Thursday, February 25, 2010

And I thought the In-N-Out trailers were cool

Subway now has a sandwich shop atop a crane that will rise alongside the Freedom Tower during construction (the Freedom Tower is the building being put up to replace the World Trade Center in NYC). The Subway will be fully operational and serving construction workers throughout the building process and its final stop will be at the 105th floor. It is equipped with a bathroom and everything. What a crazy place to work!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kristen Wiig thinks I'm a caveman

So I met Kristen Wiig on Wednesday night. Everything started off pretty good - I talked with her about her awesome shark t-shirt and she seemed like a nice person. My wife and I wanted a photo with Kristen so I busted out my 35mm disposable camera (which I had from a snowboarding trip last week) and commented on how "old school" I am for using outdated technology. After posing for the picture (seen below) our friend Julie asked me to take a photo of her with Kristen. The problem is that I didn't know how her damn phone/camera hybrid worked and I came off looking like a freaking Neanderthal.

While trying to take a photo I held the camera backwards and, ignoring the cries from Kristen to turn it around, I promptly took a picture of my own face. Dazed by the flash that had just seared my eye sockets from less than an inch away, I turned the phone over and tried again. Of course, at this point the flash needed to recharge so I had one of those awkward moments where I held the camera, promising the two that the photo would be snapped any second while they waited for what seemed like an eternity. Eventually Kristen asked "did you take it yet?" to which I stammered, "uh, I don't know, I think so." I guess I shouldn't feel that bad. It's not like I majored in art/photography in college. . . .

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A case of the Mondays

The following is a quote taken from an actual Associated Press news article published last Monday.

"Authorities said a man accused of stealing a car then reporting it stolen remains in custody after telling police he was robbed at gunpoint while trying to buy crack cocaine with a credit card."

Monday, February 08, 2010

I know he can get the job but can he do the job?*

Reader's Digest recently published a list of blunders that people made during actual job interviews. They are fantastic.

Balding applicant abruptly excused himself and returned a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece.

Applicant asked to see the reviewer's résumé to see if the personnel executive was qualified to interview him.

Applicant phoned his therapist during the interview for advice on answering specific questions.

During the interview, an alarm clock went off in the applicant's briefcase. He apologized and said he had to leave for another interview.

Applicant challenged the interviewer to arm-wrestle.

*Bonus points if you can guess the movie quoted in the title of this post!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Number 4 out of 19,355!

Men's Health magazine recently published a list of the top 10 drunkest cities in the United States. Guess who made #4, bitches?! 

The Top 10 Drunkest Cities 
1. Fresno, California 
2. Reno, Nevada 
3. Billings, Montana 
4. Riverside, California 
5. Austin, Texas 
6. St. Louis, Missouri 
7. San Antonio, Texas 
8. Lubbock, Texas 
9. Tucson, Arizona 
10. Bakersfield, California 

The Top 10 Least Drunk Cities 
1. Boston, Massachusetts 
2. Yonkers, New York 
3. Rochester, New York 
4. Salt Lake City, Utah 
5. Miami, Florida 
6. Newark, New Jersey 
7. Durham, North Carolina 
8. New York City, New York 
9. Fort Wayne, Indiana 
10. Manchester, New Hampshire 

Come on Riverside, if we all work together we can make it to #1!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Oh hell yeah!

Some of you may have noticed that I added a new link entitled "The Big Picture" to my blog. The site is a kind of illustrated news service where you can learn about world events through photographs.

I was browsing the site last week and found a piece on "Fiery European Festivals." These festivals are the most awesome and manly spectacles I have ever set my eyes on. One event involves dudes riding through fire on the backs of horses and the other (entitled "Up Helly Ah") culminates with "up to 1,000 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into a Viking longship." Oh hell yeah!

Click on either image to see the article.

Looks like the Sims brothers need to book a trip to Europe.