SIGN PETITION TO STOP CHINESE FROM SKINNING ANIMALS ALIVE! THIS SHOULD MAKE YOU VERY ANGRY. DO SOMETHING. SIGN THIS. The video is terrible, inhuman, and could destroy your faith in the potential goodness of humanity. Yes, the fur trade in China skins live animals.  I hope the petition can at least draw some to demand change.

GARRISON KEILOR TO RETIRE FROM PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION NEXT SEASON Garrison Keillor can be hard to reach these days. Part of the problem is he's busy. He has just returned from a vacation with his grandsons, and in a few days he'll be off on a 36-day "America the Beautiful" farewell bus tour of 30 cities. Keillor, 72, is stepping down as host of … Continue reading GARRISON KEILOR TO RETIRE FROM PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION NEXT SEASON

July 15, 1945

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the first atom bomb was successfully detonated at White Sands Proving Ground in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The assembled scientists wore welder's goggles and shared suntan lotion. Enrico Fermi took bets on whether the atmosphere would ignite and destroy just the state of New Mexico, or the entire … Continue reading July 15, 1945


Kenneth Harper Finton

“This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin’ it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.”

-Woody Guthrie


(words and music by Woody Guthrie)


This land is your land, this land is my land

From California, to the New York Island

From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters

This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway

I saw above me an endless skyway

I saw below me a golden valley

This land was made for you and me

Repeat Chorus

I’ve roamed and rambled and I’ve followed my footsteps

To the…

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To joe, or not to joe? The science surrounding coffee.

Is it healthful?

As I finish what will be my last sip of coffee for the day I feel nearly superhuman. I’m happier, my productivity is at a Ryan Seacrest like levels (apparently the man is quite productive) and heck, if the New York City marathon were held today I’m pretty confident that I would win, easily. Yes, coffee truly is the nectar of the Gods. But – very big but(t) – is it actually good for me? Or is my three a day routine a recipe for an early death? Science, take it away:


The Good:

Exercise and fat burning:

Drinking coffee one hour before endurance exercise improves times by approximately 5% and this leads to the preferential burning of fat as an exercise fuel (1).  It’s uncertain though whether coffee actually aids in fat-loss. Looking good so far, coffee.

Blood pressure, cholesterol and cardiovascular health:

Anti-coffee people, AKA tea drinkers…

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