May’s big holiday in the United States is Memorial Day. By design, it’s a very somber holiday: Memorial Day is when we remember the men and women who died in service to […]
Eating an elephant might be tough, but a playlist of elephant songs?
Futurists have worried about the rise of the machines at least as far back as the Greeks. The story of Icarus isn’t just one of hubris, but specifically hubris in the form […]
What’s the deal with The Deal?
Only one month has been celebrated by T.S. Eliot, Geoffrey Chaucer, and the Jesus & Mary Chain. The Four Seasons took care of September, and U2 nabbed October. That abba-dabba monkey took […]
Don’t forget the joker!
It’s true: We get older and it’s like we disappear.
I might not like having my picture taken, but I like taking pictures. Everybody does these days, and the technology threshold is so low now that one can take pretty damned good […]
Playlists are no place for controversy, but I’m going to go ahead and say it: Circles–and this is just my opinion–are the roundest of all of the two dimensional shapes. “What about […]
Sports are all about determining “the best.”