I'm not normally one to share acapella covers, but this COVID-19 tribute to Dexy's Midnight Runners by the Boston-based common sound is delightfully silly enough that I am happy to give it a pass.
A hospital staff member donned an inflatable suit in order to cheer up co-workers and patients at San Jose Kaiser this Christmas. Unfortunately, his attempt to bring some much-needed holiday cheer to the hospital backfired. It's believed that the fan from the inflatable costume may have splayed particles across the emergency department, infecting 44 people.… READ THE REST
The essayist and novelist Nicholson Baker has written a long piece for New York magazine that argues that it's possible — and even likely — that COVID-19 emerged accidentally from virus research, with China's virus lab in Wuhan being the most likely vector. As Baker freely admits, he has no evidence this is what happened.… READ THE REST
"It's a mass-spreader event! It's a mass-spreader event!" — Trump rally speaker Whew. At a pro-Trump rally happening in Washington, DC right now, one of the speakers (identified as a pastor?) just told the attendees to make the MAGA rally a "mass spreader event" by hugging people nearby they don't know. "I'm going to give… READ THE REST
If there's anything Americans love more than guns, it's grilling. Putting the two together might be the biggest no-brainer in the engineering history of the nation. In fact, it's almost amazing that it took the world's most can-do country over 200 years to come up with one of its most logical extensions ever: the GrillGun.… READ THE REST
A desktop may not seem like a place where chaos ensues. But, when you set up your computer, then start arranging all the other stuff you need on your workspace, it can all turn into a mess pretty quickly. With a keyboard, a mousepad, wrist guards, power chargers, coasters, and more, more, more, there isn't… READ THE REST
If it felt like your phone was buzzing like a device possessed this year with loads of spam calls, spoofed numbers, and time-wasting telemarketers, you are very dishearteningly correct. This year saw a hefty 18% rise in the number of spam calls the average phone owner received, an average of over 28 each month. Just… READ THE REST