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 miserable period of malaise awaits me around my 35th birthday.
If you blinked you missed the first run of this movie but it’s coming back to the Cable Car Cinema, “The Theater With the Couches”. You pretty much know by now whether you like Gus Van Sant movies, and I do. This is the same ol’ youth, longing and death (now with 30% more skateboarding!).
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 DETECTS ORGANIC MOLECULE ON AN EXTRASOLAR PLANET WASHINGTON – NASA
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 are just pitiful humans. Life is unimaginably complex. We are
I picked up the new Psychology Today on Monday in an effort to finally figure out what women find so repelling about me and I think I found it: I don’t stink enough! Seems that back in ancient times, I’m guessing the 50’s, before people bathed and all that, women picked their mates by their
Tom Brady may really love goats, but Jack Groh might be the most important participant in this weekend’s festivities. Groh is the NFL’s environmental czar and it is his job to minimize the Super Bowl’s carbon foot print. His goal is to make the event carbon neutral. But as numerous people point out, buying offsets
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 begins cheerful before turning tough during middle age and then
As everybody knows, the state budget is a mess. But one glimmer of hope as the session gets underway: A ton of Reps and Senators (Dems and Repubs) have been approaching me about various posts on this blog and rifuture encouraging the vigorous development of renewable energy in Rhode Island, and suggesting that we position
Well, as I mentioned yesterday, my holiday dinner included a close encounter with New York’s “Littlest Hustler.” The kid’s an experience. A unique mix of precocious and childish, playful and mean — In other words, incredibly manipulative. But he is somehow such that it almost feels reasonable that there’s a 3,000-word profile about him in
Hanging out with this little shit (not yet sure if that’s a term of endearment) whom New York Magazine just did a 5-page profile of, and dubbed “The Littlest Hustler.” He’s my best friend’s fourteen year-old cousin. And is very upset that there’s no Cristal about the house. The hotel room was boring. So Alex