Tuesday, July 10, 2012
TMZ - Things got downright HOSTILE on the Jersey Shore last night -- with NJ Governor Chris Christie getting into a heated verbal altercation right on the boardwalk ... and it was all caught on tape...Christie got PISSED -- and while clutching his cone, shouted back at the guy, "You're a real big shot ... you're a real big shot shootin' your mouth off." The man shouted back, "Nah, just take care of the teachers!" The comment only inflamed Christie ... who aggressively marched towards the guy and warned, "Keep walkin' away ... really good ... keep walkin'."
What? You thought Chris Christie, one of the biggest Republican personalities (and probably the biggest Republican by volume), was going to be outdone by a couple of shoe throwing, gun wielding Jordanian political candidates? Please. Chris Christie is so Jersey Shore I can't even take it. GTL for life (in his case, Governing, Talking Shit, and Lap-band Surgery...seriously, do it. We can't afford to lose you and your blustery bravado).
It finally happened...The daily e-mail chain that I've relied on to get through the last few years of work came to a screeching end this week. Long time contributor (and a guy who's contributions around this blog attributed to, like, 3 posts) the Maestro up and quit his old job, which was apparently a joke, and got some new hot shot job where, amongst other things, he's worried about making a good impression and doing work related things that don't include tweeting and emailing his friends all day long. Suffice to say, I just don't get it.
In honor of one of the great work email chain era's of all time I thought I'd share with you his hilarious out of office message he left from his old work on his last day (I've blanked out the actual contact info):
Hi Friends-As you may have realized, I've basically been using this as my personal email for the past year or two, but now I officially no longer work at (Workplace he hated omitted), and don't know when they're gonna shut this off.You can reach me at my personal email at (xxxxxxxxxxxxx). In the unlikely event that its work related, please contact (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) in my absence.Thanks,Maestro
Cracked me up. Works on so many levels. One last laugh for us on the email chain when we received it, one gigantic FU to his former workplace (those two lines, "I've basically been using this as my personal email," and "In the unlikely event that this is work related," are absolute classics). Brilliant.
But needless to say, I'm having a hard time adjusting, and frankly, I have no idea where to send humorous or interesting tidbits and links throughout the day. Like just yesterday I found a hilarious column I thought he'd enjoy, didn't know where to send it. Sent it to his personal address knowing that he presumably wouldn't see if for hours and wouldn't comment back. It was depressing. I think Red in The Shawshank Redemption summed up my lament best:
"Sometimes it makes me sad, though... Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend"Here's to the Maestro, a once great work e-mail contributor.