A) Girls are shallow. B) Mr. Sunglasses is a dork. C) Archie is a dork. D) Jughead isn't even listening. E) Get yourself a 'Vet. F) Front license plates are not required in Riverdale. G) What's with that pink house in the background? H) Other.
I was thinking about the situation job candidates find themselves in, and so naturally Albert Brooks came to mind.
As a film director and actor, he has depicted the moment of a job offer on a couple of occasions.
First, in “Lost In America,” he plays a guy at an advertising agency who loses it when he is offered a position he feels is beneath him.
And then, in “Defending Your Life,” a flashback shows him talking tough the night before he is offered a job and then totally capitulating on all his demands in the actual moment the next day.
I'm sure many of us wish we had a do-over when it comes to accepting a salary package. But hey, you think “Look, I really want this job…so I'll accept this offer and then renegotiate after I have shown them how valuable I am.”
How did that go for you?
But who would have worn one of these?
Do you know the context of this classic “Peanuts” strip?
If you don't, you could ask my colleague over at Huckleberries Online. I'm betting he knows.
For some, this will always be permanently welded to “The Breakfast Club.”
A cautionary tale called “The Brain Center at Whipple's” first aired on this date in 1964. Richard “Mel Coulee” Deacon stars as a manager gleefully replacing his human workforce with machines.
You'll never guess what happens to him at the end. Well, maybe you will.
You know, February 8th or May 9th.
OK, having to insert the zero makes those less perfect for this than area codes such as 218 in Minnesota. But hey, I did not try to trick you into reading this by shouting “Breaking News!” and then having you discover that it's just a garage fire.
There are those of us who believe that the most reliable predictor of future success is a kid being on the cross country team.
You know, about what is or isn't appropriate attire for the workplace.
I once had an English teacher who loathed the word “nice.”
He thought it was a nothing adjective. Its blandness offended him.
But when The Slice column asked who was the nicest person around here, readers did not nominate people who lack spark. They touted individuals whose personalities are shaped in part by a desire to help others make it through the day.
You'll find one such person in Thursday's column.
The one and only Omar Little of “The Wire.”
Once again, he doesn't really exist. In fact, the character died. Still, Omar has some important things to say to today's young people.
“A man's gotta have a code.”
Unfortunately, Will McAvoy, the thinking man's news anchor, is just a character on an HBO show.
Too bad. In my opinion, an expanded replay of his Season 1/Episode 1 opening rant would be a good thing for graduates to hear.
This snippet isn't suitable for all ears.
A colleague wondered if anyone going in there to acquire a gift ever emerges without having mostly bought stuff for themselves.
You know how it is. Some pint-sized cow poke comes into town and gets liquored up on red eye. A grizzled 6-year-old lawman has to take him into custody. Which is all well and good until the littlest cowboy gets cuffed and is led to believe that — “Oh, no!” — they won't come off.
There might not be crying in baseball. But detaining a freaked-out suspect with toy handcuffs was another matter.
I wonder if any kids ever played “The Defiant Ones.”
I was looking for photos of the Columbia Gorge Hotel. We stayed there ages ago. Then a few years back I heard it had closed. But last month I met a couple from The Dalles and they said it was up and running again. Glad to hear it.
Anyway, in the course of my search, I came across the photo above.
Not sure what the actual name of this dress is, but I might suggest they call it the Mount Me.
You probably know all this. But it's good to review.