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Mitt Romney won the Texas primary yesterday and with it officially surpassed the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination. Did you hear about that? Probably not, because Romney’s crack campaign staff managed to steal their own thunder yet again, this time with a spelling mishap for the ages. Instead of reveling in their newfound status as the official nominee, team Romney released a new photo-filter iPhone app called “With Mitt.” What would otherwise have been a relatively lame attempt at connecting with...
I don’t aspire to own a Hermès Birkin bag, no matter how delicately crafted or visually stunning it may be. The idea of dropping the cost of a college education on a purse pretty much gives me heart palpitations. And judging from the public outcry over Tyler Shields' and Francesca Eastwood’s brilliant (note the sarcasm) idea of setting a bag worth $100k ablaze, most of you are holding your chests along with me. Apparently, when Shields isn’t shooting Mischa Barton dancing with a panda or slapping...
Diane Tran is a straight-A student at Willis High School near Houston, Texas. She takes advanced placement and dual credit courses, and works hard for her good grades. She works two jobs outside of school to support her older brother and younger sister, for whom she is financially responsible. She is also, according Texas law and Judge Lanny Moriarty, a criminal. Tran was recently sentenced to 24 hours in jail and a $100 fine for missing too many days of school. According to Texas truancy law,...
I’ve always been fascinated by outer space. It’s so easy to feel small and almost lost in the vastness of the universe when you stop and think about just how big it really is. (Although I’m reminded of a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote that advises otherwise: “I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe; we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.” But I digress.) One...
We saw this post on "Food Pervert" Laura Vincent's blog HungryandFrozen.com, and had to share it with you.  I thought that Gin and Tonic Ice Cream would be nice. Gin and tonic go together so excellently well, so why wouldn't they excel together in ice cream form? Well, it wasn't so much "nice" as "high-kick-then-landing-in-a-split-ingly rapturous", but you be the judge.   You no more need an ice cream machine for this than you need to know how to do the splits. It really couldn't be easier. Or more...