If you head westish out of Lincolnville Center, Maine, as I did today, you’ll run into a place named “Slab City” on the map. As you can see from the photo I snapped over an open field, it’s not really a city and I couldn’t find anything like a slab. This whole part of […]
An amazing feature of the Cronax transportation system is that it doesn’t change the appearance of the people who use it. What’s more, the Cronax can go for decades without need of repair. […]
Alas, I couldn’t find Avon Street.
Should I search for it?
The prize may be “actual hair samples of Abominable Snowmen, Bigfoot, Yowie, and Orang Pendek” or “fecal matter from a small Yeti.”
Mars One yesterday announced that it is planning to begin a human colony on Mars beginning in the year 2023 – just ten years from now. […]
Tomorrow, I know that I will arrive on the other side of this, but at the moment, it seems impossible that anything so vast can have sides.
I stepped out my front door and walked a quarter mile to a bus that took me the first 30 minutes of my trip for just $1.50.
I arrived at another Greyhound bus terminal where the shops around the departure gate include the range of an small city, rather than a set of highly restricted […]
$19 burgers. The duck liver mousse is $6.
Hammacher Schlemmer is selling a big sleeping bag with a hood, pictured here, saying that it’s made of special fabrics that will thwart bedbugs from crawling up against you during the night and biting you. The company calls it a bedbug cocoon, for use in hotel rooms.
There’s one big hole I can see in […]
“You cannot walk here,” said the driver, in a South Asian accent. “There is no way. In the United States, people do not walk. If the police see you walking on the side of the road, they will pick you up and take you to a safe place and tell you to call a cab.” […]
According to the ACLU, it isn’t just one road, in one state, that’s under the federal government’s watch. Automatic license plate scanners are being installed along roads all across the country. […]
About 20 miles to the north of the Salton Sea, between Los Angeles and the border with Arizona, the Wall Street mill was once a busy center of economic activity, a place for miners to refine gold out the ore they hauled out of the ground. It’s been abandoned for 50 years. […]