Friday, November 16, 2018

A Category 8 Hotel? Give Me A Break…But Here Are My Reqs

In the words of Marvin Gaye - What's Going on? Really Hyatt, a category 8 hotel for 40k points a night? The blog world was up in arms today when Hyatt leaked an extra category in...

Pressured Into Tipping! I Hate Credit Card Processing Tablets

In the US, it is normal for the check to come and the waiter to take your credit card and leave you in peace as you contemplate how much to leave for a tip....

Which Ad Do You Hate Most? ‘Badda Book’, ‘Dates Deals Done’, ‘Hotel? Trivago’

I write all sorts of posts from Flight Reviews to Food & Drink Guides. Writing posts is tedious because of my attention to detail, my fine eye for photos, and because Clifford has to ultimatley...

Laptop Broken Again: TPOL Dead

Your wish has come true. TPOL has quit writing until his tenth Lenovo ThinkPad is fixed. Readers will recall that this is not the first or fourth time this has occurred (see And Now...

Remember That Time TPOL Moved to Mongolia?

It was the first of September, a day that I will always remember. Because that was the day... Actually, it was the 1st of August. And it was 2014. That was the day I made...

Relax: When You’re in PR, You Can Call the States the US

Before moving here, I was well aware of the ongoing debate between Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state and Puerto Rico seeking to gain its independence. It was with this sensitivity that I would...

Happy Emoji Day! = End of Civilization

I don't have many friends on Facebook because 1) I hate seeing pictures of their babies. Why do parents think it is fine to invade their children's privacy? I get annoyed when someone tags...

Badda Book, Badda Boom? Who Does Your Marketing?

It's been a minute since I've written a complaint of the week post. Today is as good a day as any other to write one. The target of my ire is Choice Hotels and...

So What We Smoke Weed: Cancun’s New Motto?

There's an article in Bloomberg called, "Legal Weed in Cancun Becomes New Idea for Curbing Violence," where the Ministry of Tourism is floating the idea of legalizing marijuana in Cancun. With violence from drug wars impacting...

The Failing NYT Didn’t Hire TPOL: Sad!

Lil Marco, Lyin Ted, Crooked Hillary: hearing those nicknames enough times makes it difficult not to use the accompanying adjective with the proper noun. The same is true about the 'failing' NYT which made...
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