Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
So many great candidates, so few spots. We had another late night of deliberations and I think we're getting close to consensus.
Lonely Pig in Quarantine
Due to fear of swine flu, Afghanistan has quarantined its pig. Yes, the nation's only pig, normally on display with other exotic wildlife at the Kabul Zoo.
A few of us are off to weddings this weekend. To get in the mood, we decided to re-run Jenn Thompson's piece on weird wedding laws from last
Congratulations to Gregg, who offered the horizontally-symmetrical word DECIDED and was randomly chosenÂ as the winner of yesterday's MOM is WOW Contest.
Travel by boat is more ancient than you thought, if you ever thought about it.
Quimby is a loner. And a mouse. His only friend is the (cartoonishly) decapitated head of an unnamed lady mouse, who accompanies him on various adventures.
A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a loyal floss reader in the San Francisco area asking for some advice. Whoever you are, I accidentally deleted that e-mail, and apologize.
I think there's some sort of science fiction movie opening tomorrow. To celebrate, let's check out some videos of the original Trekkies.
There are three types of people in this quiz. Some are obsessed with celebrities, some kill people and some try to sway politicians.
It was 69 years ago this month that a couple of brothers in San Bernardino, California, decided to set up a quick-service restaurant selling barbeque to travelers.
As cinematic classics go, it's hard to beat the Shaquille O'Neal vehicle Blue Chips. (Okay, fine, it's exceedingly easy to beat it.
Ed. note: If you missed our first post earlier this week on New Amsterdam Records, be sure to check it out here.
Baseball's rules can be quite quirky and difficult to figure out.
Two quick things:
1) If you LOVE witty garments that cover both your torso AND part of your arms, you're in
Mother Nature is not usually kind. There are creatures, usually tiny creatures, that will take over a member of another species.