America's Drunkest Cities

Will Pearson has put together a list of America's Drunkest Cities.

World's worst manmade ecological disaster

Ransom Riggs

These days, Kazakhstan has more to worry about than the odd British comedian.

The Long Goodbye: RIP, Mr. Altman

Ransom Riggs

They don't make 'em like Robert Altman anymore.

Carbonated Turkey (and Sides!)

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you can't stomach the thought of preparing a Thanksgiving meal, but still want all that dinner table flavor, get yourself a Holiday Pack of Jones Soda.

The Fan Club: Spectacular Stories of Storied Spectators

Jason English

It's a great day for people who root for stuff. Over at YesButNoButYes, our good friend Jellio has a great post on the world's most rabid fan bases.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: Are You Ready for Some Parkour?


My first thought, so stereotypically Jewish it's guilt-inducing, is a practical one: that cannot be good for the joints. The resulting arthritis is going to be monumental.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Seeing as Thanksgiving is upon us,

One if by land, two if by sea, three if by salamander


The husband just came across what may be the best misappropriation of language ever, ever: from Victor Davis Hanson's Ripples of Battle: "The Okinawa landings may have been the most most am

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Will Pearson

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Attention, Albert Broccoli: New Bond movie ideas!


Now that we've seen "Casino Royale," we're getting psyched for the next Bond movie, which according to winner #1, Sheldon Siegel, will have a title in keeping with the rest of the

Beer budget, Champagne vocabulary


We all know that real Champagne is from Champagne, and the rest is just (sniff!) sparkling wine.

A Boy and his Rhino

Mangesh Hattikudur

Two of my favorite sites in the whole wide web, Neatorama and TheCellar, are teaming up-- and with their superpowers combined, there's no doubt they'll be producing some stellar work.

Would you skip sleeping if you could?

Will Pearson

New Scientist has a piece on the possibilities of 24 hr awake time and many sleep scientists believe it's inevitable that we'll get pretty close to this one day.

What Santa Isn't Bringing You

Mangesh Hattikudur

CNN Money just did a fantastic gallery on hot toys for rich brats, (aka things I'd have to sell a kidney just to make a down payment on). Here are some of the inane highlights from the

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Will Pearson

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