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August 03, 2014

Wanna Understand Gaza? Start with the Tunnels

(This is a cross-post from my Snip, Burn, Solder Blog)...

July 02, 2014

Check out Dave-o's latest short story--"The Traveling Salesman Solution"--in F&SF

(Cross posted from my Snip, Burn, Solder Blog.) My story...

June 24, 2014

On the Quiet Heroism of Bureaucrats

(This is a cross-post from my Snip, Burn, Solder Blog)...

February 09, 2014

Deja Vu All Over Again: Anti-LGBTQ Pogroms Brewing in Russia

Pogroms where the Russian solution to the "Jewish Problem." These...

January 30, 2014

Bed Bugs, Statistics, Press-Release Reporting, and You

(Reposted from my Snip, Burn, Solder Blog) I continue to...

January 28, 2014

Take a Sec to Nominate Dave-o's Fiction for Stuff!

(Yet another lil repost from the Snip, Burn, Solder Blog)...

December 20, 2013

Dave-o has a Newsletter--A NEWSLETTER!?! OMFG: NEEEEEEWS LETTTTTTTTER!!! (plz subscribe)

Hey Kids, David Erik Nelson (me!)--one of the original Poor...

On Micro-agression and Macro-depression and Xmas/Xanukah (with bonus tracks!!!)

(This is a repost from my Snip, Burn, Solder Blog)...

December 06, 2013

UPDATE: "Israel Poisoned Arafat with Polonium" Looking Less Likely

Following up, as we were one of many, many, many...

November 27, 2013

Miss America, the Craft of Showing Up, and Doing THE JOB

(This is yet another repost from my Snip, Burn, Solder...

November 26, 2013

Kick In to Support THE MAGAZINE Kickstarter!

(This is reposted from my Snip, Burn, Solder Blog--'cause I...

November 07, 2013

Dave-o's story "The New Guys Always Work Overtime" Dominates StarShipSofa Podcast No. 312

My story "The New Guys Always Work Overtime" (which debuted...

October 30, 2013

Secretive Texas Quajillionaire--Aided by Hyper-Intelligent Baby Horses?--Will Save Detroit by Converting it into a Hydroelectric Dam (UPDATED!)

Packard Plant auction winner sends "the most insane press release...

October 28, 2013

"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the RoboRoach"

(FYI: this is a cross-post from my Snip, Burn, Solder...

September 13, 2013

Voyager 1 Has Left the Building, Entered Interstellar Space

(Cross-posted from my Snip, Burn, Solder Blog, since I thought...

August 30, 2013

This Obamacare Subsidy Calculator is Actually Pretty Reassuring

Subsidy Calculator | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Under...

Poor Mojo's Almanac(k) Classic issue #106 (published October 31, 2002) "Using colons correctly."

So, we first ran this issue of PMjA in 2002...

August 28, 2013

Dave-o's Latest Column for the Ann Arbor Chronicle, on Writing Careers, Plus Getting Quoted a Bunch in Forbes

(Reposted from my more daveocentric blog, on account these sorts...

August 09, 2013

AT&T Got Werner Herzog to Make a Driver's Ed Film about Texting-while-Driving

*Whoa.* Werner Herzog is exactly the right human to do...

August 01, 2013

Detroit's Current Electoral Shenanigans: Duggan vs. Dugeon #PureMichigan

New Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Dugeon likely to cause confusion...

July 31, 2013

Noam Chomsky and a "Journalist" Walk into a Bar . . .

I continue to write a monthly column for the Ann...

July 08, 2013

Epic Rap Battles of History: Doc Brown vs Doctor Who

I never really got the whole Dr. Who thing, but...

Epic Rap Battles of History: Darth Vader vs Adolf Hitler

I like that STAR WARS is finally being acknowledged as...

June 04, 2013

If You Learn About Only One Bat-shit Crazy Thing Today, Make It Jeremy Bentham's "Auto Icon"

(cross-posted from my Snip, Burn, Solder Blog, 'cause it dawned...

