Category: "General Info"

Deep-water breath-holding base-jumping

H/T Mike R. This truly amazing video is making its way around the web.  Although it is phenomenal, a caveat from Guillaume Nery is never mentioned on the sites which are making the video "viral". Nery's caveat: This video is a FICTION and an ARTI… more »

Note to readers: New blog feature

Dear readers, You will notice that on this and future blog posts, there is a "ShareThis" button at the end of the post. You can use that button to "share" the note on a wide range of social networking and other sites, as well as to send the link by… more »

NFL players make a case for your vote

I almost never write about sports. Once or twice regarding the Superbowl. I don't even have a "sports" category on my web site. So the odds of me posting a sports-related video are tiny...it must be really great. And so it is...even if it's all fake,… more »

Fresh Air Fund seeking hosts for disadvantaged kids in the Northeast in August

To any of my readers in the Northeast who might be interested: The Fresh Air Fund provides "free summer vacations to New York City children from disadvantaged communities since 1877." They just let me know that they still have 200 children who need… more »

A life lesson from an 8-year old

Thanks to Mike for sending this along. It speaks for itself. http://www.heraldleaderphoto.com/2008/05/31/adam-bender/ more »

Only in India....

Thanks to Christopher for sending this along. Even having been to India three times, this is pretty out there. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23419627-details/Toddler+with+eight+limbs+branded+'reincarnation+of+Hindu+god'+to+undergo+life-s… more »

Christopher Hitchens obviously doesn't know my wife

Christopher Hitchens has a rather interesting article in the current Vanity Fair called "Why Women Aren't Funny". He obviously hasn't met my wife... http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2007/01/hitchens200701? more »

Women really do talk more

Thanks to Christopher for sending this to me. We knew it all along, but it's nice to see that it's backed up by research... Women talk three times as much as men, says study (Daily Mail UK, 11/38/06) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/artic… more »

Radio brain teaser

I just asked this question on the air, so for those of you who didn't figure it out or who didn't hear the question, here it is again, followed by the answer....page down a bit for the answer. A hot drink vending machine has 3 buttons: Coffee, Tea, an… more »

When will the Razor Blade Wars end?

OK, the first razor with two blades was pretty cool. And when Gilette came out with the Mach 3, with 3 blades, I bought one partly because I thought it might be marginally better and partly because I thought it was silly and I like owning silly things.… more »
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