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

Plane Intelligence

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to ThisisLondon, a new smart plane is under development to serve as a last barrier of defense against terrorists and hijackers.

New Blackberry Feeds off Good Vibrations

Mangesh Hattikudur

New Scientist's Invention Blog is reporting that the new Blackberry is going to get a whole lot smarter thanks to some new technology.

Elemental Floss?

Mangesh Hattikudur

I found this on Neatorama, and thought it was hilarious. Someone's apparently decided to reorganize their keyboard like the elements on the periodic table, and I'm all for it!

It's Will, Jim, but not as we know him


What do Star Trek, the Monkees, pediatrics, being upside down, and D-Day have in common? Among other things, they're all in this clip from CNN featuring our fearless leader,

He's a Hisahito


The six-day-old Japanese heir to the throne -- who, we're sad to say, we can't show here because he's being hidden away from photographers, Suri-Cruise style -- is no longer nameless.

Post no Billboards

David K. Israel

In keeping with our Turnip theme of turning back the clock today, Billboard has nice feature on their site called the "Chart Rewind." And while it doesn't go back 100 years, it does go