Why [You Can Never Have] Too Much Information

Sure, you might not need to know every detail of life... but I'm fascinated with the idea that the information age has given birth to not just a virtually unlimited amount of information, but also an unlimited ability for anyone to disseminate it.


FHH: Dark Side Early

At various times I’ve done a more or less consistent job of participating in Mental Floss’ Friday Happy Hour, and then cross posting it to my blog. I haven’t done it in a really long time, but perhaps I should restart it. Afterall, I did redesign the site, I may as well actually use it. So as per usual… the… Read more →

USA v Germany: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Hey Soccer, It’s Not Me, It’s You.

The World Cup is on. Meh, you knew that. You knew it even if you’re not paying any attention to it, because it’s impossible to ignore. Not only is Twitter blowing up with people talking about, but Twitter itself is even sending email updates despite the fact that I specifically checked the box telling them that I don’t care.  Google is… Read more →


The Path

Things aren’t always as you plan. The NCAA Baseball Tournament’s Manhattan regional has given me the welcome excuse to spend a weekend in the promised land. Complete with crashing in the dorm’s guest housing, as though it was the late 90s all over again. Today I took a walk through campus. Not a quick walk with a specific destination, but… Read more →


Friday Happy Hour: Definitely Donuts

Every time I start a Friday Happy Hour post I start with ” It’s been awhile since I’ve done this…”  which is true again.  But as always, the questions are from Mental Floss, the answers are mine.  1. Everyone has a good story about a terrible job. But today let’s focus on the single thing you hated most. What was… Read more →