Colin Patrick is an author and a comedian. In addition to mental_floss, he's written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Splitsider, McSweeney's, and Cracked.
I Thought I Understood What Was Happening
And then, well, I'm not sure I do.
I Thought I Understood Gravity, Too
I’m not sure I understand anything now.
Craig Should Finesse His Jobs List A Bit More
These job postings are... READ ON
This Face Sums Up Most Responses To This
An NBA team is ready to change its name to the Pelicans—one of the most ferocious, fear-inducing mascots ever.
The Not-As-Awkward Family Photos
The idea of Leon Borensztein’s book isn’t just to be funny—although some of the pics definitely are.
(Also, the guy on the right in the sixth group of pictures down has got to be Fred Armisen’s... READ ON
Now THAT’S Body Art
Probably not the weirdest thing ever purchased at a thrift store, though.
The Bravery That Built the Big Apple
Check out these shots of men that took their lives into their own hands every day they went off to “the office.”
Get Your Robes and Get... READ ON
RIP: Highway House
You know what they say about real estate. Location, location, location.
Today I Learned On Reddit’s Today I Learned: Shocking Monks Doesn’t Equal Good Science
Actually, I suppose I already knew that. I’d just never put that thought together in my mind before.
Nothing Says Well-Adjusted Like Coffin Therapy
My favorite excerpt from this article:
Here's the basic gist of Stepan Piryanyk's weirdo business plan: supply coffins for weirdos. Let weirdos lay down in... READ ON
November 30, 1982: Thriller Is... READ ON
The Big Apple’s Biggest Voices
Flavorwire has put together an incredible list of New York’s 100 Most Important Living Writers. The work and detail put into gathering this list together must have been huge, but the payoff is great.
The Test Tube Containing Thomas Edison’s Last... READ ON
Party Crashing: A 1,000-Year Old Muslim Step-By-Step Guide
As the article states:
This book, which contains flirtation, profanity, and even a little drunkenness, is a lot of fun and offers a rather different perspective to the austere image Islam has from that period.
Sounds like a good holiday primer.
For the Love of God, Do Not Reply All
The NYU student population recently stumbled on the ability to Reply All on an email to the school’s entire enrollment of nearly 40,000 people. As you... READ ON
“But It’s Already Cheap!?!”
Improv Everywhere creates a Black Friday mob at the dollar store.
What’s next? Bungee jumping woodchucks? BASE jumping otters? Hang gliding gophers? God I hope so.
I’m Thankful For My Privacy
And I’ll mark my thankfulness with a cloud of celebratory confetti. Wait. Aww, what the... READ ON
"I made some truly awful movies. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot was the worst." ... READ ON
Animated Ways to Die
This song is so catchy, and the ill-fated characters that dance along to it are just so lovable. Plus, it has a moral at the end, even if it is really random.
Monty Python on the Pitch
Too bad they’re not playing American football. Then Nietzsche could call a Hail Mary to see if God is actually dead.
Raising A Little Tyrant: A How-To Guide
Check out this shameful array of horrible parenting... READ ON
The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.