Via the Washington Post: First the government of British Columbia invoked the prospect of a zombie attack to convince its residents to devise home-emergency kits in case of natural disasters (or unnatural ones). Now Canada’s Heart and Stroke Foundation is releasing its own video about the zombie apocalypse in order to teach people CPR. Maybe Canadians know something that we […]
The March 1979 issue of The Atlantic contained this amazing profile of George Lucas, who at the time was only a couple years removed from releasing Star Wars. Star Wars was manufactured. When a competent corporation prepares a new product, it does market research. George Lucas did precisely that. When he says that the film was […]
Tonight the candidates meet for a second time at Hofstra University for a 90-minute debate moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley. Bill in Portland Maine over at Daily Kos has come up with the rules for tonight’s drinking (and eating) game. Here they are: Start with a clean gullet by guzzling a Paul Ryan-sized glass of water and then […]
Via Brian Fung, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) charts the growth of fast food portion sizes since the 1950s. The average soda, it turns out, has grown sixfold. The average American adult, meanwhile, is now 26 pounds heavier than they were during the days of Frank Sinatra.