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31 Seasonally Delightful Tweets

Michael Ian Black ‏@michaelianblack Christ may have risen but I haven’t gotten my ass off the couch for nine hours Ugh: I hid three dozen raw eggs in the house last night after taking Ambien and now I can’t find them. Mary Charlene so far no one has commented on the fact that my Easter bonnet […]

The $30 Cure for Plantar Fasciitis (Now $30 Off!)

Back in 2010 I developed plantar fasciitis and it sucked in multiple ways on various levels over many months. I searched high and low for cures and tried quite a few of them. I finally kicked it, but had to try quite a few remedies along the way, each of which had somewhere between little […]

3.29: A Day to Celebrate Christopher Lambert

Mandatory Music: you must test your might while reading this post. Go on, press the button. Today is French actor Christopher Lambert’s birthday. He’s been going strong since 1957, but for me the highlight of his career is his depiction of Lord Raiden, the thunder god, in the movie version of Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat is […]

The Rippling Rock of the 28th State

Texas is the 28th of the United States. Here’s what it was busy doing before it became a state. Texas is the southernmost part of the Great Plains, which ends in the south against the folded Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico. The continental crust forms a stable Mesoproterozoic craton which changes across a broad continental […]

No Sleep till 27

Licensed to Ill came out 27 years ago. 27 years! That is crazy. But we can all still enjoy this song.

#26 with a Sullen, Fuzzed-Out Bullet

Guess what album hit the #26 spot on the Swedish charts in 1992? That’s right: Sonic Youth’s Dirty. It also hit #6 on the British charts, and I think they played that one song on the radio, so it was a big one for Sonic Youth. Entertainment Weekly called it the best album of 1992, […]

25 Years Ago, It Was Bad

In 1987, Michael Jackson’s Bad was released and went on to sell crazy amounts, producing five #1 hits. That is a lot of hits! I have not had even 1, so I should be impressed. All the songs on Bad leave me cold, though. They seem engineered to be hits rather than expressions of irrepressible […]