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The Fancy Plans Guide to Childbirth: Volume 3

August 28, 2010

[The final installment. Originally published Nov. 11, 2009.] Welcome back to our third, and quite possibly, last installment in the Emmy-award winning instructional series, the Fancy Plans Guide to Childbirth. If you would like to catch up with the rest of the class, please click the following links: Part I Part II This edition will […]


The Fancy Plans Guide to Childbirth: Volume 2

August 24, 2010

[Continuing on in the series. Originally published Nov. 26th, 2009.] If you’re just joining us, be sure and check out the Fancy Plans Guide to Childbirth: Volume 1, in which we covered Pre-Delivery Preparations, Driving Arrangements and Checking In. The Delivery Room This is where the miracle of childbirth happens.* * If any attending medical […]


The Fancy Plans Guide to Childbirth: Volume 1

August 18, 2010

[Here’s a classic set of posts. I refer to them as “classics” because I wrote them AND because they are over 6 months old. Prepare to be splattered with the uterine fluids of learning!  Originally appeared Nov. 24, 2009.] Congratulations! You’re having a baby! After what seems like an eternity, you’ll finally get to see the […]


Life’s Little Lessons Vol. 5 – The Third-Person Miracle of Childbirth or Renting Out Your Uterus for Fun and Profit

March 2, 2010

You may often find yourself overwhelmed by the problems of the world and ask yourself, “Self, how can just one person make a difference?”  The truth is: you can’t. Not only can one person not make a difference but these persons should waste less time trying and/or asking pointless, rhetorical questions.  The question may be […]


Searchfest! Vol. 1

December 13, 2010

An intermittent roundup of what people are actually looking for when they stumble across our homepage. (“How intermittent?” I hear you ask. [Presses “Mute”.]) (Note: those of you fearing for the future of the world after reading through this probably NSFW list should keep in mind that some of these searches are singular, so it’s […]


Life’s Little Lessons Vol. 4 – Shoplifting:My Anti-Drug

February 9, 2010

Being a teen and/or tween in today’s society can be tough. Between the pressure of school and the pressures of Todd (who one day hopes to run his own comic book/porn shop), today’s youngsters often find themselves turning to the incredibly comfortable embrace of drugs. Good for them, I say! You don’t want to spend […]


The Presidents of Harvard University Vol. 3 – Wrapping Up the Nineteenth Century

November 2, 2009

This volume (3, for those keeping score) takes us through the last half of a tumultuous century, which saw a civil war, the rise of the railroad, the advent of opium addiction, the blaming of said railroad workers, the “railroading” of said opium-addicted railroad workers, various land grabs, tangles with Spain and Little Spain (Mexico) […]