April 2008

Congratulations Are in Order

26 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

My friend Annie just got her first article in the New York Times national edition, which is pretty darn sweet, if you ask me. I might even say it’s totally awesome. I will admit that I’m a bit jealous, but also immensely proud of her. I ...

The Book Club

26 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

While Henry Makepeace frosted cupcakes, Jennifer Thackeray was frowning into a microscope, examining something which really should not have been there. Were her boss to notice this, Jennifer realized, she could experience some awkward questions, ...

Command and Control

25 April, 2008 // 2 Comments

If there’s one thing in this world I universally loathe, it’s dog owners who can’t be bothered to control their animals, or take care of them. Now, we all know that there are a lot of things I’m not very fond of, but this ...

Stinky Fantasies

25 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

Italian physicists claim that they have found dark matter. Which would be pretty sweet, if the find can be verified. Police find panties, police flip out. Where did panties come from? Real estate open houses. Note to self: hide panties if my ...

Book One Hundred and Nine: Bonk

25 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

To say that I have been looking forward to this book would be an understatement. For one thing, I really like Mary Roach, because although Spook was a bit of a disappointment, Stiff was awesome. Furthermore, Bonk is about human sexuality, and I have ...

Judgment

24 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

There’s a great op-ed in the Times about the Supreme Court’s historical struggles (or lack thereof) with the death penalty, and I think it’s worth reading, because it is fairly short, and I think that it makes some great points. ...

Checkered Lions

24 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

A curious gourmet traveled to Bangladesh to learn more about the source of the prawns in his curry, and fortunately he writes for the Guardian, so we get to hear all about it. PETA is pressuring Al Gore to address the issue of meat eating, which ...

Touching Up

23 April, 2008 // 1 Comment

You do know that photographs in fashion mags are heavily altered before publication, right? I always assume that this is common knowledge, but I wasn’t aware of how heavily modified some images are until I checked out some before and after ...

Wormy Posts

23 April, 2008 // 0 Comments

Planning on flying soon? Get ready to pay extra for a second bag. Scrap metal is booming in Vermont, as well in other regions of the country, thanks to rising expenses for extraction of virgin resources. A vote for Clinton is a vote for ...
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