May 24, 2006

Golden Girls Turn Hobos Into Cold Hard Cash. Are they the Burke and Hare of the AARP set, or just another example of geezers gone wild? via

January 18, 2006

Rapture Movies. Maybe you were exposed to them as a kid; maybe not. There's no denying it's one of the most anxiety-producing film genres ever. more inside

October 18, 2005

Curious Poop Monkeys: Help me toilet train my too-smart-for-his-own-britches 3 1/2 yr old. more inside

March 26, 2005

Destruct-o-Match is an insanely addictive flash game for this slow, slow Saturday morning. (You don't have to login, just hit the play button.)

March 23, 2005

Ann Telneas' editorial cartoons aren't just clever; they're beautifully composed. here's a nice one, and another, and another, and another....

March 22, 2005

All the News That's Not Fit to Print "When Adam Steele wandered into Bemidji, few townspeople suspected he would be a major thorn in the city's side. Steele is founder, publisher, editor, reporter, ad salesman and columnist for the "Northern Herald." But claiming businesspeople conspired to keep him from distributing his paper, Steele embarked on three years of litigation against the city and 21 businesses, claiming damages of $600 billion." Part 2 here. more inside

March 10, 2005

More Bodily Excretions....Explained. Includes a description of possibly the most disgusting research study ever.
The Amazing Axlotl: The salamander that refuses to grow up. Thanks to this perpetual pre-adolescent, humans may someday regenerate their amputated limbs. But while we're waiting, they also make a lovely snack when you're in a fix.

March 09, 2005

Before the bow and arrow, there was the atlatl. The first true weapon system, it may have been responsible for the extinction of the wooly mammoth. The atlatl's armor piercing capability almost allowed the Aztecs to triumph over the Conquistadors. You can make or buy one yourself, and experience the thrill of the ancient hunt. Atlatl movie clip.

March 08, 2005

For the French, scent creation is about Art. In New Jersey, it's better hamburgers through chemistry. But be careful: sometimes even a pretty aroma can be deadly stuff.

March 04, 2005

Markie's Diary (mp3) more inside

February 19, 2005

Bugs may be classic, but now he's extreme, too. In an effort to revitalize the classic Looney Tunes characters for a young audience, Warner Brothers' has redesigned Bugs et al as futuristic crimefighters. Not everyone is happy about it, though, and judging by this preview the results may be a mixed bag. (Heavily trafficed Quicktime site.)

February 14, 2005

Breathe deeply. Go to the Happy Place. Visualize Dick. "Positive imagery around negative situations and circumstances, or people you love, can create miraculous results." more inside

February 13, 2005

Make a font out of your own handwriting! If you decide to download your handiwork, it'll run you $9. I'm still working on mine- just goes to show how hard it is to make readable, balanced typography.

February 12, 2005

Here Comes Da Judge! Oklahoma courts are pumped full of hot, sweet justice.

January 26, 2005

Irv Spence's Daily Diary In 1944, MGM animator Irv Spence kept a cartoon diary of the daily goings-on in the cartoon industry. Big world issues (this WAS 1944) keep popping up, too. Filboid Sudge blogs the diary day-by-day.