Funny Stuff

The Suite Life—For Dogs
The Suite Life—For Dogs

I had just about gotten used to the term “doggie day care” as a euphemism for “kennel” when… >>

The Science of the Slinky
The Science of the Slinky

I'll be the first to admit I did poorly in high school physics. But regardless of my utter lack of… >>

The Scaredy-Pants Handbook
The Scaredy-Pants Handbook

Are you one of those people who, as you walk along a city street, stare toward the skies convinced… >>

The Oval Office Effect: How Stress Ages Presidents
The Oval Office Effect: How Stress Ages Presidents

As Barack Obama embarks on another four years in what is arguably the toughest job on the planet… >>

The Lolcat’s Meow
The Lolcat’s Meow

Next month, the Internet phenomena of adorable cats doing painfully cute things—like fitting… >>

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The Greasiest Bites at the State Fair

Everyone knows the food is one of the most outrageous parts of the local county or state… >>

The Funniest Fight Ever
The Funniest Fight Ever

Some guy was on his cell leaving a voicemail for his boss when he noticed a traffic accident. The… >>

The Fiscal Cliff Explained... with LEGO Bricks
The Fiscal Cliff Explained… with LEGO Bricks

When explaining complex issues, it's important to not get mired in the details. And what better way… >>

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The Coolest Websites of 2012 (So Far)

I know what you're thinking: already? But really, why wait? Take the destroy-after-reading site… >>

The Best (and Worst) Products from Trader Joe’s
The Best (and Worst) Products from Trader Joe’s

Nathan and Sonia Rodgers love Trader Joe’s, the quirky grocery chain now found in 31 states. (Who… >>

The 9 Types of People You'll Meet on Halloween
The 9 Types of People You’ll Meet on Halloween

That's my Halloween costume. I'm going as a dog going as Superman. Are you going to a Halloween… >>

TGIF: Super-Cute Videos to Start Your Weekend
TGIF: Super-Cute Videos to Start Your Weekend

Since some things need very little introduction, I shall not stand on ceremony. Here, videos that… >>

Teeny Barcodes Tracked Mating Habits of Bees
Teeny Barcodes Tracked Mating Habits of Bees

Scan this: October 7 is the 60th anniversary of the barcode, those ubiquitous sets of black… >>

Stuffed Deer Heads and OCD: Ellen's 8 Best Gags
Stuffed Deer Heads and OCD: Ellen’s 8 Best Gags

Just call me Ellen Degeneres-Twain. (photo from Facebook) On October 29, The Kennedy Center will… >>

Strange Views: Caught in Google's All-Seeing Eye
Strange Views: Caught in Google’s All-Seeing Eye

This is spooky...and fascinating: Design magazine Demilked recently featured Canadian artist Jon… >>

Squeaky Door Sounds Like Miles Davis
Squeaky Door Sounds Like Miles Davis

Photo by Peter Buitelaar/Wikimedia Commons Jazz artists study sheet music, expand on techniques… >>

Shaming for Laughs: Who's a Bad Dog?
Shaming for Laughs: Who’s a Bad Dog?

"I'll never do it again," swears this reformed pooch. (Photo from dog-shaming.com) A few months… >>

Saving the Sounds of the Past
Saving the Sounds of the Past

As a kid, I spent a lot of time with a Speak & Spell in my lap (though you might not know it… >>

Read All About It! Marty McFly's Hometown Paper is One Wacky Rag
Read All About It! Marty McFly’s Hometown Paper is One Wacky Rag

Jonathan Chait, a smart and incisive political reporter for New York Magazine, writes often and… >>

Presenting: The Best Word Ever
Presenting: The Best Word Ever

Do you have a favorite word? When I asked that question around the office, the answers included… >>