No Cover: Why Passing the Hat Works for Everyone

When we visited Austin recently we were a little bit surprised at a lot of things. We knew we should expect food trucks, but we didn’t know we should expect whole trailer parks full of food trucks. We knew people wore stetsons and cowboy boots, but they wear them like to the grocery store. And […]

Ice in the Urinals

Welp, it’s Summer. It’s the Summerest part of Summer; Fourth of July week. It’s hot. Everything in the world is sticky and stinky and miserable and disgusting. It rains every day now for some stupid reason and then the sun heats up the rain in the ground and you can’t breathe and everyone gets steamed […]

Couples’ Season Begins Today

For most people there are four seasons in the year. For the chronically single among us, especially those of us over 30, there are only two seasons: Dating Season and Couples’ Season. Today, the day after Halloween, is the official beginning of Couples’ Season. It’s the time of year when all of your involved friends […]

Love in the Age of Passive Dating

So no more Republican. That was fun while it lasted but we split amicably and mutually after just a few months, which leaves your Chop in a frustrating and absurd position: the state of Passive Dating. For most of our life we believed Passive Dating was a fiction- a made up thing that people referred […]

Shake a Day

As we mentioned yesterday, the city of Superior, Wisconsin prides itself on the number of bars within its limits. One needn’t visit more than a few of them to realize that they’re all strikingly similar. They’ve all got the same cheap tile floors, the same low-grade wood bar and vinyl stools, same neon signs and […]