Bar Talk


Bar Talk


The Late Movies: Irish Dancing Parodies

Erica Palan

Back during the fourth season of Friends, it was revealed during a trivia game that Chandler Bing is terrified of Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance.

The Quick 10: 10 Pats Born on St. Patrick's Day

Stacy Conradt

I know St. Patrick's Day isn't until tomorrow, but I thought I'd give you some conversation fodder in advance.

Dogs That Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Jill Harness

I remember that as a child I always thought the expression "don't let the bed bugs bite" sounded outdated.

Getting Acquainted With 8 Lesser-Known Schools

Scott Allen

Every year, the NCAA men's basketball tournament field features a few teams that leave casual fans puzzled as they fill out their brackets.

Chatroulette Piano Man

Chris Higgins

Today's most important web video: a guy named Merton performing improvised Ben Folds-style piano songs during Chatroulette sessions.

10 Famous Disembodied Voices

David K. Israel

You know the voices, but who are the real people behind them? Meet 10 of the most famous disembodied voices ever recorded. 1. Amtrak's

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs: The West

Ethan Trex

Yesterday we took a look at some interesting facts about the schools in the NCAA tournament's South region. Today, let's turn our sights to the

8 Online Tournaments (That Have Nothing to Do with Basketball)

Miss Cellania

Here in Kentucky, there's a seasonal disease that causes people to go a bit crazy every spring. Spring fever is rampant, but that's nothing compared to March Madness.

No CGI Please: Special Effects Before Computers

Jill Harness

At this year's Academy Awards, Avatar—unsurprisingly—won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

Brain Game: Another Poem Wot I Writ Myself

Each line of this eight-line poem is a clue to a different word. The first line represents an eight-letter word.

Morning Cup of Links: Defending Pluto

Miss Cellania

Answers Begin to Emerge on How Thalidomide Caused Birth Defects.

Fun With Collective Nouns: The Winner Is...

Jason English

Update: The Winner! The people have spoken, and the winner is "a sob of emo kids." Congrats to Nicole (and Nicole's friend)!

The Late Movies: Aziz Ansari

Ransom Riggs

I'm a big fan of Aziz Ansari, a comedian who's gone from obscure to everywhere in the last year or so -- he stars in the NBC show Parks and Rec and has become a regular cast member in Judd A

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Soothsayers

Stacy Conradt

Oh, _flossers, beware the Ides of March!! If only Caesar had heeded the similar warning he received the day he was assassinated (more on that in a second).

A Supremely Gigantic Aquarium

Chris Higgins

The "Kuroshio Sea" is a super-gigantic fish tank located at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan.