Archive: January 27th, 2002

LEGODEATH: A Museum of Horrors

More fun with LEGO including "Ages Of Execution" and "Torture Classics".

Mission Statement Generator

This is hilarious and slightly frightening.

Catbert’s Mission Statement Generator gives a random "Mission Statement" every time you load the page. That’s the hilarious part. What’s frightening is that most of them sound exactly like the real thing. I can just imagine execs finding this site and using it as a goldmine for drafting mission statements.

Here are some real world examples of mission statements, taken at random from Brighton New Media companies, that could have come from Catbert:

"We help businesses to find their voice, project their personality and fulfil their potential through strategic branding, corporate communications and internet solutions."

"We completely engineer high standards in resources for 100% customer satisfaction"

"We provide creative and technical solutions that meet clear communications and business goals."

Actually, I lied. One of those is from Catbert’s Mission Statement Generator. Can you spot the fake?

Me neither.

The Enron Corporation

So everyone is boo-hooing about Enron’s collapse and how people lost money because the company’s real financial situation wasn’t apparent.

What was apparent, and has been since 1999, is Enron’s complicity in human rights violations in India.

Quite frankly, if you are willing to work for, or invest money in, a company like Enron or Exxon, then you deserve to lose your money.

But does anyone get upset about human rights violations? Not as long as there’s money to be made it seems.