Tree Pants 

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Finally, someone has had the decency and sense to get trees to cover their shame.

Dr. Mary-Claire King Kicks Ass 

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Dr. Mary-Claire King has had an incredible career in science and human rights. However, even in her extraordinary life, the first week of April, 1981 must stand out. She narrates the events of that week, and it’s quite a ride, one which even features a special celebrity guest appearance.

The Mad Pooper 

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

She runs. She defecates. She runs away. Authorities are powerless to stop her. Is there no hero amongst us who can end this savagery? How long must peaceful Colorado Springs suffer under the reign of terror caused by…the Mad Pooper? Only time will tell.

Stowaway Koala 

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

In Australia, a koala survived a 10 mile ride in a car’s wheel arch, and the photo of the poor marsupial is something to see..

Which One Pays Better? 

Monday, September 18th, 2017

In New York City, Egyptian-American “Timmy” El-Gamasy is a bodega owner who runs the well-reviewed Lotus Deli in Queens. In Egypt, Hatem El-Gamasy is a political pundit who reports live from America. The two men are in fact one and the same.

A Lot of Pies 

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Christian Bale is known for drastically changing his physique to play certain roles. Perhaps the most dramatic was his substantial weight loss for his role in the 2004 file “The Machinist”. Recently, however, he’s been bloating himself up to play Dick Cheney. The photos are really something.


Taking Them to My Grave

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

At the beginning of this month, Curbed Boston put out a call asking for the “best hacks for surviving Boston’s transit hubs”. I watched this article, and was amused to see that it had no comments whatsoever. After a time, I left what is now the lone comment, which you can read below.

I’ve been watching this post since it went up, and I absolutely love that there are precisely zero helpful comments on it (and at present, zero period, until mine goes up). We’ve all spent years working and lucking our way into great travel hacks for this city. Why would we just give this information away for free, potentially ruining its utility?

No thank you. I’ll swear a lawyer to secrecy, and bequeath my best travel hacks to my heirs. Perhaps I’ll whisper them on my death bed, but I won’t reveal them a moment before that.

In other words, you can have my travel hacks when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.

Settling With a Monkey 

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Just over three years, I wrote about the fascinating legal wrangling surrounding the “Monkey Selfie”. While the most recent court ruling last year stated that at present animals are not able to hold copyrights, this ruling was appealed. Now, however, there’s been a settlement. As a result, the legal questions surrounding copyrights and animals will remain unsettled for now.

Previously in monkeys and copyrights: Monkeying With Copyrights

The Bandwidth Defender 

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Kevin Argentieri is out there on the streets of Gotham, protecting and defending the bandwidth our electronic devices need.

A Far Side Comic Come to Life 

Monday, September 11th, 2017

If you’re going to bring a live tick to a press conference intended to warn people about the dangers of ticks, you might consider securing the tick in some sort of container, instead of simply placing it on a sheet of paper whence it can escape. Then again, perhaps this whole thing was a publicity stunt to heighten awareness.