Esquire – Not So Green?

Or, more likely, clumsy HTML. If you go to Esquire.com, at the bottom right of the page, next to the Hearst Men’s Network, is a link to “Being Green”. However, if you click on the link, you get a “404 – Object not found!” error, which is awesome and ironic in the same way that http://www.sarahpalin.com used to say something about intentionally blank” (not anymore, alas, the Election Time Capsule link rot has begun).

After some Googling, I found the “Being Green” website and it’s linked here for your reference. Seems they do have a commitment to the environment after all.

Esquire – Not So Green?

Sending Junk Mail to the Credit Card Companies

A recent NY Times Op-Ed had the turn of phrase, “Credit-card offers came in the mail like confetti” and I chuckled.

Every time a credit card application comes in the mail, I shred it and fill the “No Postage Necessary” envelopes with the shreddies and send it back. I wouldn’t say I’m proud of this, but every time I do it, I giggle my motherfucking ass off. If I’m feeling especially cheeky, I fill the envelope with other household detritus like old keys or screws.

I don’t think I’m doing anything in the war on junk mail, but it is cathartic. Besides, I don’t think you can recycle the shreddies without them blowing all over the street on trash day.

Sending Junk Mail to the Credit Card Companies