Random Ramblings

Monday, June 14, 2004

Fun with accents/random thoughts/channeling Larry King in USA Today/Yes I’m also a marketing lemming

Well in my ultra exciting job I have added a new twist. I figure since I speak with these people only once a year I figured on voice mails I leave I’m going to throw a little accent on it. Just a slight south of Chicagoland twang but I’m not talking deep south accent just a little one. Next voice mail I leave I’m going to leave it as Christopher Walken would. “Yes I’m calling about your extended maintenance….agreement. It’s about to…expire and that would be a shame really. (Okay Walken speak doesn’t translate well to the written word)
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What did people do at work to jack around before Al Gore invented the internet? I mean calling your friends can only take up so many hours in a day.

A dog eating peanut butter, if you haven’t see it you must it is real comedy.

How do the Amish have furniture stores? I know they make furniture but how does it get to the stores? I’ve never seen a pack of horses pulling a big rig full of armoires, I would like to see it though.

In Illinois all the casinos have to be on a body of water. There is a casino on East Saint Louis on the Mississippi which is going to dig a giant moat and put the boat in it. I never really understood this. What is the difference between gambling on the water and gambling on terra firma. Whoa what happens chained up to a dock on a river boat on the Mississippi stays on the boat chained up to a dock on a river boat on the Mississippi. In case you were wondering the governor of Illinois still has the worst hair of any public official in the nation……that’s right the ENTIRE nation.
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I’m not only a corporate whore but also a marketer’s wet dream come true.
Yes I will try any new product once so marketers love me because I’m a guy in that highly coveted age group and will try any new product once. Now if I think a product has made no improvements and claims to be “new” I will take a pass at it, I’m not that big of a goof. Two of my most recent new item purchases:

Coca-Cola C-2: this is a beverage what has half the sugar and half the carbs of regular Coke. I’m not worried about sugar or carbs so why would I try it? Apparently you weren’t paying attention because I said I’m a marketers dream. As for C-2 honestly I’m not a big Coke guy and I couldn’t really tell a difference between the two which is what they are shooting for. I would not be a regular buyer of C-2 but its alright nothing to be scared of.

Gillette Mach 3 Power: Gillette has upped the ante in the shaving wars again with a triple bladed handheld razor that has a little motor in it. Sure it’s a little pricy for a hand held razor (between $13-$15) but it’s a damn good shave. Why would I try this product? Apparently you weren’t paying attention yet again because I said I’m a marketers dream oh and yeah I do shave. The gist to the razor is that these pulses its send the razor helps lift up the hair to be shaved. It actually works very well and you can tell a difference while you are shaving. This may sound odd but besides the bussing the razor makes the sound of the shaving actually sounds different. I would give it a thumbs up.

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