A Corpse Flower Grows in Brooklyn

Fans of stench, rejoice! The corpse flower at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is about to bloom! “People will say, ‘Do you have a dead animal in here?’ ” said Patrick J. Cullina, vice president of horticulture and facilities at the…

Wonky

The blog is being weird. Some troubleshooting performed and I think everything is okay. If you keep experiencing 500 errors or slow loading times, let me know in the comments.

Implanon!

Yeah! Implanon was finally approved in the U.S. Implanon, a single rod contraceptive implant that is highly effective for 3 years, has been approved in the United States, with a training and marketing plan designed to avoid some of the…

Divorced From the News

The News and I have broken up so I never hear from her until the shit hits the fan. I’m still not entirely sure what’s going down in Israel and Lebanon or why, and I didn’t hear about the thwarted…

Dear Anonymous Girl,

I have a very hard time picking up after my own crap, so I sympathize, really, but I would prefer it if you picked up after your dog after it craps in my lawn. This is partly why Chef asked…

Exhibited Each Afternoon During September

On the following day everyone knew that a flesh-and-blood angel was held captive in Pelayo’s house. Against the judgment of the wise neighbor woman, for whom angels in those times were the fugitive survivors of a celestial conspiracy, they did…

Homicide in Juarez

Some really disturbing news from Juarez. In an announcement that is not surprising but at the same time disheartening, the Mexican Federal police has closed a three-year investigation into the deaths of 14 young women murdered in Juarez, Mexico. Three…

You Can Now Lick a Hog

The Post Office is issuing four stamps featuring classic motorcycles. Check out this 1965 Harley and 1940 Indian: What’s also cool about the stamps is that they’re based on photographs of actual vintage bikes restored by their owners, including Penny…