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    Entries in off topic (25)


    OFF TOPIC: More and Less

    We Need More:

    Really cool, interesting, and innovative ideas for work, workplaces and people (see Fuel50, BlackbookHR, Data Morphosis, BrandAmper, QUESocial, and Zenefits).

    Simple and elegant approaches to solve complex questions.

    Pumpkin donuts.

    People who don't take themselves too seriously.


    Walt 'Clyde' Frazier.

    We Need Less:

    Updates on your Fantasy Football team.

    Emails sent at 11:49PM.

    Details about your latest run, CrossFit Workout, or set of push-ups you did.  You do know you get the same benefit and burn the same number of calories even if you don't Tweet about your stupid workout, don't you?

    War or combat analogies when talking about sports. 'That quarterback sure is a warrior down near the goal line.' 

    Sports analogies when talking about business. 'This new marketing campaign is sure to be a home run with the target demographic.'

    Telling us all how busy you are or how hard you are working.

    Comparing yourself to the competition. Forget the competition. Most of the time the people/companies that you are worried about are just as amazingly paranoid and possibly dysfunctional as you. Don't worry about them. There is plenty of opportunity for everyone.

    Tom Brady. I am so sick of Tom Brady. (I am a Jets fan).

    Have a great weekend! 


    OFF TOPIC: Classic toys, ranked

    You know you have a favorite toy from the past, from your childhood, but is your favorite toy the BEST toy of all-time/forever? Read on and find out...

    100 - 26 - (in no particular order) Wooden blocks, the duck that you pulled with a string thing, the vacuum-like toy that had a round plastic bubble full of little balls, Magic 8-ball, Erector Sets, frisbee, Lincoln Logs, and about 60 other fun for a few minutes but otherwise not that awesome toys

    25. NERF football

    24. Rock'em Sock'em Robots

    23. Ken

    22. Silly Putty

    21. Slinky

    20. Mr. Potato Head

    19. Play-doh

    18. Lite-Brite

    17. Mattel Electronic Football, (the small, hand-held one where the players were just tiny green lines)

    16. Transformers

    15. G.I. Joe

    14. Yo-Yo

    13. View-Master

    12. Etch-a-Sketch

    11. Tonka (props to the classic yellow dump truck, but they were all pretty cool)

    10. Barbie

    9. SuperBall

    8. Wiffle Ball

    7. Rubik's Cube

    6. Simon (original one with the red, blue, yellow, green lights)

    5. Hot Wheels

    4. Little plastic green Army Men

    3. LEGOS

    2. Star Wars Action Figures

    1. Crayola Crayons


    Off Topic: Store bought cookies, ranked

    Your definitive ranking of store-bought cookies. And yes, I know that 'Home baked cookies are better!', that is not what this ranking is about.

    Here goes:

    99. Animal Crackers

    98 - 16. Every other cookie that you have ever heard of

    15. Lorna Doone

    14. Famous Amos Chocolate Chip

    13. Archway Oatmeal Raisin

    12. Pecan Sandies

    11. Teddy Grahams Honey

    10. Fig Newtons

    9. Nilla Wafers

    8. Nutter Butter

    7. Vienna Fingers

    6. Chips Deluxe

    5. Milano

    4. Fudge Stripes

    3. Oreo (original)

    2. Oreo (Double Stuf)

    1. Chips Ahoy (original)

    Tell me where I'm wrong and have a great weekend!


    Off Topic: Grunge Songs, Ranked

    In an ongoing experiment to discover if there is indeed a correlation between a blog post's lack of meaning and insight and it's popularity, I present to you for your consideration the definitive ranking of 'Grunge' songs.

    20. Glycerine - Bush

    19. Spoonman - Soundgarden

    18. Change - Candelbox

    17. Plush - Stone Temple Pilots

    16. Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana

    15. Malibu - Hole

    14. Even Flow - Pearl Jam

    13. Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog

    12. Man in the Box - Alice in Chains

    11. Cover Me - Candlebox

    10. Cumbersome - Seven Mary Three

    9. In Bloom - Nirvana

    8. Pretend We're Dead - L7

    7. Violet - Hole

    6. Alive - Pearl Jam

    5. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

    4. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

    3. Jeremy - Pearl Jam

    2. Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots

    1. Would? -  Alice in Chains

    Have a great weekend!


    OFF TOPIC: Breakfast cereals, ranked

    Long week + terrible winter weather + me fighting a bad cold = not much left in the tank for a Friday. 

    So with that said, I give you the completely biased and unscientific, yet definitive ranking of cold breakfast cereals:

    100. Shredded Wheat

    99 - 21. A whole bunch of forgettable and unimportant cereals.

    20. Rice Krispies

    19. Cheerios

    18. Corn Flakes

    17. Rice Chex

    16. Honey Bunches of Oats

    15. Raisin Bran

    14. Life

    13. Golden Grahams

    12. Corn Pops

    11. Cocoa Pebbles

    10. Apple Jacks

    9. Alpha-Bits

    8. Honey Smacks

    7. Frankenberry

    6. Lucky Charms

    5. Frosted Flakes

    4. Wheaties

    3. Count Chocula

    2. Froot Loops

    1. Cap'n Crunch

    Have a great weekend!