2015: the year in preview

Thanks to the sweet new Oculus Rift I got for Christmas and Apple’s new Quantum Mechanics app, I have been able to explore the future and I can now divulge what to expect in 2015. But first, let’s take a... Read More ›

Sanityville

Elsewhere in this issue you’ll find some gentle, constructive criticism aimed at some of the loonier citizens who walk among us. So it seems only fitting to also recognize a few of the sane people in our midst. So often... Read More ›

Going against the pros

“Kentucky has 10 potential NBA players. Well, the 76ers have 15 current NBA players. They would be the top-ranked team in college basketball. Although the 76ers are an awful NBA team, their flaws are magnified because they are playing against... Read More ›

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love how it flies under the radar and then, before you know it, it’s time to get a little too buzzed, eat ourselves into oblivion, loosen our belts and make inappropriate comments to our... Read More ›

History’s Assholes: Heinrich Kramer

Welcome once again to History’s Assholes, the column that travels back in time to flush out the assholes who made the world what it is today. Previously in History’s Assholes, we’ve looked at monumental American assholes like Thomas Midgley, the... Read More ›

Beliefs I used to hold

In his remarkable book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Nobel laureate and Princeton University psychologist Daniel Kahneman writes this rather mind-blowing statement:  “A general limitation of the human mind is its imperfect ability to reconstruct past states of knowledge, or beliefs... Read More ›

The thrill of privacy

By all accounts, we live in a post-privacy world. Most people today are either walking around with smartphone cameras shooting videos of their naughty bits or having loud phone conversations about their oozing fissures. (To be fair, some do both.) ... Read More ›

34 things to freak out about immediately

The physical world we think we see doesn’t actually exist but instead is created by our brains on the fly. You are starting to say more and more things your parents once said. Most Americans still expect capitalism to start... Read More ›

Post-purge movie threats

The incident has prompted a proposal to require the following notice on all Internet comments: “Warning: The Surgeon General has determined that most of what you are about to read was written by bored teens, delusional A-holes or lonely, gullible... Read More ›