When Was the Last Time You Felt Schadenfreude, and What Did It Mean?

So you've suffered an embarrassing and public setback, and the people who dislike you are rejoicing. Their glee at your misfortune is called schadenfreude. Should you hang your head in shame, or should you consider their happiness a huge compliment? » 4/16/14 10:00am 4/16/14 10:00am

The hilarious tragedy of the Sabretooth Vampire

Sick of vampires who complain about being eternally young and beautiful? Want a vampire whose pain you can laugh at? Behold, the Sabretooth Vampire, who is cursed with an impressive pair of fangs that are more impediment than intimidating. » 2/26/11 11:00am 2/26/11 11:00am

In A Couple Of Years, Sarah Palin's House Could Be In Russia

A Russian social scientist is making waves with his prediction, floated since 1998, that the United States will split into a set of independent republics by 2010. Are we finally going to see Ecotopia? » 12/29/08 12:30pm 12/29/08 12:30pm

Why Are We Pleased That Prince Caspian Is A Flop?

It's science fiction 2, fantasy 0, at least at the movies. Prince Caspian only wishes he had a fraction of Iron Man's box-office magic, and Disney CEO Robert Iger has been reduced to going around making excuses for its floppitude. So now that there's not likely to be a Voyage Of The Dawn Treader movie, why are we… » 6/02/08 11:00am 6/02/08 11:00am