Trump's border wall
25 Aug 2017

Mr. President, A U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Won’t Be Enough!

Dear Mr. President, First off, I would just like to congratulate you on your fearless, stubborn, progressive leadership in governing the American people.  Before we get into the meat-and-potatoes of it all, I think you—and the entire world—should know that you are as much a visionary as you are eloquent; as brilliant as you are…

23 Aug 2017

5 Chicago Concerts I’d See (If I Weren’t Broke): The September Edition

Live music—a panacea for all life’s problems.  The lights dim, the room’s packed and you can smell the person next to you because the crowd is pressing in on you from all sides in that dingy little dive-bar basement, and you’re ready to lose your shit… And then the stage lights flicker as that opening…

19 Aug 2017

TLC’s ‘The Spouse House’ Ep. 6: It’s All Indecision This Week

Engagement Ceremony It’s been five weeks since the contestants entered the Spouse House, and so far we’ve seen only one marriage.  Episode 6 picks up where episode 5 left off—with Missy’s announcement that she’s leaving the house.  Still convinced she will marry Chris, she dangles the possibility of his leaving with her.  He takes a…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




Tom and Ashley Lauren from TLC;s 'The Spouse House'
12 Aug 2017

‘The Spouse House’ Episode 5: Messing With Imperfection

In episode 5 of TLC’s The Spouse House, shit starts getting real.  Last week saw Danny and Naya married, the first couple to do so.  To say it arrived with a wake-up call would be an understatement.  The contestants are feeling the pressure more than ever as they realize just how close they are to…

11 Aug 2017

Bus Seat ‘Hate-Crimed’ By Islamaphobes, Says “I’m Not Muslim, I’m A ‘Siht’.”

A ‘Siht’—pronounced ‘seat’—is person of the Siht faith.  A relatively obscure and little-known religion, its rise in popularity coincided with the Industrial Era.  Like many organized religions, Sihts acknowledge a single Creator, known in Sihtism as The Manufacturer.  A highly nomadic people, most Sihts travel in tribes called a ‘Bus’—or, collectively, ‘Buses’—with no traceable historic…

10 Aug 2017

5 Hilarious Novels Worth Owning, Or At Least Reading

I’d first like to preface this list of 5 hilarious novels worth owning by warning you that, a) These books are not suitable for children, and, b) Many of these books may not be suitable to those with delicate sensibilities, firmly-held and polarizing beliefs, or the squeamish.  That being said, these are some of the…

09 Aug 2017

Fighting Without Fighting: Tips For People Who Don’t Like Getting Punched In The Face

Getting punched in the face sucks. There’s a real art to fighting without fighting.  Generally, it’s not too difficult to avoid getting punched in the face or duking it out on the mean streets of wherever you’re from.  Not being an asshole usually cuts it.  But not always.  Some people, for whatever reason, always seem…