Hey, I know that monkey!

Ransom Riggs

After today, I'm imposing a self-moratorium on blogs about monkeys and the internet, despite the many letters, text messages and e-cards I've received urging me to continue mining this admit

Starry-eyed surprise


No, it's not a giant shell looming over the horizon.

Plastic surgery scandal! Someone alert US Weekly!


I'm not sure whether I trust this Daily Mail article, given what happened with the last one we linked to, but... A goldfish on show at a museum has undergone cosmetic surgery after visitors sai

Weekend Word Wrap: Yiddish 101

David K. Israel

With the start of the Jewish holidays coming up next week, I thought I'd use the Word Wrap to drop some Yiddish on you all.

Pimp my Mattress

Mangesh Hattikudur

The Raw Feed is reporting that the Japanese have outdone us again, this time by computerizing their mattresses! Apparently, Panasonic will be selling this thin slice of heaven for $2200 in October.

Hot Wheels!

Mangesh Hattikudur

When checking out ThePresurfer this morning I saw this amazing link to an encyclopedia of strange vehicles.

Armchair Field Trip: The International Spy Museum


I warned you: If you gave me good advice about where to go in Washington, I'd take it.

Never mind, is nice after all


Seeing as how the whole "diplomatic talks about Borat" thing turned out to be false... The reports were strongly denied by Roman Vassilenko, the Press Secretary at the Kazakhstan Embassy.

Don't make love = don't make war


The gangsta molls of Pereira, Colombia, have apparently decided to stage a real-life version of Lysistrata, the play by Aristophanes in which the women of Sparta, Boeotia, and Corinth withhold sex in

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.