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  • Michael Krakovskiy 5:54 am on November 27, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Geography of Oklahoma, , Oklahoma, Superstar, Tulsa, , TV Guide headquarters   

    Superstar Employee Entrance 

    Previously.

    For those not in the know – Superstar is a company, I think they were purchased by TV Guide. In any case, they shared some office space at TV Guide headquarters in Tulsa, OK.

     
  • Michael Krakovskiy 5:39 am on December 6, 2003 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: American songs, Ashton Kutcher, , , , , , , , , , , Superstar   

    TT : Thought Tally : Dude, Where’s My Biochemistry Degree? or Kinky Crew Superstar 

    is going to like this. As I learned from TV Guide Magazine, Ashton Kutcher majored in Biochemistry.

    According to one of the most annoying things a customer can do at the checkout line is to say “He heh. I guess it must be free” when the scanner beeps and refuses to scan the code. See, I could never come up with that stupid and apparently common joke. A Null is not a zero.

    This kind of reminded me about a dude who was playing an electronic one arm bandit in Moscow when the machine crashed with 999999 rubles in the payout window. He stayed at the gaming parlor for days guarding the machine, but in the end the machine was rebooted and he wasn’t given any money. Or so I heard.

    Coca cola definitely tastes better when it’s sold in those glass bottles. You know the ones that are probably based on the shape of the cacao pod (which was mistaken for the kola nut by the designer or something). They still make those in Mexico and sometimes they are sold in a few bodegas in NYC. I always thought it tasted better because of the glass, but finally found out the true reason:

    “She told me that they were bottled in Mexico and I nodded since I already knew that and said, “I think it is because they use real sugar.”
    She shook her head, “No, no, not the sugar. It’s the water.”
    She leaned in like she was telling me a secret, “Mexican water is the BEST water in the entire world.”
    Just then a smaller woman leaned in beside her grinning with a single eyebrow raised and whispered.
    “It’s MAGIC water!”

    Apparently it is not Montezuma’s revenge that assails unsuspecting tourists, but the magic waters that sour in the bellies of the unimaginative, somewhere South of the border.”

    Many big corporations in order to retain employees use powerful “cult team building” techniques. One thing that I noticed is that worker ants usually have very peculiar job titles. For instance at Kinko’s the official title is “Co-worker”. At McDonald’s – “Crew Member”. From Gig I learned that Kinko employees unofficially use “Kinkoid” instead of “Co-worker”. And from an lj user in I learned that a McDonalds crew member who has formidable years of experience, but isn’t a manager is called “Crew Superstar”. I guess it’s kind of like “Research Fellow” at Microsoft :)

     
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