noggBLOG permalink While the app world is growing faster than the common man could ever hope to keep with, a few apps manage to get so much buzz they separate themselves form the herd, sometimes becoming a singular phenomenon. Instagram. Snapchat. Words With Friends. Shazam. Vine. Vine? Vine.
Have you ever wondered why beer is delicious? Perhaps, over a nice frothy beer? Next time you sit down with a gorgeous, bubbling brew and stare longingly into its amber depth in search of the 10% of it that is not water, ponder that miraculous amalgam: hops, malt and yeast. Consider how, from these simple ingredients, the illustrious bi-product alcohol is produced, and consider all the myth and melancholia surrounding it. And then forget all that crap! Because you’re happy! Time for a drink
noggBLOG permalink Many wondered about the future of golf and its popularity after the infamous downfall of golden child, Tiger Woods, who was caught engaging in promiscuous extra marital activity in the fall of 2009. While what I’d like to call MourningWoodgate left the golf community like a deer in its 3” headlights, the 3-year stasis has suddenly and without warning been all but transformed into a surge of energy, excitement and innovation. And it’s all because of the Internet. This is how the world came to say:
Due to a recent outbreak of salmonella in the Broad Ripple office, there will be several notable changes to the nogginwerks menu. We regret to inform you that we will no longer be serving Pork Poppers, Curly Chicken Crunchers or our Salmon Surprise. Instead, we will be offering our new Flash-fried Fajita Fiesta with Crazy Rice and Chipotle Mayo Caballo del Fuego, and going forward all Scent of The Sea Ceviche Seashell Sippers will be warmed and served in proper sanitized containers. Those with Tuesday brunch meetings are advised to... Read The Rest →
noggBLOG permalink There is a feeling when our courses meet perpendicularly with exactly what we want. Everyone has those moments, those intersections. For instance, you stop to wonder when they are going to call, and they do, or you hope your package arrives today, and there is the UPS man at the door. The same phenomenon can happen with our mood, when for whatever reason you are tuned just so that there are perhaps only a handful of variations in ambiance that suit you. You turn on this light, turn... Read The Rest →
For my friend’s birthday, it was a bowling alley for $10 pitchers and half-price appetizers, so naturally the conversation was as clean and lucid as possible. He wanted a cheeseburger, in addition to nachos and fried bacon-wrapped cheese curds and buffalo wings and every single appetizer, but a cheeseburger is an entrée and he didn’t want to pay full price. He tried to convince the waitress to give him one for half. “If I eat it and I’m still hungry,” he hypothesized, “then isn’t it an appetizer?” His logic was... Read The Rest →
noggBLOG permalink It started with a movie. Catfish, a 2010 documentary details the flowering online relationship of one “Megan” and Nev Schulman, the filmmaker. Megan’s half-sister, Abby, sends Nev a painting of one of his photos and, through Abby, Nev and Megan begin to develop a relationship, but only online and over the phone. As Nev encourages a meeting, details emerge that cause him to question Megan’s authenticity, and ultimately much more.
How many times have you run into someone, or something, on the street, just walking with your head down looking at your phone or your smartphone or your tablet? How many times has someone run into you and, after, do you ever realize that even though you just collided with a total stranger, you didn’t even manage to see what he or she looked like? Look.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”, thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. -Thomas Jefferson (1802) – This is... Read The Rest →
noggBLOG permalink No, not the drug-addled ingénue-of-choice for depressed, female college dropouts, the regular feline kind, and its power to attract literally everyone on earth. Online, they’re everywhere, all the rage, in hats and ties, climbing in and out of boxes, with lasers shooting out of their eyes. People are cat-crazy. From ubiquitous memes to the cat video itself, cats are ruling, hard, and marketers are taking notice. It all began in Hawaii. Kind of.