Posts in category "Lists"

The five must-watch videos from Geek Week

YouTube has been promoting Geek Week since Aug. 4 and I’ve been right there with them, enjoying it to the fullest. Below are five must-watch videos that have been unveiled during Geek Week so far: 1. Thursday was Gaming Thursday! And Polaris posted this great video reminding me of all the great times I had... Read more »

Tales of Gusto: Ten historical geeks who helped to change the world for the better

It’s time for some more tales of gusto. And since it’s Geek Week, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the geeks throughout history who have changed the world through gusto. Let’s get right to it: Herodotus – A “historian” in much the same way the creators of most HBO shows that... Read more »

Three ways a computer game taught me how to potentially conquer the world

Three ways a computer game taught me how to potentially conquer the world
I went on a Sid Meier’s Civilization V bender over the weekend. In case you’ve never heard of it, Sid Meier’s Civilization V is a turn-based 4X strategy computer game in which you try to guide a national leader from the past to world domination. In case you’ve never heard of what a turn-based 4X... Read more »
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'Eat Your Heart Out' and 8 other phrases you don't want to dwell on for too long

'Eat Your Heart Out' and 8 other phrases you don't want to dwell on for too long
I recently tweeted out the following: Best Western, eat your heart out. RT @redeyechicago: This is a hotel shaped like a giant beagle: http://t.co/vi0E3kidt8 — Joe Grace (@Joe_Grace) August 1, 2013 Then I got to thinking about the words I chose: “Eat your heart out.” I mean, I REALLY started thinking about them. And, well,... Read more »

The 5 ways you celebrate a birthday in your 30s

The 5 ways you celebrate a birthday in your 30s
I turn 32 today, which– well – feels the same as turning 31. EXACTLY the same. And I have a sneaky feeling most of the birthdays I celebrate in my 30s will be like this. I’ve determined that my birthdays during this decade probably will follow the same pattern – a pattern that I would... Read more »

Five keys to success at Words With Friends using defense

Five keys to success at Words With Friends using defense
Ever since Words With Friends began showing average word scores each week, I’ve been obsessed with racking up big single-turn scores. And sure, that high average word score looks good, but it’s no way to win a Words With Friends game. As with basketball, football and going to the dentist, defense is the way to... Read more »
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Five cartoon villains you either forgot about or never knew existed

I watched a ridiculous amount of cartoons as a child. Some things about them I remember very well. Other things, not so much. The villains in particular were hard to keep track of because there always had to be more villains than heroes to keep the shows interesting. The following villains are ones I bet... Read more »

Running diary for 2013 NBA Finals, Game 1: Out of steam

On Thursday night, most people in Chicago were watching the Blackhawks play the Los Angeles Kings. Not me. Sorry. Don’t care about hockey. I’m an NBA guy. And Thursday night was the first night of the NBA Finals, an epic showdown between good (the San Antonio Spurs) and blurgh (the Miami Heat). So, I settled... Read more »

The YouTube Hall of Fame: Acetaminophen, cat science and Calvin and Hobbes movie

YouTube has thousands upon thousands of new videos every week, but how do you know which ones are worth watching? How do you know which ones will make you laugh and which ones will make you avert your eyes in horror? That’s where I come in. Here at Going for Gusto, I’ve created the YouTube... Read more »
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Crazy Cheesy Crust pizza: 5 worst ideas in pizza history

Crazy Cheesy Crust pizza: 5 worst ideas in pizza history
Pizza Hut will be unveiling its latest creation Wednesday – the Crazy Cheesy Crust pizza. It looks like a flower gone terribly wrong after a cheese-infused accident. Instead of the regular crust – you know, the stuff that people have shown over and over again that they like by still buying pizza – each slice... Read more »