Go USA!!! Proof we are the greatest nation on the planet!


Where else on earth can children learn vital information to make the rest of the world mock them with great tenacity?

Well, right here in the good ol’ You Ess of Amazing … that’s where.

I mean, look at the above 4th grade test.

That is some doctorate-degree level schtuff!

America, where kids have the freedom to have their parents force them to learn absolute horseshit and stand proud and united because of it.

What? There’s more:


More here at Snopes.

Seen at JMG


Yum! Brie and Blueberry Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Ever see something you will find yourself dreaming of later? Look no further.

I saw this Brie and Blueberry Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich over at Neatorama:

Brie is a versatile cheese. It pairs well with both sweet and salty foods. That’s why I like Chung-Ah’s unique approach to the grilled cheese sandwich. With waffles, blueberries, lemon juice and butter, her sandwich is just right for a decadent breakfast.

And now I want to try it.



What will newspapers look like … in the future? In other news, what is paper doing in the word “newspaper”?

Doc holds a USA Today from the year 2015 in the film Back to the Future II (1989)


Maybe you don’t own a computer or tablet and haven’t noticed that most news can now be consumed via digital means.

But what did our ancestors (honk) think that the newspapers of the future would look like?

How about a radio that prints a newspaper:



Read and learn more about our ancient ancestors’ stupidity here at the Smithsonian blog.

Astronomical! Big dipper isn’t a constellation

big dipper


Stan over at TYWKIWDBI has broken my heart.

Not since Pluto was downgraded from its planetary status has something depressed me this much.

Apparently the Big Dipper isn’t a constellation. It’s an “asterism.”

From his blog:

This grouping of stars is one of the few things that has likely been seen, and will be seen, by every generation. The Big Dipper is not by itself a constellation. Although part of the constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major), the Big Dipper is an asterism that has been known by different names to different societies.

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