Let me tell you a question: if our government can pass a do-not-call list and make it stick, why can’t they also pass a do-not-spam law? Seriously.
Several news organizations and newspapers are considering locking up online content unless you pay to subscribe. Whoa. A gate-keeper would impede prying electronic aggregators. But…but, bloggers get most of their fodder from newspapers. Could this be the end of blogging as we know it?
Cooking. It’s humanity’s killer app. No society is without it. And no human brain can run long without it either. Cooking. The underpinning for the evolutionary changes that made people out of humans. Cooking. Who knew?
Greeks didn’t invent jokes. But they were likely the first society to catalogue humor. The Philogelos is a compilation of 260 gags that was put together around 4 AD. Targets haven’t changed much over the centuries. The ancients joked about doctors, men with bad breath, eunuchs, barbers, men with hernias, bald men, shady fortune-tellers, and more of the colorful (mostly male) characters of early life.
Stop me if you’ve heard this old Greek joke: Doctor, the patient said, when I get up in the morning I feel dizzy for 20 minutes. Get up 20 minutes later then, the doctor replied.