Saturday, July 26, 2014

Insert Eye Roll Here

One of my favorite things about the internet is the shopping. While I mostly browse, I sometimes buy. But when I cruise the 'net (I know people don't really say that - except maybe people who still use flip phones, though they probably still think you "log on"), I can't help but stop and get all shouty when I see things like this.

The 9" Stanton short in hashtag.

The details:
Our casual weather-beaten short is every guy's go-to for summer. This pair is printed with hashtags (or as we used to call them back in the day, "pound signs") and dyed with real indigo (#willfadewithage).

If you're calling a hashtag a pound sign, these are NOT the shorts for you.

But let's take a closer look at the shorts.
They're not super hashtag-y and in your face. They're subtle. But only one size is sold out. And the overpriced shorts have been marked down from $69.50 to $49.99. It seems like there are a few sensible guys out there who aren't leaping at the chance to have their own hashtag created. Suggestions:

  • #jcrewtakesadvantageofhipsters
  • #hashtaginmyshorts
  • #poundsignmyshorts
  • #superdouche
I can only hope that the sales of these shorts have been to guys who are planning their Halloween costumes. You know, ironic hipster in social media attire. For the selfie. Because wearing these in real life is totally a junk punchable offense. Look it up.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Weatherman On Board?

I know it's a little hard to read this one, but it says:


I assume that stands for lightning rod.

It's either a weatherman behind the wheel or someone with terrible luck - but not so bad that he can't afford a sports car.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Intern's Handbook

The Intern's Handbook: A ThrillerThe Intern's Handbook: A Thriller by Shane Kuhn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have never been afraid of interns.

Until now.

John Lago is an intern. Not really. He's an assassin. And, judging him only by the handbook he has written, he's quite good at it.

This book is told from his perspective. It is violent. It has foul language. It has everything I want in a book that won't make me think too hard.

My one complaint about the book is the ending. It felt a bit rushed, but was otherwise right in line with the story.

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