600 Philip K. Dick book covers to keep you awake at night

If there's ever been a writer whose covers should not be used to judge their books, it's Philip K. Dick. His works are usually classified as a science fiction, but to me, he's a cyberpunk physicist, a time-traveling gnostic, and a prescient speed freak. He's also responsible for a slew of Hollywood films like Bladerunner and Total Recall, and the list goes on. I'm a fan of his, and that, of course, makes me a Dickhead. Read the rest

Lime caviar, oh là là!

CC Image: Eric Weisser

A few years back, Mark introduced me to The Fruit Hunters, a book about "exotic fruits and the obsessives that hunt them." I read the book, and as if infected with some Lovecraftian curse, I am now a Fruit Hunter, too. Read the rest

A gay guy and his mom go to a brothel, and have a good time

"Recently, on a beautiful Fall day, my sister, my Mom, and I went to visit the local brothel." Kelly Kittell reports from the world famous Mustang Ranch

Dr. Chase’s Receipt Book: delightfully awful medical nonsense

Kelly Kittell ponders the advice that one should eat frogs near the pond they were captured from so you can enjoy the bereaved croaks of their grieving mates.

Aphid Shit is the Good Shit

For what's basically insect poop vomited up by a bee, it's delicious, says Kelly Kittell.

Color for the Colorblind

Kelly Kittell's EnChroma CX Receptor colorblind-correcting sunglasses arrived with the following warning: When first trying on the lens, the unusual appearance of colors may be visually distracting. "It’s a bit of an understatement. The first time I saw brick red I was so overwhelmed I stopped cold. Purple and lavender, where have you been all my life?"