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Josh Was Lost on a Mountain Trail in a Crossover SUV: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

Josh Was Lost on a Mountain Trail in a Crossover SUV: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

Tonight I received an unexpected email in my inbox: My friend Josh, a fellow blogger, writer, and genius extraordinaire, had conceived a new addition to my favorite genres of blog entries: a survivor’s true tale of survival. This was a particularly nice treat, because he’s letting me publish it here, which means that I can […]


Kickstart THIS

I was going to write about something completely different today, but then JoshVision posted this blog entry announcing the launch of his book on Kickstarter, and I can’t stop thinking about anything else. My mind is blown. I’m having braingasms. Kickstarter is a site where you can post a project–usually one in progress–and seek funding […]


JoshVision: The Epic of the Corolla, Part 1

JoshVision: The Epic of the Corolla, Part 1

Today is Josh’s birthday. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I asked him to write an entry he’s been stewing over for a week or so. You won’t be disappointed. The date is May 2, 2009. On my way to my sister’s wedding, I stop to get gas at a skuzzy little station just west […]


JoshVision's Top 5 Ways to Survive the Economic Crisis

JoshVision's Top 5 Ways to Survive the Economic Crisis

Seems like every time I turn on CSPAN (daily) or Fox News (virtually never), I see something else about our impending financial disaster-layoffs, banks failing, a plummeting stock market, house values falling, and consumer spending at all time lows.  This is serious stuff.  But I’m here to tell you, it’s going to be okay.  Simply […]


JoshVision: Question of the Day

QOD: We were all taught by GI Joe that “knowing is half the battle.” What are the other parts of the battle? Answer: This is a tricky question because as we can see in the chart below, despite what we’ve been taught, Knowing isn’t technically 50% of The Battle. In fact, it’s barely a third. But how […]


From the Mailbag: JoshVision: Question of the Day

Today I was going to try to field one of NQL’s many questions, but I realized that it was better answered by the answerer of all questions, JoshVision. Thus: QOD: Why is a bar called a “bar”? Answer: The term “bar” originated in the Prohibition era, a sad time in our history when it was illegal […]


JoshVision: Question of the Day

QOD: One of the most common literary and cinematic devices is the “fish out of water,” the guy who leaves the only place he knows well and ventures into a land or a situation where he’s in over his head. The device I understand. The expression, not so much. If you take a fish out […]


JoshVision: Question of the Day

QOD: When people speak of a better place or a better situation than the one they’re in, they often refer to “the land of milk and honey.” My question, or questions: Is there an actual land of milk and honey? Where is it? Why don’t people just move there? Also, why milk and honey? Why […]


JoshVision: Question of the Day

QOD: Who would you rather encounter in a dark alley: A man with a gun, or a man with a bow and arrow? A: I take each and every QOD extremely seriously and thus wanted to conduct all of the necessary research on this particular one, so last night I headed downtown to get my […]


JoshVision: Question of the Day

QOD: At weddings, the groom slips his hands up the brideʼs dress and pulls out the garter. So in turn, why doesnʼt the bride extract the bouquet from the groomʼs pants? A: While it’s not exactly a tit for tat (pardon the pun) arrangement to have the bride retrieving her bouquet from the trousers of […]


Kendall vs Kindle #1

Today is the first of several entries I’ll run over the course of the next few weeks that pit Josh’s (of JoshVision) girlfriend, Kendall, against my Kindle. Why? Because the two words sound similar, and the idea amused us (and was approved by both Kendall and Kindle alike). Josh will lead with a redeeming quality […]


JoshVision–It’s Not the Years, Honey. It’s the Mileage.

There are certain advantages to having JoshVision. I can always tell just before a waitress is about to spill a beer on me. I can also sense when someone is uncomfortable at a party. And on occasion—and this is the rarest of occasions—I get a glimpse into the future. Tonight I used this power for […]


Tuesday's Truthbits

The Blog If you’re visiting the actual webpage for this blog (instead of using RSS feeds), you’ll notice a few changes. In an attempt to make this space more community-friendly, I’ve added a feed to the last five comments directly to the right of the main entry of the day. No matter where you post […]


JoshVision–The Diet Coke of Evil

To High School Me, Mike Myers was a God among men. Jamey and I would often sit at the cafeteria lunch table (“The Table” as it was so creatively known) and exchange Austin Powers quotes, saying things had “frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” and that we’d been “frozen for thirty freakin’ years.” To […]


JoshVision 1.0

Several months ago, as is the Festivus tradition, I sat down to make a list all the people and things that have ticked me off or disappointed me over the past year. Let me tell you, my friends, the list was a long one. At the top of that list though were three core elements: […]