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Redskins Culture… a dog’s breakfast

When it comes to the front office the term Redskins Culture is right up there with the world's great oxymorons like: Jumbo Shrimp Seriously Funny Found Missing Washington Mass Transit Authority Trustify President Trump Peter Drucker famously said, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." If this is true than the worst NFL teams...

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Mr Cranky the Evolution of English

When you're a Cranky Old Fart speaking with millennials, you start to notice these new-fangled words or old-fangled words used in a new-fangled way. More accurately in a mangled way. As a public service and in order to promote more harmony between the english-speaking human race and millinneals, I've decided to document some of those words: Alternative Facts - As in, "That wasn't a lie. It was an Alternative Facts." Alternate facts refer to facts that exist in an alternative universe. A fact-free universe.  Conwaying - As in, "Stop conwaying me." Which in effect means answering every question by blaming someone else for some unrelated issue. Example: "Hi Kellyanne, did you know it is raining?" Kellyanne, "Why are you asking me that when Hillary Clinton has an email server?" DM - as in "DM me." Which translates to send me a Direct Message (in Facebook or Twitter). Millennials seem to prefer DM to email.  If someone said to Kellyanne Conway, "Please DM me." She'd reply, "Why are you asking me to DM you while you are totally ignoring Hillary's email server?" Lit - as in "That is so lit." Don't confuse new lit with our old-farty lit which means intoxicated or drunk....

New Years Predictions

Mr Cranky’s 2017 Technology Year In Review Predictions

Anyone can tell you what happened in the New Year but only Mr Cranky can tell you what happened In the year to come! Mr Cranky’s 2017 Year in Review: January - Marissa Mayer at Yahoo announces she’s created a new logo…. Because that’s the only thing she’s ever done while running Yahoo that hasn’t devalued the stock.  So why not once again fix the only thing that isn’t broken at Yahoo. February - Apple’s Tim Cook announces the new Apple 8 which has no headphone jack, no screen, no microphone, no speaker and no keyboard and gets 3 hours life from its battery.  Mashable claims the new phone is 10 times more useful than an Apple watch and people line up around the block for weeks to get Apple 8. March - Russian hackers commit suicide after making no progress hacking the new Apple 8 phone. April – President Trump says it was a 400 pound kid lying in his bed who unsuccessfully hacked the Apple 8 and not the Russian Suicide Hackers. May - Tim Cook and Apple release the new Apple 8 Plus. A 10 inch version of the iPhone 8. It does nothing so much bigger than the regular iPhone 8 (pictured below). June...

You’re Right I Suck

The other day, I received another post comments (I get like 10 a month) reminding me what many of my poor tortured teachers in grade school and high school use to drill into me…. I’m a mentally challenged idiot who will never amount to anything. I know… I know.. they were prophets. But they didn’t have to be so mean about it. Back to my latest blog critic. This week a blog commenter brought me back to Ms Hockberg's 3rd grade class. It wasn't that he was cruel.  in fact I think he was trying to be helpful when he gave me a both a compliment and a grammar lesson that went like so: Outstanding content but you need to learn how apostrophes are used. Running a spell-check program will help. hypotheses -- no apostrophe needed. One hypothesis. Two hypotheses. . . . show me that your willing . . " Should be you're. You + are = you're." . . . other people who's judgment I trust . . ." Should be whose. Who's = who + is." . . . bet on the company based on it's risk . . . " Should be its. Its indicates possession. It's = it + is." He went on...