A few high concepts for 4/20

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In honor of America’s favorite unsanctioned holiday, I figured I’d do a little free writing today. Disclaimer: No cannabis was harmed in the making of this blog post. I stopped by the Circle K this morning to pick up my morning breakfast of carbonated high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine. ...
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Serious but silly

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The majority of funding for any Kickstarter rolls in during the first and final week. You start with the excitement of a new launch and finish with the urgency of a ticking clock. With just a few days left on our current Black Suit of Death Kickstarter I feel like I should have something profound to ...
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The Quarterly Oppressor: Good Slags Are Hard to Find

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There are many people in this world who suffer from the delusion that they have value and deserve to be treated with respect. The worst of these types believe themselves to be “individuals.” If you make the mistake of employing these people, no amount of oppressive skill or trickery will keep them ...
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The Quarterly Oppressor: An Obedient Slag is a Happy Slag

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Much like a dog or a small child, the dregs who haunt the cubicle foundation of a corporate empire need boundaries. Without a clear-cut set of rules and regulations to live by, your employees will float aimlessly from paycheck to paycheck. The usual dress codes, attendance policies, and so on, are ...
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The Quarterly Oppressor: Buzz Speak, The New BS

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Keeping up the appearance of communication is vital to keeping the slags happy and productive. But as any overlord worth his six figures will tell you, real information is best kept under lock and key. And the key is best kept under the close supervision of a highly paid advisory committee, consisting ...
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The Quarterly Oppressor: Mission Statement Mistakes

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Ever wonder what separates a real corporation from some schlub with a small business and a cheap lawyer? The answer is a mission statement. Nothing gives the impression of corporate power and prestige like a well-worded mission statement. But before you go grab a fresh Crayola and start spilling words ...
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