If George Lucas Cut the New Star Wars Trailer…

Written by Christopher Null on December 1st, 2014

The lightsaber bit had me LOLing.

 

Strangest Thing in My Son’s Halloween Bag Last Night

Written by Christopher Null on November 1st, 2014

Dixie cup filled with Froot Loops cereal. OK then.

 

PG&E, This Is Ridiculous

Written by Christopher Null on October 7th, 2014

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Plastic Bags Illegal in All California Supermarkets

Written by Christopher Null on October 1st, 2014

The new law goes into effect for large grocery chains and pharmacies beginning July 1, 2015. It will extend to convenience stores and liquor stores July 1, 2016.

Under the law, stores will be required to offer customers recycled paper bags or bags made of compostable material at a cost of at least 10 cents. Consumers buying groceries using California’s food-assistance program won’t have to pay for bags.

Assuming the law keeps expanding: How will Chinatown function?

 

Why Ask Why?

Written by Christopher Null on September 1st, 2014

Labor Day cat GIF. Let’s do this.

IkOzMCD

 

The Business Equivalent of “The Dog Did It”

Written by Christopher Null on August 8th, 2014

Me (to Fedex): Your Delivery Manager service isn’t working. It says my house is a business address. Obviously it’s a residential address.

Fedex: The post office has you classified as a business address. You need to get them to change it.

Me (to post office): Can you change my house from a business address to a residential address?

Post office: Your house has been listed as a residential address for a year.

Me (to Fedex): The post office says my house is a residential address. Can you make the change on your end so I can use your Delivery Manager service?

Fedex: The post office has you classified as a business address. You need to get them to change it.

Me (to Fedex): The post office says my house is a residential address.

Fedex: The post office has you classified as a business address. You need to get them to change it.

Me (to Fedex): The post office says my house is a residential address.

Fedex: The post office has you classified as a business address. You need to get them to change it.

End.

 

My New Favorite Scammer Warning About Those Other Scammers

Written by Christopher Null on July 29th, 2014

“BE CAREFUL OF THE HOODLUMS.”

 

When It Absolutely, Positively, Ah… Skip It

Written by Christopher Null on July 1st, 2014

Today I Learned: If you take your FedEx door tags into a FedEx Office center and ask where your packages are, they simply can’t tell you. “Door tag number <> tracking number!”

PRO TIP: You can look up the tracking numbers on the spot using your phone by typing in the door tag numbers, then you can tell them to FedEx, and then they can help you. FedEx can’t manage this trick internally.

Good luck.

 

Why Not Take a Whole Hour?

Written by Christopher Null on June 4th, 2014

It’s not a huge waste of time, it’s HBO.

hbo

 

Overheard at the Cub Scout Trash Pickup Event

Written by Christopher Null on May 29th, 2014

“Ew, don’t pick that up. It’s got AIDS on it.”

(The AIDSy item in question was a spent Q-tip.)

 

Texas Monthly

Written by Christopher Null on April 26th, 2014

What I’ve learned in the last year of reading Texas’s premiere “lifestyle” magazine: Lots and lots of people have been horribly murdered in Texas over the last thirty years, and virtually none of the people incarcerated (or executed) for the crimes have been guilty. So, where are all the real killers?

 

Ho Ho Ho

Written by Christopher Null on December 16th, 2013

The worst thing the movies have ever done to Christmas is confusing the masses into believing the man in red’s name is spelled “Santa Clause.”

 

Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte

Written by Christopher Null on December 12th, 2013

New favorite feature on the iPhone: “Block This Caller.”

 

Don’t Ask About the Original Star Trek…

Written by Christopher Null on November 22nd, 2013

Me: What’d you do in school today?

Daughter (11): We watched Robin Hood.

Me: Which one?

Daughter (11): The original. From 1982!

 

Old Car, New Car

Written by Christopher Null on November 21st, 2013

I’ve never had much interest in building or rebuilding a motor vehicle — I can focus on a long-term project for weeks, but this seems overwhelming — but this photo essay of a “Volkswagen Ferrari” being put together is so much fun that it makes me want to try.

 

YaPogue!

Written by Christopher Null on October 21st, 2013

So David Pogue is headed to Yahoo, eh?

Having spent 4 years at Yahoo!’s very first stab at a tech site (which was also planned to be “much more than a site”), all I can say is best of luck.

Someone poke me when Walt Mossberg starts at Microsoft, ok?

 

Choose Your Own Adventure

Written by Christopher Null on September 28th, 2013

So I’m in the parking garage and go to the elevator…

012

 

So I go to the stairs…

011

 

Cheap Thrills

Written by Christopher Null on September 11th, 2013

Here’s a fun trick you can try. Call someone (or Moviefone, if you are Forever Alone) on your iPhone, and put them on speakerphone. While they’re speaking, place the bottom of the phone (where the speakers are) against your lips. Have fun.

 

Now Celebrating 4013 Years Open!

Written by Christopher Null on August 20th, 2013

Google’s kinda funny sometimes.

 

Hey, Maybe We’ll Beat China After All…

Written by Christopher Null on June 23rd, 2013

Woman kills husband, self while learning to park

“Learning” is a stretch…