How to eat like an 18th-century European war god


If you're in the mood for a historical-conspiracy movie that doesn't suck "“ sorry, Opie "“  I highly recommend "Monsieur N," which I got around to viewing last night.

When Mamals Swim

David K. Israel

Last weekend, needing a getaway from the stress of LA, I took a road-trip to San Pedro and then hopped on a high-speed catamaran to the island of Catalina.

How to drink like an 18th-century European war god


Tim and I recently acquired a bottle of Admiral Horatio Nelson's blood, and I am happy to report that it's delicious. Perhaps some explanation is in order.

Why I will now be serving a pot of coffee to my girlfriend before every argument I instigate

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to New Scientist magazine, a fresh study from the University of Queensland suggests that moderate doses of caffeine will make you more likely to agree with arguments that go against your bel

Viral meme all your friends already know about, #1


I used to think "My Humps" was the world's most obnoxious earworm. Then I heard "Bananaphone," which goes something like this: "Ringringringringringringring.

Look out, Florida. Genghis Khan's got family there.

Will Pearson

  DNA evidence has apparently linked a Miami accountant to Genghis Khan.

A Lego is forever


Because I'm the only girl on this blog, I feel it's my occasional duty to clue you guys in to What Women Want.

Is Detroit safer than Neolithic Britain?

Mangesh Hattikudur

Forget all those romanticized notions you have of life in the good old days.

Ahh, youth

David K. Israel

Interesting article in the New York Times today about Keith Richards having a hole drilled in his head. Here's a curious excerpt: Mr.

Britney's breeding habits


I notice that some people seem annoyed that Britney Spears is breeding again. Let me just say a couple of words in her defense.

So should I keep bathing in green tea?

Will Pearson

For the last few years, we've read story after story about the potential benefits of green tea.

Rick Sutcliffe, Not Sober and Not Joe Namath


My tastes are simple. I like $300 jeans and William Gaddis novels and the cuisine of Ferran Adria.

Turkey Goes Cold Turkey

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to this Business Week article, the Turkish government has announced that they are officially banning the sale of all energy drinks with more than 150 milligrams of caffeine in them.

Super-sized Scientology

David K. Israel

A fantastic headline in this week's St. Petersburg Times caught my eye this morning. (Wait, you mean you don't read Florida's newspapers online?

Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something Hideously Expensive


I'm getting married in nine days. And so I've been thinking a lot about weddings and marriages.