Showing posts from 2016

Don't Get it Twisted

Speeding: sometimes dangerous, often ticketed. Not Using Turn Signals: always dangerous, rarely ticketed. Does that seem right to you? On zee Autobahn in Germany you're allowed to drive your car as fast as it will go. I don't know of any roads where you can drive your car as without-turn-signals as it will go.

Whose Bidding?

Why does anyone bid on an eBay item before the last minute? What are they hoping to achieve? The auction doesn't end for another 6 days and you're not going to get it any earlier no matter how much you bid. The one thing bidding will most certainly do is drive up the price and make other potential buyers bid irrationally. Good for the seller and for eBay, sure, but not so good for the buyer. Pro move is to always wait until the last possible second, because economics. (Title is intentional.)

The Real Answer is No

When someone asks me to work in at the gym I just go do something else. Because I'm an adult and am capable of waiting 5 minutes.

I'll Be the Judge

I'm pretty good at judging things volumetrically. And also people, based on their life choices.

iBad Apps

iPad apps that only render in landscape mode: are ya kidding me? It embarrassing enough to use your phone like that as if you're still stuck in the 2000s on a Sidekick, but at least that's a choice. Even a game I can understand. But booking a hotel? Come on. WTF are you thinking, SPG?

It's Not a Math Gym

It's amazing how people can so completely fail at basic arithmetic. When I see someone on the bench press with a 25, a 10, and two 5s on each side I want to go up and ask, "do you know what that adds up to?" Yeah, 45. That's the plate you see lying around everywhere. But no, you spend 10 minutes tracking down the smaller weights so that no one else can use them. If you've ever, say, paid cash for something you should be able to figure this out. And don't forget, using 45s also makes you look at least 37% more badass. So bust out the phone calculator and slap on a couple of show-off plates. We'll all thank you.

Stay In Your Own Lane

The following vehicles need to be immediately and indefinitely banned from the left lane of every highway: Toyota Prii PT Cruisers Massive pick-up trucks whose drivers get confused about the difference between size and speed I can just imagine these people thinking "wow, I wonder why traffic is so light today?" Because everyone is stuck behind you.

Bait and Switch

You know when you go to check for new episodes of your favorite podcast, are thrilled to see a fresh release dutifully waiting for your listening pleasure, hit play, and then are crushed to hear that it's just an episode from another show that you couldn't care less about? Yeah, should be illegal.