Dealing with Donald Trump

The 24% of America that voted Donald Trump for president have probably been silently celebrating to themselves this week, because the rest of the country that didn’t vote for him are livid. And to be honest, they should be celebrating. Despite all odds, despite the collective power of “the machine,” and despite a media empire that all rallied around the idea that Donald Trump was a temporal blip that would be cast out when election came, Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s change candidate, the political outside, has been elected to the office of the president. What’s even more stunning, to … Read more…

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Best April Fools Jokes 2015

I love April Fools. Mainly because as I’ve gotten older, people don’t prank me anymore. And now I can just sit back on Reddit and laugh at all the terrible things done at other people’s expense. But the best part is that big companies also love to spend a ton of money and time getting your attention with silly April Fools stuff. And boy does it work! It’s like the marketing departments are trying to create another superbowl! Oh crap, maybe they are. Not everything you’re going to see April Fools-wise is great, but here’s the stuff that actually made … Read more…

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Simon Beck Walking Around in the Snow

Feeling a bit cabin feverish with all the snow drifts blocking out you East coasters? Feeling the winter paunch? Need some exercise? Well follow the example of this crazy guy, who literally walks around in the snow in snow shoes and makes art. Simon’s snow art started out a weird idea popping into his mind after a snow session, probably after a few beers in the cabin. He claims he wanted to get a bit more exercise after a ski session (already crazy in my book), and decided to start walking around in his snow shoes. And while he was … Read more…

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Why We Should Stop Pretending That Mason Jars are a Hipster Thing

A few years ago, I attended the wedding of a friend. My then-fiancé and I focused a bit more on the production of the affair than we normally would, because we were planning our own wedding. It was a beautiful spring day in Placerville, California and we were being treated to a rather cute southern picnic, complete with sandwiches, iced tea, lemonade, and even a pie contest. But it was during this event that we first drank iced tea out of a mason jar, something that kind of blew my mind. I feel like I’d heard of mason jars being … Read more…

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