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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles. Many are terrible, but some are great. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read a ton of great articles. Here are the best of the bunch.

My bookmarks toolbar menu rules. Case in point: Quigley's Cabinet. It's a long-running blog by a lady who has multiple sclerosis and appears to live in Florida. She is into all thing morbid, but is decidedly less gothic than Morbid Anatomy, and Quigley also frequently posts links to articles that are fascinating not for any morbid nature, but because they simply are. Which is how a post on Subterra, a converted missile silo in Kansas, ended up on her site. And that is how I found it. And that's the end to that lengthy intro.

There was a guy named Gary Warne who, back in 1974, drew an important distinction between humor and sadism: Pranksters can dish it out, sadists don't laugh when it happens to them. Much like Ken Kesey had a decade or so before him tested the mettle of his own pranksters with Kool-Aid laden with LSD, Warne used whipped cream and pillow fights to sort out exactly who was a real prankster and who was just some jerk looking to smash some other guy in the face with a pillow.

What are urban explorers?

Urban explorers investigate abandoned structures such as hospitals, grocery stores, warehouses and underground systems. Tune into this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the rules, legality and appeal of this fascinating hobby.