When buying a house, there are some important things you should look for that might not be immediately visible, including issues related to temperature differentials, water stains, poor sound insulation, and more.
Where should you stay when visiting Universal Orlando? This article reviews the various on-site hotels at Universal Orlando and explains which one might be best for you.
When you first go to any resort, you just try to do the basics. But what are some of the fun, unusual, and weird things to do at Universal, Orlando when you go again and again? This article will explore some insider knowledge.
Games like "Arena of Valor," "BrawlStars," "Mobile Legends," and many others, use their musical soundscapes to define the tone of their games. This article examines how the music characterizes these complex games.
Sports card investing is going crazy. How can you target certain players and make money in the long run? This article will discuss the potential value of certain players.
Whenever it gets too hot to walk along the Las Vegas Strip, why not go for a walk in one of its many hotels? These are the best hotels for walking on the Strip.
Almost anytime I visit Las Vegas, I walk from the airport to the Strip. I highly recommend it (unless it's over 100 degrees). It's an important reminder of the Las Vegas reality.
Immune system health is one of the most important aspects of your health. Improving your system's ability to fight off viruses can potentially be the difference between life and death.
The best way to get the most value out of your sports card collection is to send the really valuable cards into PSA for grading. But how do you ensure you'll get back your cards at the highest grade possible? This article answers that question.
Buying and selling stuff on Craigslist seems pretty simple. However, there are definitely some tips and tricks that can be helpful for both buying and selling a bicycle, particularly if you're looking for something high quality. I've done both recently, so I'm sharing that experience.
My family and I take regular vacations to Universal Orlando in Florida. I've ridden every ride in the park and seen every attraction. Here's a ranking of the rides from my point of view.
A fantastic, strenuous, climbing road ride in Boulder with a gorgeous, long descent down a jeep road features just about everything that makes cycling in Colorado great.
I've done pretty well investing in football cards and learned a few things along the way. Consult this article and others as well; most of the lessons learned here can be used to invest in other sports cards and some non-sports cards. Good luck!
Remote learning may be with us for some time. Even after the pandemic goes away, some parents may realize the benefits of remote learning. Some school districts may offer it permanently. Here are some ideas to help you keep your children on task.
"The West Wing" aired from 1999-2006. It has many fans and is highly regarded, particularly for its idealism. But how has the show aged? And looking back, what's really notable about it? Here are some of my observations roughly 15 years after the last episode aired.
Listen to any conservative pundit and you'll hear a conspiracy theory that our colleges and universities are conspiring against conservative thought. Colleges and universities are overwhelmingly liberal and reject conservatives. Conservatives are persecuted. But is any of it true?
If you need to get in some aerobic work but don't have a lot of time, this ride starting at Linden and Wonderland Hills Drive is a good workout beginning on the west side of Boulder.
Want to know the best ski area in Summit County? There are five great ski areas there, but which one is perfect for you? Depending on your skill level, it could be any of the five.
How can you be a good landlord? How can you be a good tenant? How do you do either thing and not lose money? I've been both. Here's some advice on how to be either and not lose your sanity.
First, if you are having chronic back pain, go see a doctor. That said, I have experienced a severe back injury and know a lot about how to treat and overcome it. If my experience can help anyone, I want to offer it.
Whether you spell it "Karin" or "Karen," both are relatively new terms that mean, more or less, an entitled, middle-class White woman. How can you avoid becoming one? Being nice to people is a start. Also, try not to be obnoxious and demanding.
Three hotels at Universal's Orlando resort offer club rooms: the Royal Pacific, Portofino Bay, and Hard Rock. Which offers guests the biggest bang for their buck? Are the club level rooms worth the cost?
Is your marriage in trouble? Are you committed to working on saving your marriage? If so, these handy tips will guide you on how to keep your marriage growing and keep you from divorce.
Are you having trouble understanding the definition of sexual harassment in these increasingly difficult times? If so, this article is here to help you.
Always wonder why people spend so much on headphones whenever a person wearing Beats walks by? No doubt, they're probably good headphones, but there are alternatives out there to save you money.
Whether you spell it hemeroids, hemoroids, hemmeroids, or whatever, this article will help you get rid of them forever. If your hemorrhoids are really bad, this article is for you.
Be wary of the flaw in eBay and PayPal's business relationship that can potentially leave sellers without reimbursement for their sales, without any recourse.
Hillary Clinton is the most vile Presidential candidate in the history of United States politics. She is guilty of a plethora of crimes and no rational person should support her much less vote for her
Any news channel that establishes a framework for belief by regularly using non-experts is a channel that is trying to appeal to morons - people who cannot discern expertise from mere casual opinion.
