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The Missing Links: How Are These Legal Again?

If You’ve Been Hoping To Clone Ronald Reagan, You Might Find This Helpful This seems, as the article says, rather craven. * Memes: Collect the Whole Set These meme trading cards are pretty nifty * Today I Learned On Reddit’s Today I Learned: Someone Wanted to Drop Nukes Into A Volcano “I believe that explosives dropped down their throats may cause such [...]

I Have One Simple Request and That Is to Have Sharks with Freakin’ Laser Beams

It’s taken fifteen years, but Dr. Evil’s dream has finally come true. In April, marine biologist and TV personality Luke Tipple attached a 50-milliwatt laser emitter to the dorsal fin of a lemon shark. Can the shark control the laser beam? Not yet. The march of technological progress is a slow one. But we, the human [...]

World’s First Hybrid Shark

Well, it’s not laser shark but nature is definitely taking a step towards the ultimate formation of the Sharktopus. Behold, ladies and gentlemen: the world’s first hybrid shark! Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks in Australian waters, a potential sign the predators were adapting to cope with climate change. The [...]

From North Korean Waitresses to American Bridesmaids: The Wide World of Compulsory Plastic Surgery

Kim Jong-Il, the villainous dictator of North Korea, has reportedly decreed that all waitresses working at prestigious restaurants must undergo eyelid surgery to make them appear more “Western.” We’ve come to expect such senseless edicts from a man who dresses like Dr. Evil, has a penchant for platform shoes, and starves his people for kicks. [...]

Top Ten Evil Lairs

When we think “Evil Lairs” most of us fondly remember Dr. Evil’s hollowed out mountain with his face on it from the Austin Powers movies (at least I do). In reality there are plenty of actual evil lairs to marvel at. My favorite is H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle. This was no ordinary hotel: most of the [...]

Go Go (Inspector) Gadget Facts!

If you grew up in the ’80s and early ’90s and had access to Nickelodeon, no doubt you found yourself watching Inspector Gadget at one point or another. The cartoon about a bumbling detective and his genius niece Penny and her dog Brain who are constantly saving the day only ran for two seasons, but [...]

The Late Movies: Famous Doctors

Yesterday, Senator Harry Reid rolled out the Senate version of the health care reform bill. At 2,074 pages, it’s enough to make your head explode. For tonight’s Late Movies, we invite you to take your mind off the debate with some clips of amazing doctors at work. Here are ten of Dr. J’s top dunks from [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Really Bizarre Soap Opera Plots

I don’t watch soap operas these days, but every now and then I hear about a particularly strange event in Salem or Port Charles. Amnesia, false marriages, faked deaths, mistaken identity – those things are so old hat. I’m talking really out-there plots, like the 10 below. 1. Luke and Laura save the world from [...]