European Vacation with a Four Year Old, Day 4: Onto the Cruise Ship

We have embarked on the journey. The ship we are on is called the Epic, from the Norwegian Cruise Line. We got up pretty early and ate more delicious breakfast at our Rome hotel, which I will miss. Before we left, I took one more look out our balcony and pondered the building across the way. It was an old building, something I figured might have been important at some point. Turns out, it was. The building was just one of the several buildings of the Museum of Rome, which was itself a culturally significant complex in its time. The complex was created during the time of the Emperor Diocletian, around the end of the 3rd Century and into the… Continue reading European Vacation with a Four Year Old, Day 4: Onto the Cruise Ship

(Video) #TBT – “Will You Marry Me?

This is the video that started Fiesta Studios. I really don't know where the idea came from, aside from the fact that I thought it would be funny to improvise some reactions from James because I thought he was a pretty funny dude. His dad walked in at one point, so we had to explain to him what we were doing. Sometimes you just have an idea and you have to do it, not thinking of any kind of scrutiny that might be involved. For some people, that's the mark of their genius. For us, it was... whatever this is. Still, a lot of fun, and I deliberately re-used the format when I rebooted Fiesta Studios with Andy and Danny years later.

3 Types of Teachers Who May Be Aliens in Disguise

You've had your suspicions from the first day you entered the classroom or logged on for remote learning. There's just something off about your teacher, right? Maybe you're just imagining things, but maybe you are not. The number of signs you have noticed about your teacher that just don't seem quite like normal human behavior absolutely should alarm you, and it's vital that you pay close attention to these things - your teacher may very well be from another planet in disguise.


Here's a sequel to the first video that James, Justin and I did called Myth Crackers. This was a lot of fun to do, and this kind of thing was just how our friendship was back in the day. There's a bit of an awkward silence in part of the video, and that's because back then I used the Pee Wee's Playhouse theme by Danny Elfman in this video, and Youtube decided to remove that track from the video. Enjoy six minutes and 23 seconds of us at our goofiest.

Origins of 8 Common Phrases You Won’t Believe

News flash: the English language has never been a pure language. It is the current result of hundreds and hundreds of years of linguistic mishmash; like other languages it draws from a lot of sources and barely even resembles its earlier forms. Needless to say, time travel would not go well for you and me, even if we traveled back to England just several hundreds of years ago. With that in mind, try and understand that words and phrases, even ones that were incorporated into more modern forms of English, can quickly lose their meaning. Below is a list of idioms and other phrases and their real meaning. You won't believe it when you read it.