Friday, April 03, 2009

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION, n. Not being troubled with a conscience.

2009 Update: A plaintive, pitiful, hopeful command.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

a hopeful plea
to further
insight into
ones' own
agenda....
Peace
Plants Icelandic/American
flag,as first of the day

Ariel the Thief said...

Recommendation, I won't do it, you will.

Jamie Dawn said...

Recommendations are like obligations.
Have you ever been in a restaurant with someone and asked them what they recommend?
If you don't order what they recommend, it's kind of like you're poo pooing their recommendation. It's like you're saying, "You suggested the boiled ham, but that sounds nasty, so I'm ordering the barbecued ribs."
Or you might actually order the boiled ham and choke it down just BECAUSE they recommended it.
At Chandra, I recommend the pad thai noodles.

the amoeba said...

RECOMMENDATION, n. In HR, rubbish removal.

tsduff said...

My job recommendations are in order - now where is the job?

TLP said...

Recommendations don't mean much if they're good. But if they're bad....

That seems very unfair.

Tom & Icy said...

The cat recommends that you get a different avatar pic.

quilly said...

RECOMMENDATION n.
1.) an affirmation given about someone else to advance one's own agenda 2.) an affirmation given about something one has no personal interest in securing for one's self 3.) an affirmation given about something in trade for monetary recompense

Nessa said...

I recommend I think more on these most interesting definitions.

Jim said...

Recommendations are seldom to be followed unless they're made by Dick Cheney and ...
Like when you don't know what to do by your own half baked idea.
..

Doug said...

Bear, it seems Icelanders put a big premium on getting here first. I guess it's the inner volcano.

I'll take that as a suggestion, Ariel.

JD, I'm happy to take your recommendations on supper. I know it will either bring me In n' Out or Chandra.

Amoeba, as in "We recommend you consider your future?"

Right around the corner, Terry. No, the next corner.

TLP, fairness is not recommended.

Icy, Willie recommends Bootsy minds her own business.

Quilly, that last is consulting.

Nessa, I should take that recommendation.

By recommendations, Jim, you mean the constitution?

the amoeba said...

TLP - actually the good recommendation, these days, does mean something. It means the recommender is anxious to get rid of the recommendee. While the bad recommendation can mean "I ain't letting this person go, no way, no how; she's too good."

It's a mad mad mad mad world ...

Minka said...

recommendation,n. a disguised blow to free will and a word with 5 syllables

skywind said...

Recommendation? The heart of each person have a conscience.
Health information
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jenn said...

The letter every paranoid girl needs in regards to her future employment. Gah.

cooper said...

It's what you get when you pay to play.

Doug said...

Amoeba, may it ever be.

Minka, I recommend you stop counting.

Skywind, from the links in your comments, I once thought you were a spammer. I reccomend you accept my apology.

Jenn, I have faith all will be well, or, at least, warm.

Coop, I hope you didn't pay very much.

weirsdo said...

Puffery or damning with faint praise to, as Amoeba says, get someone off one's back.
Amoeba and I think alike often.

Doug said...

Weirsdo, the academy has had a pretty good shot at you both. I suppose there are standard brainwashing techniques.