Monday, May 30, 2011

The Longevity Diet

It's a "diet" that appeals mostly to males, weight loss is "an unfortunate consequence," and scientific research suggests it might allow humans to live 120 years or longer. In today's Failure Interview, Brian Delaney, the president of Calorie Restriction Society International (and co-author of "The Longevity Diet"), explains why he's been on the diet for 20 years, and the main challenges to limiting oneself to 1,500 or so calories a day.

Joshua Kendall interview

In "The Forgotten Founding Father," a new biography of Noah Webster Jr., Joshua Kendall seeks to rehabilitate the "incredible shrinking reputation" of his subject. In today's Failure Interview, Kendall paints a well-rounded portrait of Webster, one that includes his remarkable successes (including "the Harry Potter of its day"), and notable failures (a translation of the Bible and an expurgated anthology of English poetry, to name two).

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wreckers on display at the Intl. Museum of Towing and Recovery

Above: A Holmes 485 wrecker, bolted-on to the back of a 1913 Locomobile.

Above: A Diamond T military wrecker utilized in Europe during World War II.

Read more about the International Towing and Recovery Museum and Hall of Fame.

The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum

A one-of-a-kind museum and hall of fame in Chattanooga preserves the history of an industry entirely dependent on failure.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs

High gas prices are likely here to stay, and suburbanites need to make changes. In her new book 'Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs,' author/blogger Wendy Brown asks us to imagine a reinvention of suburbia.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Obama Bin Laden headline fail

The above FOX News image has emerged as the most well-known headline fail announcing the news of Osama bin Laden's death. Of course, FOX is no stranger to chyron fails, especially when the Middle East or geography are involved. Which perhaps explains why FOX sometimes gets the geography of the Middle East completely wrong.