What the…

As a long time Bowie fan, I was surprised to hear that he has a new video out that I knew nothing about. Take away my Bowie card now, because, first, I didn’t know about it, and second, I do now, and What. The. Fuck. did I see? “Where Are We Now” is too weird, even for Bowie. Weird is, in fact, too mild a word for the creepy bizarreness of this production.

This video raises nothing but questions. Lots of them.

Who is the chick?
Why isn’t she doing anything?
Is she dead?
Is she the dead person he’s walking?
Is that even legal?
Why are they both ventriloquist dummies?
Why is his house such a mess?
Can’t he afford a housekeeper?
What’s in the big shopping bag?
What the heck is a dschungel? (Never mind. Looked that one up.)
Norway has a song?

I need answers, people. Anyone?

Am I, or am I not?

I sent Comcast an email requesting that they put me on a “do not contact” list so that their salespeople would stop coming by to attempt to sell me cable tv. I explained very clearly and succinctly that I don’t want cable tv, and the salespeople, in addition to giving me incorrect information, are wasting my time.

Got a reply a few hours later, and I’m not quite sure whether I have been opted out, or not. You tell me.  (The highlighting is mine.)

Dear Barbara,

Thank you for contacting Comcast, home of the Triple Play. You have reached Xfinity TV email support. My name is Gerardo and I will do my best to assist you with your concern.

I understand that you would like to let us know about your request to put you on the list to OPT-OUT of sales people coming to your door to sell you cable TV. I know how important it is for you to get rid of these people coming to your door to sell something and I will be glad to assist and help to guide you to this information in a timely manner. I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you.

Rest assured that we, at Comcast, are dedicated to provide you quality service and will diligently work to resolve all issues in a timely manner. We need to hear about any unsatisfactory situations in order to correct them and to enhance our level of customer service. I am glad to assist you with this matter. Rest assured that I will provide you with the information regarding your feedback.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are continuously working to increase customer satisfaction and are putting a tremendous amount of resources into improving our customers’ experiences with us. We want to assure you that we do in fact recognize and acknowledge that we have room for improvement in our customer service, and that we are working diligently to ensure we can deliver a great experience to every customer, every time. Our goal is to deliver a positive experience to every customer we handle, every time.

We appreciate that you took the time to help us keep our commitment to quality customer care.

You may send your comments, suggestions, or any concerns that you might have by using the customer feedback form at the link below. Your feedback is important to us as we strive to improve our products, services, and overall customer experience.

http://www.comcast.com/customers/feedback/default.cspx

As part of our Comcast Customer Guarantee, you can always contact us at your convenience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-XFINITY (1-800-934-6489) or chatting with us online.

Thank you for choosing Comcast. We value your business and have a great day, Barbara.

Sincerely,
Gerardo
Comcast Customer Care Specialist

I really appreciate that Gerardo is “glad to assist and help to guide you to this information in a timely manner.” and that he is “glad to assist you with this matter. Rest assured that I will provide you with the information regarding your feedback.” What’s missing is the “information” he’s so happy to provide. Am I opted-out or not? I guess I’ll have to ask the next Comcast salesperson who shows up at my door.

Spicoli would be so disappointed

Since medical marijuana has been legal in Colorado for about three years, and recreational marijuana is now (provisionally) legal here, you’d expect we’d have an establishment like this somewhere in the state. But, nope, it’s in Hamburg, Iowa. Stoner Drug

I wonder how many times a stoner has wandered in, thinking he’s hit the mother lode, just to leave empty-handed and bewildered.

You’re never too young

This little guy proves you can never be too young to rock. He’s going to make a great dance partner some day.

You’re also never too old.

Music reaches inside me and nourishes my soul. I can’t go a day without it. As I listen to music, I dance in my chair, at my desk, in the kitchen while I’m cooking or doing dishes. It moves me. Let it move you.

Let’s Rock!