Bryan Kelly

Bryan Kelly is a writer living the remote lifestyle. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Bryan's work has appeared on the Absurdist and the Ann Arbor Independent. He blogs on sports and politics at www.TheMashedPotatoCircuit.com.
Entertainment
The KMart '90s Cassettes Are Bland Corporate Music Done Right
Bryan Kelly
Attention retro culture enthusiasts ...
Culture
The Nine Lives of San Francisco's Presidio Pet Cemetery
Bryan Kelly
What is the appeal of a 63-year-old pet cemetery in a historic urban park? Plenty, actually.
Science
It's High Time to Put Restaurant Styrofoam in the Historical Landfill
Bryan Kelly
The options for compostable or recyclable dinner and tableware are, finally, affordable.
Entertainment
How to Talk to Your State Legislator to Get a Law Changed or Passed
Bryan Kelly
Giving testimony to state lawmakers is much, much easier than you would expect.
Innovation
Does Anyone Care You Don't Own a TV?
Bryan Kelly
One of the standby benchmarks of snooty hipsterdom is edging toward the mainstream.
Entertainment
Eight Halloween Pranks That Won't Get You Arrested
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You can get a lot of mileage out of a Pennywise costume.
Science
Why Do Most Police, Fire, and Ambulance Sirens Sound the Same?
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God bless 'em, but they've scared a shitload of people through time.
Science
Intellectual Arrogance Leads to Better Academic Performance
Bryan Kelly
The pushiest jerks get the best grades, according to science and your own common sense.
Mind and Body
Dig These 10 Legit Non-Candy Things to Give Trick-Or-Treaters
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Curing America's sugar addiction, one street-block at a time.
Culture
The Emergency Alert System Could Be in for an Upgrade
Bryan Kelly
Coming to an earthquake near you.
Innovation
Why Your Disaster Kit Should Include a Drone
Bryan Kelly
The Red Cross agrees: The life your sUAS saves may be your own.
Culture
Will the Remote Economy Solve the Traffic Problem?
Bryan Kelly
Dear God, but do we hope so.
Culture
Reconsidering America's Languid March to the 6-Hour Workday
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Sweden is shortening its workdays. But in the States, the economics of it still look dicey.
Entertainment
The Dry Brilliance of the Silica Gel Packet and Its Many Uses
Bryan Kelly
To see the universe in a grain of sand, and wisdom in an inedible, discardable plastic bag.
Innovation
Facebook 'Likes' Sway Public Opinion of Politicians
Bryan Kelly
A University of Delaware study finds perceived Facebook popularity can attract votes IRL.
Innovation
Why Canadians Are Going Online to Try to Vote 'Strategically'
Bryan Kelly
With a federal election days away, Canada's fractured left is trying to unite. Sorta.
Mind and Body
California Right-to-Die Law Makes It Fifth State to OK Assisted Suicide
Bryan Kelly
It joins Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Montana.
Entertainment
The Life (and Death) Cycle of the Halloween Superstore
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What do the citizens of Halloween City and Spirit Halloween do the other 11 months of the year?
Mind and Body
The International Coding of Diseases-10 Is Hilariously Specific
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The people behind ICD-10 thought of absolutely everything and don't seem to understand waterskiing.
Innovation
Google Has Become Alphabet
Bryan Kelly
How will the world take to the world's most interesting company becoming a whole new brand?