Where Do I Swipe It?!

Sometimes things just strike me as funny. This is one of those times. I got a press release today that said Hooters Restaurants is going to be one of the first chains to roll out a program called Pay at the Table. (Full disclosure: I write a column that appears in Hooters...
Posted On 01 Nov 2006

Party Like It’s 1499 (BC)

This article was sent to me by several people. (Why they all thought of me when reading this, I have no idea.) The article sites findings, not from some frat boys writing a paper for Archeology 101, but actual scientists and archeologists from Johns Hopkins University. It begins:...
Posted On 31 Oct 2006

File Under D for Delusional

I got word that a new hotel has opened in Las Vegas. Management was quoted as saying: “Being that we are nongaming, nonsmoking, and full-service, there is truly nothing else like our hotel in the city” says Vice President and General Manager Peter Rockwood. Peter. My...
Posted On 31 Oct 2006

Don’t Be That Guy #23

Just a quick tip on not looking like an idiot. I was with a group of buddies this weekend and the subject turned to working on cars. I like cars. I know a lot about cars. I just don’t know a lot about engines. Or working on them. So I kept quiet during that part of the...
Posted On 31 Oct 2006

Slick or Sweet

I’ve never been a huge fan of Halloween. It’s not so much the fact that everything smells like pumpkins, but the dressing up part that annoys me. People at the office pressure you to show “company spirit” and dress up at work. You get invited to a costume...
Posted On 18 Oct 2006

Ride Easy

There are road trips and then there are rides. Any motorcyclist will tell you: cars take to the interstate for road trips, bikers hit the back roads for rides. To do it right you’ll need a guide. Something that combines unparalleled road expertise with years of ride...
Posted On 12 Oct 2006

Go Nomad

Vacation time is rolling around, and you’re looking for something a little more manly than the spa resorts featured in the brochures crammed into your mailbox. You’ve been chained to your desk for weeks. Your tie feels like a shackle around your neck. You don’t...
Posted On 05 Oct 2006

Just Say No to Metro

I was at a poolside barbecue this weekend, hanging around a burger- and brat-filled grill with a buddy I haven’t seen in a while. As I added more meat and the flames kicked up, the conversation turned from “nice fire” to “so what have you been up to?” I told him how I was...
Posted On 24 Sep 2006

And so it begins…

“Hey, man, remember that drink you made at the Super Bowl party? How’d you make that again?” “Where’d you find that stand for your plasma? I didn’t even know they made those.” “I want to cook dinner for my girl. What was that pasta we had at your place that time?” These are...
Posted On 20 Sep 2006