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That Other Power Hour

Becky

Around the end of the 19th century, the French were fond of christening cocktail hours "l'heure verte" in honor of all the absinthe people were knocking

Jonestown

Chris Higgins

I've always heard of Jonestown and "drinking the Kool-Aid," but I've never known much about it.

Mall Trivia

Jason English

Next weekend, my wife and I are heading back to our alma mater.

JetBlue Lands A Punch

Jason English

Nobody ever said, "The vendor and/or consultant is always right." After the February JetBlue debacle, where thousands of passengers were stranded for days, a lot of public relations agenc

Now that's a nasty breakup

Ransom Riggs

I'm probably lucky: I haven't broken up with (or been broken up with by) that many people.

On Music: thievery part ii

David K. Israel

I thought I'd continue the theme of last week's On Music post, today focusing on a rather direct lift, which results in more of an homage than anything like Bernstein's nod to Beethoven

Leatherbacks in the Land of Darwin

Becky

If you're sick of racing snapping turtles in your driveway, you might want to consider attending (or "attending") The Great Turtle Race, April 16th-29th; sponsorship & donation pro

When Craigslist is used for evil

Ransom Riggs

As someone who's moving tomorrow (and doesn't particularly want to) because my landlord is selling my house (just like he said he wouldn't) it's hard not to crack a smile at this .

Some People Really Love LOST

Chris Higgins

Okay, I'll admit it -- I've been a LOST fan since the beginning, looking forward to each episode and often watching them twice.

Your Wrestling Fix

Jason English

When I was eight-years-old, my favorite TV show, toys, cassette tape, shirt, and belt accessory were all produced by the WWF.

Weekend Word Wrap: chiasmus

David K. Israel

For those who don't know, or may have forgotten, a chiasmus is a grammatical figure by which the order of words in one of two parallel clauses is inverted in the other.

Surreal, silent raves sweeping the world

Ransom Riggs

They're called "flash mobs," and they started popping up in the U.S. a few years ago. Coordinated via the internet, large groups converge at a particular place, where they do ...

Giant crystals explained!

Ransom Riggs

You've probably seen the pictures: Mexican miners dwarfed by enormous gypsum crystals more than thrice their size.

Men Who Knit

Becky

Oh, they do. And here's proof: menwhoknit.com, where there are forums, insightful polls (e.g.

ThisToThat.com

Chris Higgins

ThisToThat.com is a highly functional web site with a single purpose: "Because people have a need to glue things to other things." You select the two things to glue and the site recommends

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