Oct
14
2013

We don’t need martyrs… we need heroes…

From The West Wing, Season 3, Episode 1 (Isaac and Ishmael), as said by President Bartlett…

* * * * *

We don’t need martyrs right now. We need heroes. A hero would die for his country, but he’d much rather live for it…

* * * * *


Sep
10
2013

iPhone 5S Release … why you mad at Apple?

Okay, so Apple announced two new “5” models that didn’t really add anything substantial… so what’s new? Haven’t you been paying attention to ANY of the iPhone announcements since iPhone 4?

  1. If you already have an iPhone 5, you don’t have to buy the new 5S, unless you’re dumb… and rich…
  2. If you have an iPhone 4 or 4S, the iPhone 5S is a substantial upgrade… and your two-year contract should already be done, unless you bought it cheap this year… in which case you don’t have a right to complain…
  3. If you still have a 3GS or – god forbid – the original iPhone, then for the love of all that is good and holy, grab the new iPhone 5S now! And sell your cassette tapes!
  4. If you have an Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry or some other non-iPhone device, I don’t see why you’re complaining… if you love your phone and think it’s the best thing since God talked to Moses, I don’t see why you’re so insecure about an inferior phone ;)
  5. If you still have a non-smart phone like a Nokia, Sony Ericsson or a Motorola Dynatac, then… well… u dnt hv 2 b sry u stl rck!

Jul
11
2013

Life is like a long drive …

Life is like a long drive … You may start by planning out where you want to go … You may choose the shortest path between two points, or you may go for the scenic route … It may start out a little slow, but once you get into the groove, it can feel like cruising … You may step on the gas for the thrill and excitement, or step on the brakes from time to time when you feel the need to slow down … The trip may have back roads and shortcuts, uphill or downhill, or it may have uncharted places where you don’t know what to expect …

[ read the rest ]


Aug
29
2011

The Classic Retirement Syndrome

I recently heard this story again and it made me laugh, not just because it’s funny, but because I have experienced this more times than I can count. You don’t have to be old and gray to experience this – and I’m sure many of you have :)

[ read the rest ]


Aug
20
2011

Why Rocks Rule, Paper Can’t Do Shit, and Scissors are Meh

Saw this on the Internet and I decided to type it here instead of just posting a picture… coz I’m cool that way…

* * * * *

I understand that scissors can beat paper, and I get how rock can beat scissors. But there’s no way paper can beat rock.

[ read the rest ]


Written by Tolitz in: Quotable Quotes | Tags: , ,
Aug
14
2011

The Little Cow (A Parable)

Heard this little story at a convention I attended that I’m pretty sure many of us can probably relate to…

* * * * *

A master of Wisdom was walking through the countryside with his apprentice when they came to a small, disheveled shack on a meager piece of farmland.

“See this poor family,” said the Master. “Go see if they will share with us their food.”

“But we have plenty,” said the apprentice.

The master said, “Do as I say.” The obedient apprentice went to the home. The good farmer and his wife, surrounded by their seven children, came to the door. Their clothes were dirty and in tatters.

[ read the rest ]


Written by Tolitz in: Quotable Quotes | Tags: , ,
Mar
26
2010

The Toyota Debacle: How to move on

It was a shocking state of affairs  when Toyota announced that it was recalling millions of cars due to a very glaring “uncontrollable acceleration” problem.  And even though recalls normally happen for almost any car manufacturer for all sorts of reasons, this particular recall proved devastating for Toyota as a company, making them lose not just billions of dollars, but customer trust and satisfaction.

So the question is, can Toyota recover from this fiasco?

[ read the rest ]


Mar
25
2010

The 500 Word Limit

I hate the 500 word limit.

So what if it promotes brevity and conciseness of thought?  Not everything can be encapsulated into this stifling limitation.  How much can you really fit into 500 words if you have a lot of things between your ears that you want unleashed upon your captive reading public?  Does this mean that those with a penchant for verbal diarrhea will have to conform to this puritanical law of anal-retentive, number-crunching, grammar elitists?

[ read the rest ]


Written by Tolitz in: Rants and Raves | Tags: , ,
Nov
26
2009

Thanksgiving 2009… a lot to be thankful for?

Upon revisiting my weblog archives, I just discovered that I did not have an entry pertaining to Thanksgiving.  I mean, I had ones about Christmas and New Year’s, I had ones about Fourth of July and ‘Speak like a Pirate’ day, but not Thanksgiving.  So this is gonna be the FIRST Thanksgiving weblog entry I’m gonna make…

Being born and raised in the Philippines, celebrating Thanksgiving was an alien notion to me when I first came here.  I mean, how does a Filipino celebrate Thanksgiving Day, anyway?  Is it like what we normally do with any of the other western holidays – imitate the Westerners?  Do we celebrate it our own way? (i.e. instead of slaughtering a turkey, we slaughter a fattened pig… although if you’re Filipino, you know that you don’t need a holiday as an excuse to serve a roasted pig…)

[ read the rest ]


Written by Tolitz in: Rants and Raves | Tags: ,
Nov
08
2009

When the gods wish to punish us…

From The West Wing, Season 3, Episode 13 (The Two Bartlets), as said by Toby  Ziegler…

* * * * *

“Quando dio, ole castigarci ci manda, quello che desideriamo.”
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

* * * * *


:: Designed by Astigmachism ::
Copyright © 1998-2012 Tolitz Rosel. All Rights Reserved.