Prussia, The Internet, and Costco Merchandise

Canny Gal

The internet is magic.

Now, I get to say that, because I came of age during the exact point in history when the internet went from not existing to existing–but sucking– to existing and NOT sucking. For those who remember the era, let me remind you of having to write elementary school reports using the 40-year-old set of encyclopedias your grandparents owned. In worst case scenarios, using those encyclopedias led you to make references to countries that did not even exist anymore. Some people (those people being pretty much just me) can tell you about the incident of The Great Prussian Historical Confusion. But when those people (again, me) are actually asked, they will tell you that the fact that their grandparents owned a set of encyclopedias which perfectly froze a year in history when Prussia still existed is pretty cool. Even if it made you fail Social Studies.

But here we are today, when the internet saves Joe Schmoe’s bacon on a regular…

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The Louis C.K. Drinking Game


So J and I went out for dinner for her birthday last night. We couldn’t really decide what to do afterwards, so we decided to play a variation of the Super Troopers Drinking Game. Kept us from drinking somewhere and then worrying about how to get home drunk and in spotty weather, and it saved some cash. I already had most of a handle of Jim Beam Red Stag here, so we just needed some Coke to go with it.


Before I go any further I should say that we went to 8th Street Steak House in Pekin and had one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. My friend Frank runs the place, and I have to say, if you live in the area and don’t go try their steaks, you are doing yourself a huge injustice.


Anywho… We stopped off and got some soda on the…

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