Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Category: Blog

Apr

18

2014

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The cupboard under Charles Darwin’s stairs

This is the cupboard under the stairs in Down House where Charles Darwin stored the evidence of his explosive theory for nearly two decades.

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Jan

7

2014

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Both of my current books are now out!

As of now, my two current Frommer's guides are officially released! One came out in November, and one is just released. For your health's sake, I do not recommend writing two entire 256-page books at once.

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Jan

4

2014

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The polite omissions of James Buchanan’s Wheatland tour

James Buchanan was a lousy president and probably loved another man. What does the museum at his home in Lancaster, PA, have to say?

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Dec

31

2013

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Omnisciencia

I have self-diagnosed myself with omnisciencia. It's the debilitating state that develops when you try to keep up with everything that's going on.

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Dec

17

2013

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A Walt Disney World guidebook for the rest of us

Most of the other Disney guides seemed to be crypto-valentines. The market was missing a guide to Walt Disney World written for the way most of us react to the resort.

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Dec

4

2013

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New Zealand, Savior of American Cinematic History

Ironically, the heedless way the world viewed silent movies was the very thing that allowed these copies to survive unnoticed at the end of the consumption chain.

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Nov

13

2013

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The stupid symbolism of the new World Trade Center

The new World Trade Center's symbolic height is wrongheaded, jingoistic, and ultimately embarrassing.

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Oct

24

2013

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What the anti-SeaWorld documentary ‘Blackfish’ leaves out

People acted all surprised when Siegfried and Roy's tiger attacked, too. Tourists won't admit complicity; danger is why they go.

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Oct

13

2013

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Boston Marriage in Old Atlanta: An iPhone rings a silent Bell

A forgotten poet was resurrected by AT&T, which normally can't raise a signal much less the dead. But with a little smartphone gumshoeing, I had deciphered an enduring lesbionic relationship hidden in plain sight in the middle of Atlanta’s staunchest Rebel cemetery. It was like a gay Da Vinci Code!

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Sep

29

2013

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Mark Cuban forces ‘Shark Tank’ to give up its equity clause

Mark Cuban reportedly says his continued association with the show depended on the equity or share clause.

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