Judging From Smells

Salon has a neat interview with Dr. Alan Hirsch, founder and neurological director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago.  He argues here that the sense of smell immediately leads us to value judgment than the other senses are and then explains how our moms influence our tastes: And what’s the relationship between [Read More...]

The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

Today PZ Myers posted a link to an article about the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota.  And I’m sort of Pavlovian about the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota: I cannot hear its named even mentioned without playing Weird Al’s classic tribute to it.  And since every thought that goes through my head gets [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: God Is Dead (And The Kids In The Hall Are Alive Again)

In honor of the exciting news that the “Kids in the Hall” from Kids In The Hall, one of the gold standard comedies of my youth (and one of the earliest great HBO original shows, along with the wonderful Dream On) will be reuniting for a new 8-part comedy TV series, here is a clip [Read More...]


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