Maine's Tea Party Governor Paul LePage (R) has doubled down on his lie that Stephen King left Maine to avoid paying income tax; King is a proud taxpayer who views "taxes as a way of paying back the state that has given us so much." Read the rest
When I travel on business, I often buy takeout food from Whole Foods or a similar supermarket and bring it back to my room to eat while I binge watch a show on my iPad. Instead of using plastic cutlery, I use the Toaks titanium spork ($9). Read the rest
That jacket is amazing.
James Krupa has taught University of Kentucky non-science majors their required biology course for 20 years, and he views the job as a mission, to undo the cowardice or squeamishness or lack of rigor that leads Kentucky's children to arrive at university never having learned the foundations of evolution, on which the whole edifice of biology rests. Read the rest
Neil Moore was locked up in England's notorious Wandsworth Prison when he used a smuggled cellphone to send an email to the prison that appeared to come from a court clerk who was ordering his release on parole. Read the rest
Sure it doesn’t include every great dancing scene in cinematic history, but this joyful supercut is still the perfect celebration of onscreen choreography. (more…)
Thanks to his TV show, Treehouse Masters, Pete Nelson is probably the best-known treehouse designer and builder in America.
His book, Be in a Treehouse, has photos of 27 beautiful treehouses from around the world, including many of his own design.Read the rest
Engineering, Architecture and Planning students at Technion--Israel Institute of Technology are remembering the story of Moses this Passover as only engineers, architects and planners can. Read the rest
Rob Cockerham says: "I set up a table in Sacramento and challenged people to drink raw eggs like Rocky does in the movie. 60 eggs gone in less than two hours. I could have easily given out 100 more that night.
In this episode of the You Are Not so Smart Podcast you will hear an excerpt from a lecture I gave at DragonCon2014 all about unlearning, superseded scientific theories, post-hoc rationalization, just-so stories, laser eyes, goose trees, spanking and more. Read the rest
Bob Self says: "Godfather of Lowbrow (although he prefers the term "Feral Art”) and founder of Juxtapoz magazine Robert Williams will be signing a limited number of his forthcoming art book Slang Aesthetics at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery this Saturday, March 28th at 2:00 PM.Read the rest
GhostofAlyeska says he was "simply curious who Fox News' science reporters are. I wanted to know what kind of scientific backgrounds they might have." Read the rest
Rep John Carter [R-TX] chairs Homeland Security Appropriations and sits on Defense subcommittees, but he only found out that encryption exists when FBI Director James Comey gave bizarre congressional testimony about the coming Bad Times if we're allowed to know about math. Read the rest
Youtube's stilted, one-sided dispute resolution system allows game companies like Nintendo to confiscate the earnings of gamers who produce hugely popular "Let's Play" videos. Read the rest
He just turned three days old, at the San Diego Zoo. (more…)