They call it the Streisand Effect, and it happens any time people try to suppress Internet criticism, then see it blow up hilariously in their faces.
I am sorry about December 9th, when I used my power as Line Elf to manipulate the length of the line. I'd like to say I intended to make Santa look more popular than he was by keeping the line long, but really I think I was just trying to get single women to flirt their way to the head of the line.
Sad attention grabs are something you expect from reality show characters or self-important activists, people who don't really have any dignity to lose. Surely our civic institutions are above all that. Right?
in the course of looking down our noses at the nutjobs who spread urban legends and conspiracy theories, we have to sometimes stop and point out that there are downright terrifying historical precedents for even their craziest of claims.
Most supervillain schemes are pretty stupid, when you think about it: Lex Luthor wanted to get rich with a ridiculous real state scam in the first Superman movie, and that's considered a classic. Again: a real estate scam. YOU HAVE MISSILES, DUDE!
As brave as undercover cops have to be to rub elbows with mob bosses and murderers, we submit that there is one group with even bigger balls: undercover journalists. So let's pause to salute these folks.
Ways that don't end in your arrest.
Exactly how unfeasible is Dexter or Bruce Wayne's double life? Well, not totally far off the map, apparently.
Unlike a lot of you, I'm not going to partake in any new year's resolutions, the traditional way to improve one's life at the start of a calendar year. Resolutions are easy to make, hard to keep, and each abandoned resolution forms the bass kick in the failure drumbeat of your life.
These are all either experimental or still too expensive, but they give us a glimpse of how some of the little things in life could be a hell of a lot better in the near future.