Why are Americans so extreme?

Heather Havrilesky wants to know what it is about extreme fitness that fascinates Americans: A blond woman in a hot pink spandex tank hoists a sledgehammer over her shoulders, then slams it down with a dull thud onto the big tire in front of her. Beside her, another woman swings her sledgehammer even higher, grimacingContinue reading “Why are Americans so extreme?”

How bad for the environment could one plastic bottle be?

WASHINGTON—Wishing to dispose of the empty plastic container, and failing to spot a recycling bin nearby, an estimated 30 million Americans asked themselves Monday how bad throwing away a single bottle of water could really be. "It's fine, it's fine," thought Maine native Sheila Hodge, echoing the exact sentiments of Chicago-area resident Phillip Ragowski, recentContinue reading “How bad for the environment could one plastic bottle be?”

Threat Against Americans Issued by Major Power

BURBANK, CA—Telling the movie-going public that it had "better start falling in line," executives at Touchstone Pictures announced Monday that if they do not immediately see a significant increase in box-office receipts they will not hesitate to produce a sequel to the 2000 film Coyote Ugly. The original movie—which follows a small-town girl who supportsContinue reading “Threat Against Americans Issued by Major Power”

Leading Republican Calls Most Americans “Wimps”

This is really a ThinkProgress item, but for some reason they haven’t run it, so as ol’ B. Dylan would say, I guess it’s up to me. Yesterday John Boehner of Ohio, the House Minority (Republican) leader, accused Senators of both parties opposed to escalating the war of being "wimps," according to The Hill. SinceContinue reading “Leading Republican Calls Most Americans “Wimps””