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John Kelly's Commons: January 4, 2009 - January 10, 2009

BritNews RoundUp: The Last Dance

Morris dancers are a staple of English country fairs. These are groups of men who dress in distinctive white outfits, adorned with bells and ribbons, and slap little sticks against each other: I once described Morris dancers in a story...

By John Kelly  |  January 9, 2009; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Big Glove: I Need Your Photographic Assistance

16th and L streets NW I have already confessed my obsession with the flotsam and jetsam that speckles our landscape. We are what we throw away, I believe. We're also what we lose and this time of year I'm always...

By John Kelly  |  January 8, 2009; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Get Your Motor Runnin': Kids Behind the Wheel

Say what you will about the six-year-old Virginia boy who tried to drive himself to school Monday morning after missing the bus, but I bet he wasn't talking on a cell phone or putting on makeup as he sped...

By John Kelly  |  January 7, 2009; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Tags: driving  
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From Xmas Tree to Ex-mas Tree

To everything there is a season. A time to be born, a time to die. A time to plant, a time to reap. A time to erect a dead tree in the corner of your living room, a time...

By John Kelly  |  January 6, 2009; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Tags: Christmas, video  
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A Mighty Wind: Passing Gas in 18 Languages

I recently had the pleasure of undergoing a minor medical procedure. Nothing serious, just the sort of exploratory look-see that all of us face as we grow older. It was a bit like "Fantastic Voyage," if the scientists in that...

By John Kelly  |  January 5, 2009; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Tags: contest, farting, medicine  
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