Is the nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate a fluke or the result of long, simmering American electoral frustration? Or is it neither?
If you want to be nostalgic about parenting, go right ahead. That doesn't change the fact that much of parenting sucks. It sucks now. It will suck fifty years from now.
Parents who don't vaccinate their children endanger the lives of those children and should have them taken away. Vaccinations work. Parents who don't vaccinate are terrorists.
Universal Studios Orlando has supplanted Disney World as the premier destination for many theme park enthusiasts. Here's a review of my experiences there with young children, from three. four and five-year-olds all the way up to older kids.
Immigrants are invading our borders! They're coming from everywhere. What can we do to stop these hordes? Well, shoot them, of course.
What is it like to visit LEGOLAND in Orlando, Florida? Here are some of our experiences from our first vacation there. Also, find out the best ways to spend time with your young children.
My wife and I planned a vacation to Orlando with our 3-year-old and 5-year-old. We went to Disney World, Universal, and Legoland. Along with tips on how to make the most of a visit to any of these parks, read on to discover the winner of our first family trip.
These questions are written to make people laugh. There are toss-up questions and Who Am I? celebrity questions, all designed to make you and your friends laugh.
For years, scientists have been telling us the Earth revolves around the Sun, but is it really true? Or is it just some vast scientific conspiracy to convince us we aren't the center of the galaxy?
Ever wanted to be a buyer for a retailer as a career? Learn some of the biggest mistakes retail buyers make from an industry veteran. The errors are sometimes quite astounding and can lead to bankruptcy, dismissal, and legal problems.
Vaccinations do not cause autism. Should people who are stupid enough that they decide to refuse vaccinations for their children go to jail?
Not sure I know the meaning of life, but giving advice to those who've just graduated college based on my experiences isn't so hard. Here's what I've learned about making things turn out well.
The last twenty or so years has seen a renaissance in television. In many ways, tv has surpassed film in its ability to move us. Here's a list of the greatest television series ever made.
Are you about to be bankrupted by your child's obsession with Lego sets? Ever wonder if there was a place to go to save money and buy LEGOs cheaply? Here's your answer.
I love my Neato robotic vacuum! It's one of the best purchases I've ever made. This product review will cover everything I think is great about owning a robotic vacuum and why you should buy one.
Who are the 5 most beautiful women in the history of tv? It's a debate unlike to be solved by any one article, but here is one man's opinion of the five hottest looking television babes of all-time.
Who are the sexiest movie stars of all-time? The most beautiful? I think these five women should be at the top of anyone's list. They are jaw-droppingly sexy.
Amazon, through third-party provider Apex Media, has some of the lowest rental prices on textbooks for college. How do they offer them and should you be renting from them?
Many people find driving in snowy, icy conditions to be a frightening experience. That's usually because they suck at it. Understand what to do and not to do driving in wintery conditions.
Here's proof that there are a tremendous number of people in marketing who are really stupid. These are some terrible names for automobiles, like really bad.
The art of journalism is dying and one of the main culprits is the use of quotes as facts. The practice is uses over and over again, and it's a prime source of misinformation.
Jumped the Shark. Bit the Poodle. Call it what you want, but Homeland, the show about the CIA starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, has gone downhill in a big way. Here's why.
My five-year-old claims he wants to watch a horror film. He asked what they were about and for me to basically list every horror film I'd ever seen. Here's how I explained those plots.
The best pickles are gourmet pickles and the best gourmet pickles are spicy gourmet pickles. If you haven't tried spicy gourmet pickles then you haven't fully lived. These are great pickles.
Really fun movie trivia games can be hard to find or cost money. Hopefully, this full trivia bar quiz about movies will satisfy that need for free. Geeks who Drink would be envious.
M Modal is a company that does medical transcription. M Modal treats its employees like slaves and creates a culture of mistrust and resentment.
Quarters is boring! Learn some of the craziest college drinking games and practice them at your next party (responsibly, of course).
Bar and pub trivia games are on the rise throughout the U.S. As such, the need for good trivia questions has become a national emergency. Learn how to write exciting, fun, and great trivia questions.
One of the most stressful parts of being a new parent is getting your baby to sleep and to develop good sleep habits. Here are some reflections from a dad on developing great sleeping habits.
Are you a new freshman college attendee interested in finding out how to get the most out of your college or university experience? Learn what will make your college years pay off.
Buying and selling your house may be the most important thing you ever do. Make sure the transaction is a profitable one with these tips and tricks in real estate.
Never has a case been made for teaching Change Management better than Marissa Mayer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo.
Learn how to manage change in a world where technology is creating new challenges for businesses every day.
