Archive for February 2013

Better Late Than Never

Before moving to Chicago for school, I attempted to unsubscribe from all local mailing lists in San Diego. From: Cinema Under The Stars Theater Date: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM Subject: Re: unsubscribe To: [Me] You have been removed from the list. If this wasn’t your intention or you are having problems getting... Read more »

Siri, Who's the Quirkiest of Them All?

Zooey Deschanel is soooooooooooo quirky!   I just don’t know how Zooey keeps all her quirks straight. Quirks left, quirks right, here a quirk, there a quirk, everywhere a quirk quirk. What a quirky McQuirkster. Relatedly, please check out @ZooeySiri, a hilarious twitter account of questions an old school Quirkster wonders aloud, hoping Siri will... Read more »

If There Is One Thing That I Learned from Tetris

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned from playing Tetris it is that mistakes accumulate and success vanishes.” – Tetris game developer (via) Too deep? What about this take? Tetris hurls endless blocks at the player, much as life hurls you endless problems and obstacles, jobs and chores, responsibilities. It isn’t the success that vanishes; the... Read more »

Bill Murray Golfs and I Finally Get Golf as a Spectator Sport

All my life I’ve wondered three things: What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? Why are golf sportscasters always whispering? I worry that the first two may remain unresolved until the day I die, but #3 I feel like I should be able to figure out with enough dedicated research. I’ve just... Read more »

Improving Workplace Productivity, One Trash Can at a Time

As usual, I am up to no good. Except I mean the opposite. I venture that I’m practically saving the world these days, one trash can at a time. Submitted to my work’s intranet suggestion box yesterday (click to zoom): And now that I think of it…shouldn’t all bathroom doors be pull to enter, push to... Read more »

In search of energy investing newsfeeds

On Twitter (so I can read on the bus on the way to work), I learned there is another definition of MLP, nothing to do with Master Limited Partnerships …     …My Little Pony. Eh…close enough! I’m now following Twilight Sparkle and Apple Jack.  

A Former Chicagoan's Guide to Chicago

via The Chicagoist via this guy, who is my latest idol. His tips are fo’ realz 2 legit 2 quit. He is hilarious and possibly racist hiding beneath racist humor hiding behind awareness of racist humor. Exhibit: on Chicago Ethnic Food Chicago is good at ethnicities and racism. It’s a good mix, as it means you end up with... Read more »

The Decline of Western Civilization

Depicted in two moving images below. And by “moving” images, I mean entirely static, like essentially all of America’s youth. Exhibit A: Ham & Cheese Loaf by Oscar Mayer Exhibit B: Goober by Smucker’s   I mean….I get it. I like convenience, too. But seriously, how lazy can you be? You can’t bear to open... Read more »

Eddie Huang: the Younger, Tubbier, Asianer Anthony Bourdain

Stumbled across this video series by Vice (when did Vice become so awesome, by the way?), profiling the motherland formerly known as Formosa, or: Eddie Huang’s “Fresh Off the Boat” take on Taiwan. It’s a nice picture of how amazing Taiwan is and there are some moments of pure hilarity as well. Three part series... Read more »

"Green" is code for "Black Out"?

Powered by Boeing Dreamliner Batteries “To make this the greenest Super Bowl, the New Orleans Host Committee has partnered with fans and the community to offset energy use across the major Super Bowl venues.The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome features more than 26,000 LED lights on 96 full-color graphic display panels, designed to wash the... Read more »
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