The New Zodiac

I don't know if you're aware, but ancient people were really terrible at a lot of things. (Earth? Flat? Helllllooo, have you hiked Fryman Canyon?) But one of the things they were especially terrible at was calendars. The Mayans goofed it up so bad that next year we have to have an Apocalypse.

But more importantly, recently reported that the Zodiac calendar is off. And not just by a couple minutes so you can fool your sleepy brain into getting out of bed a little bit earlier, like up to a MONTH off.

Apparently the ancient astrozoologicagraphers failed to account for wobbles in the rotation of the earth, and now, a couple hundred years later, the Zodialogical calendar is way off.

Fortunately, thanks to SCIENCE, we can correct for this miscalculation.

Following is a list of the NEW dates for the Zodiax signs, along with a reading for the New Year. (FYI, according to these new calculations, the New Year doesn't start for three more weeks, so you still have time to get your nieces and nephews something nice for the holidays.)


Rubens and Brueghel: The Great Masters Collaborate

Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder were the preeminent painters of Antwerp in the first two decades of the 17th century.

While it was common for Dutch artisans to work together, the collaboration between these two Belgians was unique. Brueghel was known for his still-life and landscape paintings while Rubens created lush, passionate interpretations of myth and history. Their two very different temperaments combined to create a body of work which may never be duplicated.

Today we take you inside the development of one such work: The Return from War as The Little Details re-imagines the conversation that must have taken place between these two great masters.


Today's Specials

Some wisdom is like coffee -- you have to consider where it's grown and how it was harvested to know if it's really good.



Bits of wisdom are like different blends of coffee.

Sometimes they shouldn't be mixed together.


Business Is Slow

Sometimes caffeine provides that little burst of energy that gets you through a sleepy morning.

And sometimes it just turns you into a blathering idiot.


BREAKING: iPhone 4 Self-Bricking!!!

In our June 24th review of the iPhone 4 we noted a few extremely minor technical issues with the handset. Like, for instance, the fact that we couldn't actually complete a call.

As it turns out, many other people have been experiencing loss of signal or dropped calls when they hold the phone in a particular way. (We couldn't connect to AT&T's notoriously awful service no matter how we positioned the unit in our hand, but we assume we were just holding it wrong.) After weeks of silence and denial about the issue, Apple will be holding a press conference today to address the problem.

What we don't expect them to address, however, is an even more insidious design element which our eagle-eyed team of tech experts has recently uncovered. Deep within the circuits of that beefy A4 processor, generous 512MB of eDRAM, and incomparably-responsive touchscreen lies a to-date unreported feature which threatens to completely brick your phone:


Can I Get A Tray For That?

Two men enter Starbucks, one man leaves.


iPhone 4 - Unboxing And Review

If you're an fan of Apple's iPhone, today is the day you've been waiting for since... well, last year when the iPhone 3GS came out. But the iPhone 4 marks some significant differences from the (now outmoded, and basically obsolete) 3GS and previous models.

Fortunately, we here at The Little Details have gotten our hands on the latest wonder from Cupertino and done an exhaustive breakdown of this (and trust us when we say we've given our word choice here painstakingly careful thought) life-transforming miracle of technology.

Full review -- with photos AND UNBOXING! -- after the cut.


Hollywood Punch-Up: The Greatest American Hero

Today marks the release of the re-imagined A-Team, which stars Liam Neeson and a bunch of guys you've never heard of.

(Sorry Bradley Cooper, but if I say that one dude from The Hangover is in it, everyone will go "They got Zach Galifinakis to play Murdock??" Which would have been BRILLIANT.)

Hollywood has done a stellar job of repackaging 80s tv into big blockbuster actions films: The Dukes of Hazzard, Transformers, The A-Team... even Thundercats is in the works for a feature.

So I've taken it upon myself to punch up one series that's been woefully overlooked: The Greatest American Hero.

In my role as Big Time Hollywood Screenwriter, I've also taken it upon myself to swear a lot. Like, really a lot. Because that's what Big Time Hollywood Screenwriters do, people! Drop f-bombs! So if you don't like f-bombs, this may not be the entry for you.


Coffee Through The Ages

To appropriate an old saying: If Mohammed won't come to the Starbucks, the Starbucks must come to Mohammed.


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