The Monkey Cage: frivolity


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Time for some traffic problems in Fort Peep

Not even an EZ-Peep can get you through this mess.

By Sarah Binder  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frivolity

Posted at 08:19 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Big data, Twitter and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Fun with Twitter! Real time map of geo-located St. Patrick’s Day tweets in NYC...

By Joshua Tucker  |  08:19 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frivolity

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/12/2014

What do dog poop, gazebo sex, and a children’s playground have in common?

A horror is about to be visited on the citizens of one Bethesda, MD, neighborhood.

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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/15/2014

Ignore your base at your peril, Bill de Blasio

With a speed and fury unmatched in modern times, Bill de Blasio has turned on his base: elementary school children

By Joshua Tucker  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frivolity, New York City, snow

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Go for it on fourth down!

Academic research suggests teams are too conservative and would benefit from attempting fewer field goals.

By Joshua Tucker  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frivolity, sports, Super Bowl

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/31/2014

In what country is that country?

Google searches reveal some interesting ideas about geography.

By Erik Voeten  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frivolity

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 01/28/2014

State of the Union Bingo!

Looking for a way to liven up tonight’s speech? Try State of the Union Bingo!

By Joshua Tucker  |  08:10 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frivolity, State of the Union address

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Chasing Oscar nominations is like gambling in the lottery

Making ‘Oscar-worthy’ movies with serious themes is a risky bet.

By Henry Farrell  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Why Chris Christie should hope ghosts aren’t real

My dad hated traffic. And so do an awful lot of other people, I’m guessing.

By Joshua Tucker  |  08:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, frivolity

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Four of the most painfully honest politicians you’ll ever meet

Politicians rarely admit to voting as a herd of cows, thinking they were voting on a different bill, or that votes cause “shadows [to] appear within yourself.” But these did.

By Joshua Tucker  |  03:57 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Predictions for 2014 and happy New Year!

Social scientists rarely try their hand at prediction. Read on to see why...

By Joshua Tucker  |  04:48 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frivolity, Uzkyrblekistan

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Russia’s busy Web 2.0 week: Singing police, currency votes, and Olympics in space

It’s been a busy Web 2.0 week in Russia.

By Joshua Tucker  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Scariest Halloween costumes: HealthCare.gov edition!

What costumes will cause the biggest scare at the homes of Ted Cruz and Kathleen Sebelius? Happy Halloween from The Monkey Cage!

By Joshua Tucker  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frivolity, Ted McCagg cartoon