“The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.” –Stanley Randall As a way to make some extra cash and supplementing my super awesome graduate student salary, I’ve been evaluating freshman undergraduate applications. Mostly it’s pretty dull stuff. Read essays and recommendation letters. Fill out a form … [Read more…]


“I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He’s taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a … [Read more…]


“I just read this great science fiction story. It’s about how machines take control of humans and turn them into zombie slaves! . . . HEY! What time is it?? My TV show is on!” –Bill Watterson Someone (or someones) in Texas decided to get a little cheeky and change the writing on a traffic … [Read more…]

Gay Head

Every artist was first an amateur. -Ralph Waldo Emerson America get its first black president. (Although we aren’t the first country to elect an ethnic minority to the highest office in the land, Argentina beat us to that.) And now, the world gets its first gay head of state. Meet Johanna: Granted, she’s the interim … [Read more…]

That’s An Understatement

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.” -Albert Einstein From the article: Chicago police arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly impersonating one of their own Saturday. The boy, who has been charged as a juvenile for impersonating an officer, walked into the Grand Crossing District … [Read more…]