Let us speak of Metzli, the… Metzli the mysterious. What is Metzli?
A. A double-breasted wool coat for women, inspired by military designers, dry clean-only. B. The species name of large moth in the genus Automeris with prominent false eye spots on its wings to distract predators, whose larvae feed on oak leaves. C. The [...]
If you are in the camp of declaring your non-theistic identity through your footprints, does it change your decision that Atheist Shoes sells a model of their footwear in a color they call Kitten Testicle Grey? [...]
It could be that people are most interested in buying innovative products as tools of compensation when they are feeling the least ability to summon innovative thought themselves. [...]
This weekend, the Ending Spending Super PAC reported spending almost 100,000 dollars to influence a congressional election in North Carolina.
I read last night that a fellow named William Empsen wrote that there are seven types of ambiguity – not six or eight.
What ironies have you recently encountered?
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, because every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell
It isn’t good advice just because Bertrand Russell said it… but it is good advice.
Mother Nature Network – it sounds like a warm and friendly, huggy and human kind of place – the sort of news web site that might hand you a warm, freshly-baked gluten-free cookie when you visit. It’s a web site that celebrates the “Joy of Less”, so you might expect its web design to be [...]
The Leshy can be identified by a missing right ear, as well as the absence of eyelashes and eyebrows. [...]
Answer quickly: Who is the Roman god of the dead? It’s Pluto, right?
Yes, and no. Pluto is a Roman god of the dead, but it turns out that he’s not the only one.
Pluto was inspired by the Greek Hades, who had the nickname Pluton. The Romans also recognized an Etruscan god of [...]
Elements of the Tea Party seem to be taking aim at Speaker of the House John Boehner. They’re using their independent expenditure mystery money to purchase advertisements criticizing Boehner for moving away from the far-right fringe.
What’s the best liberal response to this?
Ignore it and let the elephants gore each other as much as [...]
“WRITERS – when Hemingway was stuck, he didn’t put the kettle on. He tried to write, ‘one true line.’ It works. Write one true line.”
This advice came from an account called Adland this morning on Twitter, where there is only room for one true line – and a thin line at that.
I was [...]