Head “Oooooh” State?

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you live in the US, and maybe even if you don’t, you may have noticed that President-Elect (or perhaps President, depending on when you’re reading this) Obama seems to be everywhere. And no, I’m not referring to his pre-inauguration speech tour. I mean the Obama t-shirts, the Obama […]

Are We Really Reading More?

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts says that reading is on the rise in the U.S. This is apparently the first rise after a quarter-century of decline. The literary reading rates among adults in the U.S. dropped gradually from 56% in 1982 to 46% in […]

Let Historical Tweets Take You Back in Time!

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Don’t worry, this isn’t some archival service that will tell you what some user said two years ago.  Historical Tweets is a blog that displays one historically important (and ficticious) tweet every day!  According to the site:  “Books have been ruining history. So many unnecessary words.  Now, with Historical Tweets, history’s most […]

Fish on a Volvo – A look at the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir

By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] In the first of what will hopefully be a series great videos on crazy inventions and crazy inventors, we take a look at the “Sashimi Tabernacle Choir.” Remember the “Big Mouth Billy Bass?” You’d press a button (or trigger a proximity sensor for a surprise) and the fish would […]

US Congress featured on two new YouTube channels

Are you getting tired of watching skateboarding dogs, self-absorbed teenagers, or worse-than-Karaoke covers of washed up hits?  Well, get ready for some really exciting content on YouTube:  channels covering your favorite US Senators and Representatives. The YouTube blog says, “These YouTube channels have the potential to make Congress more transparent and accessible than ever before.”  Heh, […]