SpongeBob SquarePants Is the Herald of Our À La Carte TV Future

Nickelodeon and its parent company Viacom just announced that it will be following in the well trodden footsteps of HBO, Sling TV, and (perhaps the misguided) CBS by creating a monthly subscription-based video service. » 1/29/15 10:30am 1/29/15 10:30am

Scientifically accurate SpongeBob is hilariously disgusting

After getting sucked on and eaten by his best friend Patrick Star, scientifically accurate SpongeBob Squarepants as imagined by ADHD is destined for a life of cleaning dishes. That caps a hilariously sad life of basically being immobile at the bottom of the ocean with "friends" who are killer creatures. Real life sure… » 4/18/14 11:11pm 4/18/14 11:11pm

Science Says Spongebob Is Killing Your Kids' Brains

I grew up with Spongebob. Well, ok, I was 11 when it came out, but it's been around half my life. But a recent study published in Pediatrics shows that just 9 minutes of the fast-paced Sponge hurts children's brain power. It can't be! » 9/12/11 10:20am 9/12/11 10:20am

Low End Theory: Back-to-School Craptacular!

One of my favorite boardroom buzz phrases is "added value." As in, "By adding textured grooves to the volume knobs on our TVs, we've created a lot of added value for our customers." In other words, creating added value means making superficial changes that are just noticeable enough to merit a listing on the hype… » 9/08/05 1:30pm 9/08/05 1:30pm