Utterly Meaningless » 2015 » January

    Filed on January 31, 2015 at 3:40 pm under by dcobranchi

    Swiffer WetJet is a piece of junk. We’ve had three now that broke off at the handle. It seems that whatever plastic they use is just too weak, too thin, and too brittle to do the job. This latest one lasted 13 months.

    I will not be purchasing a 4th one and will be Freecycling the remaining Swiffer consumables I have on hand.


    Filed on January 9, 2015 at 3:48 pm under by dcobranchi

    Yes, I don’t live there any longer (Thank FSM!) but this story is just oh so typical:

    A woman in Fayetteville, N.C. allegedly shot her husband in the chest when he came home to surprise her with breakfast Friday morning, television station WTVD reported.

    Police said Tiffany Segule, 27, shot her husband, Zia Segule, 28, after he returned home to surprise her and set off their home’s alarm system, the station reported.

    She had returned to bed after her husband left for work and thought there was an intruder, according to police. She fired a shot through her bedroom door, authorities told the TV station.

    Everybody is armed to the teeth, down there.

    -3 °F IS COLD!

    Filed on January 8, 2015 at 7:05 am under by dcobranchi

    Layers, folks. Dress in layers.


    Filed on January 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm under by dcobranchi

    Kraton (NYSE:KRA) in Belpre, OH had a help wanted sticker on my newspaper this morning. Curious, I looked at their website and found this on the “Apply” page:

    There will be a $25 per applicant testing fee (due the day of the application) to defray some of the costs associated with testing all applicants. Cash or check will be accepted.

    They charge everyone $25 to put in an application in order to “defray” the costs of their recruiting? Really? Are they so strapped for cash that they cannot afford to pay for their own testing? Whoever in HR thought that was a good idea ought to be shown the door.


    Filed on January 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm under by dcobranchi

    Here’s a pic of two of the three cats doing what they do best (and most often).