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Weekend Genius Challenge #11: More Four-Letter Words

This weekend's Genius Challenge will challenge your creativity as well as your smarts.

Job Search Nadirs


In a city (LA, holla) overflowing with strikers and "collateral damage," unemployment is on the agenda. After a period of what production people call hiatus (e.g.

Fourth Caption Contest Finalists!

David K. Israel

[There's still time to get your vote in if you haven't already! We'll lock this one down at noon Sunday.] Thanks to all who entered our 4th Caption Contest.

8 Fairy Tales And Their Not-So-Happy Endings

Stacy Conradt

by Stacy Conradt, Laurel Mills & John

Friday Happy Hour: Corporate Holiday Parties

Jason English

The responses to Randy's post on crappy work incentives are so great. My favorite kind of humor.

Crappy work incentives

Ransom Riggs

I was trying to find the public bathroom at Macy's the other day -- no easy task in any department store; why is that? -- when I ran across the employee lounge, and this sign.

Weekend Word Wrap: cryptic puzzle no. 1

David K. Israel

As promised a couple weeks back, today we present Tom Toce's extremely clever and very challenging word puzzle composed mostly of cryptic clues and a few straight-up anagrams.

Mishugas: Time is Money - Part 3

David K. Israel

If you're just joining us, we're in the middle of a serialized video contest giving you the chance to win $25 toward WHATEVER YOU WANT in our store.

The Triumphant Conclusion of "The Wire"

Chris Higgins

I'm a relatively recent convert to The Wire, an HBO TV series that is consistently described as "the best show on television," despite its small viewership compared to other series.

The Weird Week ending December 14

Miss Cellania

Blitzen Held Hostage Someone has stolen a decorative reindeer from outside florist Christine Small's shop in England, and left a ransom note demanding £56.60 for Blitzen's return!

December 14, 2007

Miss Cellania

The Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2007.

When canines are private investigators, or just pretend they are


So this week I met a woman who works as a narcotics detective and also heads the canine unit. She loves her job--mainly because her black lab accompanies her everywhere.

Declare Yourself a Saint (And Win a Book About Your Peers)

Mangesh & Jason

[We'll start the judging at 8am Eastern Time Friday morning. Get in those last-minute entries

Three Volunteers

Jason English

I need a hand. Six of them, actually. I'm willing to offer a free mental_floss t-shirt to the first three people who nominate themselves for this covert operation.

7 (More) Rockers and their Gratuitous TV Appearances

Kara Kovalchik

After my post on pop groups who appeared on TV shows - your comments reminded me (or taught me) about a few more examples. Okay, you twisted my arm...