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I Stand Corrected

It's still probably the best site in the world...just sayin'.If you’ve read The Paul Gillespie experience for any length of time you know I’m a fan of The Chive.

If you hung out with me at the Emerald Island Pub Crawl or for the Friday night Music Video Bingo finals a few weeks ago you know I’m a fan of the “Keep Calm and Chive On” t-shirt.

I’ve been a huge evangelist of the web site (and still am, to be sure) but I’m going to have to stand corrected.

Maybe it’s not quite as safe for work as it used to be.

Don’t get me wrong – it’s still an awesome site.  But for whatever reason it seems to fall into some Continue reading I Stand Corrected

Keeping Calm and Chiving On

Keep calm and CHIVE ON!Although Friday night wasn’t a success in terms of winning the city-wide music video bingo championship it was a success in terms of having fun.

And – almost as importantly – running across a few other Chivers and Chivettes – pictured here (sorry for bad picture quality – my phone isn’t exactly known for taking pictures well…).

The Chive is one of my favorite web sites and my luck at snagging a KCCO t-shirt has Continue reading Keeping Calm and Chiving On

Fifteen Things We Won’t Miss About 2012

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! The Chive did a review of 2012 and presented the top fifteen things we won’t miss about 2012.  You can find that post here (don’t worry – it’s safe for work).

How in the world Gangnam Style ended up #1 on the list I don’t know – especially when you look at all the ones that were below it (like, say, #15 or #4).  Don’t get me wrong – it’s gotten it’s share of airtime (and then some), Continue reading Fifteen Things We Won’t Miss About 2012

Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself

Whether it’s Jim Rohn (motivational guy), Chuck Palahniuk (author) or George Carlin (if you don’t know who he is you’re either 10 years old or living under a rock) I can never get enough of the truly inspirational quotes.

I’m not talking about the catchphrases that come and go every couple of months; those really don’t count.  They’re temporary and are designed to catch attention, not inspire.

I’m talking about the really inspirational quotes you hear from known and unknown people alike, like Continue reading Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself

Keep Calm and Chive On

There are many awesome people in Kansas City.  I could easily name twenty off the top of my head right now, but I’d be forgetting many more (because of lack of coffee) and then I’d feel bad and that would not be good.

But I wasn’t entirely sure there were any other fans of The Chive in Kansas City…until I ran across someone wearing a Keep Calm and Chive On t-shirt out at my home away from home – Volleyball Beach – yesterday after the tournament to support Special Olympics of Kansas.  I was to in awe to grab a picture (actually I had a beer in hand and my phone was about 30 feet away), but nonetheless it restored some of my faith in humanity that there are others in Kansas City who enjoy Probably the Best Site in the World.

Keep calm and Chive on.


(post image courtesy of The Chive)

Why The Chive Is Safe For Work

OK, there’s a lot of discussion around whether or not The Chive is safe for work, and I figured I’d do my part at putting it to rest.  But before we get to that point, we need to run through a couple of scenarios where viewing probably the best site in the world is probably not safe.

First – if you work at a place where beautiful pictures and personalities are frowned upon (like, for instance, the DMV or the TSA) then step away from the “Middle of the week, you should get away” days; you could easily be busted for enjoying the breathtaking vistas that you can typically find in that collection.

Second – if your manager has something against women who aren’t brunette or blonde then definitely avoid The Chive when they’re going redhead – you may very well find yourself on the wrong side of the boss.

Third – if your company has a policy against motivational posters (or de-motivational posters) then you’re likely to end up opposite the table from HR is you happen to check out the site on a Motivational Monday (which, I might add, happens to be my second favorite day of The Chive week).

Fourth – if corporate policy at your place of employment frowns upon laughing at people who find themselves in the worst situations then steer clear when a #FAIL post appears.  The last thing you want is a call from the CEO threatening you because your laughing is becoming contagious to the rest of the peons in the office.

Fifth, and finally, if the business you’re employed at frowns upon the American military then you should probably give them the finger first and foremost.  But if you’re still determined to hang out there and collect a paycheck definitely avoid The Chive when they have a post on there about the soldiers that keep us safe and free.

There you go – if you don’t fall into those categories The Chive is clearly safe for work.  Unless your place of employment frowns upon Hump Days, Burn Your Bra Thursdays, well timed sports photos or any of the number of sexy, funny, interesting or otherwise random things.  Or companies that frown on swear words (you might find a few of those).

In which case – find a new job; you don’t want to miss The Chive.

So see – if you’re self-employed or work for a company that’s even semi-cool and reasonable The Chive is clearly fine to be viewing at work.

(and no, I’m not responsible for anything bad that happens to you as a result of reading this post.  Pull up your pants and take some accountability for yourself.)


(post image courtesy of The Chive)

A Few Of My Favorite Things

I am going to apologize to you in advance for what follows.

Not this post – this post is a good post – but what immediately follows this particular paragraph. If you’re the inquisitive type you’ll have already read what lies next and are shooting daggers at me right now; the rest of you will be cursing me right about now because you know – no matter how hard you try – that you will not be able to stop reading until you know what horrible curse I’m going to bestow on you.  My apologies in advance…now keep reading. Continue reading A Few Of My Favorite Things