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BYOI: Comedy Done Right

Laugh out loud as you and your friends play improv comedy games with ‘Bring Your Own Improv’. BYOI’s unique audience-participation show gets you up on stage and makes you the star. No experience necessary.You must be at least 18 years old. $5, Wednesdays at 9pm,

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Mo mammals? No. Mo problems? Yes.

Indeed, the problem appears to be fewer mammals. All of your cute n cuddly favorites, from the super intelligent dolphins, to bulky, lovable whales, to apes and cats and hyraxes are dying off in a horrible evolutionary cataclysm, termed an “extinction crisis” by the International

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There are no words.

Prisons are supposed to make us safer, right? Prisons are supposed to be places of rehabilitation, reflection, and order, right? The AP reports: CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) – An inmate at the state prison is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly beating another prisoner. George

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How To: Make “Chalk” Paint

I have a two year old. A two year old that loves to color, paint, use chalk, and get colors all over herself, our hardwood floors, and the freshly painted walls. Therefore, I can’t let her near any creative mediums unless she’s in the tub.

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Finally, incontrovertible evidence of alien life

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWfkP6-VF24] Yup, that’s an alien all right! No doubt about it! I mean, it sure looks like what an alien is supposed to look like. Thank god these nutbags from Colorado were able to capture it on film and then try to make money off

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In baby-making news…

What’s crazier than a ten-year old giving birth? A single human giving birth 18 times! The Duggars’ oldest child, Josh, is 20, and the youngest, Jennifer, is nine months old. The fast-growing family lives in Tontitown in northwest Arkansas in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the

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RI #1 in workplace safety

This is really good news — and as such won’t get mentioned on talk radio or be the subject of Projo staff editorials: Rhode Island had the best record for worker safety in 2006, with the lowest rate of job fatalities, according to the annual

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Got liver?

Yeah: More than 98,000 people in the U.S. are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant at any given time. More than 17 people die every day because they are unable to get the organ transplant they need. David Gitlitz, a professor at the University of Rhode

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An Adorable Name for Misery

April is my birthday month, and I’m pretty excited about being way on the other side of 25. I’ve weathered the “quarter-life crisis” that Oprah started talking about just as I graduated from college. I’m done with it! Now, according to the London Times, another

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Do we come in peace? I dunno anymore…

This is why you read the Dose, after all — cutting edge info on the search for extra-solar life. This is from friend-of-blog Steve, who’s in charge of figuring out which asteroids are dense enough to be blown up, Armaggedon style. MEDIA ADVISORY: M08-058 HUBBLE

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The dumbest smart person or the smartest dumb person?

Which one is Ben Stein?  Here he is in the Projo, going off on Darwinism. And here he is on O’Reilly: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWMGD1Dg6L8] Stein gets this right (while taking on the tone of the godless evolutionist Christopher Hitchens): Maybe we would have a new theory: We

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Canada gets weirder (sic)

Man, I hate jokes about Canadians — almost as much as I hate jokes about Jersey. But then, this seems like a story that’d be equally comfortable in either locale. Or in Providence: GABRIOLA ISLAND, British Columbia — Should a fourth human foot float ashore

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Conference at Brown: Changes in the Andes

Changes in the Andes: Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities for Inter-American Relations will take place at Brown’s Watson Institute for International Studies on February 12-13. The conference will analyze the current democratic transformation in the region, its implications for US and international policy, and its lessons

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Is there no such thing as a childhood anymore?

No more farts: ‘According to this week’s Fire Cracker school newsletter though, the joke’s on the boys as the penalty for “intentional farting” is now a detention. “Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS,”

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Bummer, dude

The worst is yet to come. Though I’m a weirdo, so I like to think I hit rock-bottom years, or at least weeks, ago: The British and U.S. researchers found that happiness for people ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe follows a U-shaped curve where life