January 26th, 2006

Calvinball

There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch...

Google is by all accounts a lovely place to work, with lots of perks, including world class cuisine in their free cafeterias. The cafeterias are so good they were profiled on the food network. Now, to maintain all those lovely perks, Google has decided to screw over 100 million users.

What's Chinese for "You can make money without doing evil"?

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I am cranky and my arm hurts. I had blood drawn at lunchtime, and I knew as soon as the tech stuck the needle in that it was gonna hurt like hell. It was no mere pin prick. She must have used one of those gigantic #5XL horse needles with the hook on the end that my father always used to warn me about when I was a kid. It's gonna leave a mark; I know it.

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Neddy Colletti continues to add new pieces to his collection of antique catchers, this time signing Pat Borders (who will be 43 in May) to a minor league deal. The reports are that he'll be Crash Davis to the kid pitchers and catchers on The Dodgers' A team in Vero Beach as he trains to become a manager. Don't think, Meat, you can only hurt the ball club.

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Finally, yesterday the Cubs purchased the contract of Angel Pagan, a man whose name, at least, covers all the bases.