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November 30th, 2001

Donut Day

At the Chicago Auto Show roughly four years ago, Mercedes showed off a rather nifty looking car, focusing on the ordinarily boring topic of safety. (Yes, I realize safety is important, but I can’t get too too excited about airbags.) Not only did this car have transparent C-pillars, but it also had joystick control. Two joysticks were used in place of the steering wheel: one on the door, and one in place of the gear shift.

Don’t take my word for it. Check it out. It’s an interesting concept, but given how badly people drive with a wheel, I don’t think we can trust ’em with two Suncom joysticks from 1994. -pm

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FROM: Robert
DATE: Friday November 30, 2001 -- 11:11:25AM
I just left an office that didn't even have a casual Friday, so something divine like "Donut Day" was out of the question.

FROM: Vinny
DATE: Friday November 30, 2001 -- 11:58:41AM
We get bagels. In the near future, I suspect we'll also be getting pink slips too. But for now I'm happy with bagels.

DATE: Friday November 30, 2001 -- 12:06:46PM
Friday is No Whipping Day at work. The torture chamber is closed and locked, and the head clerk puts a smiley sign on the door.

This cheers us only temporarily, as Monday is Double Beatings Day.

FROM: Chris
DATE: Friday November 30, 2001 -- 1:16:41PM
Everyday is the same at Qwest - pure hell. Anybody want to hire me??

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday November 30, 2001 -- 3:48:03PM
Friday is "Paul thinks it's Thursday" day. Friday is also the day on which I sleep in a little more. Yep. That's a special day!

DATE: Saturday December 1, 2001 -- 12:37:31AM
Friday's the day I look for work. Just like every day. But Friday I make that extra special effort.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Saturday December 1, 2001 -- 1:44:23AM
My home office offers Unsolved Mysteries and leftovers from the night before for lunch.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday July 12, 2002 -- 5:02:47 pm
Explain the connection between Donut Day and the story about the Mercedes? Did you mean donuts of the parking lot variety? Some people seemed to think you meant the sticky sweet pastry variety. I'm lost.

FROM: Chris
DATE: Tuesday December 2, 2003 -- 5:25:01 pm
Go donut day
r thay free i didnt evan read the arcticle but i wanted 2 send someting that people outside of my life would read. wow im on a internet site

FROM: Chris
DATE: Tuesday December 2, 2003 -- 5:25:57 pm
P.S. im a loner

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday December 2, 2003 -- 6:26:36 pm
We were able to figure that out already.

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