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Fascinating! A Spock Quilt

This 82 by 52 inch quilt was made by Carol of FunThreads for a quilting fair. She adapted an image of Spock from a pumpkin carving template. You can read instructions for making your own at the link. Link via Dude Craft

2000 Year Old Computer Made From Legos

Andrew Carol’s works a day job as an engineer for Apple, but in his spare time uses his skills to recreate ancient computers out of Legos. See link for video. Recently, Carol has completed his biggest challenge yet: a working Lego replica of the famous Antikythera Mechanism, created by ancient Greeks in 100 B.C. as a [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Sequels to A Christmas Carol

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the best-known Christmas tales in history. It’s one of my favorites – long before I could read, I repeatedly watched Mickey’s Christmas Carol, the Disney adaptation that featured Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge (of course). Dickens’ original wraps up pretty quickly, though – basically everyone lives happy ever [...]

A Klingon Christmas Carol

A Klingon Christmas play? Yes! After a run in St. Paul, A Klingon Christmas Carol is on the marquee at the Greenhouse Theater in Chicago until December 19th. Scrooge, the ghosts, and even Tiny Tim are there, albeit underneath Klingon makeup. The play, produced by the theater company Commedia Beauregard, is presented entirely in the [...]

The Quick 10: Pansy O’Hara and the Near-Names of 10 Other Characters

We’ve talked about alternate universe book titles for the past couple of days, but sometimes it’s just the characters who have undergone name changes (and in some cases, sex changes). Here are 10 of them! 1. Scarlett O’Hara was almost named Pansy. In fact, the iconic character didn’t receive her iconic name until just before the [...]

Carol Ortiz : Bolivian Woman Giant Breasts

Bolivian woman Carol Ortiz – A 21 young Bolivian woman desperately needs an operation to reduce her gigantic breasts that weigh 20 pounds–the equivalent of an automobile tire!who suffers gigantonastia, or hypertrophy of breast, speaks to her mother at her house in Trinidad, some 540 km (336 miles) northeast of La Paz, October 5, 2010. [...]

The Quick 10: Lesser-Known Subtitles; or, the Part of the Book Title No One Ever Says

I think as a whole, the notion of giving your book a second, supporting title has gone out of vogue. There are current books out there with subtitles, of course – Lemony Snicket gave some of the books in his A Series of Unfortunate Events subtitles – but it’s certainly not the trend it used [...]

The Surprising Voices Behind Cartoon Characters

Last week we asked you to give us a few of your favorite surprising identities behind cartoon voiceovers. After checking out your terrific comments, we present a few voiceover artists you might not have suspected. Brad Garrett as Hulk Hogan When the then-WWF expanded into Saturday morning cartoons with Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling in 1985, it [...]

Christmas "Carol of the Bells" Played With Dominoes

(Video Link) Jared Lyon is engaged in an ongoing project to find innovative ways of using falling dominoes. The project is called “Dominoes Everywhere”, and for the Christmas holidays, he performed the “Carol of the Bells” by placing bells at particular intervals between falling dominoes. via Ace of Spades HQ | Lyon’s Blog

The Late Movies: Our Favorite Christmas Flicks

It’s my last Late Movies before Christmas, so I figured I’d celebrate in holiday style, by posting some of my favorite Christmas movies (or at least the trailers to them). What are your favorites? Scrooged I always loved Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and this modern update was one of the most delightful flicks of the 80s. A Christmas [...]