Little Humans, or Animals?

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip deals with the degeneration of society.  Someone's personal space has been violated by an obsessive social media fanatic, a Bostonian wonders if her children can be compared to animals, a woman obsesses over a gift whose time has gone, and those aggressive handshakes threaten a pianists career.

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The Sleepy Hollow Probabilities and Predictions: Love and Tears

Tonight's creature of the week is the Weeping Lady.  She cries and cries and cries, and I suppose everyone else dies and dies and dies.  While all this craziness is happening Nick may be developing a bit of a love interest in Abbie and a woman that is infatuated with colonial times will also be infatuated with colonial Crane.  Our Sleepy Hollow probabilities and predictions below. READ MORE

Getting Rich as America Deteriorates, the Shark Tank Picture Book

Shark Tank Jungle Jumparoo
"Have you ever wanted to place your kids behind bars?" READ MORE

The Weird World of Denmark, The Amazing Race Picture Book

The Amazing Race Jim and Misti
"This is our race to lose, nothing's stopping us, nothing at all!" READ MORE

Tax Reform for Individuals Can Wait

The two parties in Congress are set to agree on something, a new international banking system is set up, salt rises from the ashes, and the panelists discuss race. READ MORE

The Amazing Race Probabilities and Predictions: Pedal Power

The Amazing Race wrestlers

Tonight we get the first challenge that requires the teammates to work together.  One has to hold a cake steady on a cargo bike while the other pedals.  This challenge will require the two people on each team to communicate calmly and effectively.  As we have seen from previous episodes, not many teams foot the bill.  Will the teams whose team members cannot get along make it past this leg?  Our The Amazing Race probabilities and predictions below. READ MORE

On Forgetting Speeches, Doctor’s Appointments, and Where Darlington Lies

The British Parliament is back in session after the conference recess - when the political parties hold their conferences - and the topics on the parliamentarians' minds included: employment, the National Health Service, ISIS, and the Hong Kong situation.  Ed Miliband, the Labour Party leader had a sore throat, but that didn't stop David Cameron from lobbing insults at him.  Best bits below. READ MORE

The Survivor: San Juan Del Sur Power Rankings: Unity Brings Victory

Natalie once again played a pivotal role in getting someone voted off.  She also found her tribes missing flint, albeit too late for it to matter, and managed to keep everyone's attention away from her not so stellar performance at the immunity challenge.  The Hunahpu tribe is now split evenly among the genders, and if it wasn't for next week's swap, Natalie may have been able to turn the tide in the girls' favor.  Here is our weekly look at the happenings of the previous episode and our highly scientific power ranking of the Survivor: San Juan Del Sur castaways.  Straight from the laboratories of Stocking Blue, with Survivor gifs. READ MORE

Epidemics

Solution to last week's crossword.

The theme for this week is Epidemics (click to solve the puzzle).

In order to play the puzzle you will need to download the free Across Lite or Crossword Solver software.  Solutions are included in the file.  If you choose the pdf or image formats below, solutions will be available next week.  Above, last week's solution.

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The Survivor: San Juan Del Sur Recap: The King Is Deposed

Survivor Drew Christy

The Hunahpu tribe finally makes it to tribal council and they are even more messed up than Coyopa.  Who would have thought?  Four different people were voted on for eviction.  Coyopa may be small but they do not have this much disagreement amongst their ranks.  And once again this season, acquiring an idol is not all it's cracked up to be as Keith caused a bit of a commotion on his path to picking one up. READ MORE

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