On his blog, Cory Doctorow alerted me to the news that science fiction author Marc Laidlaw has started a YouTube channel and is re-reading his short fiction. He does an excellent job creating voices for the characters in his stories. Marc has also released his novels as Kindle editions, and if you have a Kindle Unlimited membership (try a month for free) you can read them as part of your membership.
During the first part of the pandemic, I started a new hobby: visiting roadside attractions. It's been such a fun way to see the glorious weirdness that's often hidden right off the beaten path. One of my favorite attractions so far has been The Goop: Mini-Golf Alien Survivor in Tucson, Arizona. The 13-foot-tall statue, sculpted… READ THE REST
It looks like Mike Lindell's pillow empire as finally lost all its stuffing, as the MyPillow peddler announced last night that Walmart dropped his products. This comes after a petition with 100,000 signatures urged Walmart — along with Amazon — to disassociate themselves with the Big Lie conspiracy-theorist after 22 other mega retailers (i.e., QVC,… READ THE REST
For better or worse, the United States has never been a democratic nation. It is supposed to be a republic, one in which the people elect those who represent them and make the laws that govern them. However, it's not even a republic, given that every state, regardless of population, gets two senators, and the… READ THE REST
If you like to live by the phrase "work hard, play hard," then Muff Waders has the perfect product for you. This lifestyle brand was started by Taylor "Earl" Nees, who defines himself as a simple man who enjoys "fishing, hunting, playing sports, drinking beer, chasing girls, and loving life." He and his business partner Garret… READ THE REST
Want to give your brain a boost? Want to overcome mental blocks and brain fog? Think clearly? Stop procrastinating? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might want to try something a little more advanced than coffee, colas, and energy drinks. Those things are great for a little jumpstart every once in… READ THE REST
Going on vacation is supposed to help you take a break from your real life and relax. But if you've ever spent hours hunched over your laptop looking for flight deals, it probably didn't take long to reconsider. From confusing ticket prices to pages and pages of options, booking your next trip will make you want to take a… READ THE REST