Russia Completely Bans GMOs in Food Production

That's it! We're moving to Russia! Just kidding (because it kinda sucks over there unless you're rich … like almost everywhere else, actually). Still, this is good news for humans:

"This is a bold move by the Russian government, and it sits in unison with the newly-ignited global debate on GMOs and the presence of Monsanto in the food supply. It also follows the highly-debated ruling by the World Health Organization that Monsanto's glyphosate-based Roundup is a 'probable carcinogen.'"

Source: Russia Completely Bans GMOs in Food Production

UPDATE: Now Northern Ireland (and Scotland, Germany, Greece and Latvia). That's it, we're moving to N. Ireland!

ANOTHER UPDATE: Uruguay abandons TiSA. That's it, we're moving to Uruguay!

Job Offer

Got the below email today. Probably because they saw that I have several books on Amazon (here, here and here), they read them, thought they sucked, and decided it would be best if I took a warehouse job. I must say, though, I've never seen a sweat-shop (a.k.a. warehouse) job look so good.

"Dear Bill, I found your resume online and believe you could make you [sic] an excellent fit for a part-time Warehouse position in our Nashville facility. Since this is a startup operation [ed. note: “Startup?” It's freaking Amazon, not exactly a “startup” anymore], we're looking for people who are comfortable working in a fast-paced warehouse environment as well as engaging with customers, and we think you have what it takes.

What would you'll [sic] be doing: Successful team members will understand that they play a pivotal role in making customers happy [How happy, exactly?] and we need people who are flexible to do whatever they can [“Whatever they can” is a scary job requirement] to meet customer expectations. An average hour in an average day includes picking inventory, packing it, sorting it, and interacting with customers."

Which all reminds me of this: Walk 11 miles a shift and pick up an order every 33 seconds… how Amazon works staff 'to the bone'

Recent Tweets

I remember when I didn't know what a “tweet” was, other than the sound a bird makes. It wasn't so long ago, either. Below is just a random list of tweets. Pathetic, I know, but I felt the need to put something new on the site. Anyway…

  • Saturday, July 20, 2013:   Picked more blackberries this evening, just before dark, before it started raining again. Now I'm thinking about feng shui

    … no, there's no correlation between the two. I'm just thinking of rearranging my office. Couldn't care less about feng shui

    … and why is it spelled “feng shui” when it's supposed to be a Latin phonetic spelling? It should be spelled “fung shway.” I think I

    … am in the middle of a Twitter rant/monologue/brain seizure?, 140 characters at a time. 🙂 And, no, I'm not drunk. If I COULD drink

    … well, it doesn't matter. Those days are long gone. And, no, I don't miss it. Just like I don't miss TV. Both make you stupid. Anyway

    … Enough rambling. I was just doing this as an impromptu writing exercise, or maybe that shoulda been “exorciscm?” 🙂

  • Sunday, July 21, 2013:   Wordnik claims to be the most comprehensive English dictionary in the world. WordNik. I don't know about that, but I like it.
  • Thursday, August 1, 2013:   8yo daughter: I wish you'd work from home again. ME: Didn't make enough money. HER: What you need is advertising! You need more style!
  • Saturday, August 3, 2013:   Feng Shui achieved! (Fung Shway, as it should be spelt). I rearranged my desk so my back's to the wall and I'm facing outward! Feels good!

    And I've got both monitors working again! I LOVE dual monitors! How'd we ever live without them… and cell phones… and smart phones and…

  • Sunday, August 4, 2013:   Google's new City Experts program doles out free swag in exchange for reviews via @Pocketlint (
  • … 8yo daughter again, explaining the cheeseburger she's munching on: I'm eating this now so I can taste it later when I'm starving in church. "
  • For more such mindless drivel, go to