Plastic Jungle →
Exchange your Christmas present gift cards to a store that you don’t shop at to a store that you do shop at, for a 8% fee). While that may seem steep, keep in mind a brick and mortar store like Best Buy will have significant markup over an online store like Amazon.com, for which the site has a reduced fee. My cousin so aptly called me an “Amazon Whore” during our family’s...
Anthony Bourdain: Christmas Listeria →
If you aren’t following Anthony Bourdain on tumblr, you’re missing out. By “those of you who are tragically unaware of the fine works of David Simon” He means those of you that have yet to watch “The Wire”. I will kindly lend out my DVDs to anyone that asks. And I thought Boardwalk Empire was good, but overrated (blasphemous, I know). I just thought the story...
Can he hit?– Willie Mays’ response to the question, “Is Major League Baseball ready for an openly gay player?” (via James S. Hirsch/the WSJ)
The best part about hosting a Filipino family Christmas party is having your entire family come over and celebrate with you. The worst part about hosting a Filipino family Christmas party is cleaning for your entire family so they can come over and celebrate with you.
ESPN says Manny Pacquiao’s May 7th opponent is “Undetermined”....– Dan Wetzel
Never been to a Filipino party? The best ones are sprawling things: karaoke in...– John Birdsall, SFoodie
Well That Was Awkward
Watching a re-run of the Giants NLCS Game 5 against the Philadelphia Phillies and in the Bottom of the 5th inning, the camera pans over a woman crying. The guy next to her has the “baby I’m sorry” look and leans in to kiss her when she leans the other way, refusing to kiss him. Oops.
What's Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Show?
I feel like that Star Wars geek that just keeps talking over and over about the same movie, or in my case a television series. Bourdain calls “The Wire” the “best dramatic series in the history of television” in his most recent blog (**SPOILER WARNING). This whole blog entry was right up my alley, food meets excellent television meets “The Wire”. I probably...
It will never be the same again…It’s not like losing your virginity...– Bill Simmons on Giants fan experience after winning the World Series
“Many people just argue Christmas will suffer.” I love The Daily Show
On the basis of previous reviews, you’d never know that this series was on...– Amazon Customer Review
I Hate Scapegoats
If there’s one thing I don’t like about sports, it’s scapegoats. People that don’t watch an entire season, hell an entire game look at one play where one person makes a mistake and blame that individual for a team loss. There was an full length game plus 2 over times and you’re going to boil it all down to one (or two) BLOCKED kicks? Get real. Cubs have Steve...