Tag Archives: economics

Friday Fun Link – What Screams Upper Middle Class?

[Edit: This post started as a way for me to share what I thought was an interesting Reddit post.  But then I had the idea to use it to talk about whether I found it interesting was because I identified – and was slightly embarrassed by – many of the points it raised. Re-reading this […]

One Year Ago Today, Donald Trump Was Elected (And The World Was Never The Same)

MetaFilter’s Election Night Thread (uhm, trigger warning?) and a Second Thread That Opened After The First One Became Too Unwieldy As The Reality of What Was Happening Started To Hit People A Year Later, We’re Still Trying To Figure Out How Trump Won (Biggest Mistake Was Thinking He Couldn’t) What It’s Like To Watch The […]

UFC 217 Might Be Best MMA PPV of All-Time?

I don’t pay a lot of attention to UFC for the most part unless it’s a big name or a big fight or when my love of pro wrestling intersects with the world of “real” fighting via someone like Brock Lesnar or CM Punk participating. And I rarely to never watch the live PPVs, usually […]

Friday Fun Link – Hot Ones “Hot Sauce Challenge”

I stumbled across this YouTube series and am completely hooked. The conceit is that a hot sauce company challenges various “B” level celebrities to eat wings with a variety of ever-increasing hot sauces on them while also conducting an interview. I haven’t watched them all but here are some of my favourite interviews so far…  

Friday Fun Link – Indian Head “Chase The Ace” Lottery Goes to Last Card, Local Woman Wins $170,000 Jackpot

It’s not like down east where the jackpots hit $2 million. But my hometown did pretty good going to the last card in their “Chase the Ace” lottery with a jackpot of $170,000. Unfortunately, the winning woman’s name was not Janet Hammond. 😉

Vegas Golden Knights Inexplicably Just Keep Winning

Although they had a better lot than previous expansion teams, no one would’ve predicted it at the start of the season. But after not quite a month of NHL hockey, the league’s latest expansion team, The Vegas Golden Knights, have the highest winning percentage in the league. It’s probably not sustainable but then again, nobody thought […]

Friday Fun Link – 24 Glorious Ways To Drink More Tequila

I’ve never been a big fan of tequila. In fact, Shea and I have a bottle we brought back from one of our earliest Mexico trips around fifteen years ago that we had never cracked. Never cracked, that is, until, after a summer that ended with a bunch of tequila shots plus knowing we were […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – 10 Reasons I Drive A 10 Year Old Car

So, this is a bit of a different take on “Throwback Thursday” but since my car is in the shop right now after being rear-ended about a month and a half ago (and since I’m driving around a brand new rental with all the newest features – backup camera!  Bluetooth connectivity!  Heated seats that actually work!) […]

Winter Vacation Booked! Moon Palace Cancun @palaceresorts, Here We Come!!!

And the countdown is officially on…    

Friday Fun Link – Country Corner Donuts (and the Value of Immigrants) #yqr

I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a post by the good folks at Rebellion Brewing talking about a nearby donut shop which they frequent. (I love seeing locally owned businesses supporting each other like this!) That led me to a YouTube video of the donut shop’s owner which reinforced my strong belief that […]