​Disney Indoctrinating Ohio Kids With The Gospel Of Fracking [Updated]

The Axis Powers of Disney, the oil industry, and pop music have joined forces to launch a campaign to brainwash the children of Ohio's public school system into supporting the practices of the oil and gas industry of Ohio. Because you can do anything if you have a dream, a shit ton of oil money, and an excess of… » 1/10/14 9:20am 1/10/14 9:20am

What Happens When a Town Has Lots of Single Men and Not Many Women? Bad…

Shale oil formations in the pastures of North Dakota have been reining in men across the country with labor-intensive work and high paying salaries (some men make up to six figures), but the promise of work has had an interesting and unique side effect on the small, remote oil towns. Basically, there are too many men,… » 1/16/13 10:30am 1/16/13 10:30am

Want to Feel Smart? Shove a Sprig of Rosemary Up Your Nose

OK, you don't actually have to shove rosemary all the way up into your nose, but a new study has found that smelling it improves your cognitive performance. British researchers exposed 20 volunteers to different levels of rosemary aromas, then assessed their cognitive performance and mood. They also did blood tests to… » 2/28/12 11:15pm 2/28/12 11:15pm

Conventional Crap: Vice-Presidential Viagra? Palin Stiffens The Dick Of…

This conventioneering thing is almost done, and, sadly, so am I. Despite the barn burning, roof-raising, political cock-stiffening speech that Alaska governor Sarah Palin gave at the Republican convention last night, I am still tired (and slightly late to my own crappy party) this morning. Luckily, HuffPo blogger … » 9/04/08 10:00am 9/04/08 10:00am

Does Obama Need A Little (Not Mc) Kaine To Save The World?

It's a beautiful morning here, one of those mornings no one in Beijing ever has anymore where you can pretend it's the 70s and the world is less polluted but visions of stagflation might dance in your head, or you can be like Moe and I » 7/29/08 10:00am 7/29/08 10:00am and pretend it's the 90s and read about 90s music and China's human rights record…

The GOP Can't Save Itself, And We Won't Help

Moe is on the (supposedly) WiFi-enabled bus from Virginia, taking in the greatness of America (or at least that section between D.C. and New York City) while I'm stuck in upstate New York, so it's another episode of reverse-polarity Crappy Hour! We talk oil, what the GOP is doing wrong, what is wrong about what the… » 6/30/08 10:00am 6/30/08 10:00am