Jennsylvania

Welcomes You!

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Happy Birthday, Victoria Beckham! Look at how far you’ve come. There’s hope for us all!

Happy Birthday, Victoria Beckham! Look at how far you’ve come. There’s hope for us all!

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30 Days of CBB

8. Ever tried to get someone else to listen to the show? What would you say to someone who has never heard the show to encourage them to listen?

My co-worker said he liked Andy Daly, so I encouraged him to listen to the Andy Daly CBB episodes. I highly recommended the one with Dalton Wilcox’s debut. 

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I have class from 6:30 to 9:30 tonight. I normally don’t have coffee in the afternoon. I normally just have two to three cups in the morning and that’s it. But since I fell asleep in class last week, I decided to go to Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee to keep myself awake. Only I’m not only awake but also so jittery that my hands shake when I try to type on my laptop.

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nprfreshair:

Writer/director Mike Judge spoke to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about his new HBO series Silicon Valley and his 1999 cult classic, Office Space. In the interview he tells us about where the boss character’s tagline of “… yeah,” came from: 

It wasn’t [based on] any specific person. It kind of came a few different ways. I worked at Whataburger which is a Texas-New Mexico chain, a burger place, and I worked at Jack-in-the-Box, this is when I was young. … The worst thing ever at both of those jobs is to change the fryers and the way that someone will say, “Yeah, um, Mike, why don’t you go ahead and change the fryers?” To say “go ahead” it’s like you were just chomping at the bit to go do it and I’m just gonna go cut you loose and go ahead — now it’s so common place. …
I think in the ’50s a boss would say “Hey Milton, move your desk. Thanks.” I don’t know if it’s the baby boom generation where everyone has to be cool, in the ’70s and ’80s it turned into, “Yeah … if I could get you just go ahead and move your desk,” And it’s this kind of “I’m casual, I’m cool. I’m not your ’50s boss.”
I would just prefer someone coming up and telling you what to do. I would respect that more. … Even over the years just noticing the “yeah” that means “no.” Like if you say, “Can I have Friday off?”
"Hmm … Yeah …"


I’ll have to listen to this to be reminded of Hank Hill.

nprfreshair:

Writer/director Mike Judge spoke to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies about his new HBO series Silicon Valley and his 1999 cult classic, Office Space. In the interview he tells us about where the boss character’s tagline of “… yeah,” came from: 

It wasn’t [based on] any specific person. It kind of came a few different ways. I worked at Whataburger which is a Texas-New Mexico chain, a burger place, and I worked at Jack-in-the-Box, this is when I was young. … The worst thing ever at both of those jobs is to change the fryers and the way that someone will say, “Yeah, um, Mike, why don’t you go ahead and change the fryers?” To say “go ahead” it’s like you were just chomping at the bit to go do it and I’m just gonna go cut you loose and go ahead — now it’s so common place. …

I think in the ’50s a boss would say “Hey Milton, move your desk. Thanks.” I don’t know if it’s the baby boom generation where everyone has to be cool, in the ’70s and ’80s it turned into, “Yeah … if I could get you just go ahead and move your desk,” And it’s this kind of “I’m casual, I’m cool. I’m not your ’50s boss.”

I would just prefer someone coming up and telling you what to do. I would respect that more. … Even over the years just noticing the “yeah” that means “no.” Like if you say, “Can I have Friday off?”

"Hmm … Yeah …"

I’ll have to listen to this to be reminded of Hank Hill.

(Source: spacecadet)

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