On Shopping For Homes Among The Undead

I looked at one foreclosure while I was house hunting. There were still toys lying on the floor in the kids' bedrooms. Once you see that, it's hard to envision a place as your own.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm 0

On Why Do We Tolerate Whole Foods-ian Pseudoscience?

@Meaghano I hate to break it to you, but all honey is bee puke.

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm 0

On Now What? How Answering This Question Lead Us to Changing Everything (Part II)

Please fix the headline. The past tense of "lead" is "led." (And hello to David from a former AV Club coworker!)

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm 0

On Olympics Commercials, Ranked

In the version of that McDonald's ad with a montage of people biting their medals, they show at least one guy biting a silver medal. Dude, you're doing it wrong.

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm 0

On Money and Dating

@RiffRandell Of course!

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm 1

On Money and Dating

We're also staying in and making dinner, including the finest dessert in all the land: creme brulee.

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm 0

On And Here Is Your Open Thread

@samburger Nerd Wallet is great. They told me to get an AmEx Blue Cash Preferred card. It has a $75 annual fee, but the cash back more than makes up for it. 6% back on groceries, 3% on gas and department stores, 1% on everything else.

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm 0

On Calculating the Costs: Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

This is not a carbonara (there's no egg in the sauce), but the real deal is also cheap and easy. I sometimes even do it without bacon when I'm feeling especially cheap/lazy. Just beat an egg with a 1/4 cup of grated parmesan and toss it with your drained but still hot pasta. Boom. Sauce.

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:41 pm 0

On What Product Is Currently Stalking You?

Mine is an ugly fleece jacket that was a Christmas present from my company. I immediately looked it up to see how much I'd get when I returned it. Fortunately, people are willing to pay a ridiculous amount to look like a hot pink Muppet if you slap the name North Face on there.

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm 3

On The Economics of Stealing a Bike

My bike was stolen last month but the police miraculously recovered it last week. If you don't have your serial number written down, do it today!

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 10:58 am 0