• The Decade in Cell Phones: A Memoir

    What appliance has meant more to our lives in these past 10 years than the cell phone? Nate Katz has taken every turn, hit every pot hole, and has even ridden in the carpool lane on the road that is the journey of the cell phone.

  • Top 5 Words of Wisdom

    In this week's Top 5, Elle Scoots changes course completely from last week and gives us a list of words of wisdom that are actually wise.

  • Debate Prep: Remember Your Frames!

    debatelakoffWe're all gathering tonight at Tim's house to watch the debates and it's bound to be a doozy.  With the two presidential candidates, Barack "Hope" Obama and John "I've-Crashed-Three-Or-Four-Airplanes-So-I-Think-I-Know-A-Thing-Or-Two-About-How-To-Run-A-Country" McCain, sparring over who our next leader will be.  This second debate will likely be marked by vicious attacks and economic policy dramatics so I just wanted to remind all of you to keep George Lakoff in mind tonight.

    George who?  I'll put it in perspective for you before I tell you about Lakoff himself and why he's perhaps the most important person for anyone who wants to get into politics to read.

  • Seinfeld Reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm - Chatcast 2

    Back after a couple of weeks, Jaclyn dismisses and Matt rants about the latest Seinfeld reunion episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  • Top 5 Things About Thanksgiving

    Forget your natural cynicism and just accept that Thanksgiving is awesome. Elle Scoots has 5 great pieces of evidence.

  • Peacocks and Pea-brains

    The Late Night world is coming down around us. Leno won't go, Conan is pissed, and Matt's here to attempt to decipher what's happening.

  • Top 5 Words of Crap

    Sometimes people just need to face the facts and stop dishing out positive sentiment where it doesn't exist. If you find that hard to swallow, don't worry; this week's Top 5 is here to gulp it down for you.

  • The Decade in Video Games

    From "Street Fighter’ to "Watch Me Kill as Many Innocent People as Possible,” Mitchell Frye dissects the decade in video games.

  • Gimme My Seat Back

    fat planeAs I walked up the handicap ramp to the Denny’s outside my hotel in Raleigh, NC, I cringed watching the sloth-like line of customers entering this marvel of American cuisine.  I’d never been to a Denny’s sober before.  I watched and judged these people wondering if I could possibly look like I belonged here as much as they did, but I had no choice, it was the only eatery for miles.  While waiting to be seated, I watched a man unsuccessfully try to fit into a booth.  His enormous pot-belly wouldn't clear the table.  This man would need a different seat.

    A waitress named Rahnay, fresh out of her hair curlers, led me to a booth and served me a much needed coffee.  I mulled over the options, Lumberjack Slam, Moons over My-Hammy, how could I choose with so many delicious options? "Does the scrapple come with a barf-bag?", I asked.  "No sir, it does not." "Then I'll have the American Slam," I said begrudgingly. "Would you care for a side of spam?" "I'd better not."

  • Remember DVDs?

    It's the end of the decade and what Tim ponders most is how his once prized DVD collection is now just a pile of useless plastic and cardboard. How did we get here? Tim has a few ideas.

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