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Issue #17: Emotional Dissonance


Jeff Howardz | facts of my existence

April 23 · Issue #17 · View online

Weekly digest of things I find interesting, useful, funny, thought provoking or absurd... mixed with some wise ass short observations of my own.

“How we labor at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think.” ~ Nietzsche

Car Selfies? WTF?
Why is it that everyone on the planet seems to take a selfie in the car? Everywhere I look I see selfies with background = car. Do these happen in the parking lot? At traffic lights? Do you feel you have a special glow in the car light? Why do we do this? I mean I like background shots of car seats, head rests, seat belts, and McDonald’s bags just like the next guy but come on. How about a nice selfie in front of a field of sunflowers or something.
True Story
I once went into a bathroom at a gas station in rural Georgia. They were out of toilet paper. I went up front and asked for some. The lady handed me an unused roll of lottery ticket paper.
Read it or weep
If you’re not reading something every day (and my newsletter every Sunday) you are doing yourself a great disservice. The mind connects concepts and ideas from books and makes you smarter. The more you read the better your vocabulary becomes and the better you can communicate.
A reporter once asked Malcolm X what his alma mater was. His response, “Books.” 
Jeff Fatigue
This is the 17th edition of the newsletter. When I started 90+% of the subscribers were reading each week. That has slowly dwindled from 80 to 70 to now in the 60% range. Where did I go wrong? Email me and let me know. I’m gonna keep sending what I want anyways but I would like to know why my minions are choosing other villains. 
Grumpy at Work
I knew there was a method to my madness. I am sometimes (he chuckles) grumpy at work. According to this article, I am more productive as a result. There is now evidence to prove it.
(Hat Tip: Loco)
Random Humor
  • Change your Facebook username to Nobody so that when you Like something it will say “Nobody likes this.”
  • Do you ever stop the microwave at 1 second just so you can feel like a bomb defuser?
  • Don’t you hate it when someone answers their own question? I do.
  • After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says W T F.
May no one be there to laugh the next time you trip and fall,
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