April Fools

The Airport Story

The Airport Story

So, I wasn’t sure if I was going to tell this story, because once I put it on the blog, it’s permanent. But what good is a story if I don’t tell it on my blog? I mentioned earlier this week that I traveled to Virginia to speak at my old high school and spend […]


The Cat Food Diet

The Cat Food Diet

I go grocery shopping about once a week. I wouldn’t call it a hassle, but it’s certainly not super convenient. Even with a specific list, I often spend 60 minutes wandering the aisles, trying to figure out what to cook. I usually spend $100 per visit, so it adds up to about $400 a month. […]


The April Fools Internship

The April Fools Internship

I’ve been in the working world since 2003, and this is the first April Fools that I haven’t had coworkers to prank. It’s a little weird. You see, I’m a huge fan April Fool’s Day. I love a well-done prank, particularly one that is done in good taste and doesn’t inconvenience/hurt/scare someone. To me, a […]


The Most Amazing Halloween Prank Ever

Are you having a bad Monday? It’s about to get a lot better. I love a good prank as long as no one gets hurt or offended. The prank in the video below couldn’t be more perfect. A comedian rigged a grim reaper costume with a remote-control helicopter so that it really looks like it’s […]


Facebook Announces That You Can Now Like Likes

Facebook Announces That You Can Now Like Likes

MENLO PARK, California (AP) – In a widely anticipated development today, Facebook announced that users will now be able to Like Likes, the popular form of showing agreement on the #2 website in the world. “For years now, Liking something on Facebook has been the way to say, ‘I like this, but not enough to […]


Lionsgate Announces “Totino’s Party Pizza Hunger Games” Reality Show

Lionsgate Announces "Totino's Party Pizza Hunger Games" Reality Show

HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) – Following the fastest box-office ascent to $251 million domestically for a non-sequel, Lionsgate Entertainment announced a reality-show spinoff for The Hunger Games set to premier in fall ’12. Although the show will not include any death or violence, it will otherwise follow the model of the competition described Suzanne Collins’ breakout YA […]


Best. Prank. Ever.

Best. Prank. Ever.

I love a good prank. By that I mean: An element of misdirection. An element of confusion. No hurt feelings or physical pain. No major inconvenience. Here’s an example of a good prank I pulled a few years ago. But read on, because here’s an example of a great prank pulled on me last week. […]


Special Announcement: jameystegmaier.com Is Going Public!

Special Announcement: jameystegmaier.com Is Going Public!

I have some big news. jameystegmaier.com is going public! That’s right. After years of private investments, several reportedly valued at over $15 million, this blog has filed for an IPO. With over 1,300 employees worldwide, this was bound to happen at some point. But it wasn’t until the fourth round of investment, including cash infusions […]


How I Pranked the Interns

How I Pranked the Interns

My favorite pranks involve misdirection that doesn’t hurt anyone emotionally or physically. Pranks that, although transparent, make the person wonder if it just might be real. My workplace has four interns. A few months ago they heard about how I pranked the entire staff last year for April Fool’s. It was decreed that no more […]


My Greatest Fear #7: Popping Balloons

My Greatest Fear #7: Popping Balloons

This greatest fear is pretty similar to Greatest Fear #2, opening canisters of Pillsbury dinner rolls. But this one is timely. On April Fool’s Day, I came into my office to find a sign on the bathroom in my office that said it was out of order. I also found a big box on my […]


Vegas #4: The Things I Shouldn’t Tell You

Vegas #4: The Things I Shouldn't Tell You

I went to Vegas this past weekend expecting a relatively calm weekend. I’m not a partier; I like to drink, but I generally avoid the crowds at clubs and crazy bars. I guess strip clubs are an option in Vegas, but again, not really my thing. I did, however, discover something that I didn’t know […]


The Eleventh Hour in San Francisco

I had a long day at work. Like, 13 hours long. It’s going to be like this until the Gala is over, and then I’m sure I’ll crash and give my body over to whatever diseases my body has graciously been holding off for the last few months. Watch me come down with some weird […]