I've never had to knock on wood, but after watching this, it makes me wonder if I could.
At the start of COVID life in March 2020, my friends John J. King and Ramona Rose King decided to create a weekly web series riffing on The Office — except this time, it would be Home Office, since, well, everyone is stuck working from home. Even the The Boston Globe celebrated the Kings' delightful caricatured… READ THE REST
"My mind works in unusual ways," says soon-to-be YouTube sensation Allan Herrod. "When I hear a song, I frequently think of new lyrics that match my current situation. Once that happens, the song sticks in my head, not to be denied. The best way I have found to get it out is to record it… READ THE REST
Olympia, from the YouTube channel, Novympia, did a loving and spot-on parody of everyone's favorite death-positive Internet mortician, Caitlin Doughty. Caitlin responds: Image: YouTube READ THE REST
Every summer, you try to drink in the full beauty and grandeur of your backyard and bathe in the radiant sunshine. And every summer, flying, crawling, buzzing, humming, biting, stinging, and all-around ultra-irritating insects plant their flag in opposition. If you want to enjoy your summer for once, you have to beat those pesky bugs… READ THE REST
Ear cleaning is one of the most misunderstood personal grooming steps around. We've all heard the warnings about the potential dangers of using a cotton swab to clean the interior of our ear canals. But since we all assume we'd never be the one to accidentally push too hard and perforate an eardrum, we all… READ THE REST
Hermetic. Temperamental. Iconoclastic. Unique. For centuries, those types of stereotypes have typically grown up around writers because…well, writers are often a bit of a different breed. Most march to their own drums. Most do things their way. And most are fairly unrepentant about defiantly walking their own path. Trying to make writers agree on much… READ THE REST