FCFR 05.09.08: Recession Is Such an Ugly Word

Didn’t Friday Randomness (Blow Your Mind This Time)?

1. You know, I’ve been talking a lot about a certain movie (which I should probably stop doing because even I am getting sick of it) and its related tie-ins lately. And while you may think that Funky Carter has become monotonous over the last couple months, I assure you there is more to me than that. For example, I got word from my mom just last night that she saw an endcap full of Dark Knight candy at Target. I couldn’t find anything about it online (save for this unhelpful site), but she tells me there are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the shape of the bat symbol (dark chocolate, of course), and my favorite, Reese’s Pieces, in some sort of Batman colors. Suffice it to say I will investigate and report back with my findings on Monday.

2. The video is whack, but I’m seriously digging this dude right now. Which means it’s only a matter of time before one of his songs becomes nauseatingly ubiquitous and I can’t get in to his shows.

3. Exciting news! I just glanced at my bank account online and found that my George W. Bush “What Recession?” rebate has been deposited. Do I think these rebates will help stimulate the economy at all? Oh, hell no. But I am also psyched to get $600 for no real reason, so I will refrain from saying anything harsh about “The W Stands for Worst President Ever” for the remainder of this post. Except I just did. It’s a knee-jerk reflex; I can’t help it.

4. Speaking of Dubya, did you see the pictures of Josh Brolin in character for Oliver Stone’s new movie? Click the link, and while you do that, I’m going to spend some of my free government money on advance Indiana Jones tickets. I’ll meet you back here in five minutes.

5. Anyway, as I was saying, the free cash is good, because I still do not have a job. The interview I had on Tuesday was top notch — if I was into sports analogies, I’d say I knocked it out of the park — but my record high testing scores have not yet netted me a job. I remain optimistic, however; I’m going to stay on this lady about placing me. And soon. Because I need money, yes, but also because unemployment is driving me bonkers. I don’t know how people do it.

Enjoy your weekends. Keep your eyes peeled for Batman snacks. I’ll see you Monday morning, same bat time, same bat channel.

12 thoughts on “FCFR 05.09.08: Recession Is Such an Ugly Word

  1. Dude, I got my Recession Denial check, my retroactive pay from the raise I was supposed to get in September, and my Quiz Bowl money all on the same day. I am so rich! (Relative to yesterday, anyway.)

    Also, someone just left me this poem on a random post of mine and I had to share it with someone because I thought it was weird and potentially creepy:

    Some people like their whiskey.
    Some people like their gin.
    But a pretty girl and Mountain Dew.
    Really gets under my skin.

    Because I live in a Mountain Dew world.
    My body runs on Mountain Dew pearls.
    My mind floats in a Mountain Dew haze.
    I look at the world.
    Through a Mountain Dew gaze.

    A pretty girl and Mountain Dew.
    Really gets under my skin.
    A pretty girl and Mountain Dew.
    Really gets under my skin.

  2. I saw the Batman snacks at Family Dollar yesterday!!!

    I got no such wonder check….I did get a notice from the IRS saying I still need to fill out 2 more forms for my return to be processed…oh and that I will probably owe money.


    this is an “I hate being self employed” moment.

  3. Poughkeepsie doesn’t seem to be the mecca of marketing candy because I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I know it exists, I’ve been eating tons of it that my boss brings into the office, but I myself can’t find it.

  4. That’s a great song. Every time I try to type song, I accidentally type dong first and then have to fix it. Just so you know. It’s like the typing equiv. of a speech impediment.

    Today, your blog made me hungry. I think I’m going to go smear some peanut butter on a couple squares of chocolate now.

  5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? With dark chocolate AND in the shape of the Batman symbol? I’m sorry, is this heaven?

    Sorry about the continued unemployment, but I feel confident you’ll be putting your pants to good use in no time.

  6. Finger bells make it all better.

    No check for me, “someone” forgot to claim their GI Bill so Uncle Sam is taking it all back. That’s is what you get for serving your country.

    Sorry, having a moment. I haven’t been able to have a moment on your blog for a while now, with comments being closed and all. But I’m okay now, as long as you’re okay.

    Your posts make me fat… maybe it’s all the candy I eat and not your blog posts at all.

  7. Get a job before the Great Depression 2.0 begins, then cling to it for dear life. Do all the horrible things they ask you to, plus smile!

    I work 55 hours a week and I love it. I have actually developed what doctors call “bedsores” – sitting in a slumped-over stress position for 10 unbroken hours is causing my skin to fail. (I usually refer to it as a minor topical irritation, but let’s be honest — this is what killed Christopher Reeve.)

    Aaron, enjoy every last available unemployed moment! Roll around on the floor with your unjobbiness. Really get it in there good!

  8. Hey, comments are back. Hello, Aaron.

    I got my recession denial money, too. Since it was direct deposited in my checking account, I may actually spend it foolishly on something lame like groceries before I even really notice it’s there. Accidentally spending free money is a really lousy thing to do with free money, isn’t it?

  9. Fij: Duh.

    NPW: Um, ew. Also, creepy.

    Jenn: Better than being unemployed, dear.

    DoK: You just have to know where to look. I saw Batman candy at CVS this weekend on a special display.

    Allie: It is a great dong song.

    Courtney: I find starting with pants makes my day go a little better.

    Tara: The Delfonics are like falling in love, and/or ice cream on a summer day.

    Ted: Consider it done. I’m wearing a t-shirt that says “Unemployed and loving it!”.

    Stefanie: Yes, just took a comment break. I agree with your free money assessment. I was hoping to be employed by the time mine came so that I could use it on fun stuff, but alas, I have to use it to like, live and such.

  10. They had the candy at the POK Target, but all that was left was the assy cherry stuff. I worry that they only got one shipment, and I’ll never know if mint M&M’s taste like Thin Mints.

    Unless they use it as a tie in for the Bush movie.

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