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  • 'Land' of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. A column earlier this month by the Tribune's Amy "Ask Amy" Dickinson has gone......
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Comedian Patton Oswalt, a prolific user of social media, announced on Facebook over the......
  • Opposite Of A Sink Hole

    Opposite Of A Sink Hole
    I'm an optimist by nature. That is, I believe things turn out better than expected over time. I hold out for the best outcome, but my optimism fades at the borders of the Middle Eastern countries. Take a look at the Middle East peace proposals offered...
  • Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats

    Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats
    Political enemies of President Obama have pretty much been calling for his impeachment since shortly after he took the oath of office in 2009. But this month, the volume of impeachment chatter rose a few notches, goosed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah...
  • Truth has not got its boots on

    Writing at the Daily Dot, EJ Dickson confesses to perpetrating a fraud: planting a false entry in Wikipedia about the Amelia Bedelia children's books saying that the character is based on a maid in Cameroon. She was, she concedes, stoned at the time and...
  • 'Lifeloggers' exhibit captures beauty of everyday life

    'Lifeloggers' exhibit captures beauty of everyday life
    Currently on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum is an exhibition of artists who obsessively register the stuff of daily life, from the colors of parking lots to a person's location on the planet, all the items packed for a trip, the points of numbness on a...
  • What Is It? The Answer

     
    Last week's "What Is It?" object was a rarity, in that it's another version of an item I used in one of these quizzes some time back. It's a hog oiler. On the right is a photo of the other......
  • About that hand gesture....

     
    Just last year, Jeffrey Carpenter's Facebook profile picture was of him suspended 12,000 feet in the air, in a surfing stance among the clouds, with a relaxed grin and horn-shaped hand gestures....from today's news story about Carpenter's death in a......
  • All British SUVs Should Be Green (16 photos)

     
    There are a few established theories about cars that are reinforced the longer you review them for a living. Stuff like "It's really hard to beat the Honda Accord." Or "Yep, Subarus are really good in the snow." After parking......
  • Meet the Comicbook Heroes Battling for Control of Fall TV

    Every summer tells the same story: superheroes reign supreme at the global box office, with studios churning out sequel after reboot after prequel to capitalize on pop culture's hottest trend. This year's undisputed champion is Marvel's "Guardians of...
  • Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'

    Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'
    With his 2010 bestseller, "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," Nicholas Carr emerged as one of the Information Age's chief scaredy-cats. But why stop at terrifying people about the Internet? Carr's new book, "The Glass Cage:...