There's a lot of Internet out there, writes Batsha. And people search for some pretty heady shit! "It should come as no surprise then that, with this amount of data sitting on our desktops, nestled away in our pockets, we channel our existential angst through the search box, believing that somewhere in that tangle of information must be stored some crucial piece of advice." Well . . . maybe. Still, it's an interesting read.
You're walking down the street minding your own business when you spot that guy from the gym who always talks forever. Ugh. There has to be a way to avoid him without being rude, but no one believes that tired cell phone routine anymore. Here's what to do:
It wasn't until I read a recent article on Texas barbecue that I considered how easily traversable is the logistical distance that separates that elevated form from simple, pedestrian grilling. (This is not to address the bald philosophical disparities, though; in writer Joel Stein's words, "Barbecuing is cooking with smoke. Grilling is what you do to your children's hamburgers.") Herewith an attempt to bridge the gap, with tips courtesy of chow.com:
There are only a couple days left of Chicago's Bike to Work Week, but plenty of people commute this way year-round. Here's how to get started:
1. Get a bike that fits you. Not too nice, not too crappy. If it's expensive and you can't keep it inside while you're at work, it very well could get stolen. But if it's not in good condition, it'll be such a pain to ride that you're likely to give up right away.
It's Saturday night, and there's no place you'd rather be than with your best pal. But what if his idea of fun is having you trek to some hole-in-the-wall dive to check out his 311 cover band, Jackolantern's Weather? Don't fret. Follow these steps to becoming a "loyal" fan.