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Tea Time Links: Pampering the Stressed-Out Kindergarten Set

The Complex Mathematical Calculations Behind Matchmaking Websites Are Less Than Perfect Scientific American took up the cause of finding what goes wrong when people are matched up. * That Old Write-a-Book-and-Bury-it-for-Discovery-by-a-Mogul Ploy Is the Oldest Trick in the Book Kathy Hepinstall wrote a book that she wants Oprah to read. So she buried it on a mountain and took [...]

Stupid Questions: Great Moments in Super Bowl Media Day History

New Orleans, January 1981. My first Super Bowl. I’m trying to ask questions of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Charlie Smith at the first media availability. He’d recently broken his jaw, the wires in his mouth standing sentry against solid nourishment and reducing his speech to what under different circumstances would pass as beginner’s ventriloquism. (Confession: Bourbon Street overmatched [...]

5 Other Late Night Feuds

If snarky commentary could deep-fry, Jay Leno would be onion rings. Ever since NBC announced that Jay Leno’s current 10pm show would be fine-tuned and moved to the 11:35 time slot, the knives have been out for the former Tonight Show host. Is Leno a hapless pawn caught in the middle of cutthroat NBC politics? [...]