Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I Made This With Microsoft Paint


I thought of this T-shirt design while walking to Penn Station earlier today.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

This Is Why I Majored In Latin


Holy Toledo! This is from Jeopardy's College Championship. The answer was from the category Word Origins. The answer, Polygraph, is right. But the word's origin? Totally wrong! It's not Latin..it's Greek!

In Greek, poly means "many, much" and grapho means "to write". If it were a Latin word, it would be something like Multiscribo, or something like that..(multi= "many", scribo= "to write")

So..again..Holy Toledo! The judges on Jeopardy ought to be ashamed with themselves for this huge mistake. It might seem like I'm joking..and I half am..but when your show's premise is based on facts and accuracy, you can't let something like this slide. Golly..

Well, I hope that the Jeopardy CEO's read this blog and I get monetary compensation for correcting their mistake. That would be the first time I got paid for something related to my college major. Until they read this and pay me, I will continue to wait tables at the Bryant Park Grill and to bring Tuna Salad Sandwiches on Seven Grain Bread to businessmen on their lunch breaks/tourists from overseas.

-Johnny H

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Erroneous Terminology

From an email I sent to Time Warner after a frustrating conversation with one of their representatives:

Hello,

Why do you call the DTV package the digital package and the starter package not digital? They are the same, except the DTV package is just more channels. Why not call it the more channel package? That is what it is. It is confusing that it is called the digital package and it makes no sense. It is just the more channel for more money package. That is all. I think that is a better name. I am not a professional namer but I think I know a little bit about it. Thank you.


Sometimes you have to speak out for what's right.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Video & Life Update (ft. Strozzapreti)

I went home last week and I was able to put this together:



Other than the video, there are some neat things going on in my life. I worked a party for Michael Kors (?) last night which basically involved me in a black tie, white shirt, and black pants walking around, passing hors d'oeuvres, serving a strozzapreti dish, and then talking to the people as they came for dessert. It was easy, fun, and I got paid for it!

Hm, what else?

Nothing else. Until next time,

-Josh Hastins

Saturday, August 1, 2009

UPDATE!

Ok -

It is 12:43am on a Friday evening. I am currently sitting in boxer shorts and a polo shirt. I just watched Gran Torino (for the second time).

The real update here has to do with Regina Spektor (No, we're not dating..so don't go there! I wish we were, though). So anyways, I ended up watching some music videos of Regina Spektor on YouTube earlier today. BIG MISTAKE! It just made me more attracted to her! And I know what you're thinking - she is 29 years old. That's not a problem. I am 24. The age gap isn't too big. Sure, she probably prefers older, more mature/literary types. But that doesn't mean I can't think about her and watch videos of her on my computer.

Anyways, I'm really over this whole thing. I'm not in love..in fact, if someone were to ask me if I've ever been in love I don't know what I'd say! I'd probably either be honest and say "No" or else I'd get nervous and say some dumb joke like "Yes, I fell in love with my butt once". I don't know. Love is a great thing.

Gran Torino was good the second time around. A little more sad, but still good. But I have to sign off. It's almost 1am!

Don't worry! I'll be sure to update the blog soon. Thank you, Loyal Blog-ites, and have a good night!

-John Haskell