'I Have Something Special to Show You' and Other Ways to Ruin a One…

I scored a stand-up gig opening for a local headliner at a comedy club in Orange, New Jersey. Calling it a comedy club was generous — it was more of an abandoned event space in the basement of a family restaurant. The stage was a small wooden platform, like a children's sandbox turned upside down, surrounded by a bunch … » 3/30/13 11:00am 3/30/13 11:00am

Are We in the Midst of a Feline Obesity Epidemic?

A little less than a month after Meow, a Santa Fe shelter cat that garnered some celebrity for weighing 39-pounds, died in an ecstasy of ice cream-flavored wet food sprinkled over ice cream, new fat cats have ambled into the spotlight to stake their own claims to fame. 30-pound SpongeBob momentarily captured the public … » 6/03/12 12:00pm 6/03/12 12:00pm