Wednesday, October 22, 2008

#109 - The Skinny On Skinny

A laugh is definitely in order after the last one. Maybe. LaFevre never said it was going to be easy, or in line with the popular vote. Which brings me to weight sizes. LaFevre noticed one side of this weight thing lead to a new addition to the LaFevre Dictionary of Contemporary Terms.

First, there’s skinny. No problem with that. After that, is anorexic. What goes down, must come up (ouch). But there’s one level even lower, where they don’t even eat. And the winner is…


Thank you, thank you, hope you liked the show. I’ll be here all weekend.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

#108 - Tee'd Off

Boy, that title just rolled right off. GOLF. Never learned the game. Never had time. Maybe something similar to guitars. LaFevre is left-handed. And in a right-handed world, left-handed items cost 20% more. LaFevre noticed this about golfers, at least those in the corporate sector: he has no idea if golfers golf on the weekend, but he does know they regularly take off for the greens, in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week. Why? Only they know, since LaFevre doesn’t golf. Besides, it’s not like they’re tele-commuting in between holes. Just “driving”. All while the “traffic” increases back home.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

#107 - Standing Tall

Humans. Top of the evolutionary food chain. Possessing the abilities of free will, reason, and thought. Dominance over all earthly living beings. Reproducing as mammals, yet acting like animals. All LaFevre wants to know is…

“Why can’t we sleep standing up?”

Friday, October 10, 2008

#106 - Perceptionist Politicum

Vision is extraordinary. Especially in its ability to play tricks on us, usually occurring in our peripherals, where what we thought we saw, is really something else, although close. Result: a “double-take”. Happens all the time. Here’s an example of a spontaneous peripheral misperception, you can’t help but laugh at, considering its obvious similarity.

Recently, I caught a neighborhood political sign in my peripheral: “Obama/Biden”. Nothing new, strange, or out of place. But as we all know how deceptive our peripherals can be, and how the mind plays tricks on us, I saw something different. And I know you’ll see what I thought I saw, in spite of everything else I see that no one else does, at least not before I point it out. (Ouch)

Sign in the window: Obama / Biden
Sign in my peripheral: Osama bin Laden

That’s gotta hurt.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tiger Claw says...

Air guitarists never die -
they just change their, uh, strings...

#105 - Jingle All The Way

Yup. Commercial jingles. Would be perfect if it were Christmas time. Almost. What better time than right before Halloween. After all, this is about pop tunes, in disguise. That’s right. Not the pop tunes by the original artists, but done by session musicians for hire, just for that purpose.

Sorry, LaFevre has to ask the brutal question: If you’re going to sell out, why would you let someone else perform your song? Out of integrity? You’re selling out! It’s worse allowing your song to air as part of a national ad campaign, being done by someone else. Especially if you haven’t made any music in two decades (anyone who has seen the new commercial using The Fixx’s “Saved By Zero” should know what I’m talking about). LaFevre says: “Can you say – “La-who, Za-her”?!”

Thursday, October 2, 2008

#104 - The Corporate Challenge

There are two types of challenges in the corporate rat race: new business, and consistency. Overlapping, of course, is not uncommon, but generally speaking, the ones responsible for bringing in new, and maintaining current business, involves new ideas, products and services. While on the other side of the spectrum, those who do the same work on a daily basis, the challenge is to perform the work correctly, all the time. Different and unique challenges for both sides, and the subsequent success when respect is present across the board. “Even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.”

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

#103 - Hopeless vs. Helpless

Ever notice how some people ask for help all the time? Why is that? I see it everywhere. But these people don’t really need help. They can do it themselves. A lot of the time they expect it. Even go so far as to chastise someone for NOT helping them.

Ever notice someone struggling in their efforts, but never ask for help? Call it pride. Call it “not wanting to appear as if they need help”. Why? Because they still have hope. Therein lies your answer. The helpless always maintain hope, while the hopeless always need help, to get by. LaFevre’s favorite response to the hopeless: “How did you make it this far in life?”