January 24, 2019, Australia—Entitled general managers no longer willing to work for free, say frustrated interns at Muffin Crack, an Australian company that relies on volunteer work from its CEO and management executives. “It’s just so frustrating,” says Blueberry Skohn, an intern at Muffin Crack who supervises hiring the C-suite executives. “Every time the company […]
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Lately I’ve been thinking about cliched plots and bad tropes in books, and this got me thinking about the plot/story ideas I don’t ever see, or don’t see nearly enough of. So I thought I’d compile a list of books I wish someone would write. Please note, if you don’t like cynicism, this is probably […]
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So Thursday the widget guy wanted me to write an article about a movie, which his SEO stats say a lot of people search for. Target market for the movie probably can’t afford the pricey, high-end widgets the client’s company sells. But the movie’s title contains the name of the widgets they sell. I ask […]
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This weekend I had the displeasure of reading a Forbes op-ed piece suggesting that Amazon should “replace local libraries to save taxpayers money.” I was hoping it was satire, but as I read through it, I realized the author, a Forbes contributor named Panos Mourdoukoutas, was actually serious. (Or else he’s the world’s most un-funny […]
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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I buy crap and resell it. I used to have a niche, but I can no longer make money in that niche, so now I buy and sell whatever I think I can resell. (Hint: It’s getting harder and harder to make money selling ANYTHING on eBay.) How to […]
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So a few weeks ago I had lunch with my Trump-loving parents who, naturally, decided to blather on about how the Chump is “making America great again.” The conversation started with mom trying to tell me I needed a 401K. She and my dad had this brilliant idea to start me one for my birthday […]
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If you’re a serial killer, there’s about a 99.99999% chance it’s all your parents’ fault.
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I came across this meme on social media today, and it brought back a whole slew of nineties restaurants I hated as a kid. So I’ll name several: Bonanza Most locations have closed but it appears a few may still be around, although some may be called “Ponderosa” or “Home Style Dining.” Supposedly the chain […]
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How I File My Tax Return So I’m trying to do my taxes, and TurboTax gives me this tax questionnaire. Among the list of tax questions 2017, here are some of the interesting ones…and my snarky answers that I can’t give the IRS because there’s no place on the fucking form to insert sarcasm. (But […]
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I remember one Halloween when I was 7 or 8, walking around the mall. My parents always took me to the stupid mall because they thought I’d get kidnapped walking around a street. Only a handful of stores had anything good. So I come up on this vitamin store and say “Trick or treat.” The […]
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