POSTED // Aug 17,2012 - One of history’s most notorious trials took place in Athens, Greece in 399 BC. A majority of 501 jurors convicted the philosopher Socrates of impiety and of being a bad influence on young people.
POSTED // Aug 10,2012 - When Tchaikovsky wrote the musical score for his famous 1812 Overture, it included 16 cannon shots. Literally. These blasts weren’t supposed to be made by, say, a sledgehammer pounded against a wooden mallet,
POSTED // Jul 27,2012 - The state of Maine has a law that prohibits anyone from leaving an airplane while it is flying through the air. This seems like a reasonable restriction until you realize how badly it discriminates against skydivers.
POSTED // Jul 20,2012 - Lately you’ve been spending time in both the off-kilter parts of paradise and the enchanting areas of limbo. On one notable occasion, you even managed to be in both places simultaneously. How’d you do that?
POSTED // Jun 29,2012 - Every 10,000 years or so, reports the Weekly World News, hell actually does freeze over. A rare storm brings a massive amount of snow and ice to the infernal regions, and even the Lake of Fire looks like a glacier.
POSTED // Jun 22,2012 - “Dear Rob: In one of your recent horoscopes, you implied that I should consider the possibility of asking for more than I’ve ever asked for before.to burst out of my protective and imprisoning little shell.
POSTED // Jun 15,2012 - Do you remember what you were doing between July 2000 and June 2001? Think back. Did anything happen then that felt like a wild jumpstart, or a series of epiphanies, or a benevolent form of shock therapy?