December 25th, 2007

Miss Cellania

The guys at National Instruments rigged up the office Christmas lights so as to be controlled by a Guitar Hero player.

Photographic proof that my neighbors are insane

Ransom Riggs

Over the many Mental moons I've spent blogging here, one of two things has happened: either my neighbors have gone crazy at an alarmingly rapid rate, or I've just begun to notice their quirk

Giving Away A Book A Day (Monday)

Mangesh & Jason

We're still waiting for a winner in yesterday's giveaway, but I'll toss out Monday's installment anyway. We've given away this book before.

NORAD Tracks Santa

Miss Cellania

The Gadget Report will take a little detour today, since it's Christmas Eve and any gadget gift should have been purchased by now.

No Photoshop Necessary: the tchotchke-mobile & the David house, revisited

David K. Israel

In case you missed these two classics, click here for all my photos of this crazy Disney car I saw at a gas station one day and over here for this bizarre house of Michelangelos around the corner from

December 24th, 2007

Miss Cellania

Holiday Hacks: 12 Radical (and Slightly Naughty) Ways to Stay Productive.

Giving Away A Book A Day (Sunday)

Mangesh & Jason

In the spirit of Christmas and cleaning out our closet, let's give away some books.

Weekend Genius Challenge #12: Soft '70

For the Weekend Genius Challenge, we've done anagrams and clues and various wordplay.

A Half-Hearted Week in Review

Jason English

In case you've been away from our site and don't like scrolling, here is some of what you missed: 1. 6 Gangsters Who Earned Their Nicknames A thug, is a thug, is a thug.

Magicians as victims


Remember those salad days when we thought we could all be Houdini or, well, Dorothy Dietrich?

What's Your Fantasy?

Jason Plautz

This weekend I'll be competing for the championship in my fantasy football league.

Not The Master Of My Domain

Jason English

The first time I tried to buy, another Jason English had beaten me to it. Actually, his girlfriend did. On the site, That Jason said it was a birthday present.

The Weird Week ending December 21st

Miss Cellania

Drug Traffickers Open Fire on Santa's Helicopter Drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro slum opened fire on a helicopter carrying a Santa to a children's party.

Weekend Word Wrap: words we once mispronounced

David K. Israel

Becky had a brilliant post a couple months back on vocab words. She recounted a segment she once heard on Rush Limbaugh where he said a person's vocabulary stops growing at the age of 25.

Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas Music

Chris Higgins

Yesterday I covered Alternative Christmas Tunes, including pointers to the Vince Guaraldi's soundtrack for "A Charlie Brown Christmas." But there's a great story behind Guaraldi&#