This And That Podcast

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Show 59 This And That Podcast

Show 59 This And That Podcast

59 minutes | 54.3 MB

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Oh boy, really lucky to get this podcast out. It was recorded a week ago but I seemed to have lost the use of my audio drivers on my PC halfway into the production and was only able to hobble it together (even that was lucky!) using Audacity on my laptop instead of the usual tools. I apologize in advance as it might take a while to get the next show out as I will have to get a new PC and am looking into buying some new tools (and the learning curves behind all that). BUT - you don't care about all that - the current show is up and ready.... so enjoy!

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Show Notes:

New Phone Line!
Texas OU Weekend
Metrosexual Revisited
Elevator Buttons Revisited
Southwest Airlines Dress Code
Airline Performance Getting Worse
Comments to Strangers
Food Web Sites And Restaurant Reviews
Science And The "Game" Of Love
Symmetry, Hip Ratios, Smell and Genes
The Appendix Rediscovered
Irving, TX Immigration News
Preview of Upcoming Show


  • At October 28, 2007 , Anonymous Mike said...

    I do leave anonymous reviews/comments sometimes, but you can't trust everything you read in them.

    The Internet has created this function that can help or hurt your business, and there are several websites that offer user reviews.

    If I owned a business or restaurant, I would probably "anonymously" give myself good reviews and recruit my family to do the same. At the same time, I would try to offer the best products and services possible to back up those reviews. I could (and probably would) "anonymously" give my competitors bad reviews. It's a competitive advantage to use the Internet like this. Who would know or find out? (bwah hah hah hah (evil laugh))

    I found a restaurant review that said this little place in New Orleans had the best Muffaletta sandwiches. The praise just went on and on, so I planned to go there since I love Muffalettas. When I arrived, there was a good crowd at the restaurant, and most were eating Muffalettas. I was excited when I sat with the sandwich....and was disappointed with the first bite. First, the sandwich was cold. I think they make them in bulk and refrigerate them. That made the bread and meat tough, and I had a funny aftertaste in my mouth with each bite. It was one of the worst sandwiches I've ever had. SO, I believe all those glowing reviews were bogus or I just don't agree with all those reviewers. In the end, that restaurant made big bucks on overpriced sandwiches.

    Gretchen, along the same lines, maybe your competitors probably made those bad reviews on your products. Two can play the same game!

    I meant to comment on the elevator buttons from the last show. This could be a skit for your show.
    1. Sometimes the bully in the elevator can undo everyone else's buttons to get to his/her floor first. Yes, this could lead to elevator brawls, but the bully would probably be doing the hurting.

    2. Someone in a "hurry" might ask if they could go first and undo everyone's button if there's no objection. It's just not fair though, and timid people might not speak up but get ticked off and eventually go postal.

    3. Say this guy on the 10th floor hates this guy from the 8th floor. 10th floor guy stands close to the buttons and "accidentally" undos floor 8 right as the elevator approaches that floor and continues on the the next floor. 8th floor guy is late for the meeting for the 5th time and is reprimanded by his boss.

    By not allowing button undoing makes everyone's life better. (fewer brawls, less stress, being more punctual) Everyone knows the elevator button rules and accepts them. There must be an official reason why you can't undo the elevator buttons.

    Love the show!

    Mike in Houston


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