This poll is about the interface for adding a comment to a post. (It is not about comment threading. We'll deal with that separately.)
File this under "noteworthy": apparently, KFOR in Oklahoma City is not an affiliate of The Onion. And this means that when Kaitlin Nootbaar, valedictorian at Prague High School— home of the Red Devils— employed the word "hell" in a quote during her valedictory speech, David Smith the principal of Prague High School— home of the […]
The African War on Goats continues with a new arrest: "The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car. They pursued them. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat," Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told […]
Patrick, in guest-blogging at Overlawyered, alerts us that aWoolworth's in the UK will only sell toy lightsabers to adults, as they might be mistaken for guns and thus lead to some sort of unpleasantness. But it's not entirely clear what sort of unpleasantness the shopwarn clarks over in those green and pleasant lands have in […]
TJIC points us to the list of questions to Slate's "Explainer" that, tragically, were never answered. They range from the scientific: If someone with DNA from the Stone Age were born today, would they be normal? …to the cultural…. Can men eat the Activia yogurt that is advertised exclusively to the modern woman in khakis? […]
The Max Planck Institute — a prestigious research group in Germany, named after the famous physicist — wanted the latest issue of its journal to focus on China. So its graphic designers picked some attractive Chinese characters for the cover. This is how those characters translated: With high salaries, we have cordially invited for an […]
Knowing that all and sundry before them are captive, judges tell the damndest stories sometimes.
It's getting increasingly difficult during busy weeks like this one to resist the temptation to abandon original content altogether and just copy and paste stuff from my co-blogger Patrick's increasingly great new blog Social Services for Feral Children. Case in point — Patrick takes the story of the rise and fall of the CEO of […]
You know, I find other cultures fascinating, and do my best to puzzle them out, moving my lips and rubbing my increasingly hairless brow in confusion. It's like a sudoku or something, you know? Today, let's try with the French.
This country has a strong gun culture. Fortunately in the case of most people serious about guns, it is accompanied by an equally strong gun safety culture, characterized by the level of caution and professionalism and respect you should use towards any deadly tool. Unfortunately, America is also choked with slobs, Travis-Bickle-wannabees, and nimrods who […]