Bulk Trash Obliviots

I don’t know about your community But in Dallas we have Bulk Trash pickup monthly. This means you can put out anything.  Absolutely anything and line your sidewalk with it so the City can pick it up.  This is all part of our monthly garbage pickup fee.  I’ve seen tree limbs and branches 8 feet Read More …

Just Wave a Flag That Says ROB ME

In the #BulkTrashFAIL category… Not the first time I’ve written on this topic, but this example is so extreme I just have to bring it up again. On bulk trash days do NOT put out boxes for large, expensive items.  This is an invitation to being robbed.  Ask your local police department if you’re in Read More …

Tales From the Front – a Landlord’s Lament

Sometimes You’re the Big Dog Sometimes You’re the Chew Toy The horrors of being a landlord Two tales of WTF Tenants Episode 1 The Three Little Pigs We rented a nice 3 bedroom house to 3 hair dressers (2 girls and a guy). A client of mine vouched for them and was their employer. They Read More …

Southwest Alleged Dog Allergy Histrionics

Undocumented alleged dog allergy results in arrest This week’s Obliviot Du Jour is identified as Anila Daulatza, who was forcibly removed from a Southwest plane when she refused to cooperate with authorities. According to this particular Obliviot, she had a life-threatening dog allergy.  She could produce no evidence of this alleged condition, though.  This, in Read More …

It’s How You Deal With Problems That Defines You

This axiom applies to everything. However…  in this particular instance I am referring to the Dallas Fire Marshal shutting down an art show put on by Chocolate and Art in Dallas, Texas. In case you are unfamiliar with Chocolate and Art, this is an event organizer out of Los Angeles.  They do pop-up art shows Read More …

Obliviot Du Jour 6-24-2017

It’s not every day I stumble on an example to dramatic. Sometimes I just get lucky. Today’s obliviot comes from Pennsylvania.  His name is John Pisone and he thought he could hurl insults, racial taunts and cuss like a longshoreman to a black cameraman with video rolling – and have no price to pay.  Naturally, Read More …

Great Way to Keep Your Laptop (and your lap) Cool

This is, very simply, an amazing product. What is? You may ask. Good point. The Neo Lapsaver Laptop Cooling Pad is what I’m referring to. This 1/2″ thick black cordura pad is made from a remarkable crystalline chemical compound that wicks heat away from any surface it comes in contact with. Set your laptop on Read More …

A Classic Painful Obliviot Example In New Jersey

You may have seen this news article recently of a woman paying more attention to her phone than where she is walking.  This results in her toppling over a sidewalk opening access door and hurtling head-first into the abyss.  The 67 year old woman in this example was seriously injured and extracted from the basement Read More …

Obliviot of the Day – Kathy Griffin

And the Obliviot Trophy du Jour Goes To: Kathy Griffin (and Tyler Shields) <sorry dude, but this was dangerous and you should have known it> So a pair of pretty talented and well-known people get together and decide to make a dramatic, politically charged statement about our Tangerine in Chief.  You may know the target Read More …

The Story of Slick.The.Dog

Every dog has a story This is the story of Slick.The.Dog July 2016 We were on a little trip back to Northern California (where it all started).  We has spent several days in Silicon Valley with my son and went back to SFO (San Francisco Airport) to pick up our rental car for the rest Read More …