World’s Greatest Job Offer (Feb 25th)

 

Recruiter:  Mr RoboBiscuit, it seems like you are a really awesome guy.  You appear to be energetic and charismatic.  You appear to be just the man we are looking for.   We have an open position and think you are the man for the job.    It will involve lots of cold sales calls.  The pay is bad, you will be working in a closet (no lighting), and the hours are intense.  But I think there is good potential for you here.

(Posted a Sticker of a cup of coffee eating a Muffin)

Me:  Sir,  It is truly an honor to receive such an offer.  I am excited!  I am equipped for cold calling!  Bad Base pay is okay as long as I can earn commission!  The closet is totally fine as long as there is a computer screen and chances to leave the closet!   Let me know how I can move forward in the hiring process!

Recruiter:   Mr RoboBiscuit,  It is great to hear back from you so soon!  Well the good news for you is that you will earn excellent commission!  The other upside is that there is no base pay (upside for me).  As for the closet situation, well I’ll leave that open for negotiation.  I’m glad to hear that you want to move forward in the hiring process.  For the first step we are going to need to receive your resume and a 20″ head shot.   After reviewing these pieces we will meet with you at a gentleman’s club where you will pay for a night that we will all remember.   Depending on the success of that night we will determine what the outcome going forward will be.    I look forward to hearing back from you.       Sincerely,   DefinitelyARealCorp Corp.

(Attached is Elaine from Seinfeld giggling a pencil around)

Me:  WOW!  This job opportunity is becoming better and better by the minute!  This is indeed a very exciting opportunity for me!  I just have a couple more questions about this phenomenal opportunity … … … Does the position provide any more benefits?  Perhaps a 401k Matching plan?  Does DARC Corp have any good looking female sales representatives?  Are there opportunities for advancement within the organization?     Thanks for your consideration on this matter.  -DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Recruiter:  Mr RoboBiscuit,   I am glad to hear that you are interested in this opportunity.  You bring up some good points.  DARC Corp holds the belief that benefits are very important.  So we provide all of our employees with the biggest benefit of all: Employment.  As for other sorts of benefits, we believe that we should let you help yourself.  You will feel so much more accomplished in life as you provide entirely for your retirement plan and healthcare.        As for the good looking female sales representatives question.   Well that is a question we can’t really answer online.   But we can promise you a Kate Upton poster for your closet.        One benefit I forgot to mention is our great hand-me-down system.  We have subscriptions to all of the best dirty magazines and share these with our employees.  Depending on your position in the company you may gain access to these magazines starting at 3 months delayed up to only two weeks delayed as you raise higher in the company.   Believe me, there is a big difference between the magazine after two weeks and the three month marker.  Believe me …       Opportunities for advancement are unlimited.  You have the ability at any time to refer and hire employees to work under you and you will gain a percentage of each of their revenue.  Additionally if they refer further employees you will get percentages of that as well.  You could start as a nobody and in six months have a team of hundreds working beneath you!    At a certain point we may even upgrade you from a closet to a cubicle!  Imagine having light!       Sincerely, DefinitelyARealCorp Corp.

(Attached is a picture of a Cat working at a desk)

Response — (A Cat saying Thank you)

Me:  Wow!   This sounds like an unbelievable opportunity!  With the employees working under me … … Do I have to pay them?  Or perhaps they could be unpaid interns … …     I am beginning to feel super high motivation, the thought of having the opportunity to be working in a cubicle with LIGHT is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime chance.

 

End of interaction.  Believe it or not, I did not take the job at DefinitelyARealCorp Corp.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT (February 25th)

 

Politics (What is the Point?)

Why do republicans favor the rich?   Why should I care about Politics?

POLITICS is about power and the corruption of man (humankind).

Democracy creates a platform for corruption because decisions and policy are controlled by “votes” and essentially controlled by “men in power.” (it can also be women)

Humans have desires: Money, Power, Sex, Self-Preservation.

A Congressman or US Senator is SUPPOSED to make decisions in the interest of the “public” or the “people” or the “public good.”  HOWEVER, with politics you often have to “Follow the Money” and if you do this you can find the “Smoking Gun”

An Example: President Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal

When watching things like “Batman” and “Superman” or “Star Wars” the wonderful beauty of what you are watching is that you are seeing GOOD triumph over EVIL.   A good way to get understanding is to look for corruption – “The Justice Lords” or “Lex Luthor as President” or “Senator Palpatine becoming Galactic Emperor.”

