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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's a Meal Because We Said So


They were giving these out on the street in Times Square a while ago. They are GNC "One Square Meal" bars. It's yet another attempt to disguise a candy bar as something else. This time it's supposed to be an entire meal. A square meal. Get it? Square .... Meal? Because it's square and it replaces a meal. You know, like a meal that you eat, but it's square. Did they bash that point into your head hard enough? Oh those clever marketers. Does this look like a meal to you? Oh sure if you eat this instead of a meal you'll surely lose weight, but then again if you drink a glass of water instead of eating a meal won't you lose even more weight? OK, I'll stop there your secret to weight loss is safe with me.

Square meal.... oh, you slay me.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

You Think this is a Game?


Maybe it's me. Maybe I just don't get it. I think that a game is something that you play and have fun with etc. What is the story with all of these online "games" where they throw up a few nice pictures make you do some paperwork, and then force you to stop playing (sometimes for hours or a day) and expect you to come back and fill out some more paperwork? Where is the fun?

I honestly don't get it. Are there people who actually play these games? The mode for most of them is some sort of scenario. You're a samurai; you're a gangster; you're a knight, whatever. You have to go through some sort of training or some such annoyance. Click this or that. Make some move and then a few clicks into it you're knocked out of the game. "Sorry it will take 5 hours to complete your training". 5 hours? 5 real, earth spinning on its axis hours? Are you out of your mind? This is a game right? I don't get it.

Oh No! They Killed Katz's .... You Bastards!


OK so "they" haven't actually closed down Katz's and turned it into condos yet, but since most other places have shut down that's kind of the problem. Apparently (unknown to me at least) Katz's Deli is now on every tour bus's lunch list. Tourists all trying to get to eat a piece of the "real new york" which in reality, hasn't existed for over 50 years. I was there on Sunday and literally bus load after bus load of people poured into the place in an endless stream. Katz's never was the most organized place to begin with. Little tickets that are unfamiliar to people; get pastrami here, get knish there, get soda some place completely different. To the newbie, the place can be a little confusing. Now with the 800 or so people in there trying to figure out what is a line and which is a group of tourists taking a picture of the table where they shot "When Harry Met Sally" the place is intolerable. The pastrami is still good but I think I'm going to go there when I usually go... at 10:00 at night.