The Knee Defender, a device marketed to airline passengers fed up with fellow fliers who hog their legroom by reclining, has been around for more than 10 years. But the low-tech gadget appears to have registered a first yesterday morning, when United Airlines diverted a Newark-to-Denver flight to C ... More >>
The city announced a plan today to transform part of the Brooklyn Municipal Building in downtown Brooklyn into 49,000 feet of retail space. Which part? The Department of Finance, which is relocating somewhere else to make room for the new mall. The developer is United American Land, and they ... More >>
United Continental will "permanently retire" flight numbers 93 and 175, Bloomberg reports, in honor of the flights hijacked on September 11, 2011. Over the past decade, the numbers have not been in use, but an error earlier this week caused them to pop up again, much to the chagrin of pilots' ... More >>
Perhaps the most disturbing part of this story about an in-flight cockpit coffee spill is this: Pilots are allowed to drink coffee while piloting commercial airliners!? Because it seems that a coffee spill could do far worse than simply triggering a hijacking alert and forcing a United Airlin ... More >>
The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems. [Nation's Restaurant News] Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg] ... More >>
Fashion Week and food do not often intersect--the grand Lincoln Center lobby is overrun with editorialistas sipping free Fiji water and 100-calorie Frappuccinos, but try to find one gnawing a turkey sub--yet Cynthia Rowley's Saturday morning runway presentation left me with an insatiable hung ... More >>
Mere months after reports claiming the exact opposite, a new study suggests that living near a fast food outlet actually does not increase weight in children, and that living near supermarkets, with their fresh fruits and vegetables, does nothing to lower weight. Go figure. [Science Daily] A survey ... More >>
(Each week, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from area basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.) World Week, Volume 27, Number 7 Author: An all-American staff of fact-loving, kid-informin ... More >>
A Girl's Life at Aviation High School
Starbucks boldly markets its mild music blend
When you've got money and power, who needs meetings in secret boardrooms?
Gayocons and Heteroprogs Launch a New Assault on the Politics of Diversity
Her Boss at United Got $3.2 Million. She Got Shoved Out the Door.
Jafar Panahis INS Trial
Homophobes Can Boycott, Too
Anyone can be Madonna and Madonna is in everyone: Maddy impersonator Queerdonna.