“Featherstone” – a play in one act – The Charnel House – Chicago, IL – Nov 2014

Featherstone – a play in one act – The Charnel House – Nov 2014“Featherstone” – a play in one act – The Charnel House – Chicago, IL – Nov 2014



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America’s job market is STILL DEAD. FINALLY, someone is talking about it.


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Another spam email from piece of shit staffing agency US TECH SOLUTIONS. STOP SPAMMING MY INBOX!!!!


Manoj Madhusudhan  (or is it Manoj Bairi ?????)


My name is Manoj and I represent US Tech Solutions. US Tech Solutions is a global staff augmentation firm providing a wide-range of talent on-demand and total workforce solutions. To know more about US Tech Solutions, please visit our website www.ustechsolutions.com.

We are constantly on the lookout for professionals to fulfill the staffing needs of our clients, and we currently have a job opening that may interest you. Below is a summary of the position.
If you are interested in the opportunity listed below, please forward your updated resume along with current contact information, or perhaps you can recommend someone who would be interested in this position.

Title: Financial Analyst
Location: Burr Ridge IL
Duration: 6 Months

Job Description:
There is possibility of going perm, looking for a candidate interested in temp-to-hire, and has work history stability reflected on resume. Last candidate selected, they would have made him perm, but contractor does not want perm work.

General experience level:
• Bachelor’s Degree required, with a focus in Accounting or Finance preferred
• CPA or other International Accounting Certification highly desired and preferred
• Advanced degree in accounting or business a plus
• Minimum of 7 years diverse finance and/or accounting experience required in a global manufacturing environment or in public accounting firm supporting manufacturing clients required
• Experience completing FP&A projects at large multinational corporations
o Forecast processes
o Developing analysis
o Developing presentations
o Reporting system change over support
• Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Essbase experience required
• Extremely fluid in Microsoft excel (pivot tables & Vlookups)
• Ability to work extended hours as required

• Amend and edit existing HFM Smart view and Essbase reports
• Run reports and ensure data is accurately reported during close and forecast periods
• Create and test new reports and complete data analysis within HFM and Essbase systems
• Develop manual consolidation templates that support new regional reporting structure
• Support corporate FP&A with analysis and presentation requirements

Thanks & Regards,
Manoj Bairi
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Email : madhu@ustechsolutionsinc.com | Phone : 201.524.9600 EXTN 152
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Defective Mr. Coffee 4-cup coffeemaker – the lip of the carafe chips off very easily – DO NOT BUY!

I bought a white 4-cup Mr. Coffee coffeemaker from Walmart a few weeks ago. I don’t need a 12-cup machine, since I only make coffee for myself, one cup at a time.

The coffeemaker crapped out on me after 10 days, so I brought it back and got a replacement for the same unit.


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I always rinse out the carafe and let it dry upside-down in my dishrack after every use. Just a few minutes ago, the lip of the carafe cracked when it just bumped against a ceramic cereal bowl.

WTF????? What kind of cheap shit glass is Mr. Coffee using for its carafes nowadays?  Replacement carafes cost MORE than just buying a whole new coffee making unit, which is NOT happening.

Solution:  I pulled the plastic top off of the broken carafe. You need that plastic dome to push on the plunger of the basket to get your coffee to drip down.  This plastic top just barely covers the top of my ceramic coffee mug.

GOD DAMN IT, MR. COFFEE!!!!  Using cheap-ass glass for your fucking carafes!!!!  FUCK YOU!!!!

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Any ideas I may have had of switching over to Comcast went out the window this morning.


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Sequel to “Iron Sky” looks promising, needs crowdfunding, only $90K of $500K raised so far.


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We need a word between “perception” and “consciousness.”

Maybe some animals have more than just perception about the world, but you can’t really prove that they are conscious. For me, consciousness requires thinking about what you experience in the world. Many animals to whom we attribute consciousness, e.g. ravens that solve problems, dogs, octopodes, and even mice that react when they see that another mouse will be hurt if they behave a certain way, they may very well be intelligent and can solve problems in their environment. But this only means that they perceive the world, that they have a world view, not that they are necessarily conscious.  And as for self-consciousness, that goes a step beyond being conscious.

We need a world between perception and consciousness  to correctly describe the mental state of such animals. Perhaps “world view” or “world aware” would work.  Maybe animals, in putting together a picture of the world beyond just immediate perception of their immediate environment, yet short of true consciousness, have “Weltanschauung“.

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