Thursday, February 14, 2019

Psycho Riddle

Want to find out if someone you know is a psychopath? If they give the "correct" answer to this riddle, they just might be!

While at her own mother's funeral, a woman meets a guy she doesn't know. She thinks this guy is amazing — her dream man — and is pretty sure he could be the love of her life. However, she never asked for his name or number and afterwards could not find anyone who knows who he was. A few days later the girl kills her own sister. Why?

Click the comments link below for the answer!

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Puzzleart

Lately I've been working with my kids to put together a 1,000 piece puzzle. I forgot how fun puzzles can be!

Speaking of puzzles, check out this work by artist Tim Klein. Klein (inspired by Mel Andringa) takes mass-produced puzzles that are created with the same die-cut patterns and mixes them up to create surreal works of art. Click the images to enlarge!











Tuesday, January 01, 2019

New year, new cards

Check 'em out!



Monday, December 31, 2018

Angel City Brewery Double IPA

RATING: 4.5/5



The label mentions a "pine bitterness" which I can definitely taste, but I also detected a Sour Patch Kids sourness. This sounds like a gross mixup, but somehow Angel City Brewery blends these flavors to create a unique beer that I look forward to having again. This stuff would pair great with greasy pub food and a variety of appetizers. I also like that the brewery features local artist's work on their labels. Very cool.


Well, that's it! I hope you feel like you got your money's worth out of my month of beer reviews. If not, I will issue you a full refund of zero dollars and zero cents. May 2019 bring you all the joy and happiness that you most definitely deserve!

Happy new year!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Firestone Walker 805

RATING: 3.5/5



805 is pleasant but plain. I have a theory about why this beer is so popular. Want hear it? Well you're going to have to read aloud to yourself, because that's not how blogs work.

Ryan Danger Sims's Beer Theory #804*
There are a lot of people out there that don’t really enjoy the flavor of beer, but like looking like they like to drink beer. Clear so far? Good. So, something like 805 comes along and people are drawn to it because it doesn’t taste very bold. In fact, it doesn't taste like much of anything at all. It’s not bad, but there are plenty of domestics out there that are just as good and cost a lot less. Nevertheless, these people are happy to fork over $12 for a six-pack of this stuff so they can hold it in their hand and look cool.

Well there it is. Sorry for blowing your mind. While you're picking your brain up off the floor, I would like to give a shout-out to the name 805. When I attended UC Santa Barbara my phone had an 805 area code, so respect to Firestone for reppin' my old hood.

*I really wish I had just one more beer theory because the title Ryan Danger Sims's Beer Theory #805 would've matched this review perfectly. Oh well, live and learn!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

New Belgium Trippel Belgian Style Ale

RATING: 4/5



Bold malt flavor upfront with a lingering teriyaki and nutmeg taste. Solid Belgian-style brew made by a brewing company named New Belgium, which is located in Colorado, USA.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA

RATING: 3.5/5



This Stone offering has flavors of pineapple and mandarin orange, as opposed to the Stone beer I reviewed yesterday, which has flavors of pineapple and tangerine. Not surprisingly, they taste pretty similar. This one had more of a lemon zest finish. Good quality, but nothing that would make me choose it in a line of other IPAs.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Stone Tangerine Express IPA

RATING: 3.5/5



Pineapple up front with a strong orange rind finish. I found this IPA to be a little too heavy on the citrus flavor. I know it seems like a weird critique for a beer that advertises these flavors on its label, but I feel they could have struck a better balance.