It's "Heavy Petting" all this week on Sellout.Woot, where you can get everything you need for your four-legged indentured servant.
Happy Music Monday! Music has always been about the dark side of life, so one must expect that lies would be mentioned regularly. Today Scott's picked five songs about lies. Do you have any to add? It'll be your turn at the end! Honest!
Lies can be weird, because sometimes they're what we WANT to hear. We know they're fake, but we still want 'em whispered at us. And, to be fair, sometimes the world is just better when wrapped in lies.
See you after the jump! Unless we're just making that up. You gotta ask yourself… can you trust this blog post?
Yes, animal likers, it's time for more Heavy Petting!
Frolic like ducklings, for the equinox is nigh! This week, the usual eight things in our visual-trivia quiz all have "spring" in their names. Name them and you'll enjoy three months of robust fertility.
This year's wacky bracket challenge, March Gladness, is HERE! Every day, in our write-up space, you'll be able to vote for all the stuff that makes you happy! From now until March 31st, we're bringing a little joy to the cold-hearted internet.
Click here for the full UPDATED bracket, or check out this old-school analog list:
We sold some coveted Bags O' Crap on Facebook and Twitter over the last few days. Were you lucky enough (or addicted to social media enough) to land one? Talk about it in this forum thread!
Did you know that the second week of March is Brain Awareness Week around the globe? You didn’t? You weren’t aware of your brain? Conscious of your consciousness? Well, get with the program. March is perhaps the brainiest month of the year—it’s also when we celebrate the 1879 birthday of famous smarty-pants Albert Einstein, and the 1946 beginning of Mensa intelligence testing. But it turns out people will believe just about anything they hear about what’s going up between their ears. We’ve asked Ken Jennings to fact-check some particularly lame-brained misconceptions about gray matter.
The Debunker: Do We Use Only 10 Percent of Our Brains?
Harvard psychologist William James used to claim that people “use only a small part of our mental and physical resources.” This is hard to argue with: of course, humans are born with an abundance of time and talent and possibility and sadly, most of us spend a lot of it on dumb stuff like Facebook or fantasy football. But in 1936, Professor James’s soundbite suddenly went viral. Journalist Lowell Thomas misquoted James to say that “the average person develops only 10 percent of his latent mental ability”—and then added the now very scientific-sounding claim to his introduction to Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. The book, with Thomas’s information attached, became the biggest bestseller of its time.
Happy Music Monday! Remember when Scott asked for your favorite Beatles covers once upon a time? Well, now Scott's asking for the worst. He's picked five horrid Beatles covers and expects you to do the same. Don't cross him. He's nuts.
Best known as a guy who played a tough detective, Telly's side career was hyping a gambler's credit card. His cover is sort of like hearing your cool uncle doing karaoke at your sister's wedding. It's not the worst thing ever, but you wouldn't expect someone to run in with a recording contract. AND YET
It's only gonna plummet from here. See you after the jump!
Puppies! Rainbows! Ponies!
Because great prose should be celebrated. With videos, obviously.