Spill Your Holiday Retail Worker Horror Stories.

Inspired by the thread that grew when I commented on Dodai's post about Macy's and Lord & Taylor's being open on (US) Thanksgiving, lets share our horrible experiences of having to work on days (or even the general holiday season) when most people are enjoying being with friends and family and you are stuck with a horde … » 10/15/13 9:31pm 10/15/13 9:31pm

A Serial Pigeon Throttler Is Stalking the Erudite Streets of Cambridge

Remember the brusque but ultimately golden-hearted transient woman in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York who helped Kevin defeat his adult foes with her team of loyal pigeons? Yeah, well, this story about a vigilante pigeon strangler stalking the streets of Cambridge, England is nothing like that at all. It’s actually a… » 9/06/13 9:30am 9/06/13 9:30am

When Your Smartphone Chauffeur Becomes a Stalker

Lyft, one of San Francisco's most beloved new apps, isn't a bad idea if you think about it very briefly: the city's transit service isn't great, so let's make it easy to pay for a ride from your fellow man. But, surprise, when you let almost anyone be a cab driver, your fellow man is going to creep you the hell out. » 7/16/13 2:38pm 7/16/13 2:38pm

Tell Us Your Worst Valentine's Day Stories and Share the Rage

Just when you've managed to forget the hell that is being alone on Christmas and New Year's, Valentine's Day rears its ugly heart-shaped head to remind you that you are singularly single and romantically inadequate. The Romantic Industrial Complex, combined with Capitalism's Conspicuous Consumption and Couples'… » 2/13/13 2:35pm 2/13/13 2:35pm

Your Thanksgiving Horror Stories

Thanksgiving! A gloriously long weekend. The beginning of the joyful "holiday season." A time to count your blessings, stuff yourself, watch TV, bond with loved ones. But also: A time for terrible travel ordeals, recipes gone wrong, intense arguments with family members and maybe even hospitalization from food poisoning… » 11/21/12 4:25pm 11/21/12 4:25pm

Crap Email From A Dude, The Movie: "Thought You Were Underage"

It's a pretty bad idea to contact a stranger and tell her she's hot because she looks like a young girl. Ed did this, to Abigail. And this very special CEFAD is re-enacted for your pleasure by weird bear creatures. » 12/29/10 2:15pm 12/29/10 2:15pm

Yes, Gentlemen Do Prefer Blondes

New book out: Jena Pincott's Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? » 10/27/08 6:00pm 10/27/08 6:00pm It's a pop-science read on the natural laws of attraction: pheromones, smells, evolutionary psychology —you know the drill. And in answer to the Big Question? (Well, the Other Big Question, along with whether or not Blondes Have More Fun.) Yes. Yes, they …