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Archive for October, 2009

How Superman Defeated the Ku Klux Klan

In the 1940s, The Adventures of Superman was a radio sensation. Kids across the country huddled around their sets as the Man of Steel leapt off the page and over the airwaves. Although Superman had been fighting crime in print since 1938, the weekly audio episodes fleshed out his storyline even further. It was on [...]

The History of Daylight Saving Time in the US

Daylight Saving Time ends in most of the United States a 2AM on Sunday, November 1st (Hawaii and Arizona have been on standard time all summer). We remember which way to set our clocks by thinking “spring forward, fall back.” It makes you wonder how we ever got our clocks coordinated in the first place. [...]

Surprise Homecoming

MetaCafe Link The video pretty much speaks for itself. Heartwarming!

Storm Troopers Using Google

Maybe they’ll get it right this time! From Flickr user Stefan. Link -via Geeks Are Sexy

Internet Cat Costumes

Internet memes make great Halloween costumes, although they are usually only clever for one year. The exception is cats, because their popularity (at least on the internet) goes on and on. Here are some clever LOLcat Halloween Costumes. Jacki was Spaghetti Cat in 2008. You don’t have the time to make a better costume for this [...]

The Stories Behind 6 Famous Masks

Just in time for Halloween, here are a few behind-the-scenes tidbits about some famous masks (of both the scary and not-so-spooky variety). 1. The Leatherface Mask Portions of the classic horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were based on the crimes of serial killer Ed Gein, but the trademark Leatherface mask was inspired by a far more [...]