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Do Card-Carrying Communists Really Carry Cards?

Yeah, that’s pretty much a question you known the answer to: no, and not many of them ever did. But the cliche came from somewhere, and Slate explains. Before Communists, the first “card-carrying” groups tended to be members of labor unions, and often members used the cards openly to claim union jobs. Perhaps the earliest  mention [...]

3 Horrifying Implications Behind Text-Based Adventure Games

This article will take you back to an earlier time, when computers had few images and we played text-based games. At the time, they were state-of-the-art, but this analysis will make you either laugh or cringe -or both! Get a look into the sadistic minds who developed these games at Rant Gaming. Link-Thanks, Alex Galbraith!

The Missing Links: I’ll Trade You My Ichiro Card For Your Balloon Boy

A Happy Little Remix Recently, Lucas Reilly wrote an awesome article explaining what became of all of the wonderful mountains and rivers and pine trees Bob Ross painted over the years. Now, PBS itself is serving up a bit of happy little entertainment with this Bob Ross remix: * Own the Balloon Boy’s Balloon Remember Balloon Boy? Now you [...]

Large Sculptures Made Of Rolled Up Magazines

The title of this article definitely describes how these paper sculptures by Yunwoo Choi were made, but these are more than just rolled up tubes of paper. These are media honeycombs, wispy clouds of waste paper, gossip rags turned into sacred shrouds. They are as compelling to look at, to pick apart, as they are heavy. Seriously, each [...]

The Missing Links: How to Assault the Magic Kingdom

Storm the Castle. Leave No Gigantic Talking Mouse or Duck Alive. How would you hypothetically attack Cinderella’s castle? By that of course I mean, how would you launch a military war against the fake castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando? You know you wonder that. Well, wonder no more. * In 1909, You Could Fake-Murder Your [...]

A Found on Flickr WTF?

Looking through Flickr for an article the other day, I randomly came across this odd picture of a fancy-dressed goat who happens to be urinating and I couldn’t help but share it with all of you. Enjoy. Link

The Missing Links: How Are These Legal Again?

If You’ve Been Hoping To Clone Ronald Reagan, You Might Find This Helpful This seems, as the article says, rather craven. * Memes: Collect the Whole Set These meme trading cards are pretty nifty * Today I Learned On Reddit’s Today I Learned: Someone Wanted to Drop Nukes Into A Volcano “I believe that explosives dropped down their throats may cause such [...]

Nate Dogg Couldn’t Make It To Coachella, So They Got Tupac Instead

(YouTube Link) You may remember the article I posted recently about Nate Dogg making a ghostly appearance on stage alongside his old chums Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the Coachella Music Festival. Well, it appears that they pulled a fast one on us all, and had a hologram of Tupac come out in Nate Dogg’s place! [...]

Why Are We Fascinated by the Titanic?

(YouTube link) The ocean liner Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, 100 years ago today. You’ve noticed the internet seems to be obsessed with this historic event, and Neatorama is no exception. In an extensive article at The New Yorker, we see how the story of the Titanic became entrenched in 20th-century culture, and several reasons [...]

9 Ways Geeks Have Inherited the Earth

A wise man once said, “Living well is the best revenge.” The paraphrased quote that is the title of this article at Geeks Are Sexy is also true. Those kids who were made fun of in school because they used slide rules or built their own computers or memorized the periodic table of elements? They [...]