On a Lighter Note…

No Need to Worry About Chinese Toys — but What About the Russians?

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 15, 2007 |

But Marc, how are you going to explain it to your daughters when they learn that the North Pole has been recently claimed by the Russians…Two Russian minisubmarines returned safely to the surface at the North Pole on Thursday after diving to the sea bottom to plant a Russian flag and collect geological samples… The…

No Need to Worry About Chinese Toys

By Marc Comtois | August 15, 2007 |

Upon hearing that Mattel was recalling several toys made in China, including the much-beloved Polly Pockets that can be found living throughout my house, my wife decided to explain the situation to my inquisitive daughters. (Incidentally, they had already noted before that a lot of toys were made in China). Anyway, my wife explained that…

Daily Show “Reports” on Cape Wind Opposition

By Marc Comtois | August 9, 2007 |

Yeah, Jon Stewart has honed his knives at the expense of many a conservative…but here he takes a stab at some liberal hypocrites. Via Watthead.

A Bit of Light (But Creepy) Entertainment

By Justin Katz | July 28, 2007 |

I don’t often link to videogames around here, although they’re in plentiful supply on the Internet, but I’ve come across one that might be worth some of your idle time (assuming you have some): DayMare Town. It’s a puzzle, in essence, and the atmosphere is of a hand-drawn Poe sketch (perhaps best experienced at night).…

Amanda, Please! And all that Jazz

By Mac Owens | July 15, 2007 |

A couple of months ago, I started a series on the” pubs of Newport.” I intend to resume this series soon, but I want to expand on something I mentioned in my piece on the Atlantic Beach Club: Newport jazz and Amanda Carr. Here’s what I wrote in April: During the non-summer months, the ABC…

A Reminder That There Are More Important Things in Life

By Justin Katz | June 24, 2007 |

The real-Earth geography of Middle Earth revealed. Given the necessary changes to the landscape since the Third Age, I’d say this is yet another argument against the Theory of Evolution.

Taking A Moment to Appreciate A Man Finding His Greatness

By Marc Comtois | June 15, 2007 |

OK, Jonah Goldberg at The Corner linked to this performance by a “bloke” named Paul Potts on the UK’s “Britain’s Got Talent” reality TV show. Usually I don’t get into that stuff (which is why I’m probably a little late to this story), but I followed the link. Before reading on, I’d recommend you do…

Gerrymander for Fun!

By Marc Comtois | June 14, 2007 |

For your lunchtime fun…. The Re-districting Game Practice Gerrymandering for fun and political profit! Actually, it’s a neat little game that shows the average guy and gal how a lot of elections are pre-determined by legislative redistricting. Have fun!

Sanjaya Sullying the Good Name of RISD…

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 24, 2007 |

….or is this something Rhode Island School of Design Students would be proud to be associated with, if it were true? Apparently, there’s no truth to the rumor that American Idol’s Sanjaya was an performance art project created by a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. From KDVR-TV (FOX 31 in Colorado)….The website,…

Scattered Thoughts

By Marc Comtois | May 23, 2007 |

A few scattered thoughts…. Was anyone surprised to hear that class-warrior John Edwards charged UC Davis $55,000 to give a speech….on poverty? According to a recent study, the less religious a university professor is, the more likely it is that they’ll blame American for the world’s problems. It’s Jordin Hustler porn king Larry Flynt considered…