My Complicated Relationship With H.P. Lovecraft

I'm having a crisis of book faith today. After hearing about the racist "jokes" Daniel Handler (aka children's author Lemony Snicket) said about a black author winning an award last evening, I've put him on my list of authors to stop supporting. I feel disgusted and disappointed because I liked A Series of Unfortunate… » 11/20/14 8:45pm Today 8:45pm

Drone video shows the snow wall storm from the inside

We have seen lots of impressive images and time-lapse video of the snow wall that buried entire cities in upstate New York but this is the first drone video filmed behind it, taken in West Seneca by Jim Grimaldi. A new lake effect, powered by arctic winds from the north pole and Siberia, is now hitting the area again. » 11/20/14 7:27pm Today 7:27pm

Was This The Original "Vulcan Nerve Pinch"? (1921-1970s)

Actor Leonard Nimoy famously invented the Vulcan nerve pinch as a more dignified, in-character alternative to "kayoing" one of Spock's on-screen adversaries. The idea of squeezing a nerve in the neck to immobilize an opponent, however, dates back at least as far as the pop-culture of the 1920s. » 11/20/14 2:03pm Today 2:03pm

Your Weekly Mixtape Reminder 90's Edition

It's the time of the contest where I start reminding you to get your submissions in. I think it's fair to assume that the majority of Odeckers were alive in the 90s, and you have to acknowledge the brilliance of the music of that decade. So let's see that brilliance put into 60 minute playlist format. You've got till… » 11/20/14 11:36am Today 11:36am