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The Late Movies: Full House Musical Numbers

Even though Full House has been off the air since 1995, it’s one of the few shows that can suck me in for a good, long TV marathon. Recently, I realized just how many song-and-dance numbers were featured in the long-running family sitcom. Here are six. Did your favorite make the list? Lollipops and Gummy Bears The [...]

Not One, But Two, Zombie Bin Laden Movies (NSFW)

(YouTube Link)   (YouTube Link) Even though Osama Bin Laden’s life was terminated in May of 2011, his reign of terror lives on thanks to these cheesy horror movies starring Bin Laden in zombie form. The first one is called Zombinladen, and it’s not a movie being made but rather a fake movie trailer made for the French short [...]

What People Don’t Get About My Job: From A(rmy Soldier) to Z(ookeeper)

I’m a librarian, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people provide wildly inaccurate descriptions of what we do. This is a common experience in many professions, so Derek Thompson of The Atlantic asked people in twenty-six professions, one for each letter of the alphabet, what laypeople don’t understand about their jobs. [...]

The Tale of Two Summers

Summer is coming, and for some students this means the long days of vacation, filled with fun and creative activities, whereas for others, it means long days of studying at summer school. Which ones make for better students? Teresa Watanabe explores the tale of two students – both successful students – with two very different summer [...]

Dietribes: Cinnamon

• Where does cinnamon come from? What, you think it grows on trees? Close enough – it actually comes from the inner bark of a cinnamon tree! These rolls of barks (“quills”) are sold as cinnamon sticks (for cider and mulled wine making, among other treats). Ground bark results in the cinnamon most of us use [...]

The Late Movies: One-Hit Wonders

They’re the songs you can’t get out of your head, no matter how hard you try. Even though you know every word by heart, you can’t remember the name of the band. Some one-hit wonders are a result of passing fads — Rick Dees’ “Disco Duck,” for instance — while others represent careers cut short [...]

Friday Happy Hour: Unofficial Graduation Requirements & Bizarre Lies

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. A few years ago, we replaced our old radiators with baseboards. The guy we hired to do the [...]

xkcd: the exclusive interview

A fan of Randall Munroe’s brilliant webcomic xkcd? Well, today we’ve got an exclusive interview with the stickmeister himself, just in time for the release of his first book: Volume 0 recently published by our friends over @Breadpig.com. Plus, we’re going to give you a chance to win a free copy of the book! (stick [...]

Airships and Tentacles

“QUANTUM SHOT” #584Link – by Avi Abrams There is a touch of sensuality in the pink tentacles, scarlet flowers, and protruding ship masts How can we not feature something that boasts airships, Arctic wastes, tentacles and sensuality – all at once? Impossible, I say! So here is the “Airships and Tentacles” Series by Myke Amend, combining Vernian [...]