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Things I Hate #48: Bill Donohue

He's actually giving a thumbs-up to the slave trade.

I’m what people like to euphemistically call a lapsed Catholic. That means that my parents made me go to a bunch of boring ceremonies, roughly once a week, as a kid, and that, as is the case for most people, they proved utterly irrelevant to my [...]

Today on ChaCha

If a rock is dropped from a sea cliff, and the sound of it striking the ocean is heard 3.2 seconds later and the speed of sound is 340 m/s, how high is the cliff?

No need to show your work, but time yourself. It seems like a question that would totally be worth answering [...]

Unholy Trinity

My half-assed hypothesis here is that the acid in the OJ will extract some of the flavors from the spices.

I’ve been wanting to do a Winter Spiced Beer for a while, and my 3864 (Unibroue) culture was closing in on eight months in the fridge, so I figured I’d dress up this dubbel recipe [...]

Sports Night Drinking Game

I love Sports Night. I own it (legally!) on DVD, and I’ve watched the entire show (granted, there are only 45 episodes) probably five or six times. So you can imagine my disgust when I found out the only Sports Night drinking game online is this now-defunct website (courtesy the Wayback Machine). And while that [...]

2:17:11.1

So, I ran a half marathon. On a 10’28″ pace, which is… mediocre, considering what I’d been doing in training. Actually I don’t think it’s a good representation of my overall fitness. My 10K split was almost exactly an hour, meaning that I was well on my way to finishing under my 2:11:00 goal – [...]

Violence Begets Awesome

Amongst the population of adjectives that could be used to describe this, the only one more apt than “badass” is probably “illegal”, so don’t blame me if when you click on this link it isn’t there anymore. Barring that small problem (and the fact that I died a little inside when I read the phrase [...]

King of the Bonk-o

I bonked today. Almost an hour and a half into my last distance run before the mini, I started salivating, which I thought was weird; if anything I was getting pretty dehydrated by that point. A few minutes later I started to feel nauseated, and a few minutes after that my face and hands went [...]

iSuck ’09

The new iPhoto face-tagging feature works perfectly…

Holy Cramp

I went out this morning intending to do 7 miles, but right around the one mile mark something happened that has literally never happened to me before: my legs cramped up. I made it about a mile and a half before I had to stop and walk home. I’m pretty sure I can chalk this [...]