Category: media

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photos: Cold-War Chic?

I feel like I should give this photo an appropriately vintage’d sepia filter and edit a TARDIS into the background. We headed down to the Spy Museum on a surprisingly brisk–almost chilly–morning to see the finest in German Cold-War Era...

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video: Ghosts Around You…

Happy Halloween everyone! Recovering from the weekend ok? Checked out the White House Trick-or-Treaters photos? Checked in on Foursquare to get your Halloween 2011 badge? Excellent, everything appears to be in order, then. Not that any of it matters, since...

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video: …in your own home.

Long gone are the days where I would find myself watching TV at 2:30 in the morning, but if I happened to be catching Futurama at that hour, I might have seen the following ad from xfinity offering me some...

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in DC: garage sale

Seen while walking around out and about this weekend. May well be one of the most honest garage sale signs I’ve seen in a while: Come get some great stuff for less than coffee… or just come and watch me...

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video: …Man Reminder?

Rethink Breast Cancer presents: Your Man Reminder–an app that provides women with regular reminders to check their breasts from a hot guy of their choice: Recent studies show that many young women aren’t checking their breasts regularly… Studies also show...

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video: The King of Legoland

Seen at Colossal: If you picked up a toy in the 1980s, be it a car, Transformers, LEGO, or a Nintendo game, chance is, it might be in this video. I was an avid Transformers collector, so saw a lot...

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metro: platform or runway?

*taps mic* Is this thing on? Anyone still out there? Yeah, it’s been a while, but between indulging in birthday shenanigans, and sorta realizing that I’m not as able to recover from birthday shenanigans as I once was, I needed...

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How to Quickly Peel a Head of Garlic

SAVEUR Executive Food Editor Todd Coleman has a great technique for peeling an entire head of garlic in less than 10 seconds, no knife required. I’ve seen tricks for quickly peeling a clove at a time, but never for peeling...

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me: I’m not sick, but I’m not well

The year was 1997, a bootleg copy of Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? was in my CD player and I was a little too into this track… “I’m not sick but I’m not well, and it’s a sin to live so well.”

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ads: Kia’s losing its Soul

It all started out so innocently. A unique vehicle with an innovative ad strategy. Kia Soul, the urban crossover vehicle.1 The hamsters are cute, the music is good with both a pop and retro feel, and the iPod brings instant...

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video: G-Male

…and speaking of using Google to find out about a mate. From Comediva comes G-Male, the perfect boyfriend. Or is he?

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video: future of bookstores?

Keeping with today’s theme is this recent The Daily Show segment with Jon Stewart and John Hodgman reporting on Borders’ recent closure, the state of bookstores and what they can do to improve. I do love his summation of the...

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Better than The “Best” Sangria

I know, I know, I already posted a recipe for “The Best” Sangria a year ago that remains one of my most visited pages on this site. Well, no disrespect to America’s Test Kitchen, but while their recipe is good,...

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video: ‘The Help’ in 3-D

You haven’t seen the Black struggle… until you’ve seen it in 3-D. Extra Butter, Please is a new series from Los Angeles-based comedy group Reckless Tortuga being produced for MTV’s Next Movie. In their first episode, they skewer The Help...