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Dr. Strangelove in Lego

So here’s a bit of Dr. Strangelove re-done in Lego stop-motion. In these two clips, we enjoy two key scenes from the film. They contain major spoilers, in case you haven’t seen the film before — but they’re so good, they make me want to watch the entire film done in Lego. [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About U.S. Army Special Forces

Getty Images This year marks the 60th anniversary of U.S. Army Special Forces, sometimes called the “Green Berets.” In hot spots around the globe, they’re often the first in and the last out. Experts in direct action and masters of unconventional warfare, Special Forces soldiers infiltrate foreign countries, provide humanitarian aid, raise armies, and train them [...]

11 Things You Didn’t Know About America’s Spymasters

© JASON REED/Reuters/Corbis There’s more to being a spy than drinking martinis, talking into shoe-phones, and discarding messages that self-destruct in five seconds. Here are 11 surprising facts about America’s spymasters. 1. The CIA had a mad scientist on the payroll Dr. Sidney Gottlieb sold Christmas trees at a roadside stand, raised goats and was an accomplished square [...]

Heavy Bombers: Fearsome Angels of the Cold War

“QUANTUM SHOT” #766 Link – article by Avi Abrams It was a warfare of intimidation and a game of fear: and so it bred monstrous planes, pregnant with the load of ominous bombs For all who lived through Cold War, or have heard the stories and seen the movies, the most [...]

11 Peculiar Meetings Between Famous People

You’d expect famous people to know other famous people. But maybe not these famous people. 1. Nikita Khrushchev & Marilyn Monroe PA Photos /Landov In September 1959, during Khrushchev’s American tour, he visited 20th Century Fox Studios. At a lunch banquet with hundreds of stars (including Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, and Gary Cooper), he was [...]

The Sixth Sense and Beyond

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2011 Though there are always exceptions, most of us were born with the five basic senses of human perception: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. These aren’t the only means of interpreting sensory clues we have in our arsenals, though—the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth senses are all equally important [...]

TRONified Films

(Video Link) Ain’t It Cool News held a contest which invited readers to modify clips from movies with TRON-like special effects. Above is one for Aliens by Vimeo user Benni Diez. Others at the link include Joe Versus The Volcano, Dr. Strangelove, and The Big Lebowski. Link via Great White Snark

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Henry Kissinger

© Bettmann/CORBIS You probably know Henry Kissinger as a Nobel Peace Prize winner and former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State. Let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the German-born political scientist and diplomat (pictured above with Pele in the Giants Stadium locker room before a New York Cosmos game [...]

Smile! You’re in Politics (Funny Pics, Part 4)

“QUANTUM SHOT” #609Link – by A. Abrams If you’re not having fun doing politics, then you chose the wrong kind of business Politicians are often convinced that they need to take themselves seriously 100% of the time. However, such glum attitude often leads to sore miscalculations and bizarre ambitions like the Doomsday Machine (see Dr. Strangelove). The [...]

The Quick 10: 10 of the Longest Movie Titles

Need I say more? I think this one speaks for itself! 1. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (11 words)2. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (12 words)3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (13 words)4. Don’t Be [...]