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I have a bit of a weakness for covers of popular songs, especially if it's pretty different. With that in mind, I give you a cover of Nelly's Hot In Herre, covered by Jenny Owen Youngs: I don't know who Youngs is, and I know it's...

"I can be frank with you without sounding fake modest, but you're talking about--alas--some kind of legend." That quote is from Orson Welles in the Barbara Leaming biography, which some have suggest was Welles himself writing it--I haven't read it all yet, so I can't comment--but...

“We bought $8 champagne,” Hocking said, waving the finger with her frog ring on it in the air. “I had half a flute.” Duane caught sight of her ring and dubbed it “big pimp bling.” The above quote comes from the New York Times article on...

How interesting: Since Google launched its Google Earth feature in 2005, the company has become a worldwide leader in providing high-resolution satellite imagery. In 2010, Google Earth allowed the world to see the extent of the destruction in post-earthquake Haiti. This year, Google released similar images...

Yesterday, N. and I were talking about bad school movies. You know, the kind where a teacher ends up in a class full of 'bad' students who are really 'good' but lack the understanding and patience of a hardnosed no bullshit ex-military person who through...

Today is a day to hug: Today (June 10) we’re asking everyone to hug a climate scientist. You might have heard recently that since the debate over pricing carbon pollution has heated up, there have been death threats sent to climate scientists. Frankly we're appalled by this kind...