Growing up, I loved the Swiss Army knife I got from my dad. They came in what seemed like a million variations. Mine had several knives including the one that looked like a saw as well as a corkscrew (not sure why dad thought I needed that one), combination bottle opener/flathead screwdriver, a toot ... More >>
Almost five years ago, I was talking to a friend who had an iPhone. I swore up and down that after a failed Blackberry experience in the mid-`90s, I had zero interest in another so-called smart phone. My friend said it would change my life if I got one. I was already a Mac user, so I figured if I we ... More >>
Fifty years ago John Glenn became the first American into orbit, an important first step on the way to the moon.
You can search the Smithsonian's archives for Friendship 7 items, and some of them are, well, odd.
Like these five:
5. Mark Dixon's blanket
Who's Mark Dixon? Just some kid from Michigan ... More >>
Google launched with much fanfare recently and, quickly, the reviews poured in. We even wrote about the things we thought Google would need to do to beat Facebook and we have since had a chance to look around inside the social networking platform. It does appear to be easier to use than Fac ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying to find meaning in the oddest monikers.
Well friends and enemies, your faithful name-gamer is back after spending some time locked in a windowless room being questioned by three guys with ... More >>
Heartwarming (the blurbs said so!!)There are some good, honest, entertaining and trenchant books and songs out there done by people about their memories of Dad.
On the other hand, there's a lot of crap. Cloyingly sentimental, predictable, tear-jerking crap.
Five of the worst:
5. Tim Russer ... More >>
After being drugged, hypnotized and bound by restraints, the patients of Judith Peterson say they came to believe they had multiple personalities or had belonged to satanic cults. So, apparently, did their therapist.