Friday, February 27, 2009

Would You Pay Use The Bathroom?

Ireland based Ryan Air is considering making customers pay to use the restrooms on their flight. They are Europe's third largest airline who is credited with beginning the pay per checked bag trend. Although the airline has not made an official decision about the pay per piss toilet fare, they have admitted to considering the possibility.

I hope Ryan Air doesn't start another trend. What will happen if you don't have 2 quarters on you? Do these executives realize how annoying that would be? They should put a change machine next to the restrooms, and maybe some arcade games. I'm tired of companies adding hidden costs to a service. Cities and counties do it too--anybody notice that parking and speeding tickets seem to be handed out more frequently? How about they just raise taxes instead of attempting to ruin people's day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Coldplay and Jay-Z

Definitely one of the best performances of the night: "Lost" and "Viva La Vida." I love both songs, but like "Lost" a bit more.

"If you succeed prepare to be crucified" ("Lost"). The song reminds us that even when we win ultimately we loose. We all have our scars, and there's no denying that there will be more to come. In this world there will always be pleasure and pain.

And, I love the blending of the two genres. It's been a long time since Run DMC and Aerosmith performed together. If music keeps evolving and blending genres there's no telling what history can be created.