Old-school Superman let you know real fast whose town you were in.

The Lamest Copies of ‘Action Comics’ #1

For three-quarters of a century nothing has lived up to its name as hard as Action Comics #1. And you know that’s true because on Sunday it once again set the record for the highest […]


Except Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly is perfect forever.

The Rock Festival Circle of Life

Music festivals are great, and rock music festivals in particular are something special. It’s not just about the music, it’s the attitude, the excuse to clock out of reality for a couple of days and […]


There is no hope for you here.

Things Nobody Tells You About Studying Overseas

Back in 2003, I spent a semester studying in Florence, Italy (How to Get Hot Italian Girls’ Attention 101,) and traversing all across Europe on the weekends. I hit various towns in Italy, along with […]


Nobody likes a Viking.

What’s Your (Awful) Social Media Personality?

The ninja endures excruciating physical strain to succeed at difficult tasks. Standing out online means not calling yourself the exact same thing as tens of thousands of other people. So “social media ninjas” suck at […]


Pictured: turtle power  (credit: Thinkstock)

The Truth Behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Weapons

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: proof that you can make millions of dollars by throwing darts at a dictionary, as long as you cross out all the unradical words and replace darts with ninja stars. In […]


Tackle gear is appropriate everywhere except for weddings and closed-casket funerals. These are the things you learn in such books!

Review: ‘Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff’

Unless you’re the type of guy who has a wardrobe that includes at least one white seersucker suit and enjoys saying things like “how droll…” in casual conversation, telling your buddies that you plan on […]


"Haha I'm not touching youuuu..."

A Day in the Life of…Spider-Man

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can, including bite¬†his opponent to dissolve them from the inside. No? Okay, well, most everything else. But Peter Parker’s a busy guy,¬†between classes at Empire University, dating not one […]


Science MUST know the effects of doing science drunkenly!

What’s the Focal Length of Whiskey?

People talk about beer goggles, but goggles are meant to protect those working in dangerous situations with a lot of dirt and liquid. Which can be tremendous fun. But they still restrict your view of […]


Everyone's wondering if Marvel overreached with this movie for having such weird source material, and we're just sitting here remembering when everybody predicted the same thing for "300" and "Sin City."

What You Don’t Need to Know About the Guardians of the Galaxy

This week you’ll see many articles explaining what you need to know about the Guardians of the Galaxy before seeing the movie. Which is nonsense. All you need to know is the name, and how […]


We're going to start saying this to everyone who's sad regardless of circumstances.

The Five Stages of Hair Loss

A life lived well is a life that must consolidate the sadder side of existence. Loss. Heartbreak. Michael Bay. But of all the various losses a man can suffer, there is none so glaringly obvious […]



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