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Sharks and Sandy

Finally, a Jersey Shore cast member I can actually relate to. This photo was supposedly taken in New Jersey in the wake of Sandy. I would venture to guess it’s a fake just on the idea that I doubt a shark would swim inland during a storm like that. As it turns out a lot of [...]

The Late Movies: Songs About the Jersey Shore

I’ve lived my whole life in Philadelphia, which means every summer, I start thinking about how much I want to go to Jersey. Traditionally, Philadelphians like to mock New Jersey for, well, everything. From bad drivers to bad food to anything in between, we’re not fans of the Garden State. Except between Memorial Day [...]

30 Year Treasure Hunt Ends With Discovery Of Celtic Gold

Treasure hunters Reg Mead and Richard Miles struck gold, and silver, recently when their 30 year long quest for buried treasure on the island of Jersey, which is off the coast of Normandy. Here’s more info on the treasure they discovered: The treasure was inside a large block of clay. It contains 30,000 to 50,000 silver and [...]

The Legend of King Arthur

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader. What do you think -was King Arthur a real person, or is he purely the stuff of legend? Either way, he makes for a good story. TABLE TALK In England, the most popular tales of chivalry are the Welsh legends of King Arthur and [...]

Swedish Pizza

Pizza originated in Naples, Italy with a bread crust topped with cheese and maybe some spices. New World tomatoes made it snappier, and it became an American staple that is now popular worldwide. But every culture puts its own stamp on pizza. New Yorker Johan Kugelberg was most impressed with the weirdness of pizza toppings [...]

Do You Know What You’re Having?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. I have two young daughters, and each time my wife and I didn’t know the sex until a little girl [...]

Tubalr Wants To Change The Way We Watch YouTube Vids

Have you ever wished for a way to filter through all the crap on YouTube and find the music videos you’re craving in a world devoid of music television? (MTV is clearly no longer about the music, thanks guys). Well, the makers of Tubalr want to help, and their service will make cutting through the nonsense, [...]

10 Celebrity Refreshments

Advertisers know that the taste of a better lifestyle will sell products. Celebrities learn this as well, and can make a killing putting their name on something that can impart even a little of their charm on a fan. These beverages just might be the perfect gift for a fan that you know. 1. Marilyn Manson [...]

55 Two-Letter Combinations That Actually Count in ‘Words With Friends’

“THAT’s a word?” If you play Words With Friends and are frequently demoralized by opponents scoring very big points using very small words, this list will help you up your game. If you don’t play Words With Friends, perhaps you can work these into conversation. Aa – Noun of Hawaiian origin describing volcanic rock consisting of angular [...]

Jersey Shore Cast Member Offered Anti-Endorsement Contract

A year ago, I mentioned the rumor that the elegant Coach handbag carried by Snooki from Jersey Shore was given to her by one of Coach’s rivals. The plan was to damage Coach’s reputation by associating that brand with Snooki. Coach isn’t the only brand that is being impacted by negative product placement. Now the clothing [...]