Us against the world

Jason English

If you owned a trendy boutique and found yourself in a PR drought, how would you get back in the spotlight? Create a new fall line? Buy a city? Nah. You sue for

Let's hope it's not funded with taxpayer dollars


We've said it before, and we'll say it again: there's a museum out there for everyone. Behold the Original Condiment Packet Museum (do you think there's a competing unoriginal

Speed geeks

David K. Israel

If you're like me, you hate waiting for your browser to load pages. Sometimes the problem originates with the site's server, other times it's your server, or your connection speed.

Now this is what I call controversial

Ransom Riggs

Michael Moore's got nothin' on these guys.

Breathing Earth

Will Pearson

Ever wish you could watch a real-time animated display of the CO2 emissions around the globe, along with the birth and death rates of each country? Well now you can.

Where in the world is Torrimpietra?


Yesterday I noticed that we had seven readers in a city I'd never heard of -- Torrimpietra, Italy.

The First Half of the Story

Jason English

"Don't piss away half your money, head to" During the loudest stage of the dot-com boom came perhaps the first urinal cake advertisement.

Do they have 12-steps for 12-pack soda addicts?


I tend to be a skeptic about, oh, everything, so this morning, when I noticed a ridiculous-sounding theory about diet soda on my bottle of Fruitwater (clearly a party with a vested interest), I had to

Watercooler Ammo: Whitney and Bobby

David K. Israel

This time tomorrow, everyone at the office is sure to be talking about Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, as the 43-year-old pop singer reportedly filed for divorce today.

IQ-tips: Q-tips?

David K. Israel

Since this regular feature is called IQ-tips, I knew one day, sooner or later, like when the power in my part of Los Angeles went out ("˜cause you knew it was bound to happen), I'd throw up

Kazakhstani president: Is not nice!


Don't blame us for the retina-searing picture of Borat in a thong at this link -- but if you click it you'll get one heck of an amusing story: US President George Bush is to host White Hous

You can call him Brfxxccxxy for short


It's too bad little Hisahito has already been named, because I just found a moniker that I think would have suited him perfectly: "Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced

The internet: apparently, nothing but lies

Ransom Riggs

If you haven't heard of Lonelygirl15 yet, crawl out from underneath that virtual rock.

By the byline

David K. Israel

GOOD morning, ladies and gentlemen. We are delighted to welcome you aboard Veritas Airways, the airline that tells it like it is.

I'm gonna wash that sin right outta my hair


It turns out that dirty deeds really are -- people who feel like they've done something unethical feel the need to bathe more often, according to new research in Science: Liljenquist and her col