The Corruption of Man involves large themes: Greed, Ambition, and a desire for Power (sometimes it can also be lust)

Various shows deal with these issues: in the television show “Naruto,” Naruto’s rival, Sasuke Uchiha, has a burning desire to take revenge and kill his older brother (Itachi).  He decides that he must become stronger and he goes to Orochimaru (who is evil and depicted as a “Snake Ninja”) because he seeks power and he thinks Orochimaru can make him strong.

In Avatar The Last Airbender, The Avatar AANG must self-actualize so that he can defeat Firelord Ozai.  Ozai has declared war on the world and he seeks to spread the Fire Nation across the planet as “his world” is superior and they are the “greatest of the four nations.” (cough cough Hitler cough cough)

Power is a common theme.  It is often used in the show Justice League Unlimited.  On Earth, humans are worried that the Justice League will use their Satellite Laser to attack Earth and the humans are scared that Superman (and the League) will become power hungry and take over the planet.  In one episode, the military creates their own “heroes” and also use “Captain Adam” to attack the Justice League.  Often humankind subscribes to fear.  They are afraid of things like “losing control.”  FOX news is a news channel that focuses on SENSATIONALISM.  They want to “stir the pot.”  They don’t really tell the news, they simply push their bias:  Down with the Democrats, UP with the Republicans.

A better way to grasp politics is to align yourself as Neutral so that you can look at things OBJECTIVELY without BIAS.

A good way to examine it is through the use of Comedy … … many comedians are satirists and they simply try to “see it as it is.”

Stephen Colbert on “The Colbert Report” often provided good insight despite his character being “an idiot.”

John Stewart on “The Daily Show” often provided piercing insight.

The KEY is to ASK QUESTIONS!  “Why is it like this?”  “Why does this other thing not happen?”

Recommended reading: “1984” and “Brave New World”

MONEY IN POLITICS?  Yes.

Humans and families need money.  So do man-made systems.

A government is not a business so it does not produce profits.  It earns money by TAXING the people.    (This is a deep issue and basically you could spend a lifetime examining this using a PHD in Political Science)

Politicians are BOUGHT and PAID FOR.

The Rich have “interests” and they have things that they “want to happen” so … the money starts flowing.

The KOCH BROTHERS are extremely rich so their money floods the system and they try to push their “agenda.”

Wikipedia Investigation Needed  — The Koch Brothers, The Justice Lords, The Watergate Scandal, Human Nature, Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky, Ayn Rand, Machiavelli

With Politics — The Topic is complex.

You have to look at Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, and Satire to gain a “well rounded” grasp of the implications and the happenings.

In 2016, a big part of the Presidential Race is:   — That Donald Trump is self-funded (not “in the pocket”) and — Bernie Sanders only takes small donations

The whole point being that they are not paid for by big money and Super PACs, meaning they speak their own views instead of the views of the money that is backing them

To Deeply Understand Politics …

You MUST ask questions!

You MUST try to seek out answers.

You MUST try to examine the issues without bias.  Try to see what happened and how EVERYONE was impacted.

In America, the two party system forms bias because you have to align with either party … … However, if you choose to be an INDEPENDENT you can try to examine the issues with empathy and logic.

A great philosopher once said that the best ruler would be a “Philosopher King.”  That was definitely not George W. Bush.

Rick Macci: Super Coach

Rick Macci is a Tennis Coach.  He is REALLY good at what he does.  He has NO Wikipedia page (which is crazy) despite the fact that he is a world class tennis coach and I would say that he EQUALS Nick Bollettieri in his accomplishments (of course, he does not have the same push for self-promotion that Bollettieri has).

His players:  Jennifer Capriati, Andy Roddick, Venus and Serena, Tommy Ho, Sharapova, and Viele.

He was the coach who developed Jennifer Capriati.  Macci spent many many hours developing her ground game so she could play HARD off the ground and hit deep penetrating forehands and backhands.  He knew she was destined for greatness when Tommy Ho nailed her in the forehead with an 80 mph fastball; she was knocked on the ground and with tears in her eyes, hopped back up almost immediately “Alright I know the rules of the game.  Wait until I get a short ball.”      She was tenacious.    People recognized her as a “phenom” when she was 12.  Macci had her beating everybody!   She played in the 12’s, she won.  Then in the 14’s, won again.    16’s, won again.   She was even beating girls in the 18’s as a 12 year old.  Her ability to play so close to the baseline allowed her to neutralize the power of her larger opponents.

