Thursday, September 25, 2008

Time Out

Image taken from This Modern World and found it through Indecision 2008--the best and funniest political humor site I think.

And now for some more laughs courtesy of David Letterman...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

American Express Member´s Project - International Medical Corps


Once in a while I receive news of worthwile causes and after looking this one over I couldn´t help but write about it.

This non-profit came about as a result of the Afghan war. In the early 1980´s a UCLA emergency room physician read about the plight of the Afghans, who at the time were fighting the Russians. Hearing the news that "all but 200 out of 1500 physicians had been executed, imprisoned or exiled and relief agencies had been ordered out of the country" he decided that he needed to do something.

They now operate in over 40 countries and they are also one of the founding members of the One campaign and a Member of the Clinton Global Initiative.

International Medical Corps has been matched to one of the Top 25 in American Express’ Members Projects, ‘Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children.’ 

Chosen out of 1,190 projects, “Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children” is now eligible to receive up to $1.5 million in funding. The project with the most votes receives $1.5 million, 2nd receives $500,000, 3rd $300,000, and 4th and 5th $100,000. The funding – made possible by your votes – would bring a vital lifeline to hungry and malnourished children around the world. 

We need your help between now and September 29th. Voting is easy and doesn’t cost a thing! In just a click, you can save the lives of thousands of malnourished children. Click here to vote:

So, if you have an American Express Card and the desire to some good please check them out and evaluate the possibility of helping them out. Remember they have until the 30th of September.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Debatin' Time

Actually all are welcomed, Republicans, Libertarians, Moose hunters...

Just know that the proceeds will go towards the Obama campaign.

I don't know about you, but wouldn't it be funny if McCain were to make another spectacular blunder on live TV?

I mean he did mistake Spain for a rogue South American country and didn't have the balls to say so and instead opted to stick to his guns and ally be damned

He invented the Blackberry, but yet has no clue on how to work the Google.

The Fundamentals of our economy are strong (mentioned on the 15th of September by the way) and since that day he has gone through the 5 stages of grief over the economy.

McCain got everything wrong on Iraq.

...I could go on and on.

Better to wait and come down to watch this all important event.

For just $10 pesos you get to share the experience in what looks like a nice posh setting. And I heard that Yanqui Mike was buying beers. Take him up on it.

September 26
The Sacramento
El Salvador 5729 (between Bonpland and Carranza)
just 3 blocks from Juan B. Justo

So let's have some beer and enjoy the show!

Friday, September 19, 2008

It Happened to Francis Ford Coppola As Well

A while back Francis Ford Coppola had his computer stolen when thieves broke into his property in Palermo Viejo. Being a neighbor of his (I live two blocks away) I have noticed how most of the businesses have been targeted and have been victims of theft. I knew it only had to be a matter of time before my own business was targeted.

Actually, last year, I did have some theft problems and those did catch me off guard. I never thought they would steal metal gratings???

This year the buggers got a bit more daring. They winched up the metal curtain, propped it up with a metal rod, broke the glass door and took off with the computer.

Could it have been a jealous competitor; a hungry dad wishing to feed his kids; or riff raff that hangs out at the train tracks across the boulevard?

I would put my money on that last option.

Between people calling me to tell me they have one of my relatives in the trunk of their car, being in a street that once a year turns into a river, and now this, I must be crazy to keep at it. But you know what? I would be crazy to do otherwise; I love this place.

I just have to come up with a better way to protect the store.

Below are some pictures of the aftermath. Later on I will upload a little video I shot of the store.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Time Out Buenos Aires 2008

click on images for a larger view

A while back I wrote about how we were starting to get noticed by the media, but Time Out, for example, did not know who we were; Well, they know us now.

They took a couple of pictures; chatted with me for a while over cookies and coffee; and they went back and wrote this about us:

Does this mean I better get cracking on making muffins? Should I take that as a hint?

One more further clarification. We are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm and close from 1:30pm to 2:30pm for lunch.

We also are open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.

I am still tickled pink that they thought of us and I love their description. They have just shot to the top of our short list of magazines that we are going to publicize in.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lipstick on a Pig

"I’m not insinuating anyone is a pig. Nor am I suggesting you need to be wearing lipstick. I believe the saying ‘let’s put some lipstick on this pig’ originated in the brokerage/investment banking industry. Typically, the saying referred to promoting or selling a stock or investment product, which the broker didn’t believe in or which may not have been in the client’s best interest to buy."--Mark McGlinchey

That´s right Obama, only John McCain can use that phrase. Maybe that´s the real reason he is so angry about it. Oh wait, so can Torie Clark, Vice President Dick Cheney, Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Rep. John Mica of Florida and Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, as well as the author Mark McGlinchey who is responsible for that book you see above.

But McCain's campaign is not about to let the issue go. They released a Web ad Wednesday that plays Obama's lipstick comments, then asks, "Ready to lead? No. Ready to smear? Yes."

Hmm, lately McCain´s ads seem to describe McCain more than his intended target. Would that be calling the kettle black?

Now let´s see a classy, Presidential type response from Obama. This guy sounds more and more like a President than his counterpart:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Time for Some Campaignin´

I found this video amusing and wanted to share. Thanks Christina!

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