Archive for December 2010

7 Ways to be Productive While Hungover on New Year's Day

7 Ways to be Productive While Hungover on New Year's Day
For all the resolutions and goals we make for the impending new year, we always seem to put our most worthless foot forward on the first day of every year. Invariably it is spent convalescing on the couch with a hangover, while it could be spent hitting the ground running on a fresh new year.... Read more »

10 Last-Minute NYE Ideas - Chicago Edition

10 Last-Minute NYE Ideas - Chicago Edition
There’s a cachet to not having New Years plans two nights before one of the most overrated nights of the year.  Like not getting a smart phone because you want to read a hardcover on the train, or still wearing condoms.  But let’s be honest, nothing feels better than having your plans set and a... Read more »

Top 5 Creative Ways to Kill Time at Work

Nobody needs to tell you to check your personal e-mail, facebook (or MySpace if you’re a pedophile or meth dealer), or your fantasy football team to kill time at work.  Those time wasters are so obvious that most companies block them.  This list will give you some new creative ways to kill time at work.... Read more »
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6 Best Hoosiers You Didn't Know Were Hoosiers

6 Best Hoosiers You Didn't Know Were Hoosiers
Few people realize the caliber of luminaries that Indiana has produced. May that cease with this list.

Top 5 Songs About Female Sexual Submission

Top 5 Songs About Female Sexual Submission
I think a new sub-genre of pop music is afoot. It is for this generation of pop starlets, what the Power Ballad was for the glam rockers of the 1900′s. Whereas power ballads showcased the hardened rocker’s soft side, the new sub-genre is about the pop starlet being sexually submissive. The two may have more... Read more »

Top 5 Christmas Movies Made After 1990

Top 5 Christmas Movies Made After 1990
This list shall have neither It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story. Great movies, but we’re tired of seeing them ranked and/or compared at the expense of others. For the record, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vactaion came out in 1989.  
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Top 5 Characteristics of a Chicago Snob

Top 5 Characteristics of a Chicago Snob
Mayor Daley will not take your Chicago badge away; it’s okay to admit you like ketchup on your hot dog. 5.   Neighborhood Expert:  Do you ask people where they live just to correct them?  “Actually Wrigleyville is not a real place, it’s just what people from the suburbs call the area around Wrigley Field that’s... Read more »

Top 5 Most Overrated Parties

Consider this list the antithesis of the opening party in Jason van der Beek’s greatest piece of work: Rules of Attraction.   This Animal House meets Requiem for a Dream dark comedy about college life features one of the greatest college party themes ever:  “Dress to Get Screwed Party.”   This list contains the worst, most overrated... Read more »

Are you a CTA- Hole? 10 Ways to Determine if you are.

The Correct Answer is...A:<br><br> When a person is exiting through the front of the bus. Whether you genuinely aren't paying attention or you are paying attention and were just acting oblivious because it gave you a reason to knock over a moron who shouldn't have been exiting the front of the bus, either reason is acceptable. Your pretending to nearly run into them sends the message that you assumed no one enters out the front. Ideally, that causes them to think, "That rude person acted like it should be assumed that no one ever enters out the front! Oh wait, it should! They were right and I suck. I promise to exit through the back exclusively for the rest of my life." Even if they think that, the perceived threat of being knocked over at least provides a negative stimulus to an unintelligent behavior. Rogerian Psychology told me that will make this person less likely to repeat that behavior. Every little bit that reduces that likelihood helps!
The Chicago Transit Authority is no one’s destination. Instead it is the means by which we arrive at our destination. Since no one actually wants to be on there, let’s abide by two rules: 1- Do your part to help make our ride go as quickly as possible, and, 2- Don’t be a CTA-hole. Later... Read more »
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13 Things That Prove We Live in a Minimalist Era

This plain, dull-looking page is the second most visited on the internet.
I guess the headline says it all.