"Are you kidding me?"
It was breaking news. A news helicopter from WGN-Channel 9 in Chicago was flying overhead and reporting that a small plane had crashed landed on a road and smashed into a car. Continue reading “There’s a plane crash on the highway! Oh, wait…”
Magician Adelaide Herrmann (1853-1932)
"Looking at the increased number of women in other traditionally all-male occupations, such as medicine or law, obscures how many still view gender differences in areas characterized by issues of power and control. Continue reading “Why aren’t there more female magicians?”
This stacked pile of cordwood could be in your
bedroom courtesy of artist Mark Moskovitz. Continue reading “Why is there a woodpile in my bedroom?”
We don’t see the walking dead in this shot
from "The Walking Dead," but we do see
a flock of animated birds.
In The Atlantic, Brian Thill wrote a short essay on the meaning of artificial birds in film:
Continue reading “Why are there fake birds in film?”
TigerText erases the text you send. Continue reading “There’s an iPhone app for cheating spouses… but it’s really for private business deals”
I think I know why she won a big prize…
Last year, someone wrote to me and asked what he could to do to convince someone that they were being scammed. Continue reading “There was an old woman who won a big prize…”
Minute 16 Mini Spy Camera from the 1950s,
Continue reading “There is definitely something up his sleeve – how gambling cheats use hidden cameras”
Of course, the locations you see in
movies and TV are sometimes fake.
Continue reading “There are not enough “real” Chinese restaurants”
I want to see a sculptor
Continue reading “There’s something oddly inspiring going on here”