Now Hiring: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

While out smoking today, I came across a manhole cover with some stencil street art next to it. Not all that unusual. But the text is what made me laugh. It referenced something that I haven’t come into contact with in a while, other than TMNT figurines that sit at my coworkers desks.

Most of my coworkers are probably within 5-10 years in age from me, so we all grew up with the same shows, movies, and music. TNMT is one of the things I think at least 90% of my coworkers can identify with, which is fucking awesome, and that’s one of the many reason that I love my job.

This was on the North-East corner of Locust St. and E. 2nd Ave. It’s in/near the East Village area in Des Moines. Anyway, the text next to the manhole cover reads as follows:

Now Hiring:

Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles

Apply Inside

I took a few photos with my Nexus 4. They’re in the gallery below. Gotta view this as a single post before you can see the gallery though.

I really wanted to open that manhole cover.
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Digg Assigned To ECommerce Class

Par!x received an interesting comment yesterday. Apparently, the commenter is taking an e-commerce class. An assignment for the class involves signing up at Digg and submitting articles/comments. This of course intrigued Par!x so he sent the commenter an email asking for some more details about this assignment. Here’s whats involved in the Assignment:

“Digg activity. You’ll need to create a Digg account and become an active member. As a minimum, you’ll need to do the following by lesson 35:

1. Submit at least three stories directly related to a topic from class. To count, articles cannot be ‘dups’.

2. Comment on at least ten articles. To count, a comment must say something intelligent and represent a complete thought.

Digg Grade. If you meet the above two actions, you will get a grade no lower than a C. For this assignment, I will give the highest grades to those with the most Diggs on their submitted stories as well as an evaluation of the quality of your submitted comments. I also encourage each student to ‘digg’ other submitted articles by cadets in Mgt 392—be generous by digging submitted articles from fellow students. On lesson M13, I will provide an initial, 50-point progress grade of your Digg activity. Final Digg activity is due M35. On lessons M13 and M35, please send me an email containing the URL to your Digg profile page.”

Those students with the highest amounts of diggs will receive the top grades. Sounds like it’d be an interesting class, but I’m not sure how this exactly relates to ecommerce. I’ve taken a few ecommerce classes and it’s the same basic stuff every time, B2B, B2C, etc. There’s really not much “ecommerce” involved with digg.

Par!x is gonna be doing a follow up post at some point, I’m patiently waiting for more info.

UPDATE: Par!x posted an update with the students Digg identity. Looks like she’s been pretty successful so far. I bet she gets one of the top grades in that class.


The Shining, For Real?

This is just fucking weird!

Columbia, SC
Cops went to a 44-year-old woman’s Gadsden home to investigate blood that she said was seeping out of her floor. They noticed a red liquid that looked like blood on the floor of her hallway and bathroom, as well as on the baseboards, carpets and lower parts of the bathroom cabinets, toilet and bathtub. There were puddles, splatters and smears of the stuff all over. The woman said the substance began to “appear” through the floor and seemed to follow her mother as her mother moved down the hallway and into the bathroom. The cop took some of the stuff to a lab for testing.

Just wanted to share that quick.