May 31, 2013

Ever Gonna Retire? Learn this Phrase: "Diversified Portfolio of Low-Cost Index Funds"

This is well worth the watch, especially if you have...

#FACT: Galileo's Remains Reside in a Wine Glass, Eternally Flicking Off God

And in a science museum, no less! Galileo's fingers, tooth...

May 23, 2013

Recommended Reading/Listening: "LizardFoot" by John Jasper Owens

A cappella Zoo 3: "LizardFoot," by John Jasper Owens -...

May 21, 2013

UPDATE: Oklahoma Officials Revise Tornado Death Toll Down to 24

Oklahoma City tornado: Twister touches down 10 miles south of...

May 19, 2013

This Is Downright Hypnotic: 15-Minute "Hamlet Mashup"

. . . although it *would* be better if it...

May 10, 2013

Snip, Burn, Solder Blog: Too Many Mundane Secrets: The Problem of Redaction

Snip, Burn, Solder Blog: Too Many Mundane Secrets: The Problem...

May 08, 2013

Advertising that displays different messages to children and adults

What's most interesting isn't the technology (which is more than...

May 03, 2013

Drugs, Sex, and #Risk

I was in a coffee shop last weekend where they...

April 30, 2013

The Headline Says It All: "Middle School Mom: Censor 'Pornographic' Anne Frank" #PureMichigan

Middle School Mom: Censor 'Pornographic' Anne Frank - Gail Horalek...

April 23, 2013

How the Textbooks Get Made (or "The Writer's Life for Me")

I continue to write a monthly column for the Ann...

April 22, 2013

Welcome to the Rap Singularity, Ladies and Gentlemen

(FYI, this is NSFW if your workplace is *lame.* Headphones,...

April 12, 2013

DIY Standing Desks

(Reposting this from my more DIY-oriented blog, because I love...

March 29, 2013

Poor Mojo's Almanac(k) Classic issue #403 (published October 9, 2008): "More insights per pound than the Bible."

Poor Mojo's Almanac(k) Classic issue #403 (published October 9,...

March 27, 2013

Gun Numbers and Online Comments

I like writing for the Chronicle for a lot of...

March 19, 2013

Oh, Canada . . .

Jimmy Fallon's 'Do Not Read' List For Spring 2013...

March 13, 2013

MI voters: Plz take 10 seconds to help preserve public education in Michigan! Plz Share & RT! #PureMichigan

If you live in Michigan and give a crap about...

March 07, 2013

UPDATE: Even When Bloggers Are Bad at Math, Global Climate Change Is Still a Reality

Late in 2012 we--along with most of the pinko-hippie blogosphere--posted...

RECOMMENDED READING: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

The Last Policeman is a really enjoyable read, both as...

March 05, 2013

New Thing to Worry About: Giant Robo-Dog What Throws the Cinder Blocks!

Unofficial Poor Mojo's Military Correspondent (and Constant Mojoketeer) Milt draws...

February 22, 2013

On Guns and Control, Tools and Instruments

I'm back to writing a monthly column for the Ann...

February 21, 2013

"Sticks and Stones" . . .

. . . is a load of bullshit. A broken...

February 11, 2013

I think this is maybe your longread for today: First-person account from the man who shot Osama bin Laden

This article begins "The man who shot and killed Osama...

February 06, 2013

A Little Garfunkel-&-Oats-Shaped Gift from Mojonaut Milt

Our dear long-time co-conspirator Milt brought this video to our...

January 28, 2013

Maine, 1985: A teenaged LL Cool J teaches children about hip hop

This only has 11,694 views right now, which I find...

January 23, 2013

UPDATE: Your Calamari Is Almost Certainly *Not* a Pig's Rectum

Like many blogs, we linked last week to one of...

Does Safety Dictate Making Quiet Cars Loud?

NHTSA proposes sound standards to make quiet cars safer -...