Internal Memo for Thursday, 6/5/14

Good Evening,
 
So far, this week has been the company’s most productive in decades.  Coincidence? I THINK NOT.  Business!
 
Scientists at Stanford University may have found the molecular basis for hair color.  “Today, we are one step closer to our goal,” said research specialist Catherine Guenther, lead author of the landmark study, “a world without gingers.”
 
A supervisor at Atkinson Cotton Warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee threatened to hang a black employee for drinking from a “white people only” water fountain.  “We will not tolerate this sort of bigotry,” said outraged owner of the warehouse, E.W. Atkinson.  “We would expect this in Europe, but not here.”

For the third year in a row, Anna from accounting has beaten The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for charity!  This year, she raised over $45!
 
An American University law professor made the case to a group of senators Tuesday that, if spending money constitutes free speech, outlawing prostitution is unconstitutional.  His comments were followed by a brief silence, broken only by one senator’s excited cry of “Told ya!”
 
Though she died in 1996, Bulgarian prophet Vanga appears to have predicted Crimea’s split from Ukraine.  Her most prescient quatrain, from 1987, reads, “A land… a certain kind of land, inhabited by people… will change.”

Jerry, it remains inappropriate to repeatedly tell our female employees to “lean in.”
 
Video has emerged of Justin Bieber repeatedly using the N-word.  The video, taken five years ago when the singer was only 14, proves once again that we have only ourselves to blame.
 
General Motors has apologized for sending recall notices to the families of victims of recall-related accidents.  Not because of the sentiment, but because they were printed on what one company spokesman called “substandard paper.”
 
Betting is officially open on June’s Employee of the Month race!  Stop by the seventh floor OTB and lay your money down.  Current favorite: Jared from IT at 5:1.
 
A Missouri woman has been charged with felony theft after raising thousands of dollars from donors who thought she had terminal cancer.  “I should’ve known,” said deceived donor Amanda Shillingsworth, 24.  “Real cancer patients just deal meth.”

A Florida man has declared himself a sovereign state in order to avoid sending his 8 year-old daughter to school.  As his total assets amount to over $15, he is expected to become a full member of the European Union within the month.

I just want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for your exceptional ability to derive inspiration from these incredible memos.
 
-The Chairman

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Internal Memo for Wednesday, 4/2/14

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I was not amused by the amount of celebration surrounding my recent April Fools’ joke.  I would like to think my death would have been met with sincere mourning and solemn tribute.  In the event of my actual death, please consider exhibiting a little more respect.  Thank you.  Now, as I am a living, breathing human being with feelings, I will now proceed with the business.

Two Spanish historians claim to have found the Holy Grail.  Much to the chagrin of their neighbors, however, they still have not found Jesus.

New York Mets fans booed recently elected Mayor Bill De Blasio Monday when he threw out the first pitch at the team’s opener.  “I knew it,” said De Blasio, “I shouldn’t have worn the Mets jersey.”

Russian troops have massed on the country’s border with Ukraine, and could invade within 12 hours of being given an order.  The invasion could be delayed further, however, if a lot of people happen to be using Russia’s DSL.

What’s that smell?  It’s Anna from marketing, who has gone vegan!  Please be supportive.

The Supreme Court has struck down limits on how much individuals can donate to political candidates.  “This is an historic day,” said Justice Sonia Sotomayor, “it ensures that the American political system will continue to benefit the wealthy on both sides for years to come.”
 
According to court documents, the faulty ignition switches that killed 13 people and sparked a massive recall of GM vehicles cost a mere 90 cents apiece.  Get it?  Sparked?  Oh God, Cheryl, your son was one of those killed?  I’m sorry for your loss.  I had no idea.  I will retract my statement immediately.  I am deeply, deeply sorry.  Also, I will be giving you a raise.  Effective immediately.  Please do not sue me, or the company, we can work this out.  Cheryl?  Cheryl, where are you going?  Cheryl?  Don’t do this, Cheryl… I said I was sorry!

No, Jerry, I still don’t see the Virgin Mary in your waffle fry.
 
A Long Island high school student has been accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges.  “I would like to thank my parents,” said 17-year-old Kwasi Enin, “my teachers, and, most importantly, my race.”

Celebrity couple Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, who “consciously uncoupled” last week, reportedly had an open relationship.  Paltrow ended the marriage for good after finding out about her husband’s longstanding affair with his mistress, “Music.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s divorce from his wife, Lyudmila, has been finalized.  “I will kill her, yes,” said a “devastated” Putin in a statement.  “Hopefully soon.”

I would like to apologize for my earlier insensitive comments regarding the recent GM recall.  I would like to “recall” them, if you will.  WAIT, CHERYL, COME BACK.

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile Tuesday, precipitating a massive escape from a women’s prison.  The earthquake is widely believed to be a publicity stunt for the upcoming season of “Naranja Es El Nuevo Negro,” premiering this Sábado on ¡El Netflix!.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has approved the country’s first minimum wage, set at €8.50 an hour.  The move has sparked outrage from fellow EU member Greece, which, according to President Karolos Papoulias, “would kill for that kind of dough.”

It’s baseball season, kiddos… get out there and take some steroids!

-The Chairman

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