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      A 14 year old told me the other day that he was glad we had computers to work on a project, or else we’d have to “write everything by hand.” I thought he was joking. (I’m 33.) Then I realized he wasn’t. I showed him an image of Apple IIes, with bonus floppy drives that he’d never seen before, explained that laptops weren’t that widespread in 2001, and that even if you had a computer then, not everyone had the internet. As I told him in that “uphill, in the snow, both ways” tone of voice, “THE INTERNET CAME TO YOUR HOUSE ON A CD!” I graduated high school the year he was born.

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      I want to point out that “Hoosier Hospitality” is a real thing, and may be what this author is mistakenly referring to as “Midwestern” hospitality. It was actually a tagline for the state of Indiana, and on our license plates in the early 90s. A GIS confirms this. As far as relating to the actual list, as someone who was born in a small town about 25 miles north of Indy, I have either heard of, visited or participated in everything on the list with the exception of the restaurants. I’ve never heard of Maid-Rite or Portillo’s, but we have Culver’s and Steak N Shake. As for the “padiddle” thing, maybe you’ve heard it referred to as “punch buggy” and using a different set of rules.

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      This list is incomplete without Mike Rowe. Come the hell on.

      Though I love beards, I’m not a huge fan of the shaggy style. They still look good (Bridges, Brosnan); I prefer something moderately thick but a bit more trimmed (Affleck or Gyllenhaal). There are some men who are obviously handsome clean-shaven. Some guys just can’t grow a beard and it isn’t for them. But there is something about a beard that makes a guy look roguish, mischievous and like a whole lot of fun.

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      There’s a Filipino polish called Pussy Red that looks a lot like ChG Glaze Velvet bow. I buy polishes, in many cases, specifically for their names. ChG On Your Knees (to wear to a church festival) and OMG, Chirality Polish’s Cereal Killer series (Gacy Charms especially), Cult Nails Unicorn Puke, Different Dimension’s Silenced The Lambs Halloween 2013 collection, Dollish Polish A Unicorn Farted In My Polish, Jindie Nails Princess Consuela Bananahammock, everything from ManGlaze, Streetwear Schmutz, and about everything from Urban Decay/Hard Candy. Come on, Buzzfeed. Do better than taking pictures in CVS.