PETA once asked the Pet Shop Boys to consider changing their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.
The ancient Greeks borrowed from the Hebrew by turning aleph and bet (the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, respectively) into alpha and beta, which is where the English word originates.
Our brains are fascinating things. They allow us to reason and conceptualize, think and articulate. Yet for all their wonders, our brains are amazingly susceptible to being, well, tricked.
Holiday TV specials creep into the viewing schedule earlier and earlier each year.
So yesterday I posted The Late Movies: Rock On, Wesley Willis, featuring some of Wesley Willis's bizarre-but-awesome music.
We see them day in and day out and often bring them into our homes to hang out with our families... but we don't even know their real names. Tsk.
When I was a kid, I longed for a simple treehouse to play in. But the playhouses featured on Web Urbanist put my childhood fantasies to shame.
Most of us remember our college roommates as partners in crime who ate all our Easy Mac.
Ever wonder who decides how many Gummy Bears = 1 serving? (18) Or that one cup of Wheaties = 1 serving?
I knew a family once that had several mounted deer heads on their walls. At Christmas time, they would put a red clown nose on one of the trophies, which I though was rather clever.
Here's theÂ third entry in our Brain Game number block puzzle series.
My friend Diana Rooks wrote this fun piece on the history of carbon copies, which originally appeared in History Magazine back in August '06.
Seven Psychological Principles Con Artists Exploit. Now, are you going to use this knowledge to protect yourself or to set up shop? (via Kottke)
Have an 8-bit Christmas!
"I make music, I sing my ass off." With these words, Wesley Willis opens a short documentary shown below.
Every businessperson would agree that trademark infringement is a serious issue.
Remember Pee-Wee Herman's 1988 Christmas Special? It featured an insanely long list of guest-stars, including: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Grace Jones, k.d.