Archive for June, 2012

Now the orchestra has to raise money.  They could rely on calls to their aging audience OR maybe they could capitalize on what’s trending on local websites!  Updating some old classics may be one way to broaden their appeal…


Really, who wants to wear orthopedic shoes when you can have a pair of Air Jordans…?


It seems the Pennsylvania Convention Center has come a long way in terms of customer service for conventioneers. Now it is MUCH less likely that union employees will shut down all the electricity in advance of your conference like they did back in 2004.

It should be stressed, however,  that poor customer relations IS NOT a Union problem!  Union boss, “Johnny Doc”  Dougherty, has called for privatization of the center by some worthy corporation (like a subsidiary of his political patron, Comcast) in order to improve customer service…It’s the unprofessional, local bureaucrats who ruin the convention experience, NOT the unions.  Sure, there are a few complicated work rules and maybe an extra fee or two, but Philly’s a complicated place with lots of history.

Okay, so maybe a few tools, destined for charity, went missing when the True Value folks were in town, but that could have happened anywhere.   And it’s a big country with lots of convention centers so not EVERY convention can be in Philly, and some groups don’t come back.  It CAN’T be because of poor services at OUR facility.  There’s surely some other explanation…

But what happens if by some chance we DON’T have enough conferences and conventions in our center??  What becomes of such a large empty building?

This story must be phalse

Phanatical phantasies?

We all know there’s more than one way to get gas at a Wawa…but now Wawa Corporate may have gotten more than a little indigestion itself, thanks to a hacktivist group taking down their websiteUGNazi, put up a kawaii Hitler on the site yesterday in protest  of…well, nobody really knows.  If you believe the comments on, it was most likely because of the lousy food they peddle.  Not a bad explanation.   Those hackers keep odd hours and Wawa may be the only option when there’s a late-night craving so they may be intimately acquainted with their soggy shortis.

For the uninitiated,  kawaii Hitler is essentially a cutesy-fied version of the furher.  Sort of like turning Satan into Hello Kitty…Why Nazis are considered cute is incomprehensible, but it may be that WWII is so much ancient history to the youngsters drawn to these designs, that they have no impact.

We might suggest, however,  that Wawa move Hoagiefest to Oktober this year — just a marketing suggestion…

There’s something in die Luft…OR…do you want fries with that hindenburger?