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Fight Club Rules 3 Through 8

While almost everyone knows the First Rule of Fight Club and of course the Second Rule of Fight Club, it occurs to me that there are five more Rules of Fight Club that are a lot less famous. Do you remember them? I sure didn’t, and I’ve read the book three times. [...]

That One Time Abraham Lincoln Threw a Wedding Reception for Tom Thumb

It’s a bit unbelievable to think that Barack Obama would hold a White House wedding reception for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but something just like that happened almost 150 years ago when Abraham Lincoln held a White House reception for General Tom Thumb and his wife. The 2’11″ Charles Stratton had toured with P.T. Barnum [...]

The Late Movies: Cameos by Famous Actors in Not-So-Famous Movies

What do The Hangover, Ocean’s Eleven and Zoolander have in common? They all contain brief appearances by familiar faces — and all were also hits with viewers. These clips show something more rare: cameos by well-known actors in not-very-popular films. Jack Black in Melvin Goes to Dinner Dustin Hoffman in The Holiday Lindsay Lohan and James Franco [...]

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

You know these two fine-looking young men, even if you’ve never seen a photograph of either one before. They are both featured at My Daguerreotype Boyfriend, a photo blog dedicated to the hotties of history, dating back to the invention of the camera. Really, who knew that Hermann Rorschach (of the ink blots) resembled Brad [...]

Dating Website for the "Aesthetically Challenged" Celebrates Its First Engagement

The Ugly Bug Ball is a dating website marketed to people with, uh, unique aesthetic qualities. It’s now celebrating its first marital engagement: Mr Clifford, 36, a carpet fitter who has a ”face that makes children cry”, said: ”I’ve been a joke to women for years because of the way I look. ”I always thought that I [...]