Thursday, February 25, 2010

Who's on First

I saw this today. I had forgotten how funny it is. It's a classic bit from the Masters of Comedy Abbott and Costello. Alyssa Milano posted it on her @TouchByAM Twitter account today. I watched and laughed and smiled a lot. So I thought it deserved a Blog Post.

It's the classic "Who's on First?" routine. Arguably their best work ever. Here is the history from Wikipedia:

"Who's on First?" is Abbott & Costello's signature routine. They always referred to it informally as "Baseball." Depending upon the version you are hearing, Abbott has a) organized a new baseball team, and the players have nicknames; or, he is pointing out the proliferation of nicknames in baseball---usually launching a variation on St. Louis Cardinals sibling pitchers Dizzy and Daffy Dean, before launching the routine with the infielders' nicknames of Who (first base), What (second base) and I Don't Know (third base). The key to the routine: Lou Costello's unwavering pronoun confusion and Bud Abbott's unwavering nonchalance.

Here it is in all it's glory! :)

Abbott and Costello perform the classic "Who's on first?" baseball sketch in their 1945 film "The Naughty Nineties" first performed as part of their stage act.

Truck vs Pool

Here's something you don't see everyday...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Resume


I am seeking a challenging position in a progressive company where I can apply my experience in retail management or office/computer work and provide excellent customer/Social Media service.

7/2004– Present Walgreens Burlington, NJ

Assistant Manager/Executive Assistant Manager/Store Team Lead
Assist the Store Manager in the operation of the store and in the direction
of the work force.
Responsible for improving unit sales, profits and image through the overall
development and protection of store assets.
Training and development of store personnel.
Maintain excellent customer service.
Maintain Store Inventory.
Responsible for opening and closing the store.
Daily store operations which include:
o Managing all money in the store.
o Overseeing departments such as Cosmetics, Photo and front cashier.
o Checking vendors in and out.
o Managing the stock room.
o Processing daily store paperwork.

8/2001– 7/2004 Mellon HR Solutions Fort Lee, NJ

Testing Specialist
Day-to-day involvement on multiple projects as tester and data management for system generated fulfillment, voice response system, and web applications.
Test case execution.
Test results documentation.
Data management for the identification and readiness of test participants.
Attend internal meetings as appropriate.

Benefits Analyst
Draft system generated fulfillment, develop programming specifications, develop test case scenarios, execute test cases, and document test results
Create and test system generated package logic
Maintain fulfillment inventories with direction from team management
Work with internal departments on print program, data, and system requirements

7/2000– 8/2001 St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center Paterson, NJ

Help Desk Operator
Level One Help Desk Operator.
Desktop Support.
Perform daily system backups.
Monitor Hospital systems.

5/1997 – 7/2000 PricewaterhouseCoopers Fort Lee, NJ

Site Coordinator
Interface with all departments and personnel on a daily basis.
Monitor and coordinate the courier schedule.
Traffic coordination of incoming/outgoing parcels.
Maintain documentation materials for Shipping Department.
Data Entry/Troubleshooting.

3/1995 – 5/1997 Palmer Video Cliffside Park, NJ

Assistant Manager
Interact with customers on service issues, video recommendations, and bill disputes.
Recruit, interview and train staff.
Manage retail store and staff including scheduling, performance, etc.
Produce sales/earnings report.
Manage inventory/order processing.
Develop store promotions.


1999-2000 The Cittone Institute Ramsey, NJ
Help Desk Analyst, GPA 4.0, Attendance 99%

1989 - 1993 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, GPA 3.0, Dean’s List –Spring 1993

Proficient in Microsoft Office; Windows 95/98/NT/2000; Internet Explorer; Lotus Notes, Social Media, Twitter & Facebook.

References furnished upon request.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Spice Commercial

Here's a commercial that was on this year's Super Bowl. It's for Old Spice Body Wash. It's funny, but after you watch it a few times, you see that the entire spot was filmed in one shot! Check it out...

Here is a video that explains the making of this spot.

Why people don't walk cats.

Sorry for the lack of new stuff lately. Here's a funny video to make up for it. :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

100 Years Ago

Here's another one from my email in-box. This one came from my Mom! :)

What happened in 100 years?

Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren.


This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is 1909. One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1909 :

The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Fuel for the 1909 Ford Model R was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year ..

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars..

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school..

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'
( Shocking? DUH! )

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help..

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A.!

Plus one more sad thought; 95 percent of the taxes we have now did not exist in 1909

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself. From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD - all in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.


Thinking Things Through

I thought I would try something new here. From time to time, we all get these email stories/jokes. I think some of them are funny and maybe deserve a chance to be posted here. This one came from my good friend Loren.

(FYI: I have no idea if this is true or not. But it's still funny.) :)

If you've ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this! Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.

On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business. He asked the guy, "How much money do you make a week?" A little surprised, the young man looked at him and said, "I make $400 a week. Why?" The CEO said, "Wait right here."

He walked back to his office, came back in two minutes, and handed the guy $1,600 in cash and said, "Here's four weeks' pay. Now GET OUT and don't come back." Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, "Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here?" From across the room a voice said, "Pizza delivery guy from Domino's."