Girls and Their Boomsticks

“OK, I’m looking at how many boobs I can see,” Diane Drall said. They were a bit startled. But they  stood obediently as Drall checked to make sure the women didn’t have low-cut necklines, and she explained herself. “When a handgun is fired, it ejects the bullet’s extremely hot casing,” she said. “If a piece…


WWII Grenades in Lakeview

Was it from a collection? Leftovers? Secret arsenal? Several building in the Lakeview neighborhood were evacuated yesterday after bomb and arson investigators found three live grenades in one of the buildings, police said. Officials had called for a hazardous materials response to the 900 block of West Newport Avenue after investigators found the World War II-era…


Consider Tuition Reimbursement as a Benefit

Job offers come with many different types of compensation in addition to salary. In fact, some surveys show one benefit considered even more important than a salary offer when they’re considering whether to accept a job: opportunities for continuing education. Whether you’re pursuing a higher degree or simply taking classes to enhance your skill set,…


The Master

Paul Thomas Anderson has finally given audiences a look at his next picture “The Master,” a sure-to-be-controversial look at the origins of a religion that sounds a whole lot like Scientology. Brent Lang of Reuters gives details. The sneak peek features a zonked-out Joaquin Phoenix being grilled by a naval officer about his misbehavior while off-kilter music plays…

Ketchup removal tool will be obsolete.

LiquiGlide Makes It Go Down Easy

Just imagine a world where you no longer had to shake it to get the last drop. Banging it on counter tops would be a thing of the past. Finally, the need to stick a long object down the narrow neck would no longer be a necessary challenge. Behold, the non-stick ketchup bottle. Massachusetts Institute…


Why Do a “To Do List” if We Don’t Do What’s On It?

Get more done…get more organized…more…more…more. “It’s really quite simple,” were the famous last words of my college physics professor. “Say what you will do, then do what you say.” This is a basic premise of a certain Quality Control system used in industry. Let’s try another tactic to get our daily tasks completed. “I’ll make…


Cancelled-A Dog Gone Shame

Fugitives from the law can now “kinda” breathe a sigh of relief. If they get caught by Dog and his posse, there will be no cameras to shy away from. “Dog the Bounty Hunter” has been cancelled by A & E after eight seasons. A & E has given no reason for the show’s cancellation….


Zipcar-Sharing Is Caring

If fancy cars impress your new date, car sharing from Zipcar could be the way to create a memorable experience that will help cement a budding relationship. Does that sound materialistic? Shallow? Well, maybe it is, but just think of pulling up to the curb in a nice, shiny new red BMW convertible versus a…