Rock Paper Scissors League Growing

In the newest form of hand-to-hand combat, competitors all over the country are slowly getting off their couches, brushing the pizza crumbs off their shirts, and putting down their video game controllers, to compete for $50,000 in prize money at the USA Rock Paper Scissors League...
Posted On 05 Dec 2006

Why Santa Only Works Once a Year

Mall Santas. Think their job is just sitting on their butt all afternoon, attended to by an army of high school girls in elf costumes, waiting to collect a check? Yeah, me too. But a recent survey sheds a new (twinkling) light on this red-suited occupation. Members of the...
Posted On 27 Nov 2006

Why I Am Glad I No Longer Work in Retail

I just got sent a report that says verbal abuse by shoppers towards retail employees and call center workers is up dramatically this year. They even have a term for it when the employees go for help after the abuse: Critical Incident Stress Debriefings, or CISDs. Shoppers...
Posted On 27 Nov 2006

Going in Style

If you are going to be in NYC this holiday season, the folks at Charmin – makers of fine toilet paper products, and whose ads feature bears way too happy to be shitting in the woods – want you to “rest” comfortably while you shop. So, as a gift to stressed...
Posted On 20 Nov 2006

Give the Gift of Live Music

Ticketmaster, the people who brought you $200 concert tickets (not including service charge), now make it even easier and more convenient to overpay for live entertainment. They have just launched their first-ever gift card program. Available in denominations of $25 (for those...
Posted On 20 Nov 2006

Pompous Porsches

So I get this email last week, and it has taken me this long to recover from laughing so I can write about it. Apparently Porsche now has a program where owners can buy a custom-made nameplate for the back of their car. So instead of one that says “Carrera”,...
Posted On 20 Nov 2006

That’s Quite the Ball You Have There

I got an email yesterday that said OfficeMax is sponsoring what is likely to be crowned the World’s Largest Rubber Band Ball by Guinness World Records. I’m not a big follower of Rubber Band Ball Competitions. Not sure if there is a league or anything, operating in...
Posted On 17 Nov 2006

Judgement Day is Upon Us: Get Thee to a Sports Bar.

Unless you have been in a deep coma for the last couple of weeks, you know that tomorrow is one of the biggest college football games of the season. The number one ranked Ohio State Buckeyes take on the number two ranked Wolverines of Michigan. This one has all the ingredients of...
Posted On 17 Nov 2006

Swinging Through ‘Bama: The Final Chapter

Like the saying goes, they save the best for last. The final course we played this week was Kiva Dunes. Rated the #1 golf course in Alabama, and consistently ranked among the finest courses in the country, Kiva lies directly on the Gulf of Mexico, and, with it’s signature...
Posted On 17 Nov 2006

Still Swinging My Way Through Alabama

After two days, 45 holes of golf, and a dramatically changed view of the state of Alabama, (prior to my trip all I could think was: well, at least it’s not Arkansas), a couple of things were going through my mind: 1 – Will my lower back hold out for another round, and...
Posted On 14 Nov 2006