David K. Israel

David is one of the founding bloggers of mentalfloss.com. He's also an author, multi-media journalist, composer, teacher and film maker. David's first novel, Behind Everyman was put out by Random House in 2005 and is presently being turned into a major motion picture. He is also the founder and CEO of the crowdsourced webcomics, Twaggies, which has been called "Favstar meets SouthPark" Check it out here! David's writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, as well as numerous magazines. At the age of 23, after undergrad studies, David was hired as an editor to work on Leonard Bernstein's music. He helped publish definitive editions of classics such as West Side Story and On the Town. If you're interested in knowing more and have nothing but time on your hands, you can put yourself to sleep reading his exceedingly long bio: www.davidisrael.net. You can also follow him on Twitter: @resila.
3 Famous Goldbergs
Tuesday Turnip
One Quadrillion Pennies
Weekend Word Wrap: text-to-speech
Office Rat-A-Tat: What's the worst job you've ever had?
Fifth Caption Contest Winner!
On Music: 5 Peculiar Instruments
Tuesday Turnip
Invisible Stat Counters Are Watching You: 4 Things You Need to Know
Fifth Caption Contest Finalists!
Weekend Word Wrap: Mental Jotto
4 Wunderkinds
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Meet Florida, the Trained Turtle!
Caption Contest #5
Weekend Word Wrap: Shakespeare, Ebonics and the verb to be revisited
Creatively Speaking: Isobella Jade's memoir
On Music: 5 Rock Songs Played By Classical Musicians
Tuesday Turnip
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Weekend Word Wrap: words we once mispronounced
Office Rat-A-Tat: Music in the Office?
More Cool Electronic Gifts
Tuesday Turnip
Mishugas: Time is Money Winner!
Fourth Caption Contest Winner!
Fourth Caption Contest Finalists!
Weekend Word Wrap: cryptic puzzle no. 1
Mishugas: Time is Money - Part 3
Mishugas: Time is Money - Part 2
Mishugas: Time is Money "“ Part 1
Tuesday Turnip
On Music: Major-General's Song
3 Random People I'm Glad I'm Not
5 Famous Christmas Songs Written by Jewish Songwriters
On Music: Le Sacre du printemps
Caption Contest #4
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Office Rat-A-Tat: Office Attire
Third Caption Contest Winner!
Weekend Word Wrap: Shakespeare likes cryptic clues, too
When Money is no Object
Third Caption Contest Finalists!
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Tuesday Turnip
Caption Contest #3
Weekend Word Wrap: cryptic words
10 Things You Need to Know about 15 Minutes of Fame
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Dumpster Diving


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