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


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


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

Chris Higgins 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

Modest Mouse's fish tale fantasy

Ransom Riggs

It takes a lot to catch my jaded attention these days, especially in a music video.

On Music: thievery

David K. Israel

Call it inspiration, call it thievery, call it the ultimate form of flattery, or homage "“ but composers have been lifting or borrowing tunes from each other since before they were even putting t

The Lure of Fishing

Miss Cellania

Now that the daylight lasts longer and the weather is more pleasant, it's time to confront the big decision: should I mow the lawn or go fishing? Field and Stream published a list of the 50 Be

Is That A Bird in Your Mouth, or Are You Just That Good?


Now that Peter, Bjorn and John are bringing whistling back, I've started to notice other young folks brushing up on their whistling.