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Trivia Contest With Pat Kiernan Starts Now!

You may have heard that I’m teaming up with mental_floss and TrivWorks to put on The Ultimate Halloween Pop Culture Trivia Night at the Bell House on October 29. But we couldn’t wait to start in on the fun, so we’re holding an online trivia contest on mental_floss, right here, right now. Here’s how it works: [...]

Women in Horror Cake Pops

Miss Insomnia Tulip made cake pops that look like the female lead characters from Carrie, Misery, The Exorcist, and The Blair Witch Project. Awesome! This one is, of course, Carrie. See the rest at Eat Your Heart Out 2012. Link  -via Boing Boing

The Late Movies: Every Major’s Terrible

Two years ago I wrote an article on the webcomic xkcd and the influence it has on its fans. We had another example this week. Monday, Randall Munroe posted a comic called Every Major’s Terrible. It was a multi-panel comic about the difficulty of selecting a college major, with rhyming lyrics we were told went [...]

10 Terrible Movie Moms and the Rotten Things They Said

Going to the movies should make you appreciate your mother even more, as monster mothers run rampant in fiction. Or even non-fiction. Of course, we consider things to be entertainment only if they are outside of your ordinary experience. If you fought with your mom over what to wear to the prom, consider Margaret White [...]

10 Clever and Creative Crochet Creations

Those in the craft scene know that you can make anything with yarn and crochet hook. The internet has some extremely interesting projects that you’d never associate with yarn crafts -until you see them, that is. Here are ten finished products we’re glad someone thought of. 1. Game of Thrones Characters The House of Stark from the [...]

Visions of Earth

(YouTube link) Here you get a sneak peek at National Geographic’s new book Visions of Earth. The focus is on photography, but there are plenty of facts and information about our world. Link -Thanks, Carrie!

Strange Shop Sign

Twitter user Carrie Bishop took a snapshot of this sign announcing a business vacation. It doesn’t have to be true to be eye-catching! Link -via Boing Boing

Try, Try Again: Rejection Letters Received by Bestselling Authors

For writers, getting rejected can seem like a pastime. But don’t take my word for it, even though I’ve gotten my share of no-thank-yous. These best-selling authors were rejected, too, and some not very kindly. Editors, publishers and agents have made big errors in judgment, as evidenced by the list of unkind (and sometimes needlessly [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Fictional People With Twitter Accounts

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that my name is MadameLeota. It comes from a somewhat unhealthy obsession with Disney’s Haunted Mansion (Madame Leota is the medium whose head appears in the crystal ball). Because of this, I have stumbled across a bunch of people who Tweet in character as Disney park [...]

The Quick 10: The 10 Cheesiest Movie Lines Ever

You know the lines – the ones you hear in a movie that immediately make you cringe and roll your eyes while maybe simultaneously feeling a bit love struck or inspired (though you’d probably never admit it). Last year, onepoll.com conducted a survey of film fans to see which lines they thought were dripping with [...]