Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Reason #18: Not safe for work

Alright, I'm sorry for back-to-back corporate gripes, but this was too good to wait on.  I tried to access this [riveting, addictive] blog at work today and this is what I got:

There's a lot of fantastic ways I could take this post from here, so I'm going ruin it by explaining that my corporate firewall automatically blocks all new URLs until they can be crawled by our security software and deemed "safe for work."

Which begs the question: will And Now This Is Happening make the cut?

Which begs the question: if it does, then does that mean we suck at life?

The answer to the 2nd question is clearly no, since Snacks and Shit is safe for work. And on a higher level I can't really get pissed off about this.  Thanks to my many friends in the construction industry, I receive "not safe for work" emails every day and I've never heard a thing about it from anybody.  So I should have just stopped this post with the screenshot, which is still fucking ridiculous.  Reason 18.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Reason #19: Account Manager Says What?

5:18 p.m., 5th floor, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Just overheard a coworker (on the phone) say to another (who was home sick), verbatim:

"Do you really think your health is more important than this ad?"

While I'd like to give her the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to sarcasm, my four years in advertising lead me to believe otherwise.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Reason #20: Glowing Rectangles

Between now and our departure (Feb. 22) we're going to give you 20 reasons why we're going.  There are far more than 20, but exactly 20 worth blogging about.

Reason #20: 90% of waking life spent staring at glowing rectangles

Thanks Nick Anderson for bringing this to my attention.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

FYI we're extremely important

Hello. I'm not sure whether or not you heard, but Lara and I are moving to New Zealand. We're quitting our jobs and selling all of our stuff and getting the hell out of here.

If you already knew that, great. You're one step ahead. You also probably know how ridiculously important we are. If you didn't know that, let me break it down for you. We're both extremely funny and popular, and we have like tons of friends.

Now listen up. Ashton Kutcher doesn't take a dump without Tweeting about it. Likewise, Adam and Lara don't take a year long hiatus without keeping our fan base updated and informed. Hence we've started this blog. Because what we say and do is extremely important and you should all really care about it.