Trivial Pursuits of Serendipity
Two of my favorite things are sitting in a pub with friends and engaging in esoteric conversation. I live in a college town, so I get to combine the two more often than many, but it’s not nearly as often as I like. For this reason, I’m very grateful for King Trivia. Everybody needs an outlet. Mine comes every Tuesday at a local bar, where a few friends of mine gather to compete with the...
A Slice of My Childhood: Ruined
“Tell me a joke.” “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “……I don’t know.” That was a rousing rendition of ‘Someone asks Brittany to tell a Joke.’ I love jokes and funny stories. I rarely remember jokes or funny stories. I know like two jokes and that includes the classic ‘Why did the chicken cross the...
Tuesdays With Morrie
Considering my posts are on Tuesday’s, I feel many of you spend your “Tuesday’s With Joe”. :D I’m so clever. If you haven’t read this book or seen the movie…get off your ass. You’re gonna wanna read/watch this. And then read/watch it again. And then again. Rather than give you a crappy synopses of the plot myself - here is the summary from the...
Long Island Memes
There is this new trend around which is called “memes”. Basically, memes are pictures with funny captions on them. While doing mindless, not homework things on the computer, I found a couple memes that are dedicated to Long Island. They were all funny but these ones were my favorite: This was a huge part of growing up here, especially since it was right now the road. This place...
Hawaii 5-0… Where in this Instance, “Hawaii” is...
This weekend is our mother’s 50th birthday. This is a special occasion. Besides Dad, Mom is the only person in our immediate family to turn 50 so far. …Anyway, I normally use family birthdays as an occasion to anthropomorphize birthday presents and write a monologue. For reasons yet to be revealed (mwahaha), I can’t really do that with Mom’s birthday present, so instead, I present to you a...
Boomshine: Addictingly Simple Game
It’s called Boomshine. My roommates and I were a bit hooked on this game my freshman year of college. The aim of the game is to just click, causing a chain reaction of exploding colorful circles that takes out the majority of the circles on the screen. It seemed so simple that we would race to see who could finish first. We were wrong. A half hour later we would each be telling ourselves...
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Last week the latest “who is most like who” post was done by Greg, matching each of us with a cast member from Whose Line Is It Anyway? I realized I haven’t seen the show in forever. Since then, my train rides to work have consisted of watching clips of the show on my phone. Couldn’t even tell you if the book I was reading was still in my bag; I’ve been too busy being...
Overextend - o·ver·ex·tend (vr-k-stnd) tr.v. o·ver·ex·tend·ed, o·ver·ex·tend·ing, o·ver·ex·tends 1. To expand or disperse beyond a safe or reasonable limit: overextended their defenses. 2. To obligate (oneself) beyond a limit, especially a financial one. Mhmm… Sorry, peoples. *sigh* - Joe
Whose Match Is It Anyway?
We’ve been into the whole “who is most like who” game lately (examples of which can be seen here, here, here, and here), so I figured I’d take another stab at it. In the posts that follow this one, I’ll present my findings on which Gallagher most closely resembles which regular cast member of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Remember, the five of us make a lot of jokes about one another, but like the...
Let's get Tattoos!
What if the Gallghr Clan got tattoos as some weird bonding adventure? This is one way it could go! GREG would realistically have to be drunk to get a tattoo. And if he was drunk, I think he would find this witty. Maybe not. It’s hard to picture him with a tattoo. ANDREW (Me) would definitely get something geeky and anything Doctor Who related, like the blue TARDIS, is a safe bet. And I...
John Green tweeted a link recently that is allowing a crazy number of people to give their first Kiva loan of $25 free. What’s Kiva? A non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the...
It’s time for another collaboration! This...
Teenage Vocab Lesson
I figured that since I’m so good with words and vocabulary that I would give a lesson on current day “hip” words. And when I say “hip” I mean stupid and make you sound like an idiot. 1.YOLO(noun) =Y.O.L.O=You only live once. (The “rapper” Drake came up with this lovely phrase/word) “I farted and a little bit of poop came out…YOLO” or...
The Inner Condition: My Lunch with Kevin Pollak →
innercondition: It’s hard to conduct a business lunch while Kevin Pollak is staring at you. Well, he wasn’t exactly staring at me. But I’m reasonably confident he was eyeing me with his peripheral vision. OK, fine. He didn’t acknowledge me at all. Forgive me for indulging in a little… A while back, I was asked by Szary, the gent who runs The Inner Condition, to contribute. The Inner...
Zombie Proof Home
I am beginning to read World War Z by Max Brooks and thought a zombie apocalypse themed post was appropriate. While I pride myself on my zombie knowledge, some people take it to a whole other level. I give you: An actual zombie proof home! I wouldn’t actually leave it open at night, but it is impressive. Main way in or out is the drawbridge. And it has a lockdown mode. So to...
A Foggy Day (In London Town)
I found a transcription I had been working on a while ago of Michael Buble’s arrangement of “A Foggy Day (In London Town). Below I’ve uploaded the first three pages of the chart. (I don’t want to upload everything because A. I’m not sure, but it could be illegal; and B. If it isn’t, well then I simply don’t want people just stealing my music!) But for...
Sketch Book: Living Buildings
I had an idea the other day and for once pursued it long enough to do some sketches. Rough sketches. Rusty sketches. But I’m getting back on the drawing horse and accept that the road before me may be long. Anywho, here some concepts off the top of my head. What if some famous buildings and structures came alive? 1. St. Patrick’s Catherdal (NYC) This was my first sketch. I was...