Lifestyle T-shirts: The New “Thing”

T-shirt that reads: I GO TO THE GYM

Do you see as many “lifestyle T-shirts” as I do? It seems like they are becoming more popular every day. Lifestyle T-shirts are the ones that bear relatively simple messages proclaiming an activity (supposedly) engaged in by the wearer, who is apparently proud of his particular lifestyle (as if he’s part of an elite class […]

Male Clothing Emancipation Movement Gaining Ground

Aristotle and Alexander the Great wearing robe and tunic.

Much like the bloomer movement for women of the 1850s (although rather late by the standards of modern revolt), a new emancipation movement in male dress is striking down centuries-old restrictions on clothing for men. While the bloomer movement saw women throwing off dresses and tight corsets in favour of bloomers and pantaloons,1 the men’s […]

Identifying Trees


Have you ever been walking through the woods, minding your own business, when suddenly—and altogether without warning—you find that you are in the presence of one of those people who can identify trees? A harrowing experience, to be sure. But perhaps, God knows why, you feel the unfathomable, slightly perverse, desire to learn to identify […]

How 1 Song Cost Me £Thousands$

Twenty Dollar Bill by John Haberle, 1890

Now, I may not live in “America,” but I think I’m pretty good at counting money, whether it’s in dollar bills, or pounds, shillings, pence, ha’pennies, farthings, etc, etc, etc. . . . (By the way, I still got me a few two bob bits, but the darned old curiosity shop in town won’t take […]

Alternating Current How To


ALTERNATING CURRENT In this short article, you will learn everything you need to know about alternating current. Really? No, not quite. But after reading it, you’ll definitely know more than Jim Jocifero. What Is Alternating Current Alternating current is current that alternates, that is, becomes other. If this seems simple, that’s because it is. Typically, […]

Recent Letters to the Editor

A prestigous honour for The Flying News

Here at The Flying News Headquarters, we’re hard pressed to keep up with all the mail we receive. But once in a while, we try to answer a few of the questions people ask us, even if they’re mostly stupid questions. After all, we truly value our readers . . . and their pets. Hopefully […]

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