Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
As the baseball postseason swings ever closer to the World Series (fyi: the Fall Classic begins this coming Saturday), I thought I'd get us all in the mood by looking at some curious connections
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Socrates taught Plato, Plato taught Aristotle, Aristotle taught Alexander the Great... history is filled with great teachers (there's a nice bit on those three here).
My husband looked at this graphic last night and said, "he has a side?"
Who can tell me what Woody Allen movie he was quoting from?
We had so many entries in the "tell us why you're above average" Prairie Home Companion DVD contest that we couldn't pick among them -- so, as predicted, we had to draw them out of
For the sake of our more squeamish readers (particularly with lunch coming up soon), we're going to put the picture that goes with this caption (from the Cellar's ever-amusing "Image of
Perhaps not inappropriately, World Food Day this year closely follows on the heels of Friday the 13th.
NewScientist is reporting that a team of scientists at the University of Texas at Austin has discovered that Prozac, when used in low doses on juvenile hamsters, makes the creatures considerably more
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Man. As if figuring out your own stellar Halloween costume wasn't difficult enough, apparently there's a lot of pressure now to help man's best friend(s) get into the act.
Everyone has his or her favorite Spinal Tap moment: Derek Smalls getting stuck in the plastic pod, David St.
This is a huge week in American history, folks! Sometime either today, tomorrow, or early the next day, our population will hit 300 million, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
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Will, Mangesh and I are currently in Louisville for the Idea Festival, which features speeches, presentations, and panels from "a dizzying array of extraordinary thinkers" and also me.
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