my wife, brother in law, mother in law and I spent a night drinking with him at his Christmas party. He invited us b/c we were having a drink in his bar before the party started and he was hitting on my mother in law. I have autographed bottles of the wine we drank with him to prove it - Ditka Kick-Ass Red. I watched… » 11/06/14 2:33pm 11/06/14 2:33pm

what's more obnoxious: people living in NYC talking about the coolest restaurants or people living in NYC sarcastically talking about the coolest restaurants? (Note: I didn't write "people from NYC," because people who do this are almost always from places like Pecan, GA.) » 10/30/14 9:20am 10/30/14 9:20am

I just accepted a senior counsel position at a Fortune 500 energy company. Being a "small company" kind of guy, I expected that a big company would put me through some variation of these "tests," and was disappointed when they didn't (albeit I did go through six interviews). I learned later that the hiring attorneys… » 10/23/14 2:33pm 10/23/14 2:33pm

A self-proclaimed critic, jetting down from the big city to sneer at the locals. My search for Real American stereotypes had led me squarely back to myself. Coolness, and exclusion, superiority. For what? We all live in houses on top of a hill. And we all, one day, will crumble and fall.

» 10/08/14 4:50pm 10/08/14 4:50pm

I'm pretty sure that I was roofied once - I think it was intended for my now wife / then girlfriend. It didn't completely knock me out, but made me obscenely drunk off of a very little amount of beer and violently ill for two days. It was a bunch of bros who apparently were pissed that I was dating someone that they… » 10/08/14 2:43pm 10/08/14 2:43pm