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One Tough Bridge

For some reason this video took me back to my childhood. I don’t know if everyone had this, but the movie theatre close to my house had a small arcade in it, and in the arcade was a truck racing video game. In the game there was a character (I think his name was Archie [...]

11 Pop Culture References That Might Confuse Kids Today

If someone is described as meaner than Simon Cowell or a bigger lush than Snooki, you probably understand the reference. But will anyone get those same jokes in 30 years? Take a look at some common pop culture references from years gone by: 1. Mutt and Jeff Mutt and Jeff were two comic strip characters created [...]

4 Doctor Who Stories Ripped From History Books

Earlier this week, we looked at Doctor Who stories inspired by the headlines. But far more stories were ripped from the history books. In fact, the original series concept back in 1963 was to alternate science fiction stories (which could be used to introduce science concepts) with period pieces (which could be used to [...]

9 Crazy, Creepy, and Creative Knit Projects

Maybe you can knit a scarf or a sweater. If so, imagination is the only thing standing between you and these delightfully odd creations. Well, time may be another factor. But isn’t it wonderful that some folks have the time, skills, and imagination to create these daringly different knitted works? 1. Eyeballs Max Alexander does all kinds [...]

10 Actors’ Dramatic Departures from Popular Shows

As the season premiere of Two and a Half Men edges closer, many fans are alternately waiting to see how the addition of Ashton Kutcher to the cast will change the show while simultaneously shaking their heads over an actor (we’re looking at you, Charlie Sheen) who was unwilling to rein in his self-destructive behavior [...]

Neatorama Facts: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Disney fans rejoice, it’s time for yet another set of Neatorama Facts featuring the Happiest Place on Earth. This time, we’re taking a detailed look at “the wildest ride in the wilderness,” Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Image via Mastery of Maps [Flickr] Conceived and Created In Different Parks Most of the definitive “Disney” rides seem to have been [...]

At the Libraries: Book Covers That Didn’t Get Used

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! The New York Times had a great little feature last week about book covers that didn’t end up getting used. Some of them are pretty amazing, [...]

Winnipeg man recounts Bigfoot sighting

70-year-old Winnipeg resident Archie Motkaluk recalls his encounter with Bigfoot in 1960. He had been visiting his parents on their farm in Manitoba a…

Archie Comics Reimagined as a Prision Drama

Cartoonist Mike Hawthorne made this scene from a different sort of Archieverse — one in which Archie Andrews and his gang are doing hard time. Here’s a passage from Hawthorne’s backstory for the comic: Teen age pregnancy caused Archie’s life to start to slide into the wrong direction. Veronica, coming from a wealthy family, was pressured [...]

The Sunday Funnies Stamps

Every year, the United States Postal Service release a set of new stamps and this year, one particular set stands out: The Sunday Funnies Collection. Comics Alliance blog has the scoop (and more pics): Based on popular newspaper comic strips, the series will include stamps involving Archie, Garfield, Dennis the Menace, the cast of “Beetle Bailey,” and [...]