The screws that just arrive…
Writing as women in left-leaning news outlets doesn’t make your reporting immune from the charge.
A good excuse to shovel in the popcorn.
Santa Ana: 0. Jacksonville: 1. Only that’s a trivia question, not a soccer score.
“For the entire time Cheney was vice president, he had a secret letter of resignation pending. He wrote this letter because he saw a gap in the U.S. Constitution. If a vice president is alive but incapacitated, there’s nothing in the Constitution that allows for that person’s removal. Worried that he might find himself in that position, he created the unprecedented letter.”
So a guy working on a Halloween display that involved a burning cross set himself on fire. And then something about a pink elephant?
Ed note: Due to time constraints and declining interest, Linky Friday will be taking a hiatus after this week. Neat: [N1] The US Army is trying to build Iron Man. [N2] The AV Club has an interesting piece on the lasting impact of Homestar Runner, one of the first successful webseries. [N3] Thirteen gateways to…
The police never seemed to have any issues with the Tea Party. Why?
A deal? Really? And with literally hours to spare! Discuss.
Who wins when the government shuts down?
“A fair number of accidents on the road may indeed be attributable to car malfunction of one sort or another, and the number would presumably accumulate over a large enough span, but that shouldn’t be the question. The question should be the extent to which an annual (or less) check of certain things reduces them to any significant degree. And whether each thing we are forcing people to address, in itself, would save lives. How many lives, and at what cost?”
An intellectual acknowledgment of poverty is not the same thing as believing in poverty and acting accordingly.
The Pew Center discovers what’s wrong with democracy.
This week: Athletics, Education, Progress, Culture, Technology, and World
If you’re using a home soda maker like Burt Likko, you’re in for a surprising side effect.
How to stack dishes in your dishwasher, and why.
Will Truman has been tobacco-free for six weeks. But not nicotine-free. Exploring the implications of smoke-free smoking.
California, New York, Texas. Florida, New York. Alabama, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin. Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota,…
Science: [S1] It reminds me of the Grunions invasion from Beverly Hillbillies, but Jellyfish are invading and it looks like it could be something serious. It seems weird to me that this could be such an intractable menace. [S2] The Earth isn’t flat. Maybe the universe isn’t flat, either. [S3] According to Alex Knapp, we’re…
Vikram’s ideology has a soporific name and fields no viable candidates. Click to find out more!
In a world where we have trouble feeding the population we have, it may seem silly to worry about people not breeding enough. Jonathan Last makes the case that the western world needs to be worried about just that.
Science is not just a body of knowledge, but it is taught that way, leaving students with little understanding of how knowledge is generated.
This week: Football, Safety, Race, Oil, Healthcare, Governance, Crime, Science, and History
Have you ever looked at an expansive menu and not known what to pick? Me too! But that doesn’t mean the phenomenon is common or proportionate to the attention it is given.
Second Bonus Trivia Question: Continuum, Evolution, Here’s to the Ladies, Into the Light, No More Drama, Solitaire, Soon, Soul In the Horn, Step by Step, This Beautiful Life. This is not an exhaustive list.
From most to least: Russia, Greece, Chile, Ireland, Hungary, Spain, Estonia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Indonesia, China, Poland, France, Austria, Italy, South Korea, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Slovakia, Japan, Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Portugal, Israel, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Canada, Brazil, United States, Australia, Iceland, Sweden, South Africa, Mexico, India The statistics are the most…
We ought to be insufferable prudes when it comes to political sex scandals.
This week: Society, Science & Progress, Business, Education, America, and World!
A librarian in New York was fired for defending a kid who read too much and was hogging reading prizes at the library. This is probably the perfect outrage story. Conservatives can be outraged by yet another indication of our ribbon-for-everybody society (said librarian’s boss wanted to distribute the prize randomly). Liberals can be outraged…
A poor choice of words has allowed a useful concept to become an epithet.
Next April, Windows XP will be a very dangerous operating system to use because Microsoft is ceasing support for it (including attack vulnerabilities). I have an army of Windows XP machines. So now what do I do?
Russia shows Ordinary Times how to take it to the next level. Let’s not actually go there.
Does ending your vacation in a hospital’s emergency room give you a real insight into the community where you’re staying?
Wyoming, New Mexico, California, Alaska, Arkansas, North Carolina, Illinois, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Georgia, Idaho, Texas, Florida, Nebraska, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Washington, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, Utah, Mississippi, Connecticut, North Dakota, West Virginia, Missouri, Kansas, Massachusetts, Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey, Montana, Maine, Alabama, Indiana, South Dakota, South Carolina, Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia, Rhode Island, Michigan, Pennsylvania,…
Amazon.com is running a long con that will someday make Walmart seem like the friendly neighborhood merchant.
This week: Diversity, Anglosphere, Death, Partisanship, Technology, Entertainment, Women, States, Health, and Education. And now, Videos!