I need to preface this brief post by saying that Airbnb is great in concept and it often gets you superior accommodations at superior prices. However, the company is run by greedy, big business assholes that will screw you whenever they get the opportunity. As it is the fees they take are rather hefty for being nothing more than a glorified Craig’s List of homes, apartments and rooms for rent short term but that’s OK; compare it to other options and if it’s cheaper or offers you something that suits your needs better you take it. You do have to really read the fine print though because Airbnb really allows the hosts to run whatever kind of scams … [Read more]
What politicians would sound like if they were honest:
We get such an incredible number of emails asking to do guest posts and so few that offer even remotely quality content that I felt the need to put up a public guest post policy. Here it is and it’s really simple:
We accept guest posts and evaluate them on a case by case basis. If we think it’s fun to read, well written, relevant to our readership, contains useful information and is not something we have already covered in detail we publish them – no questions asked, and we will accept a virtually unlimited number of guest posts that meet this criteria.
If not they go in the circular filing cabinet. We get lots of crappy generic … [Read more]
What an incredibly “on the money” article from cracked.com.
Picture your ideal future. OK, not your ideal future, where you’re the last man on earth fighting the zombie horde, but society’s ideal future: Energy is clean and limitless, goods are plentiful and machines take care of all the dirty work. So everybody’s happy, right?
But in many ways, that future is already here, and it can be described in five letters: FARTS.
I should probably explain.
#5. A Star Trek-Style Utopia is Already Here … Sort Of
Let’s talk about porn and dead babies for a moment.
If I gave you a budget of zero dollars and said, “Get me as much Internet porn as you … [Read more]
Just came across this extremely timely article on Zero Hedge about privacy today. We believe that privacy is something that’s becoming more and more important every day given things such as the NSA Utah data center.
We’re in the process of checking out all the tools described below, some of them we already know like Tor, while others were new to us like CryptoCat. We just tried it out and like and thought why not have an open Single Dude Travel chat going. Until further notice we will have an ongoing … [Read more]
There have only been two times in my life that I’ve gotten really fucked up physically. One time was in South America and the other time was outside of Pittsburgh. This is a story of what happens when we try to have a party in the US – shit just goes entirely off the rails for no fucking reason. Charlie and I were in a small town for professional reasons and figured we might as well party it up a bit while we were there. I had a hot little Spanish girlfriend in town visiting me for a while also. She’s quite a story in her own right but one for another time.
In any event I told my … [Read more]
We’ve been absolutely dying to visit Macau for years, especially ever since we heard that Macau overtook Vegas as the number one gambling destination back in 2007. Being that Macau is only a short, cheap ($20 USD) one hour jet boat ride from Hong Kong, which is a favorite destination of ours, there is really no excuse that it took us so long to visit.
Right off the bat we’ve gotta say, it was a big let down. Granted we were only there on a week day and it could have been an “off night” but still, given all the hype it was pretty lame. Macau may rake in more gambling … [Read more]
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I’ve already written a scathing rant explaining in great detail why I hate celebrities with a passion that is as clear and true as a pristine alpine stream but today I came across an article that provides such well documented proof of exactly what I’m talking about that I couldn’t possibly not post it. The New York Times wrote a stunning expose on how Wyclef Jean and a gang of other shitty celebrities bilked a charity he started himself out of millions of dollars just to further enrich themselves. You really can’t make this shit up. The story here is not so much the piece of subhuman garbage that is Wyclef Jean, that’s … [Read more]