Thursday, February 24, 2011

Win a Trip to Mardi Gras*

We love Magic Hat beer, don't get us wrong. We're amused, though, by the hang tags all over this six pack of #9 that advertise a chance to Win a Trip to Mardi Gras!*

*Mardi Gras Celebration in Burlington, VT, March 4-6, 2011. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How to Ruin Perfectly Good Oatmeal

McDonald's "FMO," or Fruit-and-Maple Oatmeal-like Product, viciously dissected by Mark Bittman.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

March Madness of Books

From the Morning News--the dorkiest, most creative re-branding of a Sweet Sixteen bracket we know of.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Make it Count Twice

This is old news, but on two indistinguishable editions of Condoleeza Rice's memoirs were on display at the bookstore today:

Like most of us, Condi only had one childhood, but why limit yourself to selling only one childhood memoir when you can make more money selling two? The brick and mortar bookseller left it at that; Amazon clarifies that the 352-page Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family is meant for adult audiences while the "distilled" 336-page Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me, which retails for nearly $10 less, is for "young adults, 7th grade reading level and higher."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Quote of the Week

A woman saying of her recent breast surgery:

“My personality doesn’t go with small breasts,” she added. Using the words “pecho” and “personalidad” — Spanish for “breast” and “personality” — she coined a term that could serve as Dr. Yager’s motto: “Now, I’m a person with a lot of ‘pechonalidad!’ ”
We heard the guys really only date her for her personality.

Monday, February 14, 2011

We Didn't Start the Fire

Billy Joel set to Google Images by someone with too much time on his hands.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Study Finds Only 28% of Biology Teachers Teach Biology

Not only that, but 13% skip the biology all together and teach "creation."

Wonder why most of America's young doctors are imported from overseas?

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Who Cares about Typography?

That's not an 1890s typewriter in front of you, buddy, so why are you using it like one? This primer will set you straight. Via.