Friday, June 24, 2005


"The STELLA series premieres June 28th, 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central. The scripted half-hour series follows the absurdist adventures of Black, Showalter and Wain, who will also write, produce and direct the show."


- Adam

Gay Vague

"Well, how about that guy you see in the locker room, changing out of his Prada lace-ups, Hugo Boss flat-front pants and Paul Smith dress shirt and cuff links into a muscle T-shirt and Adidas soccer shorts. Does he wear that wedding ring because he was married in New York - or in Massachusetts?"

Gay or Straight? Hard to tell

- Adam

Unclear on American Campus: What the Foreign Teacher Said

"The teaching assistant, a graduate student from China, possessed a finely honed mind. But he also had a heavy accent and a limited grasp of spoken English, so he could not explain to Ms. Serrin, a freshman at the time, what her report had lacked."

Foreign TA's On the Rise

- Adam Khatib

Thursday, June 23, 2005

C.D.M.A. 1xEV-DO

"PLENTY of technologies can get you online wirelessly these days, but there's always a catch. Wi-Fi Internet hot spots are fast and cheap, but they keep you tethered to the airport, hotel or coffee shop where the hot spot originates. A Bluetooth cellphone can get your laptop online, but at the speed of a slug. And smoke signals - well, you know. The privacy issues are a nightmare."

Beyond Wi-Fi: Laptop Heaven but a Price

- Adam

Monday, June 20, 2005

Keep the House Quiet

I would totally kill this kid myself.

- Adam

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Courts Reign Supreme

"Unelected judges aren't thwarting the will of the people — they're channeling it. Which is a blessing, and a problem."

Center Court

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Grisly Effect of One Drug: 'Meth Mouth'

"From the moment on Thursday when the young man sat down in Dr. Richard Stein's dental chair in southwestern Kansas and opened his mouth, Dr. Stein was certain he recognized the enemy. This had to be the work, he concluded, of methamphetamine, a drug that is leaving its mark, especially in the rural regions of the Midwest and the South, on families, crime rates, economies, legislatures - and teeth."

Meth Mouth

- Adam

Friday, June 10, 2005

Tell Them

What better way to notify your sexual partners of their possible exposure to an STD than through a cleverly worded E-card? Telling people potentially devestating news to their face is for suckers.

Internet Notification Service For Partners Or Tricks

- Adam

Monday, June 06, 2005

Letting Go Of God

An excerpt from Julia Sweeney's upcoming one woman show that ran recently on the NPR program "This American Life".

Letting go of God

- Adam

Sunday, June 05, 2005


"Adam Smith, the founder of classical economics, was certain that humankind's knack for monetary exchange belonged to humankind alone. 'Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog,' he wrote. 'Nobody ever saw one animal by its gestures and natural cries signify to another, this is mine, that yours; I am willing to give this for that.' But in a clean and spacious laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital, seven capuchin monkeys have been taught to use money, and a comparison of capuchin behavior and human behavior will either surprise you very much or not at all, depending on your view of humans."

Monkey Business

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Old Negro Space Program

The Shocking-But-False Story Of America's Blackstronauts

Learn the amazing history, or past, if you will, of NASSA and it's brave, or corageous, if I may, Blackstronauts.

- Adam