How Many Professors Do You Actually Still Think About?

I dropped out of college. I hate that I dropped out of college, namely because it is invariably the subject of intense curiosity when it comes up with others, and being a devotee of curiosity myself, I would usually rather learn about them without resorting to an annoying Socratic exchange about what set of assumptions … » 5/22/08 3:20pm 5/22/08 3:20pm

Can You Do As Many Push-Ups As The "Average" 40-Year-Old Woman?

We keep ignoring this story, which has topped or near-topped the New York Times "Most Emailed List" for days and days, mostly because, well just consider the headline, "An Enduring Measure of Fitness: The Simple Push-Up." Aaaaaaah! We can endure without measuring said "fitness", thanks very much! But today I finally read the … » 3/14/08 12:00pm 3/14/08 12:00pm

Women Choose Dudes Who Look Exactly Like Them

In two unrelated developments today, scientists have found that women not only eschew men with "macho" features, they gravitate towards men with similar allotments of body fat, which we believe is a clunky and excessively-scholarly way of arriving at the observation that women these days date men who look exactly like… » 8/08/07 11:00am 8/08/07 11:00am

Jezebel: A Love Letter To The Most Awesome Blog Name In The Universe

In the Old Testament of the Bible, Jezebel is a truly vicious tyrant who makes all the Israelites join her own heathenous religion and kills a lot of people. She's finally thrown out a window and eaten by dogs, and by the New Testament, she is reincarnated as a second-rate slut who gets churchgoers to eat foods meant… » 5/22/07 1:00pm 5/22/07 1:00pm