…

– Obama won, but he is not president yet so even though he wants to save all of us from our impending doom he cannot.  Remember how Tony Romo was the 2nd string guy behind Drew Bledsoe and had to sit through Bledsoe choking every game and Romo had that look on his face, you know, the “Jesus what is it going to take to get me in there” look.  Obama is in that situation, and Bush is probably just as ready to leave.  

– I’m the grammar nazi at work.  What is worse is even though my grammar is not great by any means, I am probably the smartest outside of one manager in the store.  Even worse is that when I pointed out a mistake on a sign (using its instead of it’s) the customer standing next to me got angry and said I was wasting my breath arguing and should not care about signs.  Excuse me for expecting a certain level of intellect out of our customers, but if I went shopping and saw a sign that said “Its the best deal hear!” I would question the intelligence of the employees that worked there.  I think I will start to take pictures of every bad sign we put up in the store and post them, maybe it will get dugg or reddited or yahoo! buzzed.  

– I am a fan of New Year resolutions.  Last year my resolution was to stop using straws in my drinks because I thought was not manly enough.  I’m happy to say for the most part I have stopped using straws.  This year I think I’m going to shoot for dressing better.  I think a dress shirt and slacks will be my new standard attire by sometime next year.  Maybe not that well dressed, but I do not know how far I want to go here yet.  It just seems like the late 1900’s happened and now a t-shirt and jeans is just what is expected of men.  I am not going to change that alone, but I can be the most well dressed person if every other man decides not change with me.  

That’s it for now, I’m tired and it is late.  Moment of zen…

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