Off the Cuff: the completist

  I’m a completist.  And as the name implies, I like to complete things.  Those “things” don’t really matter.  It can be completing video games, reading the whole run of a comic book, or watching all the episodes of a TV show.  The only thing I...

Off the Cuff: The most annoying song ever?

I realize this post has nothing to do with any of my usual subject matter. But this is a column called Off the Cuff, so what do you really expect? In the 90’s three men (Vitaly Komar, Alex Melamid and David Soldier) decided to create the most annoying song ever....

Off the Cuff: Which Superhero are you?

        Okay, I admit it, I’m a sucker for these quizes. They obviously have no scientific value. But what they lack in accuracy they more than make up for in fun! Interestingly it came down to a tie breaker question between my love of technology and my laid...

Off the Cuff: Being Serious

Some nights I lose sleep.  I fear that perhaps I’m not really doing enough to solve the problems that face this country (and the world).  I wake up wondering, “did I do enough for the SotS community?”  And “if not, will Craig ever let me use...

Off the Cuff: Is Google really Brainiac?

  Google has become powerful because of its ability to find, store, and sift data with amazing speed.  In many ways the internet is successful thanks to these very abilities.  But that doesn’t mean everyone likes to be virtually “stalked.”  And...

Off the Cuff: The Cow King Liveth!

Anyone who is addicted to the cult classic Diablo 2 is well aware of the Secret Cow Level. Apparently British scientists are also aware of this because they have created a human – cow embryo.  Now while I question the moral implications of this action.  One does...