Rick Macci trained Tommy Ho.  To many tennis people, nobody has heard of Tommy Ho.  He was a phenom developed by Macci and he dominated from a young age.   Tommy Ho had this god-like hand eye coordination and he was lefty.  He was similar to Capriati.  From a young age he was able to dominate.   Tommy Ho won Kalamazoo.  He turned pro with Multi-Millon dollar contracts.    His game did not translate that well to the pro game and he did not become a top ranked world famous pro … … but as a junior he had this massive success.  Tommy Ho and Capriati were the players that put Rick Macci “on the map.”

He also developed a young Andy Roddick. Go to YouTube, type in “Young Andy Roddick with Rick Macci” you can see it.  Macci has a pattern of training kids from 10 to 14 and then something happens, like they move on or they turn pro or something.

He spent some time developing Sharapova.  Believe it or not, the Dad really wanted her to play LEFT HANDED.  They trained but Macci didn’t think it would be natural and strong enough.  So … boom boom boom RIGHT HANDED.  She wanted to be with Macci all the way but then IMG showed up and threw the big money at her.

He was KEY with the Williams Sisters.  He traveled to Compton to see them and he even went to the “Country Club” that was there (it was a joke, it was the ghetto).   He was impressed by their athletic skill and they were able to come and train in Florida with him.  Macci invested many many many hours into developing their strokes and giving them world class coaching.  Venus made her pro tour debut when she was 14 and she won!  Her racquet was unpainted and her clothes were from JCPenny … … “SPONSOR ME!”     She won and she turned pro on the spot.  There is more to the story … … … …

Most people talk like those girls just walked out of the ghetto in Compton and were World Class players but OBVIOUSLY they were professionally trained in Florida by Rick Macci.  It’s a shame he didn’t get more credit AND Venus and Serena still don’t really give him credit for all of the training.  (Sad)

If you found all of this information to be interesting then … … you are welcome!    Also, check out his book it is called “Macci Magic.”   VERY INTERESTING if you are a tennis fan and it really sheds some light on the training of Venus and Serena.

February 17th … … DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Learning Economics (And Philosophy)

There was a place where the people could make choices.  Some chose to utilize the brains and their bodies, and these people were rewarded.  There were people who were lazy with their minds and worked only with their bodies; these people were rewarded less.  Some of them labored only with their minds and some labored only with their bodies; more rewards were dispensed to the “mind-laborers.”

There is a different place where people worked in a variety of ways but they were all rewarded in the same way.  There were some who worked hard by choice and some who were lazy and it managed to balance out, the results were enough for success and overall the people were happy.   The hardest workers were intrinsically motivated and worked hard by choice, and the people at the bottom were happy to have the hard workers pull twice the weight.

In the First Place, the place of incentives.  There were some people who thought there was some unfairness and there was too much suffering at the bottom.  There was a demand for an equalization.   The hard workers continued to work hard and the lazy people stopped working (in this land everybody wanted Bananas), after the time of labor, all people were able to get 5 Bananas (each).   Based on the equal compensation, the hard workers lost an incentive (a drive, a purpose, a reason) and they worked less hard … … the next time around people only received 3 Bananas each.  The hard workers lost some of their motivation and the lazy people continued to do nothing … … After the time of working, there were only enough Bananas created for there to be 1 Banana per person.  The lack of incentive created a race to the Bottom.

 

If the above paragraphs seem interesting then you will have an interest in Economics (and politics and philosophy).  This kind of talk will lead in the direction of CAPITALISM VS SOCIALISM.             And it may lead you in the direction of AYN RAND who is famous for her work “Atlas Shrugged.” (Who is John Galt?)

You have Adam Smith, he believed in the “Invisible Hand” of Capitalism and Laissez-faire economics (hands off).

There is also Karl Marx.  He fought for the workers in the factories.

Once you begin to study Economics in the realm of Marx vs Rand, you will notice that the debate continues within the world and the media.    Should there be welfare?  Should we tax the rich?  Who creates the jobs?    Should we redistribute the capital?

February 16th, DJ ROBO BISCUIT

The Quest (Masterpiece)

Are you searching for a Masterpiece?

If you want a beautiful film made by some brilliant college kids then “THE QUEST” is for you.

Here it is:

 

If this does not work, you can find it on Youtube by typing in: “The Quest Campus Movie Fest”

It is a story about some travelers that go on a quest BUT it was made on a low budget.  (It had a slight inspiration by Tim & Eric)

February 16th, DJ ROBO BISCUIT