Maybe what it needs is a little kick to jump start the whole "inspiration" thing. Truth is, I have been wishing that there were 30 hours in a day the past few days but apparently, that was too much hustle for the administration, bunch of slackers that they are ;).
I am not too fond of people complaining that they have been too busy, as if other people are just sitting around drinking cosmopolitan. However, this time I have proof, officer.
I have actually been cited twice in the news (Swaziland and Ethiopia. ) As I-mei pointed out, I am pretty close to righteously earning the title of "Paris Hilton of the Life Science Department at Purdue U."( I am not quite sure if that is a good thing...).
As usual, when I have a copious list of things to do, the first thing I do is....find something totally useless to get my mind of my "to-do" list. Of course ( Oh I know you know the feeling...).
So I have been looking for the perfect outlet before pulling an all-nighter: A "sing-along" song and a classic Jerry Seinfeld performance.
And look at what the cat brought in:
The Killers, live at Abbey Road singing a Dire Straits classic. Do I really need to say more ?
This two performances, "Romeo and Juliet" and "when you were young", are the reason why The Killers are one of the last relevant bands in the music industry. That, and Brandon Flowers (the lead singer) inexplicably wearing a mustache that belongs to a 70's porn star.
"Romeo and Juliet"
"When you were young"
My favorite sing along part ? "He doesn't look a thing like Jesus,
But he talks like a gentleman, Like you imagined when you were young" ( catchy, no?)
Onto the second useless item of the day:
Jerry Seinfeld's hilarious take on McDonalds ad campaign: "1 billion served"
If you are work and cannot listen to the piece, here is the script:
And why is McDonald's still counting?
How insecure is this company?
40 gillion, 80 million, zillion, billion, killion, tillion...
What is this?
Does it mean anything to anyone?
89 billion sold.
"Ok. I'll have one."
I would love to meet the chairman of the board of McDonald's...
Just to say to him: "Look, we all get it."
"You have sold a lot of hamburgers."
"Whatever the hell the number is."
"Just put up a sign: 'McDonald's, we're doing very well!'"
"I don't need to hear about every goddamn one of them."
What is their ultimate goal? To have cows just surrendering voluntarily?
Showing up at the door: "We'd like to turn ourselves in."
"We see the sign... we realize we have very little chance out there."
"We'd like to be a 'Happy Meal' if that's at all possible."
The "happy meal" line is pure gold. Boy, did I really need a good laugh. I miss Seinfeld.
OK, I think I am ready to do some more "number crutching" now.