New Zealand Mints Precious Hobbit Money

The entire population (hooray for gross generalizations!) of New Zealand is currently having nerd spasms over the the upcoming November 28 release of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. Not only is there a movement afoot to rename the country's capital of Wellington "The Middle of Middle Earth" for a three-week bracket before… » 10/11/12 9:30am 10/11/12 9:30am

Bank of Canada Re-Drafts Currency to Appease Bigots

The legal tender that Canada circulates in order to help its citizens believe that they exist in a social fabric where, rather than challenge each other to rock fights over limited resources, they can simply trade rectangles of paper amongst one another, recently underwent a redesign because people need a little… » 8/18/12 12:00pm 8/18/12 12:00pm

Wyoming Will Have the Last Laugh When Doomsday Comes and We're All…

With so many states rushing to pass terrifyingly backwards anti-woman legislation, it feels a little bit like the apocalypse is right around the corner. Oh, and then there's the whole Mayan calendar mess too. So perhaps it's not the worst idea to begin preparations for a worldwide meltdown. Luckily for residents of… » 2/27/12 10:20am 2/27/12 10:20am