Lost Letters, Awful Trends, And People Who Have Lost Their Heads

As it’s the beginning of the year, bloggers and reporters are doing a lot of year-in-review stuff. I’m not, but here are a few things that have caught my eye recently. The alphabet is pretty codified these days, and there’s no use trying to get them to squeeze an extra letter in there, or even…
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Bad Guy, Bad Hair

Bad guys have bad hair. I never really thought about this until BoingBoing linked this great article from The Awl, which features a ton of pictures from various movies, all of whom have bad guys with bad hair. There’s even a neat characterization guide to which bad guys wear which kind of bad hair. I…
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Replacing Furniture… At Last

Today I laid out a considerable amount of money in order to replace a very old piece of furniture. While there are various chairs and sofas out there taking the name of various French kings named Louis, my bed seemed like the oldest actual piece of furniture still in use by actual human beings. At…
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Poison, Snakefighting, Racial Slurs, And Deathtraps

Life is really kind of weird, when you think about it. Today I got yet another shot–this time, a flu vaccine. I don’t get these for myself, so much, as for other people I might come into contact with. My own immune system is pretty effective against these types of things, but apparently 90 percent…
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Ah, Science: Redheads, Booze, Booms And Shots

My list of interesting links has once again swollen to monstrous proportions, so much so that my whole computer is threatening to just lie down and cry. Instead of playing a game of Klingon Monopoly to determine what happens next, I’ll just do the responsible thing and share the links with you folks. Shots first.…
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