Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Who Puts the Ultimate Fun in the Funplex?

Texas does!

Ultimate Fun Birthday Package


The ultimate fun birthday cake is inedible? It makes sense if you think it through. Nothing says fun like a diamond encrusted birthday cake with solid gold filling!


It is common knowledge that the ultimate fun can only be achieved by outgoing extroverted kids who have many friends. The staff at the funplex are not miracle workers. If your child is a shy introverted book reading type, sorry about that!


The fun sure adds up!

Florida too!

The Funplex of Gulf Breeze

Party Central
Let us do the work for you and
please remember
EVERYONE must wear SOCKS on inflatables!!

Must remember to wear socks! Ultimate fun!

Gymnastics Party
Let us do the work for you and
please remember
Bare feet are required

Must remember not to wear socks! Ultimate fun!

This post was inspired by the ultimate fun. It is an ongoing joke that never gets old to me.

June 3, 2009
Innovation Danger!

The first quote comes from the president of the division where I once worked. I saw it in a magazine. It needs a bit of back-story first though. We'd just gone through one of the biggest frauds in the history of the stock market (it was before Enron and Worldcom). It was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for a good month. There had been layoffs. Morale was in the toilet. So what was the quote?

We have a fun environment with creativity and fun.

I don't think I have ever laughed so hard. What the heck was "fun" doing in there once, much less twice? Hahaha!

On to the second quote. I'm reminded of it quite often, especially when watching the financial news on TV.

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. - Eric Hoffer

Fun! Creativity and fun! The lack of "fun" is clearly what the president of my division feared most, and for good reason. Dark gallows humor was the only fun we had. I'm reminded of one team walking by my door. They'd just been laid off. One said, "Dead men walking." We all laughed, but nervously.


Stagflationary Mark said...

I said in yesterday's comments...

I'll be posting more retail trade charts tomorrow.

I'm awaiting the CPI data for October (released tomorrow) so that we can see how much of the retail trade data was driven by inflation.

I'm expecting a very tame CPI reading. If true, then retail sales look to be pretty good in October. It was certainly nice to see that they weren't driven by gasoline station sales anyway. (Gasoline stations' sales were actually down in October on a seasonally adjusted basis.)

The CPI reading was actually negative (deflation). That means that the real (inflation adjusted) sales numbers were very good. That said, I think the deflationary reading has "spook" written all over it if today's stock market is any indicator.

I got a bit distracted by this funplex post (and other things that have popped up) but still intend to post some retail charts soon. Sorry about that!

Audrey said...

Yesterday my son's teacher said he wasn't having enough fun at school. She said she caught him not doing his schoolwork and staring off into space.

I'd better take him to the funplex.

Gotta remember to wear socks.

Gotta remember to not wear socks.


Stagflationary Mark said...


The fun's so intense, I gotta wear socks!

The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Pat revealed on VH1's "100 Greatest One-hit Wonders of the '80s" list that the meaning of the song was widely misinterpreted as a positive perspective in regard to the near future. Pat somewhat clarified the meaning by stating that it was, contrary to popular belief, a "grim" outlook. While not saying so directly, he hinted at the idea that the bright future was in fact due to impending nuclear holocaust.