Daily Deals – Oh Sure, Be Gender Specific!

There’s been a lot of activity lately around the daily deal concept.  If you haven’t heard of this, it’s the latest craze whereby you can sign up for emails from a number of “daily deal” providers.  Each day they promote one local deal which is generally in the 50-70% off the regular price range.

If you’re diligent and plan ahead, you can save yourself a lot of cash but you gotta act fast.  Generally you have one day to decide if you want to purchase the deal or not.  If you decide to purchase, you buy the “coupon” up front then you use it any time up until its expiration date.

There’s a pile of providers out there right now and you may have even heard that probably the most popular one, Groupon, was attempted to be purchased by Google for $6 billion.  Groupon turned them down.  But Groupon isn’t the only one out there.  In fact, Google is creating their own now and we’ll probably see it in operation very soon.  It’s going to be called Google Offers. Read more of this post


The Insignificance of Groundhog Day

There should be a latitudinal cutoff point for the significance of groundhog day.  For those of you who have been living in a cave for the past 30 years, let me reiterate the rules of this absurd event.  Basically every year on February 2nd, Groundhog Day, a groundhog (in each region) is supposed to come out of its hole, look around and take note of whether it sees its shadow or not.  If it sees its shadow then there will be 6 more weeks of winter.  If he doesn’t, an early spring will result.

First of all, I don’t quite understand the significance of the whole shadow thing.  And how can one particular day being sunny or not affect the weather six weeks into the future?  And why a groundhog?  Why can’t it be something cool like an owl or a porcupine? Read more of this post

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