This is actually a pretty good experiment. I'm pretty sure a fifth of Jack would cost more than $20 here in Wichita (I'm thinking it's probably $23-25 depending on the store), but the fact that Overland Park is right on the border with Missouri (which has lower excise and sales taxes and fewer restrictions on liquor… » 10/24/14 4:15pm 10/24/14 4:15pm

This biggest harm piracy has done to the media industry is to introduce and further the idea of unbundling. People will argue that piracy didn't damage the music industry when the truth is that the worst thing piracy ever did is allow people to get individual songs. Once that happened, and once the industry followed… » 10/22/14 10:56am 10/22/14 10:56am

I love doing this with bocconcini (the little mozzarella balls). You have to leave them out to dry out a bit, since they come packaged in water, but they ease up the cutting part and make the end product a little more consistent, since all the pieces are roughly the same size. » 10/18/14 12:40pm 10/18/14 12:40pm

I'm not getting too excited about this without details. Note that they very specifically don't say that they'll be offering "HBO Go" standalone. My guess is this will be more like Hulu (limited to currently airing content with a one day to one week delay on a new content) and less like the current HBO GO service. » 10/15/14 12:23pm 10/15/14 12:23pm

The problem with the cable-box data is that it doesn't provide the demographic info (i.e. who is watching) that Nielsen does. It also doesn't provide a representative sample because not all households have digital cable. It's additional data, but it's incomplete and, really, more noise than signal. » 10/10/14 3:47pm 10/10/14 3:47pm

According to the university she got into a tiff with the coaching staff and that's why she left. They granted her a release from her scholarship but didn't support her waiver because she never gave them any documentation for the hardship she was claiming. Whether you believe that, I don't know, but it makes things… » 10/07/14 10:30pm 10/07/14 10:30pm

This ought to be fun. The final season had a lot of issues, most notably the temple and the final maguffin, but I love the idea that the afterlife is what we make of it and that no matter what happens in our lives or when or how we leave them, our friends and family are always there for us in the end. » 9/29/14 2:18pm 9/29/14 2:18pm