May 31, 2005

Trip Hammered While "Star Trek: Enterprise" may be dead, the memory of Trip Tucker will most certainly live on, if nothing else but for his fashion sense. Party on, Trekkers.

January 18, 2005

The Leonard Nimory Should Eat More Salsa Foundation welcomes you.

November 19, 2004

Wole Soyinka: The Reith Lectures The Nobel prize-winning poet, playwright, and political activist discusses the current climate of fear in the world and how it's changed since the Cold War.

October 20, 2004

L. A. Filming Locations for The Karate Kid
From Ali's house in the hills to Cobra Kai dojo, treat yourself to a romp through the Valley and recapture sweet, sweet memories of being the best...around. Oh, my.

October 01, 2004

Legal George: Out of State Subpoenas If I receive a subpoena to appear as witness in a felony trial out of state, am I required to attend? [More Inside] more inside

September 08, 2004

Planet Dan's Senior Photo Collection, Vol. 1 We start with the classic hand on chin pose. Not horrible, considering what is to come, and who doesn't want to be forever remembered as being uncomfortably unnatural looking?
Curious George: When preparing to write with a pencil (the old-fashioned kind that needs to be sharpened, as opposed to an automatic one), why do some people lick the tips of the pencil lead?

August 10, 2004

Curious George: The LSAT I'm taking the LSAT in October and any helpful hints would be appreciated.

August 05, 2004

Build a better Bush! Give Dubya a makeover. [via New Yorkish]

July 12, 2004

Pennsylvania Man Claims Dubya Flipped Him Off During a Rally in PA [via Kottke]

June 01, 2004

The History of Toilet Paper. Let us pause to give thanks for the noble invention we take for granted, and recount the dark days in America's history known as "The Great Toilet Paper Shortage".

May 27, 2004

The Lost Museum: A virtual recreation of P. T. Barnum's American Museum

May 16, 2004

The Tale of the Remake of Zatoichi With Takeshi Kitano's promising new version of the Zatoichi saga due in U. S. theatres on June 7, why not revisit the inimitable classic films, which chronicle the story of a blind masseuse who avenges injustice with swordsmanship learned from a samurai. You can rent the films on DVD, or if you have the Independent Film Channel here in the U. S., you can catch the Zatoichi-thon on June 21.

May 13, 2004

La Fee Verte A compendium of absinthe information and ephemera including history, art, and a buyers guide of brands currently manufactured.

May 10, 2004

The Red Hot Jazz Archive

May 01, 2004

Remember Mold-A-Rama? These popular souvenir machines from the sixties and seventies are still around...Collectors abound...some are even popping up on eBay.Feeling nostalgic? You can even buy your very own vintage Mold-A-Rama machine!

April 05, 2004

Curious, George: Basset Hounds We're looking into buying a puppy as a family pet and our research seems to point to a Basset Hound as a good match for our family. I'm curious as to your experience with Bassets...[more inside]

April 03, 2004

The Self-Mummified Buddhist Monks of Japan
The Yamagata prefecture of Japan is home to several temples that house the Buddhist mummies of Japan. These mountain-dwelling ascetic priests of the Shingon sect of the Dewa Sazan voluntarily underwent a long process of slow, painful suicide to mummify themselves in an attempt to break the cycle of rebirth. Meet Daijuku Bosatsu Shinnyokai Shonin of the Dainichi-bo temple and read one blogger

February 27, 2004

The Height of Civil Rights On March 24, 2004, Dr. Dorothy Height will be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of her work for African American women. In this interview with NPR's Juan Williams, she discusses her memoir, in which she details her extraordinary life in the civil rights movement and the changes she has seen in her 91 years.

February 19, 2004

Strindberg and Helium