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OK, But I Like It More Than It Likes Me

Friday, April 1st, 2016

No you hang up first.

No you.


Spoiler Alert

Friday, March 25th, 2016

My Fast Food Mashup: The Chick-N-Out

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

It came to me in a dream. What if you took a Chick-Fil-A sandwich and an In-N-Out burger and put them together?

Today I made that dream a reality, taking one In-N-Out cheeseburger (animal style) and one Chick-Fil-A sandwich (extra pickles) and slapping them together. (Drop the bottom bun of the In-N-Out and the top bun of the Chick-Fil-A. Chicken goes on the bottom of the combined sandwich.)

Results: Incredibly delicious and probably extremely healthy, too. The Chick-N-Out (get it?) is one for the ages!

chick-n-out sandwich

Let Me Get That To Go

Monday, January 25th, 2016


I Guess Nature Always Finds a Way

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015


Varmint Cong

Monday, November 2nd, 2015


Thursday, October 15th, 2015



Fun Facts

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Mount Rushmore was originally conceived as nothing more than a way to get tourists to come to South Dakota. Beats the world’s largest ball of twine, I guess.

Another Lost Art

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

My old boss Tere knew shorthand, and watching her scribble those hieroglyphics during interviews always fascinated me. This story makes me want to master it myself.


Monday, June 1st, 2015


New Frontiers in Vandalism

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Bring in the drones!

April Fool

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Is it just me or are the April Fools’ Day pranks of today getting entirely tiresome? I think it’s because the internet makes it too easy to pull them off. How about painting the Golden Gate Bridge blue or releasing a herd of cows inside City Hall? Now that’s a prank, people.

Case in point. (I can’t tell if Eater even got the joke…)

Saline Solution, $100 an Ounce

Friday, January 30th, 2015

How do you get placebos to work better? Charge more for them. Mind over matter… but money over mind.

If George Lucas Cut the New Star Wars Trailer…

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The lightsaber bit had me LOLing.

Plastic Bags Illegal in All California Supermarkets

Wednesday, 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?

My New Favorite Scammer Warning About Those Other Scammers

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014


Why Not Take a Whole Hour?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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


Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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

Old Car, New Car

Thursday, 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.


Monday, 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?