Happy Cook Something Bold Day

Happy Cook Something Bold Day

Nov 9, 2013 | No Comments

Today is Cook Something Bold Day, and I’m hoping Diana will make some of that fabulous green salsa with tomatillos in it! Since you can’t get any, I recommend grabbing this stuff, instead.

Happy World Pasta Day

Happy World Pasta Day

Oct 25, 2013 | No Comments

Ever suffered 40 lashes with a wet noodle? Maybe it was just the common punishment for pint-sized misdemeanors when I was growing up, but I can’t help but hope that this rich tradition of minor affliction in the face of tiny crimes has lived on. For those who decry my seemingly sadomasochistic sentimentality, 40 lashes […]

Happy National Boss’ Day

Happy National Boss’ Day

Oct 16, 2013 | No Comments

Today is National Boss’ Day, depending on where you live. And if you live in Hazzard County, make sure Hogg’s not the boss of you.

Government Shutdowns and National Holidays

Government Shutdowns and National Holidays

Oct 15, 2013 | No Comments

If a national holiday happens during a government shutdown and no one’s around to make it official, does it still get celebrated?

Happy Bartolome de las Casas Day

Happy Bartolome de las Casas Day

Oct 14, 2013 | One Comment

Officially, today is Columbus Day in the United States. The Oatmeal proposes that we ditch Columbus entirely and make it Bartolome de las Casas Day, instead, and offers more than a few compelling ideas why. What do you think? This isn’t the first time The Oatmeal has made us rethink a thing or two. Here’s […]

Celebrate Bald and Free Day Captain Picard Style

Celebrate Bald and Free Day Captain Picard Style

Oct 7, 2013 | No Comments

In celebration of National Bald and Free Day, we embrace Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his favorite drink: Tea, Earl Grey, Hot! Of course, you don’t have a replicator, so you’ll have to scoop out this blend into your favorite looseleaf brewer.

Happy Crush a Can Day!

Happy Crush a Can Day!

Sep 27, 2013 | No Comments

Today is Crush a Can Day. Can anyone tell me where I left my bottle of Tylenol?

Does This Tutu Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Tutu Make Me Look Fat?

Sep 23, 2013 | No Comments

Would this Halloween costume look better on me than my Stormtrooper suit?

Medieval Peasants Vacationed More Than Most of Us

Medieval Peasants Vacationed More Than Most of Us

Sep 2, 2013 | No Comments

Economist Juliet Shor says that a medieval peasant got more vacation time than you (but still less than Congress). Happy Labor Day!

A Fine Labor Day to You

A Fine Labor Day to You

Sep 2, 2013 | No Comments

Labor Day? Sounds like work. #ItsATrap

Star Wars Advent Calendar is Jediriffic Year-Round

Sep 21, 2011 | No Comments

I got a LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar! The idea of using an Advent calendar once held deep, religious significance for me – but since evolving into a non-Catholic, I only seem to appreciate the winter Holiday season for nostalgic reasons. I love the sights and sounds of Christmas, but… not its largely-borrowed-by-Christianity foundation. As […]

Happy 2011

Jan 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

It’s difficult to make myself believe that 2011 is here already. Didn’t 2010 just start a couple of weeks ago? Where the hell has the time gone so quickly? It almost feels as though each and every year goes by faster than the one before. I’m not getting old, so that cannot be the reasoning. […]

Christmas Unboxing Geek Style

Dec 27, 2010 | No Comments

Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed Merry Christmas to all and to all a good haul! This happens to be my favorite holiday, even when I happen to be celebrating it alone. I’m very glad to know you’re here with me (even virtually, in homes of your […]

This Year’s Christmas Tree

Dec 24, 2010 | No Comments

Well, I think this is as good as it’s getting this year: At least I won’t have to pick up any stray needles…

Holiday Charity: Chrome for a Cause

Dec 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed Bowman is using his time this week to urge you to help donate to charitable organizations – without giving up a single cent of your own money. From now until December 19th, Google will donate money on your behalf for every […]

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