Give up your inquiries which are completely useless, and consider these words a second warning.

Two Cents, Too Late — On public transportation, a young man entered my train car and made an announcement requesting money to pay for medication he needed. Three college-age men teamed up to contribute around $20. After the man left the car, a person sitting next to the trio told them that the man was actually a scammer who had used that pitch on a regular basis for a long time.

The Case for Throwback Baseball Uniforms — Some Major League Baseball teams wear retro uniforms as alternates, allowing for increased opportunities to market jerseys to fans. I've seen some teams wearing Negro league jerseys as retro alternates. Ostensibly, they're celebrating the tradition of Negro league baseball - but it's an odd premise, given that Major League Baseball is the same organization that didn't allow black players until after World War II.

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley — Last Train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick: From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past...

D-List Doppelgänger — I share a highly uncommon name with a very minor celebrity who hasn't worked much in decades. A fan, mistaking me for the celebrity, sent me a note offering praise for his fine work several decades ago and asked for an autograph on an enclosed publicity photo.

Jimmy Page--GQ Men of the Year--Rock God — Sure, you can ask Jimmy Page about all the groupies and drugs and why Robert Plant seems like such a standoffish dick, but he might throw a television at you. (And then give an answer that's as awesome as it is unexpected.)

Should Free Office Food Be Taken Home? — My company offers certain food items free in our office pantry. Every morning, my co-worker Brandon eats a serving of Cheerios from the pantry while getting settled for the day. Would it be acceptable for him to take the cereal home the night before and eat it before going to the office?

The Standout First-Year Commissioner — The NBA's most impressive floor general is a six-foot-three Duke graduate who hasn't played competitive hoops in decades. He is Adam Silver, the first-year commissioner whose decisive performance thus far has made his veteran counterpart in the NFL look even more inept by comparison.

Sorry, No One’s Sitting There — When my wife and I go to the movies, I typically buy a third reserved seat so I can keep the seat next to me empty. I prefer - but by no means need, either physically or psychologically - the extra space. My wife finds this new habit of mine rather absurd and extravagant.

A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas — Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas by Chuck Klosterman is on Andrew's read shelf. Andrew gave this book 4 stars. Shelve...

Why Can’t I Clean My Boyfriend’s House for Pay? — About a year ago, I moved into my boyfriend's house in a new city. I'm renting out my old house for income as I look for work. I pay my partner $100 each month to cover my utility expenses. He pays his cleaning person $160 a month to clean the house twice a month.
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Jan 22, 2015

I found him. Thanks for the assistance, society.

Jan 22, 2015

@HardcoreHistory I need to ask you a question. Can you follow me for 90 seconds so I can send you my email address?

Jan 22, 2015

I'm trying to locate Dan Carlin from @HardcoreHistory and having little success. Any help on this search would be appreciated. Thanks.

Jan 14, 2015

RT @AmosBarshad: This is about cigarettes and the NBA. Feel free to skip straight to Bob Cousy's stories

Jan 14, 2015

These ballots are pretty interesting & wildly personal. Historians make weird futurists:

Jan 14, 2015

RT @robsheff: the Stevie/Lindsey eye contact at 2:36 haunts me in my dreams.

Dec 29, 2014

RT @GregRenoff: Zeppelin meets Van Halen: in 2013 guitarist Jeff Fiorentino took this Led Zeppelin classic and "re-riffed" in the...

Dec 27, 2014

@jason_collett As it turns out, I was familiar with your music. I just didn't immediately recognize the name. Sorry, man.

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