Monday, November 28, 2005

Tired News: Jessica Simpson & Hubby in Splitsville

11.28.05 - The media is all over this one: Jessica Simpson and her husband of three years Nick Lachey have finally confirmed they are calling it quits.

The big question is: Who cares?!

Would we even hear about them had Jessica Simpson not been such a hot piece of ass?

Our society's obsession with celebrities does not discriminate: as long as people are pretty, rich, and famous, we drool over them. Even if we are not sure what exactly they are famous for.

At Work: The Buying Frenzy Continues

11.28.05 - After a crazy "Black Friday" when shoppers went out in full force to buy up the entire United States, many of them plan to continue their shopping spreeā€”at work!

Today is marked, God knows by whom, as "Cyber Monday," the busiest online shopping day of the year. According to, millions of workers plan to spend part of their day doing their shopping during their working hours.

Poor employers. They will be paying for their employees to go shopping.

It is amazing how much Chutzpah workers have shown since the Internet has become mainstream. We already know that employees waste part of their day surfing the Net, but now they actually allocate their time in advance to allow them to do their shopping.

Is the Internet a time-waster? You had better believe it. I believe productivity has gone way done in the workplace as workers spend more time on personal Net surfing. True, some work-related Internet access actually improves productivity by speeding up research and communication. But when employees use their work hours to send personal email, chat on Instant Messenger, and shop online, I think we are looking at a major breakdown at the workplace.

Are you one of those workers who will be using their employer's fast internet connections to do your holiday shopping?