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Office depot is a cesspool

Paid between $30-40 for a desk lamp at office depot. Just last week, the light bulb blew out. Did a quick search on line at the retailers web site and found nothing. Called retailer and they suggested taking the lamp to Home Depot and asking them for a replacement bulb. Did that. Zero results. Went back on line and visited lamp manufacturer site. Did a search for the replacement bulb. Zero results. I spent the whole morning fucking around online for this light bulb and finally found some merchants that carry it. The bulb itself will run me $20-26.

Considering the lamp only emits 9 watts of light, I thought it would be an energy saver to continue using it if I could find replacement bulbs. I was thinking a bulb like the one this lamp requires shouldn't cost more than $10. And I'm determined to find it for no more than $5, unless they come in packages where I'd be paying 10-20 for a multi pack of 3 or 4 bulbs. I have to say that the lamp didn't last all that long with the original bulb in the first place. $20 is outrageous for a bulb that is so hard to find. I'm trashing this desk lamp and making a new years resolution to NOT buy a replacement desk lamp bulb. I'm so angry about throwing away the original $30 for a crappy Office Depot lamp that I'm going to do without light and live in darkness where this lamp originally was being used.

Gawd, I wish I could castrate the imbeciles responsible for stocking their merchandise with disposable $30 desk lamps. Maybe castration is too harsh. I'll take an eyeball, an index finger, fingernails, or inserting an arrow thru one ear and out the other ear so that it would be obvious to shoppers that a store which is managed by these opportunistic morons is a cesspool.

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Dendera Reliefs

The walls are decorated with human figures next to bulb-like objects reminiscent of oversized light bulbs. Inside these "bulbs" there are snakes in wavy lines. The snakes' pointed tails issue from a lotus flower, which, without much imagination, can be interpreted as the socket of the bulb. Something similar to a wire leads to a small box on which the air god is kneeling. Adjacent to it stands a two-armed djed pillar as a symbol of power, which is connected to the snake. Also remarkable is the baboon-like demon holding two knives in his hands, which are interpreted as a protective and defensive power.

The other day, somebody at work reminded me how good the TV series Fargo was and I began to watch the show's second season all over again. For some odd reason a thought came to me as the show depicted a UFO illuminating the ground where various people witness this oddity. Since that day I had witnessed something like a fireball out of the sky, starting from the point where the Draco constellation was, and traveling SSW across the sky ending at about where Scorpio, or just past Orion might be positioned, I felt that if there are aliens in the universe, they're probably reptilian. You know that heirogphyic symbol of a lightbulb which archeologists believe was a source of light the Egyptians developed? It is a bulb-like shape with a slithery snake in the middle. I was wondering whether this symbol might be the ways in which the Egyptians communicated with the aliens who helped them build the pyramids.

What doesn't make sense, if there is a likelihood that the Dendera Lightbulb is in fact an alien entering our world thru some kind of portal that the Egyptians created, why aliens from outer space as depicted by humans are characteristically described like snakes in that they have a big head, large eyes, skinny limbs but their skin isn't exemplified much. Where I'm going with this idea is simply that, in the animal kingdom, one might think that species of animals, as they progress over time, develop thick skins. Turtles, elephants, lizards, etc. And if the reptilian like creatures that the Egyptians were capable of conjuring up thru their portals were ancient beings, then maybe they didn't have scaly skin when they visited the earth back then.



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