A new study found that it may be good to criticize your co-workers.  In fact, they might appreciate how BAD you think they are at their job.

So, I'm going to take the time to tell my co-workers what they can improve on in order to be better workers.  To help them.  I'm a helper.  It's what I do.

  • Goose: You're work station is messy and unorganized.  You hide the good candy in the back of the desk where I have to get on my knees and practically clear out the whole drawer in order to reach it.  It's like you don't want me to have them or something.
  • Dwyer: You leave your hair ties all over the place.  As a person who is, let's say, "follicley challenged" I find this an aggressive maneuver to assert your dominance over me and those like me.  Hiring a guy named "Hairball" was particularly upsetting.
  • Michaels: You've taken all the cool hobbies.  So now, listening to Rush while driving a Blue Comet train looks like we're ripping you off.  I guess the rest of us will have to find lame hobbies like playing guitar &/or drinking beer.

The study goes on to say there's an easy way to decide if you should speak up.  Just ask yourself, "Would I want them to be honest with ME if the roles were reversed?" and the answer is...no.  I'm not interested in becoming better.  My mom says I'm perfect just the way I am.

Oh and I guess it's supposed to be "constructive" criticism.

How Would You Rate Your First Beer Back in the Day?

We asked the Quad Cities what their first beer was. Then we got on BeerAdvocate.com to see check out some reviews. Here are the best and some of the worst ones I found...

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.