O-Bits: Hey, Hey We’re Flesh Hoarder Edition

Fox News Channel could be wading into hot water with a story about the dinosaur-killing asteroid that hit the earth some 66 million years ago. It’s not because a significant portion of…

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O-Bits: Swanning Around Edition

As if there’s not enough to worry about in the world today—our president demanding the military parade its biggest missiles, planes, and tanks down Pennsylvania Avenue for his amusement (how long before…

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O-Bits: Ghosts In The Matrimony Edition

Here’s a wedding that doesn’t happen everyday. Amanda Sparrow Large, a 45-year-old Irish woman who works as a Jack Sparrow impersonator, married the spirit of a 300-year-old Haitian pirate.  They met, according…

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O-Bits: Abby Normal Edition

Shades of Young Frankenstein! As part of a survey of human-error incidents in mortuaries throughout the United Kingdom, it was discovered at an undertaker put the wrong brain back into a body…

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O-Bits: Walls and Bridges Edition

It’s the day after Martin Luther King’s birthday, and here’s a story that gives us an idea of just how much further we need to travel to get to the color-blind world…

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Gloomy Tunes: Abraham Martin and John

Martin Luther King would have turned 83 today. It would be nice to think that, if he was alive, he could look toward a nation that was still progressing, that the arc…

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O-Bits: Gloom and Taum Edition

“The past,” William Faulkner wrote, is never dead. It’s not even past.” That quote, from “Requiem For A Nun,” is brought to mind by today’s New York Times story on how the…

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O-Bits: Keeping It Together Edition

We’ve heard of body snatchers—where would horror movies be without movies like “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”?—but coffin snatchers? That seems to be what happened in Rockhampton, Australia, where the family of Janice…

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