In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
Is it good timing -- or just good PR?
Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Carl Icahn, Paul Allen, David Geffen, Ralph Lauren. Turns out they have more in common than just being billionaires. They are also all dropouts.
I'm not sure if the world's ready for this yet, but OhGizmo is reporting that a foreward-thinking Ukrainian scientist named Hryhory Chausovsky has invented a musical condom?!
Reader (and frequent commenter) "n2y2" wins our prize for the most harebrained research proposal -- although, as you'll see, it's not so harebrained that someone hasn't alread
Here I go again with the value-added for articles in highbrow publications: the New York Times has an amusing column called "Possessed" about a few of its subjects' favorite things.
I just saw some stills from the Executive Coloring Book, a confusingly out-of-print title from 1961, and figured I simply had to share.
Here's a question not asked frequently enough -- how do companies dream up their FAQs? Who are these ultra-inquisitive customers? Is this how corporations view the
The current New Yorker has a great article about murderer Richard McNair, who is the only person to escape from a maximum-security federal prison in the last 13 years and, apparently, a bit of an evil
As you've probably been following over the last years, there have been a lot of complaints in Singapore over the youngins' excessive use of Singlish.
Likewise, Manglish is now under attac
The runways have been dismantled, the models are all jetting back to the Ukraine or more likely, New York, and Paris Fashion Week is over -- but we're still celebrating.
As long a we're talking alien abductions and arguably foolhardy attempts to insure against such disasters, I feel compelled to shamelessly plug an arguably foolhardy venture of my own: the NYC pr
A lot has been said about the big names of NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. And rightfully so. You've got Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet, Steven Weber, D.L.
Ransom's great post on the anniversary of "Talkies" got me in an anniversary mood. Yesterday, Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The Ten Commanments, celebrated its 50th, believe it or not.
How To Travel to the Center of the Earth
We know shockingly little about what's going on beneath our feet.
She hasn't commented on the Charles Carl Roberts slayings yet, but Laura Mallory -- tragically just a few days too late for Banned Books Week -- does think that Harry Potter is responsible for se