Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


The Late Movies: Even (Cow)girls Get the Blues

Matt Soniak

Ransom and I have both done Late Movies posts on blues music before, and they've gotten great responses, so I won't fix anything that isn't broken.

6 Unusual TV Deaths

Kara Kovalchik

TV's most unusual deaths only happen to tertiary characters as a rule. Producers don't want viewers to feel guilty for laughing at what should be a somber situation.

Almost (Really) Famous: 9 Former Supreme Court Candidates

Scott Allen

If she's confirmed, Solicitor General Elena Kagan would become the fourth woman to sit on the Supreme Court.

This Machine Turns Itself Off

Chris Higgins

Claude Shannon is famous among geeks; he's considered the "father of information theory." He built one of the earliest chess-playing computer programs, and he worked on early wearable

My Endorsement: On Asperger's, Animals and Mortal Enemies!

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I've blogged about StoryCorps (and my total admiration for the project) several times before, I've been hesitant to post this video because my wife is one of its producers.

8 Stars and Their Second Careers

Miss Cellania

Sometimes stardom in music, movies, or TV is just not enough. After a life in the spotlight, many stars turn to something else they enjoy that is totally different from what they are known for.

Brain Game: The Snake Says...

The answers to each of these six clues are words begin with an S, end with an S, and contain a double-S. Solve the clues to come up with the answers.

Morning Cup of Links: Seduce Me

Miss Cellania

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages. You don't have to be a programming geek to find this funny, but it's even funnier if you are.

The Late Movies: Epic Facial Hair!

Ransom Riggs

Having never had a beard or mustache of my own (just some largish mutton chops during high school -- a mistake), I can only look on with slightly grossed-out wonder at people who have so much of it th

Mouse Pointers Harass Sleepy Man

Chris Higgins

Don't you hate it when mouse pointers click and drag your body parts around while you're trying to sleep? Jeremy Bailey sure does.

The Quick 10: A Roller Derby Primer

Stacy Conradt

Here in Des Moines, we're enjoying the inaugural season of the Des Moines Derby Dames, an amateur roller derby team.

Got Questions for the Answer Man?

Jason English

Reader Kirk asks: "What's the proper way to submit a question for Matt Soniak?

Amazing Aquatic Art

Jill Harness

Most aquariums are your standard box filled with water, but they don't have to be boring like that. WebEcoist has gathered up some fantastically imaginative aquariums.

Not Your Father's Lodge: 5 Charities That Make Giving Fun

Rob Lammle

We're all looking for connections to our communities—and to each other. One way to find that attachment is to join a civic group or charity organization.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing last week, here's what you