I Wonder Which Of These Was The Inspiration For Black Friday

As we wait for 2016’s Black Friday barbarism to begin, let us pause and remind ourselves that no matter how much more enlightened we think we are than previous generations, we still act an awful lot like they did. This also serves as a good argument that the person who came up with Black Friday […]

Today In Things Too Dangerous For The Public: Drumming On Empty Bean Cans

Listen to me very carefully, children of the United Kingdom. Don’t you dare click this play button. If you click it, you’ll see people singing, having what looks to be a nice time and playing the drums on tin cans. When you see that, you’re going to want to do it yourself. And when you […]

Put Your Best Foot, Or At Least A Few Inches, Woodward

All that Patrick R. Marsh wanted was something we’ve all wanted at one time or another, I think. To “obtain” a little “courtship” from a lovely young thing on a warm summer day. Nothing wrong with that. No, nothing at all. Nor is there anything wrong with injecting a touch of creativity into your romantic […]

Maybe This Could Have Been Avoided Had They Asked If He Took Payment In Televisions

I’m fairly certain I’ve said this before, but it seems it needs repeating. If you’re going to take a taxi to a robbery, first of all don’t, but just as importantly, don’t stiff the driver. It won’t end well. Kenneth Burke, 46, and Timothy Foote, 38, of Ocean Township, called for a taxi to a […]

How Teachers Have Been Dealing With The Trump Thing

This is a long read, but it’s something else. ‘What Do I Say?’: Stories From the Classroom After Election Day If the title didn’t give it away, it’s a collection of stories from American school teachers at all levels about the reactions of their students and themselves to the reality of President Trump and how […]

Adobe’s Photoshop For Voices Is Pretty Cool And Pretty Scary

According to that demo video and news stories like this one, it looks as though Adobe has put in some pretty significant work on something they’re calling VoCo. Long story short, it’s a method for basically doing whatever you want with someone’s voice, much like you can currently do to pictures with Photoshop. Currently the […]