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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 12.07.11

12/7/2011 3:55:28 PM

Tags: The Crockpot, humor, iPhone, Occupy D.C., self-publishing, media, Staff


How chewing gum makes you smarter.


Why are you laughing? Uncovering the cognitive science of humor.


Nostalgic for your old Walkman? The Audman will lovingly encase your iPhone in a retro case with buttons and everything. It also includes an app that makes your phone screen look like a cassette and lets you make mixtapes. Rad.


Reading in the powder room: Harmless or health violation?


Occupiers of our nation’s capital explains what it’s all about in The Declaration of Occupy D.C.  


An Afghan woman, imprisoned for the “moral crime” of being raped, will now be released from jail—if she agrees to atone by marrying her rapist.


A handy flow chart explaining how to buy an election.


Eight good reasons not to self-publish. (Number 6: “I don’t want to be Amazon’s bitch.”)


Dangerous sex back in the day: 27 vintage STD posters.

Image by Jason Spaceman, licensed under Creative Commons.  

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