Shoes and disease

"The Centers for Disease Control report on tobacco smoking compares statistics of lung cancer to cigarette consumption amongst various regions and countries around the world, but like the American Lung Association, they say nothing about the stronger correlation with shoes." So writes James P. Semmel of Albuquerque, New Mexico in his lengthy essay about shoes […]

The adventures of Hideto Tomabechi

Hideto Tomabechi — who first made headlines in Japan almost   a decade ago after he cured brainwashed members of the AUM  Shinrikyo doomsday cult that unleashed deadly sarin gas on  the Tokyo subway system — claims to have developed a tune  for ring tones that promises to increase the breast measurements of those who listen […]

Bush/Rumsfeld vs. the cetaceans

Certain persons’ opinions count more than others in the matter of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld versus the neighbors. The October 20, 2004 court opinion is a matter of record. In summary, the judges’ opinion is stark and simple: "We conclude that the Cetaceans do not have statutory standing to sue." To put this in […]

The author’s heavy hand

According a Canadian press report: Margaret Atwood, author of futuristic fantasies The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake, has invented a prototype remote autographing device that has the potential to revolutionize book signings. (Thanks to investigator Genevieve Reynolds for bringing this to our attention.)