On the face of it, Extant sounds like the most insanely high-concept premise ever. A married couple is living with their android son, created by the dad. But they're also expecting another child... who might be an alien. Weirdest family ever.
This first trailer for FX series The Americans has us scratching our heads. That's a lot of good and a lot of bad crammed into one 30 second spot. The good news is, it's starring Keri Russell (Felicity) and set in the 1980s, so that should be fun. The bad news is, it kind of feels like Homeland for idiots.
Today an article in The Atlantic discusses "obesogens:" environmental contaminants that some researchers believe are making people fat. Obesogens? Great, another meaningless buzzword Americans can discuss at dinner parties instead of facing facts: eating too much and not exercising enough is what's making them fat.…
One minute you read that high fructose corn syrup is making America fat. The next, you see a commercial in which happy people laugh at anyone who'd be foolish enough to think that corn could be bad for you.
There may be one benefit to the rising cost of gas. It could make Americans less fat.
America! We're super fat! We take up multiple plane seats! We drink pudding for breakfast! We sit around on the internet! Well, two thirds of us are—and thanks to them, now fewer of us can fit on boats.
According to a Pew study, 21% of Americans claim that they don't use the internet (and 5% still connect using dial-up). How is this possible? I think I've even seen homeless people peruse the internet on their iPhones.