If one half of a couple is not interested in broadcasting the details of a...– For Couples, New Source of Online Friction - NYTimes.com No, NYT, they are not. These lifestyle trend stories are so dumb.
On most modern CDs the music is squashed into the top 5 dB of a medium that...– The Smart Set: The Death of the Monoculture - August 13, 2008
Lenin was a mushroom (Russian: Ленин — гриб) was a televised hoax by musician...– Lenin was a mushroom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A MAMMAL CANNOT BE A PLANT
In the final years of the Soviet Union, there were two laboratories working on...– Is Moscow Developing Super Duper Secret Mega Weapons? - TIME WHAAAAT
God-Building was an idea proposed by some prominent Marxists of the Soviet...– God-Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Defamiliarization or ostranenie (остранение) is the artistic technique of...– Defamiliarization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the summer, irrigation canals sweated a blurry fretwork across the green...– Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
In the so-called Ogden memo of 2009, the Justice Department advised its lawyers...– Marijuana laws: Up in smoke | The Economist This explains a lot about the current conflict.
the satirist depends on shame, and everyone knows that our culture has become...– Jon Stewart
Wherever most kids survive to adulthood, women stop having so many. That is the...– Boing Boing Oh okay, I always wondered why population projections showed the numbers topping out…I kind of just figured we’d keep on multiplying until there’s no shoulder room left.
The “war on women” started swallowing its tail on April 5, when Al Hunt asked...– Hilary Rosen, Ann Romney: The birth, adolescence, and death of the Democrats’ “war on women” talking point. - Slate Magazine
A term used in popular psychology is “Pan American (or Pan Am)...– Pan American World Airways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hate these.
So much cocaine is moving through Guinea-Bissau that plastic-wrapped bricks of...– Route of Evil
Officially, most of Guinea-Bissau’s earnings come from cashew nuts. But...– Military - Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister Arrested - NYTimes.com Did not know that.
After ushering others out of the house, the mayor and Detective Alex Rodriguez...– Mayor Cory Booker Says He ‘Felt Terror’ in Fire Rescue - NYTimes.com Cory Booker is a fuckin’ legend. This guy needs to run for president already.
Looking back at the wake of my ship one day in 1917, I became interested in its...– stamen design | Buckminster Fuller and the beauty of bubbles Geniuses inspire me.
Think of memory as like orzo, Bauer says. “It’s not like one big piece of...– Children’s memories: Toddlers remember better than you think. - Slate Magazine Uh huh.
She composes outdoors by singing to herself, which has its limitations....– How Bjork’s ‘Biophilia’ album fuses music with iPad apps (Wired UK) I have the same problem :( Cept now my melodies are all in the rhythm of my pedaling
A few years ago, a pair of researchers at London’s Imperial College identified...– Walking in America: What scientists know about how pedestrians really behave. - Slate Magazine
Tyler Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University, compiles these...– An Economist’s Theories Plot a Course for Good Food - NYTimes.com Sorry, the guy sounds like a “self-righteous” “snob” himself…