Ever wondered what the rudest state was? Wonder no longer! According to advertising firm Marchex, the sweariest state is Ohio and the least courteous is Wisconsin.
British comedian Russell Brand—who is generally quite obnoxious and rude himself—got rudely mistreated by the hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe yesterday during an interview about his new American comedy tour. By the middle of it he had enough of their unpleasant manners and turned the tables. Worth watching.
The stat diggers at Pew dug up a new gem: in their nationally representative survey, "13% of cell owners pretended to be using their phone in order to avoid interacting with the people around them." This seems very, very low.
The self service world is a beautiful thing. Self-checkout lines. Vending machines. Amazon. Long gone are the days of being afraid to buy, say, a carton of whipped cream chargers, an oversized balloon and the newest Glee Soundtrack, because some dowdy employee's gonna give you the stinkeye.
Most humans are grossed out by things like oozing sores or rotten meat, and there might well be an evolutionary basis for staying away from these harmful things. But it might go deeper: that disgust might have created our morality.
Nothing will make you look like more of an oaf than having horrible breath and being wasted. If you somehow aren't sure if either of those are the case after washing down a garlic-and-blue-cheese sandwich with a tall glass of straight bourbon, you should get the Etiquette Checker. Simply breathe into it to get a clear…