Sometimes you don't want to live in a world filled with conspiracies. The whole notion that companies have perpetrated the creation of many superfluous holidays… isn't even a conspiracy, really. Boss' Day and Sweetest Day don't exactly scream "genesis from converted pagan traditions." Listen, not everyone gets a trophy. Still, there are certain things worth celebrating, and this, our National Day of Rum, is worthy of support. So pour a cup of spiced rum coffee, and embrace your destiny.
In the shadow of the dearly departed Skyview Drive-In Theater, Santa Cruz's weekend flea market was another bit of my youth's paradise. Between all of the horrendous and delicious fried foods, and the empty promises of a vegetable chopper destined to make your life more convenient, the true prize would always lay between plastic, cardboard and twist-ties. Some would call them Hero Rangers, Adventure Turtles, or even Chopper Rats from Pluto, but despite their off-color paint jobs, they often could provide as much enjoyment as their copyrighted cousins. Knock-offs are what make budget-conscious world go round, and the iOS ecosystem is hardly different.
Listen, it's a not a well-kept secret that you buy more things from a 7-Eleven than you'd like to admit. The reason? Well, we've all been in that rush that only the most prolific convenience store in America can help sate. In the ever-growing tradition of chains with an app out on the marketplace, 7-Eleven takes the plunge and brings you closer to that Big Gulp you're pretending not to crave.