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June 07, 2014

"A Compilation Video of Celebrities Impersonating Other Celebrities"

Bono doing Bill Clinton and Jim Carrey doing Clint Eastwood are both excellent.

June 06, 2014

Two on babies and hiding

Cute: "21 Kids Who Are Absolutely Terrible At Hide And Seek".

"Why EVERY baby loves Peekaboo: Researchers reveal the secrets of the game - and how it helps babies develop".

June 02, 2014

"Famous economists' most biting put-downs"

"Seems like the lion's share of these are from Heckman, Cochrane, Stigler, Friedman, Lucas . . . anyone else notice a pattern here?"

Cochrane's smiting of some of the humanities faculty at Chicago is truly wonderful. Oh please, please do explain to me again how the humanities teach people how to write and think. 

"Most ridiculous baby names from 2013"

The source is SFGate. They freely use the potentially hurtful "ridiculous" without even a trigger warning!

But since among the girls' names we have "Vanellope," "Pistol," and "Charlemagne," I'm inclined to agree

May 20, 2014


Helpful to find out just exactly how guilty you should feel.

(It'll probably be mandatory soon at most of the finer institutions of Higher Learning.)

May 19, 2014

"Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself"

P. J. O'Rourke doing what he does so well.

Anyway, things went along pretty well for almost 400 years. (Pretty well by Russian standards—a free peasant was known as a smerd, meaning “stinker.”) 

"Here’s What It Would Look Like If Dogs Could Text"

Guaranteed to make you laugh or your money back. (Link via Linkiest.)

May 14, 2014

"10 Everyday Ways That All Women Are Badass"

Spoiler: "I just created a human" is the best.

May 10, 2014

"Amy Schumer's Fast-Food Aaron Sorkin Parody Is Spot-On"

I absolutely agree. (Here's effusive praise for the bit: "Why Amy Schumer is the Future of Comedy".)

"We Gave Kids Giant Version Of Their Favorite Foods And Their Reactions Were Priceless"

A fine way to spend two minutes

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