Tag Archives: oddities

Book Recommendation: Army Survival Manual

A while back somebody posted a request for book recommendations. At the time I couldn’t think of a good non-fiction one. I can think of several good non-fiction books, but most of them are too specialized for the general public to read. The DSM-IV, for example. It’s a great read, and an absolute must for […]

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Fans of Stuff’s latest about having lots of kids might find these articles interesting. Bucking the norm, some families think big Itís barely a blip on the nationís demographic radar ó 11 percent of U.S. births in 2004 were to women who already had three children, up from 10 percent in 1995. But there seems […]

Womb Wars

Here’s an interesting study in contrasts. Period: Full Stop?For Many Women, a ‘Normal’ Menstrual Cycle Is Now One They Can Control — or Suppress "Encouraged by drug marketers, more women are opting to reduce the length or frequency of their menstrual periods, or skip them altogether — and even trading tips online for how to […]

Ayn Rand Goes to Hollywood?

So Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie might be in a screenplay of an Ayn Rand novel. While Rand’s rampant sense of individualism lends itself to Hollywood egos, I’d like to ask Angelina Jolie what Rand would have to say about saving the children in Cambodia and whatnot? I try to think of a connection and […]

Man Boobs

It’s hard to argue with this guy’s logic. Then again, St. Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of God sounds good at first, too. That is, until you really pick it apart. So I leave it to my compitent readers. What’s wrong with this argument? “I usually don’t send out pure opinion pieces, but let […]