Archive for September, 2008

The Last Person on Earth

Even though you’ve probably never had this said to you, you’ve heard the expression, “I wouldn’t do X with you if you were the last person on earth” (X usually being some sort of sexual act or light petting). Let’s have X stand for “kiss” for the sake of this blog entry. I wouldn’t kiss […]


The Best Restaurant in St. Louis

The best restaurant in St. Louis is Iron Barley. That’s all I really need to write. It’s one of those places that you have to try for yourself, and you’ll never want to eat anywhere else. Iron Barley’s secret is the smoked flavor infused into almost all of their meats. It’s this rich, heavenly flavor […]


My Greatest Procrastination: Shampooing My Car

Note: This is part of a series of superlatives about my life. So far the series includes my greatest shame (1 and 2), fear, sloth, and joy.  Microsoft Outlook’s calendar provides a feature that’s both a bane and a boon. The reminders you place on your calendar, when they pop up, give you the option […]


The Movie I'm Most Looking Forward to This Year

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button I had heard about this movie but didn’t know it would end up looking like such a wonderful, transporting fairytale. Wow this looks amazing. Watch Trailer 2. This is going to be a heartbreaking masterpiece. https://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/thecuriouscaseofbenjaminbutton/


The Toilet Police Story

I’ve had the pleasure and the honor of living in Japan on three separate occasions: Twice in high school for summer-vacation homestays in Hiroshima, and once in college for my junior year in an apartment in Kyoto. I kept extensive journals of my time over there, and I sent the majority of the content of […]


Fringe

I’m going to keep this short since I’m sleepy. Fringe is an awesome, cool new show in the same vein as X-Files…weird phenomenon being investigated by a small team of individuals, several of whom may become romantically involved at some point. It’s fresh, it’s well written, and it’s a little creepy and scary. My one […]


Kings of Leon

I mentioned the other day that the Kings of Leon are about to be huge. Maybe they already are huge; I’m really not the one to ask (as seen by my recent discovery of Led Zeppelin). But I think the time is now for the Kings. One, they just appeared on SNL. Two, they released […]


The Naked Contest

A friend of mine told me the other day that he once participated in a naked contest with a few people. At first I thought, “Why were you hanging out with a bunch of naked people?”, but that’s not what he was saying. The contest was that these people, in their separate apartments and homes, […]


YouSlideshow?

I have a bone to pick with some people who post videos on YouTube. Sometimes I go on YouTube to look at sports highlight videos of my favorite athletes or teams. I’ll search for “Beckham free kicks” or “Ozzie Smith defensive plays” or “Lucy Liu saucy sassy.” But I don’t always get what I’m looking […]


Hole in the Wall

A friend of mine called me the other night in dismay about this television show he was trying not to watch. Hole in the Wall, it’s called. Basically, a large foam wall with interesting shapes cut out of it moves towards you and your teammates, and you have to conform to the holes so you […]


bandwidth.com

Don’t go to the real bandwidth.com. That site sells some sort of phone service, which is a waste of a perfectly decent URL. My idea, below, is much better. The other day a friend contacted me to tell me that one of my favorite recently-discovered bands, Kings of Leon (upcoming entry on them next week—watch […]


Def Comedy Jam

Two great lines from a Def Comedy Jam comedy show I attended recently (yes, there were other white people there): One: “Is this it?” (The comedian said this after coming onto stage and realizing that the auditorium was only about halfway full.) “We could have done this over the phone!” Two: “Are you ever in […]


(unf)airlines, part 2

I flew United this past weekend. I don’t want to single out that particular airline, because I’ve experienced delays and issues on American and U.S. Air as well over the last year. But this weekend it happened to be United that messed up. I had a connecting flight, the first leg of which was scheduled […]


Please Dress Me

After yesterday’s blog blackout in honor of 9/11, the Truth is back with completely inconsequential entry. I read about a new website today called Please Dress Me that allows you to search for a specific t-shirt among the myriad of t-shirt websites out there. If you see someone walking down the sidewalk wearing an “Incest […]


Tennis

Lately I’ve been playing tennis on a semi-regular basis. I hadn’t really played in years, but it’s coming back to me. My roots in tennis lay in lessons I took as a little kid (not posh country club lessons—these were normal, summer-camp lessons) and playing with my dad as a kid. I remember thinking that […]


My Brilliant Ideas: Putting Lenses

I don’t condone cheating at anything, including sports. The whole steroids thing is kind of disgusting to me…I mean, we want to see athletes do incredible things on the field, but we want to see them do those things naturally. This people are blessed with near-supernatural strength, speed, and dexterity—is that amazing enough? The idea […]


Google Stole My Idea

On Tuesday, April 17, I outlined one of the final four ideas in my March of Mad Ideas series: An Online Equivalent to Window Shopping: The idea here is to mimic the mall shopping experience on a website. It’s similar to what Amazon has done, but I envision it quite differently. The website would display a […]


The Mole Story

I’ve had the pleasure and the honor of living in Japan on three separate occasions: Twice in high school for summer-vacation homestays in Hiroshima, and once in college for my junior year in an apartment in Kyoto. I kept extensive journals of my time over there, and I sent the majority of the content of […]


The Woman in Your Closet

We’ve all asked ourselves this question at some point: What if there is someone living in my apartment and I don’t even know it? I tagged an article back in May about a Japanese woman in Fukuoka who was discovered living in a man’s wardrobe. A man she didn’t know. And he definitely didn’t know […]