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The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury

Today would have been Freddie Mercury‘s 66th birthday. We lost him in 1992, the same year Wayne’s World brought his opus “Bohemian Rhapsody” to a new generation. Mercury had a stunning voice, spanning four octaves, and his stage presence was sized to match. To blow your mind, check out this vocals-only track [...]

18 Bizarre Self-Proclaimed Capitals of the World

Lots of places claim to be the world capital of something — animals, fruits, vegetables, consumer goods, other odds and ends. But sometimes, that something is really, really strange. 1. Pearsonville, California: Hubcap Capital of the World Image credit: Center for Land Use Interpretation While Pearsonville, California, only has a population of 17, it’s still the Hubcap Capital [...]

18 Independent Artists at Comic Con 2012

Back in 2010, we introduced you to some of the many talented artists at the San Diego Comic Con. So how have things changed in the last two years? For one thing, there are even more talented artists setting up shop at the convention these days. Here are a few of the many amazing artists [...]

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Was 20 Years Ago Today

On April 20, 1992, a veritable “Who’s Who” (and, in a few cases, “Who’s That?”) played before 72,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium to celebrate the life of Freddie Mercury and to raise funds for The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organization that is still active today. Tickets sold out three hours after they [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 38

Attention _flossers! It’s time once again for everyone’s favorite Thursday night game — GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife 3 The Shins – New Slang Young MC – Bust A Move Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure The Cardigans [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 34

It’s Thursday, it’s late…it’s time for GUESS THE THEME! All the songs below have something in common. Think you know it? Leave your best guesses in the comments. Lisa Loeb – Stay (I Missed You) Tom Waits – Hoist That Rag NSync – Bye, Bye, Bye David Bowie – Heroes Sugar Ray – Fly Steve Earle – [...]

11 Rock Star Cameos in TV Shows

From Davy Jones on The Brady Bunch to (Cow)Boy George on The A-Team, here are some of the more memorable musician TV cameos. 1. Davy Jones on The Brady Bunch Marcia’s all-out campaign to get the Monkees singer to perform at her prom yields a kiss on the cheek, a date, and a specially dedicated song. “Thank [...]

Embroidered X-Rays

Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox combines x-ray images and embroidery to show a clinical, scientific world below a colorful, artistic surface. Many of his works are portraits of pop culture figures including Snow White, Miss Piggy, and David Bowie. Link -via Flavorwire

14 Awesome Pop Culture Dolls

If you love paper dolls, but want a few more contemporary, geeky options, Flavorwire has you covered with a great selection of weird and wonderful paper dolls including Betty White and David Bowie. Print them out, cut them up and then stage your own delightfully odd plays. Link

Home Libraries of the Rich and Famous

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’s a great children’s book (that you are welcome to buy for my kid, and I thank you in advance). Andrew Kolb has reinterpreted David Bowie’s [...]