If you want to find love, whether you're looking to meet men or women, it's imperative you look in the right places. These are a few of the wrong places.
Should I rent my textbooks or should I buy my textbooks? These questions and more are answered about college course materials.
Fantasy football addiction can be a serious problem. If you're addicted, then you've probably engaged in some of these behaviors. Seek counseling immediately.
Cover letters can be critical components of getting hired. If you want to find a job, writing a great cover letter is key. Learn the mistakes not to make when putting together a cover letter.
Learn the ways you can improve the gas mileage of your car and save money by using less gasoline. Saving money on gas makes everyone happy: you, the environment, everybody.
A review of the new time machine from DeLorean: the FVL-554x. It's sleek. It's updated. When would you like to go? Time travel now!
Taking great pictures of your children need not be daunting or hard. Use these great tips to get the best photographs of your kids and become an expert in child photography.
As journalism goes downhill, it becomes imperative for anyone doing an interview with a journalist, be it for a newspaper or online, to understand how to direct the conversation.
Try a few of these tips and you too will produce a resume that will get you laughed out of any office.
Improving one's driving doesn't need to be hard. With these simple tips, your confidence will rise, your driving habits will improve, and you'll better avoid accidents.
If you want to enjoy a happy Easter, avoid saying any of these things.
Ever wonder what defines stupidity and what makes a stupid person stupid? While this article isn't exhaustive, it covers a few things that define stupidity.
Commuting on a bicycle can be hazardous to your health. Learn some rules of the road that can save your life when you're biking to work.
Right-wing Christians don't believe in health insurances for sluts or most other people whose behavior can lead to health issues. Maybe it's time Christians have an insurance plan just for them.
What does it mean to buy a refurbished or recertified product? Are they as good as new? Should it be something you stay away from or gravitate toward? Is there something wrong with them? Find out!
If you're employed in one of these fields, then it's probably time to take a close, hard look at your life and look for other employment.
An essay on the meaning of life, dying, and other depressing topics.
This isn't your average "do this before you die" column. No, these are some of the things that nobody talks about, but you need to do them anyway.
This article explains the best strategies and approaches to win the television show Survivor and why some people win and some people lose.
A former film critic explains what makes Alexander Payne's The Descendants is a great film.
How do we know the world will end? When everybody starts using I instead of me in every sentence. You can stop the end of the world! Learn how to use I and me correctly.
A look at film posters - some that were controversial, some that were banned, and some that were notorious in their audacity and censored. These are some of the most controversial movie posters ever.
An essay on why left-handed people do not deserve the same rights as right-handed people and should be discriminated against whenever possible.
There have been many films about Vietnam and the war, but only a few are truly great films. Here's a list of the absolute best.
There's nothing worse than getting terrible, awful customer service. How do you respond and get a satisfactory resolution? Here are some ways you can deal with it.
What in the world do you do when the online dating woman of your dreams turns out to be lame as can be? Here are some really mean ideas.
Finding the right movie to see is hard and sometimes looking for good recommendations can be fruitless. This article will help you find a great film to watch right now.
Understand what to expect when you get a vasectomy. One man's experience with the operation, which was generally painless and easy.
Whether it's online dating or regular dating, ending a bad date can be torture. Whether you're a girl or a guy, getting out of something that obviously isn't working takes skill.
Understanding what kills romance while dating, be it offline or online, is essential for dating success. Learn the keys here.
If you want to find love and meet quality men, avoid doing these things on a first date.
Meeting celebrities is a dream for many. What's it like to sit face-to-face with some of the most famous people on the planet? A former film critic dishes on his meetings with some Hollywood stars.
This article will give you the upper-hand when making your next trade in fantasy football. Trading in fantasy football is about making your overall team better and increasing the odds you will score more points. It's also about hurting your opponents and preparing for the playoffs. Why more players...
If you want to get hired for the right job, asking the right questions during the interview is a key component of the process. Learn the important questions to avoid and impress that employer.
Who was the greatest president in United States history? Was it George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR? The legacy of U.S. presidents is a great one. Who was the best?
Believe it or not, there are actually good reasons for having children and not all of them are the stuff of Hallmark cards. Here are some funny, touching, and memorable reasons to have kids.
I love Starbucks and I love coffee. Unfortunately, actually waiting in line for that perfectly brewed cup of java can be trying when I'm surrounded by idiots.
From "the planet has too many damn people on it" to "you might suck as a parent", these are 10 reasons not to have children.
There are lost of ways to lose your job: physical altercations with customers, urinating on things, telling your boss he or she is an idiot. This is a list of some of those things.
Who was the greatest QB of all-time? This writer argues that Denver Bronco John Elway was. Sure, other quarterbacks have accomplished more, but no QB did more with less.
What women don't know about what goes on in men's bathrooms across the world might shock them to their very core. Finally, the secret is revealed.
The personal experience of one dad potty training his son. Good advice on a low pressure, low stress potty training approach that works for boys and girls.
Whether you are unemployed or employed, understanding how to get a job by asking the right questions can be invaluable. Sometimes, all it takes is being direct. Get hired now.
If you've ever defecated during a job interview or peed your pants, you're probably all too familiar with how to truly blow a job interview. Here are a few other ways.
The top ten scary moments of all-time in film as picked by a former film critic and co-creator of Mr. Cranky Rates the Movies.
Ever had a guy cross that line between liking you and licking you? Gross, right? Well, learn all the signs that indicate if a guy might like you too much and is as desperate as a squirrel in the middle of a ten-lane highway.
If he kisses you before he leaves, is he interested? What about if he cleans his house for you? Guys can be hard to understand, but there are certain keys that indicate whether a guy likes you or not. This article will provide a short guide to understanding men and their ways.
Beautiful, naked women showing off their bodies has been a staple of film since film began. However, not all nude scenes are created equal. If you want to know which nude scenes are the greatest of all-time, I'll do my best to explain.
A former film critic and co-creator of Mr. Cranky selects the greatest film of all-time, picks "Lawrence of Arabia", and dares you to disagree.
The co-creator of Mr. Cranky picks the best 10 romantic comedies of all-time and dares you to disagree.
A concise article on the basic beliefs held by most Democrats and the ideas they support.
Looking for the greatest mafia films ever made? These ten movies are great examples of the genre and will make you want to join the mob.
A former film critic and co-creator of Mr. Cranky Rates the Movies picks his top ten science fiction films, selecting "The Empire Strikes Back" as the best ever.
If you took 1,000 Republicans and summarized what they believe as a group, this is that list of most commonly held beliefs. In other words, the quintessential Republican believes these things.
Frequently, people boil The Vietnam War down to who won and who lost. Although it's a very complex subject, this article tries to answer a basic question from the U.S. point of view. Was there a winner?
What are the funniest movies ever made? Here's a short list with descriptions of movies that will make you laugh until it hurts - the best comedies of all-time.
Winning at home poker requires avoiding the mistakes that most players make. These tips and tricks will give you the edge you need to win your home game consistently.
An easy-to-make recipe for Kugle. Yummy! It's kind of like a giant potato, carrot, onion, cheese casserole.
How do you make great chocolate chip cookies? If you want to bake chocolate chip cookies that will make your mouth water, try these. Guaranteed to disappear quickly.
What things make work suck for you? Data suggests that more than 70% of people hate their jobs. Here are some reasons why.
Golfers everywhere are looking for the right, correct gold swing that will lower their scores, improve distance and accuracy, and make them happier on the course.
Quick, name the best movie ever made. This article, by former film critic Mr. Cranky, argues that Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, is the best movie ever, better than even Casablanca or Citizen Kane.
Man is a confusing creature. Women are desperate to understand how they think, what they think, what's on their mind. Do they really think about sex all the time? The answer is yes, but here's more.
Finding a good man can be a chore. This article can help you find a guy easily, not necessarily a good one, but a man nonetheless.
The bromance can be one of the most mysterious of male relationships. This article helps you better understand and accept your partner's bromance.
So you're desperate to understand the bromance? Here are 10 films that involve bromances that won't compel you to stick a fork in your eyeball.
Bromance is the most intense of male relationships. If you want your bromance to last, it's vital that you understand the rules. Don't kill your bromance!
A father vehemently and enthusiastically defends his purchase of a minivan, not just as a family vehicle, but as a real symbol of manliness.
The East Village Other was one of the most influential underground newspapers in the 1960's. This article tells the story of how government agencies, like the CIA and FBI, harassed the newspaper.
A look at the reality concerning some fears of having a second child.
A look at the early film posters of Stanley Kubrick films.
Electronica music is widely varied. Finding a good album can often be difficult. If you're just listening to Electronica for the first time, here are five good places to start.
Stop telemarketers and get a good laugh at the same time. These responses will get you on their do not call list.
"How can I become a movie critic?" or "How can I write movie criticism for a living?" are common questions among movie lovers. Learn how from the former writer of Mr. Cranky.
An article on the founding of the Underground Press Syndicate by the East Village Other during the 1960's, sometimes known by their acronyms UPS and EVO.
A look back at one of the all-time great boxing matches: Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Sugar Ray Leonard.
