Zero Hour was for typing. It was middle school in the '90s, and a couple of days a week I was in "zero hour" class, which meant it was before-the-sun early, and involved typing meaningless phrases to bolster my words-per-minute score. A sheet of paper rested over the tops of my hands so I could learn the terrains of the 9 lb. keyboard. Before that, I played Oregon Trail on computer monitors that were so deep they looked like teeth. On our one and only family computer, I typed dumb things into the blank MS-DOS startup screen. c:\ HAIRY BALLS. After "balls" commands, I listened to Martin Luther King's speech on Microsoft Encarta and yelled horrible things at the impossible CD-ROM adventure game Myst.
Nick Rallo A sampling of Taco Bell's new breakfast in this the year of our biscuit taco, 2015
That was then, and this is now: Yesterday I used my smart iPhone 5 to order a biscuit taco through the Taco Bell app in advance of my actually going to Taco Bell. I bought Taco Bell in advance.More »