Rakoff on Allen on

David K. Israel

David Rakoff has just finished his three-week blog over at after seeing 28 Woody Allen films in 21 days at the Film Forum in SOHO.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: MLK Day Edition


"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." Martin Luther King, Jr., said that*, but you're going to hear presidential candidate Obama repeat it more than a f

Imaginary field trip: the Ear Islands

Ransom Riggs

In his Inventorum Natura the first century Roman author and natural philosopher Pliny the Elder describes a small group of islands off the coast of Germany, whose bizarre inhabitants, the Auriti (or &

How To: Be An Astronaut

Maggie Koerth-Baker

Take Your Aspirin Here's the secret they don't tell you about space travel: It hurts.

What a Workout

Jason English

I'm not exactly sure how stationary biking relates to helping families of slain police officers. But that doesn't make me any less impressed.

Unbelievably Lucky Crash

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw these photos on TheCellar, and was blown away by how lucky the truck's driver was.

Too weird to die

Ransom Riggs

The Zoological Society of London just announced a plan that would add the world's 100 most evolutionarily distinct species to international endangered lists.

Overweight panda turns off his mate

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to a Reuters report, the Thai panda Chuang Chuang is too heavy to engage in amorous activity with his panda partner.

Knit Wit

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'd never heard of the artist Dave Cole before, but when I saw this pic on Neatorama, I immediately rushed to look him up.

A few of 2006's worst

Ransom Riggs

A lot of folks try and find the worst movies of the year, TV shows of the year, even haircuts of the year. We found a few 2006 worst-of picks we thought were more interesting. 1.

Free art from Banksy!

Mangesh Hattikudur

We've covered the British renegade graffiti artist Banksy a few times on our blog (I think this was our first entry on him).

Definitely worth the 1000 words...

Mangesh Hattikudur

Worth 1000 is running a hilarious "statue remix" Photoshop contest today. I've posted a few of my favorites below, but you can click here to see more at the site. Link via

I have a (slightly less important) dream!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Since it's MLK Day and all, I figured I'd spotlight another man with a dream, albeit a considerably less important one: the dream of using the Internet to become a millionaire.

Public service announcement: The chain gang


I've mentioned this worthy organization on the blog before (albeit in passing), but one of our readers thought we ought to bring it to full attention in order to make the world a better place: C

Killing time at/with The Office

Jason English

Last night's episode of The Office was outstanding. Jim and Dwight on the road and Stanley's uncontrollable laughter made my night. I had low expectations for this series.