Category Archives: Culture

A million Japanese boys, hiding in their rooms

A million Japanese boys, hiding in their rooms. Teenage boys in Japan’s cities are turning into modern hermits – never leaving their rooms. Pressure from schools and an inability to talk to their families are suggested causes. Phil Rees visits … Continue reading

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Experience wacky fun in North Korea!

An American tourist visits North Korea. Hilarity ensues at every step of the way. [via The Null Device]

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A hollow voice says “plugh”

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the game Adventure, or as I knew it in my early CP/M days when I started high school, ADVENT. I spent close to 120 man-hours on ADVENT plopped in front of a GNAT … Continue reading

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Missile silo house up for auction

Anyone need a lair? Buy-it-now on eBay and get a bonus house and airplane along with it. ATLAS-F MISSILE SILO HOME FEATURES (above ground house) Open floor plan home w/ kitchen, island fireplace and wrap around covered porch, a large … Continue reading

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A British Guide to Pub Etiquette

It’s not just a guide to pub etiquette, but etiquette in general. Must read double-bag item. Our first task in the preliminary research for this project was to find out how much tourists knew about pub etiquette. Not surprisingly, given … Continue reading

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Atomic Pop

When we entered the Nuclear Age, pop culture was there to respond. [via Boing Boing]

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Due to the success of previous ventures into untapped tourist groups, such as gamblers, womanizers and boozers, Nevada looking to cash in on stoners

Only posting this here because I really like FARK’s headline for the story. [via FARK]

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Can’t finish your PhD thesis?

Then head on over to phinished.org and commiserate. [via MetaFilter]

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Sign of the times: Booming Market for White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys

Wondering what to do after you finish law school? Get into white-collar crime! “You definitely have a need for advice from criminal lawyers,” said Robert Sims, a Latham & Watkins partner and white-collar criminal specialist hired in February from San … Continue reading

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Time-Travellers Mutual Fund

While it’s up there with the ineffectual International Star Registry, the Time Travel Mutual Fund is a fun way to burn ten bucks. The idea is that you pay in $10 and through the magic of compound interest that money … Continue reading

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