Monday, January 11, 2010

Domino's New Recipe

So Mrs. Rico and I tried Domino's' brand new pizza recipe last night. A few thoughts:
  1. It's significantly better than the old recipe. From the time I brought it in the door, the aroma was strong and tantalizing. The first bites were promising, as both the sauce and the cheese were much more flavorful than the old crappy Domino's.
  2. The crust was significantly better as well. As Mrs. Rico perceptively observed, it's flavoring is reminiscent of Papa John's garlic butter dipping sauce. Presumably, it's quite fattening.
  3. I would now rank Domino's slightly behind Pizza Hut and slightly ahead of Papa John's on my Big 3 pizza rankings.
  4. We decided to get the pizza after seeing an ad for it during the Packers-Cardinals playoff game. Big mistake. Approximately 47 million Wisconsinites saw the same commercial and got the same idea, causing a long delay once Jake and I got to the store.
  5. Colbert had a pretty funny piece on Domino's candor in its new campaign.
I give the new recipe a Gentleman's B. Given how hard they've pushed this advertising campaign, it was ultimately a little disappointing. Still, any efforts to improve the amount of cheap, quality pizza in this world must be applauded and encouraged. So I salute you, Domino's.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm back!

Given Big Jim's heroic effort to keep the blog alive in my absence, I decided I must also devote a few moments to this wonderful site. And what subject could bring me out of my long hibernation? Why, my favorite subject of all, Magical Me!

More specifically, I'm here today to talk about my hair and how awesome it's become in recent months. I had decided to grow it out a bit a while back. It was a last-ditch attempt to stick it to the man before going to work for the man. And now the results are glorious.

I have two basic looks that I can run with. I can walk out the door after a shower without doing anything to it, whereupon I become a dead ringer for comedian and Daily Show correspondent John Oliver. It's a good look for most social occasions and informal gatherings.

Not bad, right?

But when I need something a little more businesslike, I can rock the side-part. This is where it gets even more awesome. I have really thick hair, and now that it's long as well, there's just all sorts of luscious volume when I comb it to the side. In fact, you might say I have Lego Hair.


(Now that my youngest child is almost six months, I'll try to resume a semi-regular blogging schedule.)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Big Jim Dywer's Theory of Notre Dame Football

Four of the five last coaches at Notre Dame have been failures. Faust was in way over his head but recruited well. Willingham, being way over his head, tried the alternative and decided not to recruit at all. For some reason, this tactic proved to be equally unsuccessful. Davie, had decent defenses, but recruited in fits and never developed a competent offence. Weis recruited very well but never adjusted to the college game. The fifth, Holtz, was a good coach and won the national championship.

My theory goes that a competent (i.e. not necessarily good) coach can regularly win 10 games at Notre Dame, which would put us in contention for a BCS game every year and an occasional run at a national title. Notre Dame should therefore hire a competent-to-great football coach. Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, and Bob Stoops aren't coming to Notre Dame. Brian Kelly is 12-0 and scored 45 points on a Pit team, which beat ND. It is debatable whether a single started on Cincinnati's offense would start at ND. Brian Kelly has now turned around 3 college programs. Brian Kelly is at the least a competent coach. Hire Brian Kelly.


Big Jim Dwyer has received footage of the model for John Tenuta's blitz schemes. Watch the whole video for context, but pay careful attention to 3:40-4:15.

Get it? Got it. Good.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Children of the Night

We're all big Twilight fans here at WEHTC™. Thus, in honor of the new movie, I thought I'd post some appropriate music by the band Vampire Weekend:


Saturday, November 28, 2009

'Tis the Seasons

At first I thought this ad might be a subtle jab at Kwanza. I mean, is the Gap really trying to break into the emerging pagan market? The whole "do what feels right" vibe at the end though makes me think that, the minds of the Gap's executives, leaving out followers of Thor just wouldn't be in the Christmas (oops, sorry), make that, holiday spirit.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Whatever Happened

to Whatever Happened to Crazy?

I got a job, foo's.

P.S. How has someone not used asked that question in a comment?

Monday, July 20, 2009


Two items have crossed my desk that demand the widest circulation possible. Naturally, posting it here would most effectively disseminate this information.

First, we've got a man fulfilling the American Dream, i.e. fighting off a cougar with a chainsaw to save your wife and kids. There's not video included, but I imagine it went down something like this:

The article did say the cougar was starving, so just imagine ears on top of the zombies. A boomstick would have just been unfair. Dustin, was a man's man, and took on the beast fair and square.

In other news, I've often wondered what would happen in the Oscar Meir Wienermobile got in a crash. I now know.

Carry on.