Archive for 2012

My Favorite Tweets of 2012

This one killed me and so does that picture of Willy.
Upon realizing I tend to take screen grabs of about 85% of my favorite tweets, I decided to make a list of my favorites from 2012. Happy New Year from all of us at Lists That Actually Matter and Happy Year, even when it’s old.

6 Reasons Jury Duty is fun

Day off With Pay <br><br>You get to miss work! It's always good to get out of work because after all, we work to live, we don't live to work.
My friend Joe Grace told me that he wasn’t all that excited for his upcoming jury duty. I tried cheering him up by telling him about how I’d been a juror a few years ago and actually liked it for a few different reasons and here is what I told him…… Oh P.S. After I told him... Read more »

10 Phrases I Love That I Learned From Black People

10 Phrases I Love That I Learned From Black People
As a dude with a degree in Psychology, people interest me, and black people are no exception.   1. Omma do dis Translation: “I’m going to do this” I don’t really find myself saying, “I am going to do this”,  too often, but because it’s so fun to physically say aloud “omma do dis”, it’s... Read more »
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Let's Retire the Word,"Evil", Like the Intellectual Grown-ups That we are

Let's Retire the Word,"Evil", Like the Intellectual Grown-ups That we are
Sometimes when a person uses just one word, you can tell a lot about them just because they used that one word.  When I hear someone describing a bruise as a “hematoma” for instance, I reflexively think that person has had some medical training. Similarly, when I hear someone pronounce New Orleans as, “Nawlins”, I... Read more »

The Liz and Dick Drinking Game

The Liz and Dick Drinking Game
This pop culture landmark and  future instant classic airs Sunday at 9/8c on Lifetime. If you like awful stuff as much as I do, I cannot recommend this highly enough.   - When you look at the tv and don’t see Liz Taylor, but rather Lindsay Lohan feebly trying to portray her, take a drink.... Read more »

The Soundtrack to Defending the AAJA Trivia Bowl Crown: Memories of Ass Kicking set to Music

The Soundtrack to Defending the AAJA Trivia Bowl Crown: Memories of Ass Kicking set to Music
“..people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. Since we humiliated them, I wouldn’t expect anyone from WBEZ to know that quotation was said by Maya Angelou, but it was, and I’ve always enjoyed it (both the quotation and humiliating WBEZ).... Read more »
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Drinking Game

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Drinking Game
Everybody wants to have a good time on Thanksgiving, but the odds of that happening are much higher for some people than for others.  Some people are bound to celebrate their blessings with a-hole relatives, while others may be gearing up for the awkward first Thanksgiving with in-laws, and others still will be stuck in... Read more »

11 More Words You Hear Only When Paired With a Certain Other Word or Prefix

11 More Words You Hear Only When Paired With a Certain Other Word or Prefix
Please note this is the third installment of this series: for further reading: Part 1 and Part 2 can be found here.   Disenfranchise- It’s common to hear a jilted bloc of people referred to as, “disenfranchised”, but I am pretty sure I’ve never heard of anyone being “enfranchised”- which means to set free, or... Read more »

4 Played-out Suffixes that put the 'sux' in Suffixes, and 4 'fixes'

4 Played-out Suffixes that put the 'sux' in Suffixes, and 4 'fixes'
Sometimes a once-clever witticism just runs its course, and due to its ubiquity and overuse it just stops being witty and becomes a lazy excuse for originality. If you don’t believe me, it’s probably because you’re a four year old who tells the same joke over and over, again and is still amused. If that... Read more »
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Last-Minute Election Night Drinking Game

Last-Minute Election Night Drinking Game
As the media has reminded us for the past two months, this election is going to be “extremely close”, decided by a “razor thin margin”, “up for grabs”, “neck and neck” and “come down to the wire”.  And, as a result, Americans are probably going to be up extremely late watching CNN over-analyze exit polls... Read more »