I hope that it was server issues and that next week there will not be a repeat of showus interruptus.
I thought it would be fun to do an entire show of pedantic moments. I’m sure there are those who would say my show is always a show of pedantic moments. But still.
The first moment covered TV news readers having the tendency to say “we’re” instead of “we’ll.” As in when they send the newscast to break. They say, “We’re back after these messages.”
No! We’ll be back! Future tense, not present tense. You say “we’re back” when you come back for the break.
Next was a series of complaints about things people do when applying for a job. Needing to make me wait on the phone while they get a pen and paper, their cell phones ringing while filling out the application and sitting for the interview, and one young woman not letting me take her picture for her ID badge (I like to get pictures and lots of paperwork filled out right away, so I don’t need to set up another meeting.) because she didn’t think she looked pretty enough. It’s a janitorial job, not a modelling gig.
Then I pointed out that the USPS introduced the Forever stamp in 2007 and people no longer need to head to the post office to pick up those lower rate postage stamps to make up the difference. Forever stamps are good no matter how much the USPS raises the rate of the first class stamp. They are good forever!
So why bring that up? Well, several of the podcasts I listen to do ads for Stamps.com. And in those ads they say using Stamps.com means you don’t have wait in line at the post office to buy the lower rate postage to make up the difference. But people already don’t have to do that! You know, because the stamps people use now (and since 2007) are Forever stamps. They are good…FOREVER.
Then I addressed the Beyonce lip-syncing the National Anthem controversy. I really should have predicted on last week’s show that she would do that, because ever since she lip-synced on the Oscars in 2009, I’ve been suspicious that she ever sings live. I think she wants her performances to never show any flaw and she can’t be sure of that if she hasn’t pre-recorded her songs.
This last pedantic moment was to point out that not all of the proceeding pedantic moments were really examples of pedantry. You know, sort of a meta pedantic moment.
I was the guest on fellow Stuck In The 80s fan, Douglas Arthur’s show. It’s a conversational style podcast in which Doug and a guest or two will chat about a given topic and let the conversation go where it will. Our topic was the mystery mongering (or investigating, depending on your point of view) TV series ‘In Search Of…’ I enjoyed the talk immensely.
Well, Doug just posted an outtakes show featuring the overflow of our conversation. Parts where we just got too off topic to include in the regular show, but interesting enough to do an outtakes podcast. Well, maybe not interesting to our reviewer.
He posted a “review” of the outtakes that was intended to get us angry. That’s what a troll does. Nothing constructive. Just insults. I’ll do another post to include his latest pearls, so you can be the judge.
Boy, this blog is really getting long. Better wrap it up.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘She Belongs To Me‘ by Ramones & ‘Cig In Backwards‘ by The Suburbs
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle