Around the Web – 12/10/13

around the webWe can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway, yay
And I wonder if I’m really with you now
Or just chasin’ after some finer day

– Carly Simon

It’s crazy cold here in Chicago. Let’s warm up with some news from around the web.

  • I thought it was cold here in Chicago, then I saw that yesterday, the coldest temperature ever recorded on earth happened. I’m glad I wasn’t there holding the thermometer. (Associated Press)
  • Here are 29 facts that you might not have known about Toy Story. (Imgur)
  • Aziz Ansari is one of my favorite comedians. Here he is talking about something I don’t even remember. How much it sucks to be single. (Cheez Burger)
  • What happens when friends try to teach one of their friends a lesson about drinking and driving? (I Am Bored)
  • It’s ugly sweater season. Here are 25 terrible ones. (The Chive)
  • Emmy Rossum doesn’t wear many clothes for her Esquire photo shoot. (Bro Bible)
  • Danica Patrick is the hottest race car driver ever. (Heavy)
  • I spent 11 years as a restaurant manager. I dealt with all of these people on a regular basis and I guarantee that if you haven’t worked in the restaurant business, then you are probably 1, if not more, of these people. (Thrillist)
  • Kate Middleton will probably end up being a more beloved royal than Diana.


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Hot girl of the day: Melanie Collins from Yahoo Sports.

(The Sports Bank)

6 Comments on Around the Web – 12/10/13

  1. As evidence, I submit the movie “Waiting.” While I understand it IS a movie I would dare say that there are some deep threads of truth in it as well. Not to mention it is hilariously funny.

    • Midwest Mike // December 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm //

      That movie is pretty spot on. There are some things that were not true but overall, it was pretty close. Whoever wrote that movie definitely worked in the industry.

  2. To further expand on your point (maybe MIDWEST MIKE can chime in) about the list being picky how did they leave some of the stereotypical wait staff off the list? I don’t go to restaurants looking to treat their people like idiots but some of them have no business being in any customer service field.

    • Midwest Mike // December 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm //

      One of my former employees posted something like this on their FB page last week. I thought it was funny. I told her that I could also do a very similar list like this for the employees of a restaurant. There is a cast of characters that is pretty much the same at every restaurant you go to.

  3. There are restaurants that I actually like but will not return to over the silly notion that patrons think we want to hear 14 sessions of “Happy Birthday” on a Tuesday night. Being in an Army town, my hatred of this is magnified by the chains that incorporate a cadence style version. Celebrate your birthdays at Chuck E. Cheese or at your house. I have to assume that restaurant workers must hate this insufferable practice as much as any of us.

  4. I’m always amazed at the complaining that goes on by restaurant workers. Look, you have a job because I can pay $50 to treat you like crap for an hour. If we had to be polite I’d just stay home.

    Also the list is a little picky. How is the guy who always gets a burger a bad guy? The guy with an escort would seem to add a little fun to an otherwise awful job. Also, if you don’t want to get hit on don’t work at Hooters.

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