Monthly Archives: February 2013

This Is Why So Many Professional Athletes Are Going Broke

via This Is Why So Many Professional Athletes Are Going Broke The average professional athlete in the United States makes more money in one season than the average American does in a lifetime. Despite this, the pros are going bankrupt at an alarming rate. The following infographic explores the reasons why so many of […]

The Role of the Adopted Child in Pop Culture

The role of orphans, adoptees, and foundlings in pop culture is remarkable. Literature, film, television, and music have long been fascinated with fostered, adopted and orphaned children, from Moses to Cinderella to Oliver Twist to Harry Potter. However, the role pop culture plays in shaping how we see the world around us is critical. Being adopted […]

Where the Hell is Matt?

,  One of my inspirations to starting this blog was the travel blogger Matt Harding – “Where the Hell is Matt?” He has inspired parodies, followers like myself, spoken at conferences and taken his passion to the Internet. Since 2005, Matt has created a series of videos traveling the world, viewing historical sites, and experiencing life. He […]

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 sweeps the Razzies

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 sweeps the Razzies and that ain’t the punchline. So I am a Twihard, a Twilighter, a fanpire, one who loves all things Twilight. For fuck sake, when I was living in Australia I paid an ungodly sum of money to buy the books. Twilight sweeping the Razzies has to be […]

February 24


My new addiction is a show called Pramface. Straight from the UK, it is a series about two teenagers who become reluctant parents. Season 1 has 16 year old Jamie finishing his yearly exams, crashing a party, hooking up with 18 year old Laura, leading to an unplanned pregnancy. This is all in episode 1. […]

Going out to eat before the Internet

via Hard to believe there was a time before the internet, or that any of us actually could dine out, let alone survive, without it. The folks over at have once again brilliantly pointed out the obvious (you’ll of course recall their Drinking in Los Angeles vs. Drinking in New York City chart) and made us laugh […]

February 22

About Me: Travel Edition

This is about me: travel edition. My favorite country is Australia. My favorite city is Copenhagen. There isn’t enough money in the world to get me to go back to Bangkok. I used to be fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian. My perfect holiday would start the morning in Bali, grab lunch in Sydney, and […]

Yiddish words you should know

Yiddish words you should know. Dreck: worthless material Goy: a non-Jew [singular], goyim: many non-Jews Klutz: literally a block of wood, referring to a klutz Mishegas: crazy or insanity Nosh: to nibble or light snack Plotz: to explode Schmegeggy: an idiot

Sin with Sebastian

The most ridiculous song ever to be written, sung, or heard is: “Shut Up and Sleep with Me.” It is an assault on the senses, it is hilarious in execution, and so forward I wish I could be that way on my dates. Sin with Sebastian – the singer, song writer, and genius behind this […]

Guide to dating guys: NYC vs. Chicago

via Having spent time in both Chicago and New York, I’ve noticed some serious differences in the dating pools: For one, I am able to wear heels in Chicago without fear of towering over the entire bar. Then again, there’s something to be said about a guy who will attend a Broadway show and […]