Brandon Wilson @therealbrandonwilson

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The great thing about Nespresso coffee pods that are ostensibly good for the environment is that they are recyclable. So you take the used pods and put them into Nespresso's pre-labeled bag, seal it up, and drop it off at any UPS location, no questions asked. That's very convenient as...
Brandon's Pantry
🍣 19 Sushis
🧇 18 Waffles
🥟 15 Dumplings
🍪 12 Cookies
🥚 24 Eggs
🍓 8 Strawberries
🥓 25 Bacons
🍺 19 Beers
🍫 17 Chocolate Bars
🥃 16 Whiskeys
☕️ 21 Coffees
🥩 16 Steaks
🍊 19 Tangerines
🍵 18 Teas
🍍 13 Pineapples

So much for Peloton

Peloton has gone completely downhill. Today, the company announced that the cofounder/CEO is stepping down. The company is also cutting 2,800 jobs (20% of the workforce) due to falling demand. At least the fired workers are getting year-long memberships for free. Peloton's market value has plummeted from $50 billion last...
2022-02-08 20:52:52

So much for Meta/Facebook

Meta/Facebook is having a tough time. Facebook recently announced that it had fewer daily active users during the quarter for the first time ever. The company's stock dropped 25%, slicing off $230 billion of market cap--the most of any company ever. 

This company was too big even before it was...
2022-02-04 16:22:04

The moment you've been waiting for is here

The Church of Twitter has never served me one single ad that I am interested in. The latest one I saw this morning crowed the following: "The moment you've been waiting for is here. The Winter Olympics begin tonight on NBC and Peacock." I recognize NBC, but what's this Peacock??...
2022-02-03 15:24:59

Six clicks

I keep my work laptop set on PST because that's the timezone for my primary client. Half the year (including right now), PST is one hour behind AZ. In March, when everyone except Arizona and Hawaii spring forward, AZ will be on the same time as PST.

I have a...
2022-02-02 16:02:46

How's those Trader Joes tamales?

"You ever had a tamale from Trader Joe's?"

"Yah, in fact, I just had one yesterday."

"They any good?"

"I have no idea."

"What do you mean, you just said you had one."
"Two, actually. They come in packs of two."

"So if you had two, you should know if they're any good."

"I agree, but...
2022-01-31 20:03:15

A trip down virus lane

I'm trying to remember what the popular viruses were before Everyone's Favorite Virus™️ showed up.

You would have to include any of the common STDs. Hepatitis B is one candidate that goes straight after the liver. Herpes is another classic one with telltale cold sores. You have HPV, which is...
2022-01-30 15:25:51

The work laptop rule

I saw the following headline today: How Worried Should You Really Be About Signing into Netflix on a Work Laptop?

I heard a story about someone working in my department years ago who was fired because the manager found gigabytes of porn and music saved on his work computer. By the...
2022-01-25 17:33:56

Noticing a new pair of shoes

Several years ago when I was on-site in Baltimore, I noticed a fellow consultant was wearing a very shiny new pair of dress shoes. I said, "Hey, those look like some fancy shoes." He proudly showed them off and said not only do they look good, but they are very...
2022-01-24 12:36:46

RIP Meat Loaf

I woke up to the sad news this morning that rockstar Marvin Lee Aday a.k.a. Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74. Meat Loaf's debut album Bat Out of Hell was released in 1977, the year I was born. This album is one of the best-selling records of...
2022-01-21 14:45:48

The Contrarian

"No, you don't just throw things in there willy nilly. You load the dishwasher from back to front. By the way, that's actually the opposite advice given to women regarding wiping behavior."

"Only you could connect loading a dishwasher with wiping one's ass." 

"Well, it is a gift."

"Toilet paper roll under...
2022-01-18 22:21:27