Losing weight is hard, especially if you buy into fad diets and bad advice. There is only one way to drop pounds keep them off: burn more calories than you consume.
Test your knowledge with this great quiz, similar to those played in bars and pubs, or use the questions in your own game.
Talking to a woman and getting her interested in you is an art. Conversation is an art. If you say any of the things in this article, you are not skilled at talking to girls at all.
There's no end to the annoying things normal people experience when seeing films. These are a few of the things that drive me crazy.
Reading to your children can be one of the most rewarding parts of parenting. These are great books to introduce to your kids at an early age.
An article on the things that helped hasten the decline of the East Village Other in the 1960's.
This important link between breastfeeding and sleep will help you teach your child to be a good sleeper.
If you are on Facebook too much, you may have a serious problem. These 10 things will let you know.
The influence, and the decline under pressure, of the East Village Other, one of the first underground newspapers of the 1960s.
"Your hobby is stupid," "I wish your mother was dead." These and other catchy phrases are best not uttered to your man, unless you're looking to break up.
You can't have poverty without poor people, so the solution to poverty is simple: get rid of the poor people.
You can tell if a girl doesn't like you if she sets your underwear on fire or if she urinates on your favorite football jersey. If that's not enough to give you a hint, here are a few other ways to know.
A brief history of how mixed martial arts fighting has changed since UFC 1.
If a man forgets your name, he probably doesn't like you. If he sleeps with your mother, he probably doesn't like you. Make dating a lot easier by understanding these ways men express their dislike.
If you're my friend on Facebook and you send me anything related to Farmville, you can pretty much kiss your butt goodbye. Here are a few more things that will get you unfriended.
What's the best movie poster: Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Jaws? Pulp Fiction? A former film critic analyzes ten great film posters and explains what makes the so good.
Collecting the football cards of John Elway can be rewarding and exhausting. There are well over 1000 cards issued during his playing years. Here are some of the hardest to find and collect.
Learning the mistakes not to make in the stock market may save you more money than learning what to do right.
Lessons in how to write unique movie reviews from the co-creator of Mr. Cranky.
What is bromance and how do you define it? Are you desperate for an intense male friendship but don't know what to do or how to talk about it. Learn the ins and outs of bromancing.
Ever needed a handy response to an irritating call from a telemarketer? Then this article is for you. 20 responses that will leave the telemarketer mouth agape.
Take this fun quiz about the Simpsons. Lots of challenging questions in the format of most pub quizzes.
Ever wonder what it's like to sit in front and interview movie stars? Want to successfully conduct an interview with actors? Here are my tips to get unforgettable responses from them.
If you're considering having kids, becoming pregnant, having a baby, squeezing out a little one - whatever - read this first. Know what you're getting into before becoming a parent.
Learn why an apology from a politician is like sex with a eunuch. They don't actually apologize. They say you're at fault for being offended.
Both anti-abortionists and pro-choicers fail to understand the basic principle behind the right to choose. Learn how to defend abortion rights in a way that provides the opposition no logical response.
What are celebrities like in real life? Are stars really as interesting as they seem? I've interviewed hundreds of famous people and here are some observations.
Some daycares treat your kid like a rug that gets thrown on the floor for 8 hours. Others love and grow your child. Figure out how to find a good daycare for your child. It might end up being the best investment you've ever made.
A quick survey of Meg Ryan's best and worst film roles.
Understand how to buy and sell textbooks through your college bookstore or online and make money.
Looking to save money and find bargains online? This list of sites will give you great deals on everything from bed sheets to DVD players to watches to toys.
Is hitting your kids okay? Should parents react with violence toward their children. One dad takes a look at how he's handled discipline with his kids.
Test your knowledge with this great quiz (similar to those played in bars and pubs), or use the questions in your own game.
Are you looking for a great film to watch? Something out of the ordinary? This list is for you. I guarantee you'll find a film on here that you will end up recommending to all your friends.
Suicide affects far more people than most realize. If suicide has affected you, this story might help.
Professional poker players worry less about the big hand beating them than do home poker players. Learn how to take advantage of this fact and win at home poker.
Who should change the baby's diapers: the man or the woman? The husband or the wife? When you're knee-deep in poo, what do you do? There can be humor in any situation, even a diaper change.
What kind of parental responsibilities do you have at the public swimming pool or any other public place? Are parents responsible to do anything or just let their kids run free?
If you're like me, having the first kid was a mental accident. Having the second kid though, is intentional and when you realize you're actually thinking about another one voluntarily, fear takes over.
Winning home poker games and tournaments means understanding strategies, but also understanding the people. Knowing player types will lead to better reads and more wins.