Category Archives: Random Stuff

Random thoughts, topics, and factoids you’ll be happy you read.

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Cool Tool: Inflatable Shim Wedge Bag

The perfect tool for professional contractors, homeowners, DIY’ers as well as the everyday handyman. Buy it here on Amazon (affiliate link).

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RIP Neil Peart – YYZ Drum Solo and cause of death

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Neil Peart is one of the most universally respected rock drummers of all time. He died from brain cancer today at the age of 67. Despite his successful career in Rush, he saw his share of tragedy. Enough to bring any man down. He lost his 19-year-old daughter Selena and wife Jackie, both within a 10-month period back in the late 1990s. He discussed the pain and hopelessness he endured and the road he took to recovery in his book, “Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road.” I recommend this book to everyone.

Here is an amazing drum solo video of him performing the song YYZ.

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Heed this warning

But do it anyway. It’s totally worth it.

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Crocs

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Cheech and Chong Hot Wheels

Check out the custom Cheech and Chong “Hot Box” Hot Wheels car! “Am I driving okay?” “I think we’re parked man.”

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Don’t Drink and Drive Tonight. Call Tipsy Tow.

Tipsy Tow is a service by AAA that provides a free ride home and vehicle tow of up to 10 miles for any driver, not just members. Please share!

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Words to get rid of in 2020

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As we turn the calendar on a new year and enter a new decade, let’s reset our vocabulary. Here are words and phrases that need to be banished from American society in 2020.

    1. Journey – We don’t give a s*** about your journey. Shackleton journeyed to Antarctica. Your recent breakup wasn’t a “journey.”
    2. Personal Brand – You aren’t Oprah. You aren’t that big of a deal. Quit being a douche.
    3. Woke – We’ve hit peak woke. We get it. It’s meaningless now and has become a joke to say “woke.”
    4. Yeet – Stupid word that never had staying power to begin with. Just stop.
    5. Finsta – We already know your Instagram is fake as hell. No need for a word to differentiate.
    6. Clapback – I will be applauding when this word is pulled from circulation.
    7. Adulting – Cute at first, but then grown-ups ruined it by using it too much.
    8. AF – If you must use it, just spell it out.
    9. Bae – Quit pretending you have a BF.
    10. On Fleek – Punch anyone who says this.
    11. No Chill – You sound like a moron. Especially true if you are over the age of 30.
    12. Goals – Here’s a goal for you. Shut down your social media. Your followers are disappointed.
    13. Basic – You are basic if you are still using this word.
    14. Fire – Stop, drop and roll on this stupid-ass word.
    15. Savage – Ctrl+Alt+Del
    16. Lit – Okay bro… Bounce anyone out of your party if they say this. Make them take their Axe Body spray with them.
    17. Snowflake – Can we just go back to calling people “pussies?” No? Okay.
    18. Fake News – No explanation needed.
    19. Canceled – You were told at the end of 2018 to stop using it, but you didn’t listen.
    20. Throw shade – We know there is a lot of shade in your parent’s basement. Time to grow up.

What did we miss? Any words you’d like to see go away in 2020?

 

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Iguana for dinner

This iguana meat is ridiculously priced. Anyone have a recipe?

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Bravest photo ever taken

On Hanukkah 1932, just one month before Hitler came to power, Rachel Posner, wife of Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner, took this photo of the family Hanukkah menorah from the window ledge of the family home looking out on to the building across the road decorated with Nazi flags.

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Happy Hanukkah!

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Driving on a steep bridge

The Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan looks to have an impossible pitch that would be terrifying to drive.

Of course it is all a matter of perspective. It does have a steep slope as far as bridge standards are concerned (about 6.1%), but from the side, you can see that driving over it isn’t that big of a deal.

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