That reminds me of the time when I went to Outback with a gathering of friends from a forum we all belonged to, one of whom was actually from Australia. Our Australian friend told us that their food tends to be bland by comparison, and ended up sending back a steak she ordered because it was way too spicy for her… » 11/21/14 9:30pm 11/21/14 9:30pm

If you compare Sevens and Union long enough, you'll find that there are many more similarities between the two. Sevens is basically Union with a few modifications (e.g., no place kicks, smaller scrums, scoring team kicks off instead of their opponents, and the obvious total number of players). » 11/21/14 6:25am 11/21/14 6:25am

I'm just glad the place where I work only seems to do potluck lunches on special occasions. We used to have Christmas lunch catered, except that we found out that the stuff we bring for potlucks turns out to be better than the catered food and has the side benefit of costing the company absolutely nothing. » 11/18/14 10:05am 11/18/14 10:05am

Excellent story, Steve. There are a few parallels between your story and mine; I sold cars for a now-defunct GM brand from 2006 to 2007 and, just as you did, stole the Sales Consultant of the Month title from the veterans in my first full month of sales. I also didn't realize how crappy our cars were when I joined,… » 11/18/14 10:01am 11/18/14 10:01am

I'm guessing that it's because the link is thrown in with a somewhat relevant comment. I saw another example elsewhere on Gizmodo (still grey at the time I wrote this) that had a link to the aforementioned website disguised as a link to TechCrunch. » 11/18/14 6:36am 11/18/14 6:36am

When I lived in Virginia, there was a weird legal loophole that allowed ABC stores to open on Sundays in two places: Virginia Beach and Arlington County. I'm not sure if that list has expanded since I left there back in '07. The loophole allowed counties or cities over a certain population to open their ABC stores on… » 11/16/14 3:56pm 11/16/14 3:56pm