Sunday, September 25, 2022

There's a company out there that says it'll take an 'inflation bullet' for you...

Costco Wholesale’s $1.50 hot-dog-and-soda combo is in no jeopardy of disappearing anytime soon. Costco’s chief financial officer, Richard Galanti, was asked during a presentation on its fourth-fiscal-quarter results what categories it’s harvesting extra margin on to offset the margin squeeze in other areas, including the noted hot-dog-and-soda combo. “Lightning just struck me,” he quipped, according to a transcript on S&P Global Market Intelligence.
“We really don’t look at it that way. I think the thing I mentioned earlier about there being some businesses that are doing well with margin, like the gas business, in a smaller way - in the travel business, those things help us be more aggressive in other areas, or, as you mentioned, hold the price on the hot dog and the soda a little longer - forever. 
The hot-dog-and-soda combination, a prepared-food offering that is a hallmark for many of a visit to the warehouse retailer, has taken on a life of its own. When inflation started accelerating in May, an executive publicly proclaimed that it was holding the combination constant at the same price in effect since the 1980s.
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I appreciate the fact that a girl wearing something like 
this would probably be a little pretentious, but I still think 
it's sexy as fuck anyway. Juss' sayin'...
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I don't understand how The New Yorker thinks this cartoon 
is worthy of publishing. Not only is it not funny, it's 
somehow kind of 'high-brow' and just plain stupid.
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Ya see - now that's funny...
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My god - the list of people who'd run in his staid is genuinely frightening - and a couple of them might even be electable (remember who's President now before you poo-poo that idea). Biden is an obvious frontrunner in the 2024 election, though his bullshit approval ratings over issues like inflation and gun violence have left some members of his own party questioning whether he can pull off another win. Recently, he has seen a small boost in popularity on the heels of legislative wins and student debt relief, but it remains to be seen if he can keep up the momentum, or for that matter, if he doesn't fall off the Alzheimer's cliff.
 
Take a look at the list CNN has put together. Try not to read it at night - you might not be able to fall asleep with those images dancing around in your head...

In case you missed it on this morning first post, the newest modelling from NOAA has the storm tracking north and west of us. If it holds at that track, Florida City is gonna get it's ass kicked again. They still haven't re-built from Hurricane Michael - another late-season storm that hit them and devastated the city back in 2018.
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This is Joe Bananas. He's still dead, just like the Queen is. 
The reason this picture caught my eye is because of the suit 
he's wearing. I betcha back in the 50's, that suit woulda cost 
anybody but him at least $ 500 bucks. He probably got 
a couple dozen when they fell off the truck.
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President Biden is facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, 
with 64 percent of Democratic voters saying they would prefer a new standard-bearer in the 2024 presidential campaign, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll, as voters nationwide have soured on his leadership, giving him a meager 33 percent job-approval rating.
Read the full article (from  back in July believe it or not) here if this kinda shit tickles your funny bone like it does mine: 
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Brigitte Bardot being painted by Vincent Roux in 1970. By then, her appeal as a 'sex goddess' had diminished considerably, and her age was starting to show. She was 28 when this picture was taken.After appearing in more than 50 films from the age of 18, Bardot announced her retirement just before her 40th birthday. She did have the major babe thing going, especially when she was 'The Girl in the Bikini'...
 
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Pray all ya want. This is just a statement.
Don't bust my balls for posting it here.
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This 'interesting' looking gal's name is Shanti Mignogna. She is one of the co-owners of Talula's Restaurant in Asbury Park, NJ. 
The popular pizzeria has implemented a 3.5% "kitchen appreciation fee" to help combat rising costs. It makes you wonder who's studiper - them for doing this and calling it that, or the customers who would tolerate that kind of California-esque bullshit.
If I ever saw something like that added to my bill, I would burn the whole fucking building down with her in it. Juss' sayin'...
Where do these people get the balls to do stupid shit like that? Just raise your fucking prices, lady - we would understand. Don't insult us with inane bullshit like this. 
Appreciate this, you tattooed moron.
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I had a girlfriend this easily entertained once...
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Ford had to delay deliveries of some vehicles including F-Series pickups after running out of its famous blue oval badges, The Wall Street Journal reported.Sources told the newspaper that Ford had run out of badges and nameplates for certain models. A company spokesman told The Journal that it had halted some vehicle shipments as a result.
Ford had considered 3D-printing the grille badges but decided that they wouldn't meet its quality standards, insiders told the paper. A source said Ford's F-series pickup trucks, one of America's most popular vehicle range, had been affected by the shortage.
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She has quite a few new items up and available. Click on the text box above to open her shop in a new tab.
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6 comments:

  1. Joe Bananas' suit: whatever it cost (might've been a gift), didn't fall off a truck, nor did he find it on a rack; that's what's called "bespoke"

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    1. I usta have a connection in Manhattan for hot Italian silk suits - and they even had a tailor right there in the warehouse to do fittings on the spot.

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  2. Assume you mean Panama City, not Florida City as typed.

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  3. "I appreciate the fact that a girl wearing something like this would probably be a little pretentious, but I still think it's sexy as fuck anyway. Juss' sayin'..."

    . . . . . especially when it is ALL she is wearing.

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  4. it didn't happen to be a couple connected Jewish guys in a warehouse on lower 5th?

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  5. It was a bunch of Italian guys with a loft on on West 29th street

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