Archive for May 2013

Texting with Bang-Buddies: Self Esteem's Guillotine

Texting with Bang-Buddies: Self Esteem's Guillotine
First of all, I’ll just start out by saying- all girls are freaking NUTS.  Like- clinically nuts.  Per me, and all men.  ”Here take this life test-  you all failed. You’re crazy. All of you. Oh God- please don’t cry…” — is what I feel like men think about women every damn day, from when... Read more »

Crosstown Classic Wrigleyville Photo Essay: You Could not cut the Apathy With a Samurai Sword

Crosstown Classic Wrigleyville Photo Essay: You Could not cut the Apathy With a Samurai Sword
Now that Dioner Navarro, of all people, is the current leader for Best Crosstown Classic game ever, it’s time to admit that marketing-firm-named Crosstown Classic has never been a classic and has lost just about all of it’s luster. I took a walk to Wrigley for today’s game- the last of the only four (though... Read more »

12 Things That Have Never Been Said About Social Media

12 Things That Have Never Been Said About Social Media
1. I wish my friends would upload more pics of their food; I’m constantly wondering what it is they’re eating. 2. There is no doubt in my mind that YouTube commenter was popular in middle school. 3. What do you mean you “Opted out” of Facebook’s graph search? Why? 4. The best Tweets are vague... Read more »
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10 Reasons to Pronounce it "JIF", not "GIF"

10 Reasons to Pronounce it "JIF", not "GIF"
In 1987, a Compuserve programmer named Steve Wilhite invented the .GIF file compression format which allowed for color pictures to be sent over the internet much faster than previous compression techniques allowed for. Eventually the .JPEG format became more popular for picture file compression, but the .GIF has recently regained it’s popularity for its ability... Read more »

The Tyranny of one dead Earbud

The Tyranny of one dead Earbud
HAVING ONLY ONE FUNCTIONAL HEADPHONE INCURS THE WORST CASE OF PANIC.  I know this is a first-world problem at its core, but it is a seriously, big fucking, anyone-who-has-it problem nonethless.  Like an old-timey clockmaker, as soon as there is a sign of one-failed earphone, a fizzle in your hedgerow, a crackle in your Fishman... Read more »

Who are Evergreen Grass Band?

Who are Evergreen Grass Band?
This Thursday at Tonic Room, there are some new strings in town.  Thanks to Randal Pink Productions and Eighth Note Booking, Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s four-piece bluegrass ensemble will be pickin’ and tinkerin’ in Chicago.  If you’re on the fence about coming, with a long blade of wheat in your mouth perhaps, here are some downright notable points... Read more »
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