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The Missing Links: The Man Who Creates Stephen Colbert’s Weird World

Gotta Give Props to This Guy OK, this is another one of my horrific headline puns. because this article is about Brendan Hurley, the Prop Master for The Colbert Report. Hurley’s job includes things like: - Creating political strategist Ham Rove (AKA a giant ham with eyeglasses) - Constructing an enormous Trojan horse-esque carton of Ben & Jerry’s [...]

Tea Time Links: Pampering the Stressed-Out Kindergarten Set

The Complex Mathematical Calculations Behind Matchmaking Websites Are Less Than Perfect Scientific American took up the cause of finding what goes wrong when people are matched up. * That Old Write-a-Book-and-Bury-it-for-Discovery-by-a-Mogul Ploy Is the Oldest Trick in the Book Kathy Hepinstall wrote a book that she wants Oprah to read. So she buried it on a mountain and took [...]

A Tabby Cat in Tinseltown

An aspiring actor moving to Los Angeles to become famous is a dime a dozen, but the story of Vito Vincent is a bit unusual: you see, Vito’s a cat. Poor Vito Vincent, who came [...]

Password Check

Captchas are there so you can prove you are a person instead of a ‘bot. But what if you fail the test? They can be pretty hard! Frank Lesser, who writes for The Colbert Report, expresses his frustration with captchas in a column in the New York Times that you might relate to. Link -via [...]

At the Libraries: Panem Geography

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Here are two great links for everyone who’s excited about The Hunger Games movie. First, a possible rendering of Panem. I live in either the wilderness [...]

Fresh Perspectives: Libya

Ever wonder what The Colbert Report might look like with children panelists? Look no further _flossers!

The Late Movies: The Flaming Lips!

Last night, one of my favorite bands, the Flaming Lips, appeared on The Colbert Report in support of their upcoming album, Embryonic. Taking “weird” as a compliment, this collection of musicians from Oklahoma have been delighting fans for 25 years. For tonight’s Late Movies, here are some clips of this delightfully silly and incredibly talented [...]