Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Karma is an unkind woman

So I have been basking in all of my googled glory. Drinking up the fame that comes from being the internet's leading authority on Appendix Jokes, and then karma hit me (but apparently karma has poor aim and hit my good buddy Mike at work).

So Mike is recovering from an appendectomy. Send good vibes his way. I am going to send a pie his way.

10 comments:

Ems said...

I hope you feel responsible young man.

judy said...

This is a good time to test your jokes.

wild murdocks said...

Is Karma female?

Adrian the Dad said...

Maybe now you will finally realize that the appendix is a true organ- some are VERY sensitive about this, especially those with an appendicitis. I mean they are really irritated.

plainoldsarah said...

along with a pie you should send a few jokes. i've read that people get better faster when they're happy and laughing.

Damian said...

except that laughter wounds all heals.

SummerChild said...

I hope you are sending a pie-cake (or is that piecake? or pie cake? or pie/cake) to Mike, instead of just a boring old pie.

SummerChild said...

p.s. your mom is in town and I am having so much fun with her.

Damian said...

If I didn't know who this is I could be very offended by that remark.

I tried to send a pie cake, but that technology is still only in its nascent form. Fortunately it is pie month at Marie Calendars and they are only like 5 bucks a pie.

aporitic said...

That's always the problem with emerging technologies; they cost too much compared to the established tech to ever gain a foothold in the market.

I mean, look at solar power -- the whole world woulda been solar-powered clear back in the eighties if electric shocks didn't cost like three billion percent more coming from solar panels than from burning coal and oil.

Anyhow, what you need is a stimulous package. Some tax incentives, maybe some R&D subsidies. Then you can get some product out into the marketplace and begin capturing market share from the conventional pie sector of the dessert industry.

If history is any indication, the way to do this is to hire some lobbyists and spread some cash around Washington.

Of course, you have to have a good strategy. Big Pie has it's own lobbyists, not to mention they're flush with cash from all those years of market dominance. They'll outspend you fifty to one if they catch wind of what you're up to.

When you're trying to break into the market like this, it's important to lobby hard, but it's even more important to lobby smart.

Also, don't underlook the public sentiment. A grass-roots campaign can help offset the power of Big Pie by putting pressure directly on the elected officials.

When it comes to this sort of thing, testimonials from destitute folks like your Karma-lized coworker can really be an effective tool.