Nick Mamatas’ dating tips:
As someone who is fat, poor, ugly, never leaves the house, and dresses like a blind homeless person, I’ve had more than my share of relationships with desirable, attractive, women. Yes, many of them were insane. But still.
This cartoon someone left in the comments is also cute.
Update: The post is gone, as explained here.
Dark Phoenix Rises Again (via some guy’s blog). Very funny flash if you’ve been reading X-Men both when they were (a) good the first time (1986 and up?) (b) recently (when Grant Morrison was doing New X meN).
[ also via Accordion Guy ]
A 1950’s sex education recording, The Marriage Union (mp3)
[ via Accordion Guy ]
A Roshanda by Any Other Name – How do babies with super-black names fare? By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner:
…in 1958, a New York City father named Robert Lane decided to call his baby son Winner… Three years later, the Lanes had another baby boy, their seventh and last child. For reasons that no one can quite pin down today, Robert decided to name this boy Loser. Robert wasn’t unhappy about the new baby; he just seemed to get a kick out of the name’s bookend effect. First a Winner, now a Loser. But if Winner Lane could hardly be expected to fail, could Loser Lane possibly succeed?