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7 benefits of being single on Valentine’s Day

It's February and you know what that means. The upcoming holiday is welcomed by card makers and dreaded by singles. Don't fret if you don't have a partner. Remember, February 14 is also the day of cheap chocolates in heart-shaped boxes with doilies glued on top, flash frozen lobster tails and ...

Gift-giving 101: Be considerate, informed and timely

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house / Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."Had a little rodent been scurrying past the skirted boughs of ye olde Christmas tree just as St. Nick was bringing joy to the world, I can assure you Mr. Claus would've screamed like a ...

News of the Weird

∫ Love Can Mess You Up: Before Arthur David Horn met his future bride Lynette (a “metaphysical healer”) in 1988, he was a tenured professor at Colorado State, with a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale, teaching a mainstream course in human evolution. With ...

Music to survive the blasted holidays with

Jerry Seinfeld began the “Pony Remark” episode with this: “I am not much for the family gathering. You know, you sit there, and the conversation’s so boring. It’s so dull. And you start to fantasize. You know, you think, what if I just got ...

Starting Low — The Art of Painting Shoes

Benjamin Smith, a 24-year-old studio art graduate of Marietta College, who recently relocated to the most un-Ben Smith state there is: Wisconsin, (self-described as “one sexy, mother-&*$%#@! badass”) is a man of many (artistic) talents. He labels his primary talents ...

Graffiti Does Hawaii, Leaves Money (on the nightstand) In the Ocean

Dear Wave, I don’t blame you for what you did. In fact, I halfheartedly thank you for ridding me of the pixilated mediocrity my gear had become. I mean, who needs a phone or camera anyway? (I do, Ocean, I do). I was standing defiantly in your high tide on the beaches of Waikiki ...

His & Hers

No—never—well OK, but only if you like them and they like you. Then they should end their other relationship first. Then you can start stuff with the other person. Adam Chain Huntington Student Yes, I mean if it's a friend or brother, you don't. It's a code amongst brothers ...

Joke of the Week

A cab driver reaches the Pearly Gates and announces his presence to St. Peter, who looks him up in his Big Book. Upon reading the entry for the cabbie, St. Peter invites him to pick up a silk robe and a golden staff and to proceed into Heaven. A preacher is next in line behind the cabby and has ...

A Little Gossip

∫ The battle for the DVD kingdom is finally over and Blu-Ray has won the battle over HD DVDs. What? You didn’t know there was a battle going on? Well the yoke’s on you! Toshiba, the company behind HD DVDs, will pull the plug on the format and give way to the Blu-Ray ...