Yahoo reports on a very sad death. A police scanner fan fond of Twitter tweeted about a car accident, which turned out to involve her husband. The tweet updates show someone experiencing the gradual awareness of horror and grief through...
This photo of the Transantarctic Mountains would make a fine illustration for Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness (1936). This image of the Transantarctic Mountains was taken from the NASA P-3 airborne laboratory on Nov. 27, 2013, near the end...
Think all you want, about whatever you like, but face it, folks, the state evaluation law isn't gonna disappear within the week. Cuomo is all Hamlet over whether or not he has to take action on Common Core. Doubtless he's hoping theShow More Summary
Some classic Warren horror comics are available for free on the Internet Archive. Runs of Creepy and Vampirella await you. (via Metafilter)
A pair of photographers have explored the Gothic ruins of America's northeastern Rust Belt. That CNN report doesn't offer captions, so you may use your imagination to determine what these are: CNN Gothic: (thanks to Thomas Burkdall)
I have started a new blog - my view on Australian politics.
That's why Reformy John King decreed that you need to be observed 4-6 times per year. After all, who knows what the hell it is you do in that classroom if you aren't under constant surveillance? Bill Gates liked to say that administrators could only visit classrooms once per year. Show More Summary
Computer games are dangerously addictive, argues a South Korean politican. This country has to be be saved from the four major addictions. We have to understand the pain individuals and families of alcohol, drugs, gambling, and game addicts go through,...
Amazon announces a new technology plan, and within hours we see humor based on techno-fear:
Here's another fine gallery of abandoned places, all on one single page for ease of melancholic viewing: (thanks to Thomas Burkdall!)
The next time I read or hear that education is the civil rights issue of our time, I'm going to projectile vomit. So you'd best get out of my way quickly. Reformy John is no Dr. King, no matter what the paper of record may believe.Tonight John and Silent Merryl have yet another meeting with New Yorkers. Show More Summary
There's a bug around my school. Last Monday, everyone I spoke seemed to be hit by it. Me, I'd woken up around 1:30 AM and that was it. I came to work feeling like a pile of mud. The odd thing was I was not alone. I spent time with one of my colleagues who has young children, one of whom got frightened around the same time I woke up. Show More Summary
There seems to be a new case of German cannibalism. The BBC reports on an arrest for murder with culinary attributes. Police say that the victim was killed and dismembered, and that his body parts were buried on a piece...
This gallery of ruins and abandoned objects is just lovely. Some of the sites will be familiar to Infocult's dear minions. (thanks to Thomas Burkdall)
The Gothic is moving into animated GIFs. For example, Cheerio. (thanks to Jesse Walker)
Jordy Meow has a fine eye for Japan's modern ruins: (thanks to Randy McCall)
Full disclosure --found on the internet, unattributed.Unsatisfactory: You don't know how to cook a turkey. You serve a chicken instead. Half your family doesn't show because they are unmotivated by your invitation, which was issued at the last minute via facebook. Show More Summary
Last night I was watching television, and I saw ads for stores opening at 7 AM this morning. No Black Friday for them. To squeeze more pennies from crazed consumers, they can't wait. So low-paid workers will be rushing to sell computers...Show More Summary
I'm watching the news crawl on CBS TV. Apparently some religious groups are going to the Supreme Court complaining their religious beliefs are offended by the notion of providing contraception care. I'm really curious why anyone with...Show More Summary
Svalbard is a fine place for death, it seems. the island’s largest town of Longyearbyen forbids dying: The town cemetery held its last burial some 70 years ago, when it became clear that the permafrost wasn’t allowing bodies to decompose......