Tired of people using cell phones during dinner? Try this.

It’s called the “Phone Stacking Game.”  Let’s see if it catches on: [Read more...]

World’s coolest subway car

Imagine my surprise to step on the S train shuttle from Times Square to Grand Central Station this afternoon and encounter the car shown here. It’s an advertising schtick from Ask.com, but every car on the line is decorated with wallpaper to make it look like a Victorian library. Beer bottles, vomit and candy bar [Read More...]

“Changing Room:” watch one woman lose 160 pounds, one iPhone photo at a time

Her name is Julia Kozerski, and she documented her weight loss (and struggles with body image) on her website using just the camera on her telephone: Following my wedding in July 2009, I decided to make a series of changes to my lifestyle in order to lose weight. During the year that followed, I successfully [Read More...]

Duly noted in the wedding announcements…

A former boss from CBS sent this my way, noting: “I found the description of the living arrangements and book title amusing…” From yesterday’s New York Times:  Trevor Douglas McLaren and Owen Patrick Ryan were married Saturday in Washington. Guy Cecil, the executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and a Universal Life minister, [Read More...]

Random act of kindness: bus driver gives shoes to homeless man

It happened in Winnipeg, Canada, but the story is quickly spreading around the globe. A Canadian TV report below tells what happened: [Read more...]

Leave the gun, take the cannoli

At last, something to go with my Candy Corn Oreos. There’s a four letter word for this. Bliss.   [Read more...]

Look very closely …

…and notice how one piece of art can give two different impressions, depending on your point of view.  All it takes is a mirror and some imagination.  Read more here.    And you begin to understand that, in every sense: seeing is believing! [Read more...]

Want to be ordained? There’s an app for that

Well, you won’t actually be a real priest, minister, rabbi or bishop, but you will be able to see what you’d look like if you were. Details: From the supremely useful to the breathtakingly inane, there’s a cell phone application out there to fulfill all your needs — even the ones you didn’t know you [Read More...]

Sign of the times: a new monthly magazine devoted to exorcism

Who says publishing is a dying industry? Details: With exorcism booming in Poland, Roman Catholic priests have joined forces with a publisher to launch what they claim is the world’s first monthly magazine focused exclusively on chasing out the devil. “The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the [Read More...]

Pat Robertson urges man to become Muslim so he can beat his wife

It sounds like another headline from The Onion, but no. My conclusion: this is Robertson’s “Benedict Groeschel moment,” and he should quietly unplug his microphone. Details: Once again, Pat Robertson has said something ridiculously offensive and cruel. Past targets have included gays, feminists and pagans, atheists, people with Alzheimer’s, adoptive parents, Haitians and people who don’t pray enough. This time, the televangelist focused [Read More...]


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