After a rash of frat-fueled vandalism, alcohol poisonings, etc in the 80s, my college didn't end frats, it ended frat *houses*. Frats were allowed "social rooms" on campus, still allowed to hold parties and events, pledge, rush, etc. Members would rent houses off campus, while some stayed on campus (we'd rotate our… » 11/24/14 8:20pm Monday 8:20pm

I confess to a weakness for queefcore, no doubt fueled in part by some long cross country trips in the late 90s when "modern rock" stations were the only non Country/ non-"Signs of Evil Countdown" stations available (this was pre-iPod/ pre-Napster Pandora etc.) So...yay Vertical Horizon Fastball Verve Pipe Marcy… » 11/24/14 7:31pm Monday 7:31pm

Brian Cox is one of those actors like Judy Davis or Rutger Hauer that I will watch in literally anything. If you haven't seen him as the original Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter, drop everything (that baby's heart operation can wait) and do it. Manhunter rules. » 11/23/14 10:49am Sunday 10:49am

"Truthers out there are dismissing his skills, arguing that Japan doesn't develop quality hockey players, there are a million 11-year-old Canadian kids that good, his skills won't matter once the other kids catch up during puberty etc." » 11/22/14 1:03pm Saturday 1:03pm

having tried it once, miserably, definitely agree about sleeping in as remote a place as possible. Even one street lamp will be blindingly bright and give you the equivalent of cottonmouth on your eyeballs when you wake up (maybe bring an eye cover or something). However, even the tiniest amount of paranoia you have… » 11/17/14 8:52pm 11/17/14 8:52pm

Trading a guy in the offseason who'll likely walk at the end of the year for 4 years of a young pitcher who can still turn it around is something smart GMs do. Dumb GMs usually do the opposite, right around the trading deadline. » 11/17/14 2:53pm 11/17/14 2:53pm