Friday, October 23, 2009

Something Scary For Halloween

Why is this child soooo happy? Could it be candy? Pharmaceuticals? Mental illness? Very disturbing, but it gets worse. He is not alone...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Power to the Pixelated

I was at the hardware store yesterday looking for those little felt dots that you put on the bottom of chair legs when I heard a commotion. Naturally I had to investigate - not for me, I do it for you. I followed the sounds to aisle 6 where I saw the store manager explaining to a man that he could not come into the store with a pixelated face "for security reasons." This confused me until the customer in question glanced over his shoulder (I think) at me. I saw for myself that his face did seem to be obscured by a series of shifting squares.

The man loudly proclaimed that he refused to be treated this way simply because he did not look like everyone else. The store manager explained that he was sorry, but corporate policy stated that no one could enter the premises with any kind of face covering. No masks, bandanas, scarves, and certainly no pixelation.

The customer said that he couldn't help it. He was a victim of a digital birth defect and his insurance company would not allow medical treatment because it was considered a pre-existing condition. It was a painful admission and I can't be sure, but I think the customer turned red with embarrassment. The store manager, a full fledged corporate toady, stuck to his guns and had security escort the sad customer out.

I will get my felt dots elsewhere.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Robots! And Monsters! Robots and Monsters!

Halloween is coming soon. Why not celebrate by purchasing your very own robot and/or monster and helping charitable causes at the same time? Check out Robots and Monsters to find out how.