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The Weird Week ending January 18th

Miss Cellania

Children Given Mercury as Toy; Hazmat Crew Responds The Salinas, California hazardous materials response team was called in after a doctor had found the children in the home had high mercury levels.

Weekend Word Wrap: text-to-speech

David K. Israel

I tend to be behind when it comes to technology. For this, I blame my parents, who, in 1985, were the absolute last ones in the neighborhood to get cable (anyone remember Prism?).

January 18th, 2008

Miss Cellania

The Macbook Air compared with four other slim laptops.

Orphaned cats and their perplexing toys


I'm going to go ahead and use of my personal quota (1) of cat posts. First off, this post is much indebted to Higgins' classic borrowed cat post. Secondly, I'm not a cat person.

7 Advertisements Just Barely Disguised as Video Games

Caroline Donnelly

Companies are always trying to sneak advertisements into our daily lives. Not surprisingly, advertising based games (or advergames) have been around almost as long as the video games themselves.

Amazing 70-Year-Old Color Photos

Ransom Riggs

From the Library of Congress.

Mac Tips: Backup (Part 1)

Chris Higgins

As a long-time Mac geek, I'm often called upon to help friends and family with Mac issues.

Name This Column

Jason English

We're launching a new column next week. Think 'Feel Art Again,' but instead of focusing on famous paintings, the series will find fascinating facts about random foods.

Feel Art Again: John Constable & Asher Durand

Andréa Fernandes

In a similar vein as Tuesday's post, I've prepared for today a comparison of two great landscape artists: the British John Constable and the American Asher B. Durand.

8 Chimpanzee Stars

Miss Cellania

Chimpanzees, along with gorillas and orangutans, are our closest relatives among all the animals on the planet. Chimps are intelligent, artistic, emotional, and so darn cute!

Office Rat-A-Tat: What's the worst job you've ever had?

David K. Israel

Some of you might recall a post of mine last summer wherein I admitted I worked as a spy for ASCAP.

January 17th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Let the End Times Roll.

Fifth Caption Contest Winner!

David K. Israel

The results have been tallied from our fifth caption contest and we have our winner! Thanks to all who entered and all our finalists.

When Hollywood actually does call...


One of the major disappointments I suffered this week was realizing I'd never heard about "Hollywood is Calling"--the phone service where "you can have a real celebrity make a live

10 Scandalous Stars of the Silent Screen

Allison Keene

Recently, I found one of my co-workers glued to the Britney-cam live feed on CNN.com.