Mentally flossing

I’ve spent the last 20 minutes or so starting to read the latest issue of mental_floss and I love it. It is (a) informative in a (b) hilarious way. I’ve never seen a magazine quite like it. In some ways, the humor reminds me of the stories that strausmouse and I used to write in high school (on book covers no less!) I also love the format: lots of lists, packed with facts, and something funny on every page. And I haven’t even gotten to the columns or the feature articles yet!

For anyone who is a trivia buff, for anyone who is a humor buff, and for anyone who likes quirky magazines that stand out because they are different and better, I’d recommend picking up a copy of mental_floss and checking it out.

I’m heading out of here in a few minutes and am going to see how much more of the magazine I can get through before I get to Buffalo Billiards. I can pack myself with humorous, worthless information which I can then hurl upon my unwitting hosts!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.