The Road From Play Action To Plagiarism Is... Murder!!!

I used to plagiarize the hell out of encyclopedia entries. If some weathered-old hag of a 6th grade teacher was going to ask me to write a report on the state bird of Kansas, you better believe that a Mr. Funk and Mr. Wagnall were going to be quoted heavily. And better than that, they weren't going to be quoted at… » 10/31/14 11:38am Today 11:38am

UPS Admits Injustice, Denies Unlawful Behavior​

If you have been following the Supreme Court case of Peggy Young against UPS, you know that the shipping giant is about to argue in favor of one of the most anti-pregnant woman workplace polices on a national stage. Young, a delivery woman, became pregnant and asked for temporary reassignment to "light duty" work,… » 10/30/14 3:12pm Yesterday 3:12pm

​Can You Sell A Haunted House?

There's no such thing as a haunted house. Let's just get that out of the way. There is no such thing as a house that is infested with spirits, demons, paranormal energies, or malevolent or kindly ghosts. To believe that such things exist marks you as an idiot, not creative or kooky or in tune with realms beyond the… » 10/30/14 1:18pm Yesterday 1:18pm

Judge Confuses Guilty/Not Guilty, Sex Crimes Conviction Overturned​

This is going to sound like a simple mistake. This is going to sound like a legal "technicality" that has resulted in a sex offender going free. But when a judge upends a central pillar of American law, even accidentally, there's no other outcome. » 10/29/14 3:12pm Wednesday 3:12pm

3 Laws We Need Today: Nude Edition

*If walking around the U.K. in nothing but your birthday suit and a "bulky rucksack" is a human right you deem important enough to that you've already spend seven years in jail fighting for it, you deserve to be allowed to ramble on. [The Independent] » 10/28/14 3:35pm Tuesday 3:35pm

The Crime Americans Fear Most​

Somehow, it's not murder. Somehow, the crime people are most worried about does not include death. Or rape. I don't believe in gun ownership, and I live out in the all-too-quiet suburbs, which means I've got a very expensive security system, motion sensor lights, a dog, and baseball bats and other blunt force trauma… » 10/28/14 2:40pm Tuesday 2:40pm

Sports Leagues Block Sports Betting, Become De Facto State Governors

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Cristie signed a bill repealing New Jersey's ban on sports gambling. For a few, glorious days, it appeared that New Jersey was governed by a man elected Governor, and not by the NFL and other sports leagues. » 10/27/14 4:04pm Monday 4:04pm

The Post Office Wants To Mail You Your Groceries

I have my groceries delivered by Fresh Direct. I only find myself in a "grocery store" when my wife and I have done a poor job anticipating our foodstuff needs. Fresh Direct literally trumps my "brand loyalty"; if Fresh Direct doesn't stock it, I don't eat it, even if the brand I prefer is sitting in a Shop & Stop a… » 10/24/14 4:10pm 10/24/14 4:10pm

It’s Week 5 Of HTGAWM And Viola Davis Is Allergic To Sleeves

So in last week's legal recap I expressed some mild appreciation for this show, but I think I just must have been overwhelmed by the ridiculous amazingness of Annalise confronting her husband over his sexting habits. Either that or I was a feverish as a Doctor Without Borders volunteer going bowling in Brooklyn fresh… » 10/24/14 9:02am 10/24/14 9:02am

A Travel Ban Is The Ebola Of Stupid Ideas

Let's start here: currently, there are no direct flights from the United States to Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea are the three West African nations where the Ebola outbreak has hit hardest. The American Congress banning flights to these West African nations is stupid because NO… » 10/21/14 4:47pm 10/21/14 4:47pm

Like This Post If You Are The Baby-Daddy​

Okay, you're having a baby but you've lost touch with the father. You decide that you want to give the baby up for adoption. But in order to do that, you need to notify the father so he can have an opinion. Maybe he's going to go all Billy Jean on you, maybe he really wants to be a part of the child's life. Maybe you… » 10/20/14 2:43pm 10/20/14 2:43pm