Jack’s Takes: They don’t make employee training videos like they used to…

Hello again! Jack here, back to share with you all footage from our weird, weird past.

There are many things that make starting a new job unpleasant, such as meeting new co-workers, adjusting to a new schedule, and so on. In my opinion, all of these pales in comparison to sitting through new employee orientation.

I’ve had enough entry-level jobs in the past that much of the information from these orientation seem repetitive and dull. You would think employers would have found a way to jazz up their presentations by now.

Then again, maybe they already have…

Before you ask the obvious question: yes, this is a real employee training video. I could not believe it myself.

As tacky as this video may seem, I can’t deny that it was very informative. Needless to say, I will never forget how to make hot drinks again!

Have you ever had to sit through a tacky new-employee training video? If so, let us know about it in the comments!

Jack’s Takes: A Completely Unique Experience

Hello! It’s Jack, here to give my take on a media relic from the distant past (the 1970s).

Do bullfighting, cutting down trees, archery come to mind when thinking of things to do while drinking malt liquor? They don’t for me (I haven’t even done any of these activities sober), but what do I know?

As misguided as it is to do extreme sports while drinking, I admire this guy for his various interests! He makes the Dos Equis guy look agoraphobic in comparison.

Anyway, based on my observations, here is the moral of the story: as long as you have a can of malt liquor on your person, you are invincible. Only God himself can strike you down.

Between the Legs: The Bill Buckner Story

Hey everyone! It’s Jack, here to add a fresh perspective to all things nostalgia.

I don’t know about you all, but I have been glued to my TV during the World Series this year. Specifically, I have enjoyed back-and-forth nature, with the L.A. Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays taking turns bringing home the W, in this best of 7 series.

Although I have no dog in this fight (being the loyal Brewers fan that I am), I still felt bad for the Rays ultimate defeat. It must sting to know that, despite their best efforts, they still came up short. But I believe they can rest a little easier at knowing that at least they’re not this guy:

For those of you who don’t know, that is Bill Buckner, first baseman for the Boston Red Sox, and the error happened during game six of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets. Because of the error, the Mets were able to score another run, securing their victory, and forcing a tiebreaking seventh game (which the Red Sox also lost, adding credibility to the long-held belief that the Red Sox were cursed).

Predictably, the error was met with an avalanche of criticism, which Bill Buckner gracefully took in stride. Listen to what he has to say about the play almost three decades later:

Boo Berry vs. Count Chocula

Which cereal do you prefer: Boo Berry or Count Chocula?

Personally, I like them both, although if I had to pick one, I would have to go with Count Chocula. Chocolate AND marshmallows?! Not even a question.

The more important question though (that is alluded to at the end of the commercial): which of the two cereal mascots would fare better in a duel?

Toys R Us…back from beyond the grave??

Here’s a relic from the past (in more ways than one): a Halloween commercial from the 1980s for Toys R Us!

Though I was saddened to see Toys R Us file for bankruptcy a few years back, after seeing their halloween costumes, I can understand why. For example, I can’t recall a time in any Star Wars movie where Yoda wears a shirt that includes a picture of himself.