The Story of Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock in December of 1620 had a hard life ahead of them. Their first winter was devastating, and by the following fall they had lost 46 of the original 102 who sailed on the Mayflower. Few expected to see 1622. But then Governor William Bradford sent four men fowling after wild ducks, and the

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The Bad Review Revue

[Friday After Next] "Dumb and Dumber 'n The Hood." Rick Groen, THE GLOBE AND MAIL [I-Spy] "Has all the raging excitement of continental drift." -- Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE [Femme Fatal] "De Palma spends an hour setting a fancy table and then serves Macaroni and Cheese." Josh Larsen, SUN PUBLICATIONS [Jackass] "A movie in the same sense that those hideous,

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Gotcha

Phone conversation with The Queen.Me: So, I'll see you at four, then. The Queen: [pause] Huh? Me: I said I'll see you at four o'clock. TQ: [pause] Wha-? No. Me: No? No, we're not meeting at four o'clock like we discussed? TQ: [pause] Um? Uh, oh, four, yeah. We're meeting. Me: Are you reading your email while you talk to

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American Paperboy

Apparently UPN is doing some sort of a show where a bunch of people compete to become a Supermodel. It called "The Supermodel Show," presumably because their target audience would get confused if it was called anything more subtle. This follows on the heels of Making The Band (where people competed to be in a rock group), American Idol (where

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Legonomics

Gold is dumb. What can you do with it? Gild stuff -- lilies and Capitol buildings and whatever -- or cram it into your cavities, that's about it. So I'm glad the U.S. dropped the gold standard back in, um, back in whenever they dropped the gold standard. But I can't seem to get fired up about the dollar either.

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Sam Loyd’s Trick Mules

Sam Loyd's "Trick Donkeys" is one of the most elegant puzzles ever invented, and if you've never seen it before, I urge you to give it a shot. Click on the image to the left, print out the page, and cut the figure into three parts along the solid lines. Now, position the strip onto the other two pieces so

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Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Okay, I finally gave in and scoured my referrer logs for strange Google requests. Some of my favorites:"Peanut Butter Jelly Time""take off all your clothes"Accidentally taking more than one pill on the same dayCondoleeza Rice nakedI love tacos (#1!!)Soccer Fitness Masturbation EffectToby Maguire in his boxer shortsassless pants cat giving birth pictureexplain the ending of sixth sensefind 2002 emails of

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Mm

Old Men ... At The Hardware Store!:Old Man At The Hardware Store: [receiving receipt] All right. Thank you so much. Young Lady at Register: No problem. OMATHS: But not too much! YLAR: Mm. OMATHS: Did you catch that? What I said? YLAR: Mm. OMATHS: First I said "Thank you so much." But then I said "But not too much!" YLAR:

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Coming Soon To A Future Near You

From: anthony 5684-880-4b (tony5684-880-4b@candersystems.com) Subject: Microsoft OS 47 Sucks!! Newsgroups: cybernetics.os.47 Date: 2048-11-15 11:57:50 PST Hey everyone. I'm pretty new to the cyborg scene, having only got my first implant in `45. At first I thought it was totally awesome, what with the flying around and the super strength, and I don't know how i got along without laser eyes!

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