Internal Memo for Wednesday, 3/20/19

Good Afternoon Low-Level Functionaries,

It has come to my attention that I’ve been derelict in my duties, and I must send a long-overdue update on the current state of affairs:

I’m havin ‘em!

Business!

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin voiced his displeasure with the New York Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. last week on his blog, sarcastically saying that the team is “GOING FOR IT ALL, clearly.” “Maybe we’ll arbitrarily bring Odell back,” Giants GM Dave Gettleman shot back on Twitter, “like John Snow.”

Speaking at a news conference last week, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop said “the ideas behind the Green New Deal are tantamount to genocide.” “Read between the lines,” Bishop told the crowd, “‘carbon emissions’ equals ‘white people.’”

Anna from Groundskeeping, is that Hydnora africana or are you just happy to see me?

A new study published in The Lancet Psychology suggests that using marijuana every day, especially high-potency cannabis, increases the chances of having a psychotic episode. For purposes of the study, researchers defined a psychotic episode as “the conscious decision to attend a concert by Phish, Dead & Co., Gov’t Mule, or any other of a number of objectively terrible jam bands.”

A 700-pound alligator was found in Georgia last week and subsequently euthanized. The decision to put the animal down was made over vociferous objections from the TLC network, which had already greenlit a show in which the alligator had 90 days to lose 300 pounds in order to become the pageant queen it had always dreamed of being.

Jerry if, as you have asserted, Aristotle’s view of a twice-tethered human soul must be read in the strictest sense of the individual aspiring heavenward in hopes of a great reward and, indeed, to feast as the gods feast, then you must simultaneously acknowledge Aristotle’s selfsame assertion that it would and could ne’er be possible for mortals to achieve the singular (read: wingéd) soul composition afforded the gods by virtue of their very immortality, negating the precept on which your basic presumption is founded, thus rendering any further rational comment on the matter irreconcilable with your essential contention and, indeed, entirely precluding any reasonable foundation for debate on the matter.

A chemical fire that blanketed the city of Houston in black smoke for four days has finally been extinguished. Residents say the lack of regulatory oversight that allowed the fire to emit potentially noxious gas over a vast area for so long a time is a small price to pay for no state income tax.

In a post on his personal blogThe Wire creator David Simon ripped Hollywood agencies for their practice of “packaging” talent, negotiating for both sides of a deal in a manner that was widely exposed in the recent FOX lawsuit involving the TV show Bones. The post immediately ignited a bidding war between CAA and WME for the rights to Simon’s column, which they would then like to package with the judges in any future lawsuits filed against them.

Signups are open for our annual March Madness pool! I’m picking the University of Washington to win it all, cause after seeing Zac Efron play Ted Bundy how can you not love that guy?

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has apologized after posting a video of himself on Instagram driving 105 MPH with no seatbelt. “I apologize, Ravens fans,” Jackson said in a subsequent post, “for not immediately discarding this video as I would have immediately discarded a cream-colored suit had I brutally murdered two people.”

A new study posits that the DNA of many inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula was replaced around 2,500 BC with that of men from the Eurasian steppes. Donald Trump has hailed the study as “really big,” tweeting “BUILD THE WALL- OUR STEPCHILDREN MUST BE STOPPED.”

The only “infidelity” I know is when I stop into a branch of my favorite investment company… one that always puts its customers first!

-The Chairman

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Internal Memo for Sunday, 11/6/16

T-minus two days til #Electpocalypse©.  Time for another late night information du-uh, MEMO.  Yes… sweet business…

Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium Brewing have teamed up to create a chocolate chip cookie dough ale, available now in select states.  Industry experts are calling the new brew “a pedophile’s dream.”

Archaeologists have unearthed a corpse in northwestern China that was buried under a shroud of cannabis.  Those same archaeologists were devastated to discover the skeleton was actually a prop from the upcoming Chinese remake of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

Paging Anna from Legal.  Anna from Legal, you left your black velvet bra on the table in Conference Room B.  PS- Nice!

A Ukrainian prankster who tried to kiss Kim Kardashian’s butt in the days before she was robbed at Paris fashion week claims he was using the stunt to advocate for natural beauty.  “Yeah, yup, oh yeah,” presidential candidate Donald Trump said of the man’s defense.  “Me too.”

In further Kardashian knews, Kim and her husband Kanye Wests’ former bodyguard tells the New York Daily News that he thinks the aforementioned robbery may have been an elaborate publicity stunt.  “I’m not saying they’re lying, I’m just saying they know how to fool a very large number of people,” now-actor Steve Stanulis told the paper.  “I mean, her dad convinced everyone he was a dude for a pretty long time.”

Jerry, you are not polling better than Jill Stein.

Glee actress Dianna Agron has married Mumford and Sons’ singer Winston Marshall.  The bride and groom are said to have a lot in common, including pretending that its 2009 forever.

The Pentagon announced that a top al Qaeda leader has been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan.  “Unfortunately,” Pentagon defense analyst Richard Morgan wrote in a statement, “that still leaves 33,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails unaccounted for.”

Company fantasy football league update: Graham Gano remains available.

A new report from ocean conservation group Oceana shows that 20% of all seafood served worldwide is mislabeled, costing consumers about $15 billion annually.  “Huh,” said computer programmer Segun Akindele when told about the news, “I didn’t know bankers were getting into fish.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is still trying to figure out why his SpaceX Falcon 9 Spacecraft exploded before takeoff several weeks ago.  “As the smartest person in the world, I’m very frustrated,” Musk told reporters.  “Somebody fucked up- possibly everybody.  Everybody but me.”

Wow, so much election news!  And not a single story of businesses destroying the environment, pension funds or the housing market…

-The Chairman

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