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Ships, cats, et al. in bottles

Becky

So the only other thing I'd like to add to Miss Cellania's Weird Week-in-Review is actually from a few weeks back, but still pertinent--the New Jersey kitten who was found with its head stuc

Mac Tips: Backup (Part 2)

Chris Higgins

Last week I covered backing up your Mac with Mozy -- a way to get your most important files backed up online for free.

Friday Happy Hour

Jason English

Let's jump right into the questions. 1) I was recently invited via bulk mail to (pay to) take a night class called "Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft." I know people whose l

The Zen of Long Lines

Ransom Riggs

Have you ever been really keyed up, in a huge hurry -- to see a movie, get on a plane, buy a Nintendo Wii -- only to find, after you round that last corner, that you're suddenly standing at the b

Rap Lyrics Explained in Charts and Graphs

Mangesh Hattikudur

Everyone's always talking about taking hip hop to the next level. Who knew that next level was Microsoft Excel?

The Weird Week ending January 25th

Miss Cellania

Snakes on a Plane Authorities in Vietnam seized a literal ton of ratsnakes packed into 60 boxes aboard a Vietnam Airline flight from Thailand.The snakes are a protected species, Ptyas Mucosus, and ma

Four Celebrities You Wouldn't Expect to Testify Before Congress (but still did)

Jason Plautz

With baseball's steroids scandal hitting Washington, Roger Clemens is among the stars being asked to testify before Congress.

Weekend Word Wrap: The Best Tom Swifty in the World!!

David K. Israel

It's been about a year and a half since I've mentioned Tom Swifties in the Word Wrap, so I thought I'd return to them once again for this giveaway because, well, they're just so en

January 25th, 2008

Miss Cellania

An Illustrated History of Trepanation. The illustrations aren't as bad as you might think, but it's still not for the squeamish. * The Wonderful World of Early Computing.

Workplace bullies

Becky

Where was "Bully Police USA" when I needed them?

The Abilene Paradox

Chris Higgins

How often has this happened to you: your family gets together for the holidays and ends up doing something -- going out for food, playing some game, going to see a movie -- that nobody actually wants

8 Things To Do At The Ballpark (Besides Watch The Game)

Ethan Trex

If you're a sports fan, nothing beats the thrill of going to a game. If you're not a sports fan, nothing is quite as interminable as being dragged to a game.

Feel Art Again: "The Boyarynia Morozova"

Andréa Fernandes

Vasily Surikov was born on this date 160 years ago. The Russian painter is most known for his strikingly realistic historical paintings.

5 Vintage TV Commercials Worth a Second Look

Kara Kovalchik

Many of today's TV shows omit an opening theme altogether and then use a credit squeeze over the ending credits just so they can cram in more commercials.

Ill-Advised Names Part Deux: Businesses

Ransom Riggs

There are lots of bizarre, misspelled and downright baffling business names in Los Angeles, but there's one establishment in particular -- a liquor store near the corner of Fairfax and Olympic --

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