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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: [...]

22-Pound Marzipan Dead Pig Is a Gift for Two Young Children

A far better choice than Barbie dolls, don’t you think? Jonas Laberg had to come up with a gift for two girls, aged five and seven. So, as you might expect, he made the form of a creepy dead pig out of twenty-two pounds of marzipan. Link -via Geekosystem

Who is Sadie Hawkins and Why Does She Have Her Own Dance?

Every October, we indulge in a month-long horrorfest at our house. Zombieland was the movie of choice a few nights ago, and the scene came up where Columbus explains how one of his worst moments of 1997 was when his school held a Sadie Hawkins dance. “No one asked you?” “It was girls’ choice,” he [...]

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #16 Winners

A couple of weeks ago, we ran a Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt contest (answer page), with the grand prize of a Tokyoflash watch of your choice. Here are the winners: Congratulations to Gika who won the Mmm … Pi T-shirt, smileyguy95 who won the TARDIS Emergency Fund Keychain, and rold5 who won the Fox Mini Squishable. The [...]

Circuit Board Paintings

Artist Joe Dragt’s medium of choice is the humble outdated circuit board. It’s a great way to reinject value into something that otherwise may have been thrown away. The paintings work surprisingly well as a backdrop for the organic subjects he uses. Link Via Geekosystem

5 Questions: Face to Face

It’s Monday. Can you stare the multiple choice 5 Questions quiz right in the face – and not blink? Face to Face

5 Questions: The B-52s

This multiple choice quiz is a little old place where we can get together. 5 Questions, baby! The B-52s

Jason Shiga: How to Make Your Own Interactive Comics

I’ve been bugging cartoonist extraordinaire Jason Shiga to put his recently released book Meanwhile, a tour de force “choose-your-own-adventure”-type comic book into a format that’s more web-friendly. Meanwhile starts with a simple choice: Vanilla or Chocolate ice cream? Either choice (which you, as a reader, make) will lead the protagonist Jimmy into an adventure involving a [...]