The 7 Best Meals to Learn to Cook Yourself

Cooking is hard for some people. I don't really understand why, as there are a lot of really easy recipes out there and following a recipe is in itself very easy (even easier if there is a video to go along with it), but nonetheless many people still struggle with cooking. And there are others…

What Do "Analog" and "Digital" Actually Mean?

It was a Friday night and my friend and I were a few beers in. He was discussing his job and how they like to make a big deal about the fact that they are going "all digital" in some area, and in his inebriated state he stopped and asked "what does 'digital' even mean?"…

Tipping: Yay or Nay?

I've never been a fan of tipping. Partly because of the inconvenience of it, and partly because of the awkwardness of it. The inconvenience is fairly straight-forward: at restaurants and other such venues, you must temporarily turn into Rain Man in order to perform the necessary calculations to determine the proper tip amount. If you…

Game Theory: Why I Hate Dining With Large Groups

Some friends ask you to go out to dinner with them. It'll be fun, right? Well, if you're like me then it will unleash a living hell of anxiety in your brain. I've been to one or two large dinners in my life, and most of the time they are less than enjoyable experiences. Why?…

[Video] If The Government Decided Which Car You Drive

I haven't done a video in awhile because, well, they take a lot of time to make and I've been lacking dedication. But I liked this idea so I ran with it. Plus I always delight in the opportunity to scream at my lamp... If you're like me, then you're probably skeptical whenever the government…

Don't Be Against Something, Be FOR Something

I'm against being against things. The reason is simple: it's less effort to be against something; which makes it easier, but ultimately counter-productive. What does this mean? Take relationships, for example. Suppose a woman states that she does not want to date a man who is abusive, which is a perfectly logical thing to want…

The FDA and the Trolley Problem

As a general rule, I'm not a big fan of big government. In my opinion, most government agencies that seek to regulate aspects of our lives are ineffective and wasteful at best and destructive at worst. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was, until recently, a government agency that I was on board with. I…

Knowing When to Give Up: My Gumbo Adventure

There are all too many motivational anecdotes about never giving up, and that's good and all, but I think there need to be more motivational anecdotes about knowing when to give up. This is one of them. On Saturday I made a goal: that I was going to attempt to cook shrimp gumbo. If you've never had…