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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 35

Evening _flossers! It’s once again time for the game that’s sweeping the nation — GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave you best guesses in the comments. Bob Dylan – Blowin’ In The Wind The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup (sorry about the black screen…it was the best [...]

Monday Night Sky Show

If the day after Christmas strikes you as a letdown, make a note to yourself now to get outside on Monday evening. NASA tells us there’s going to be a conjunction of heavenly bodies. The action begins shortly before sunset. Around 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm local time, just as the sky is assuming its evening [...]

The Importance of Punctuation

YouTube link. A recent post about a newscaster’s gaffe prompted me to seek out this classic clip. It was first posted on YouTube almost five years ago, but is worth viewing as an example of the importance of punctuation – specifically, that a period should signify a full stop. The text as it was written for the [...]

The Quick 10: Quoth mental_floss “Nevermore.”

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is 165 years old this week. That’s not bad for a bird with a life expectancy of 40 years (that’s in captivity, if you’re interested – 15 years is the longest a tagged raven has ever lived in the wild). We’ll say Happy Birthday to the morbid black bird by [...]

Fun with Logs

All you need to have for a fun evening with a too-trusting friend are a couple of logs, a long piece of 2 by 4s, a bin, and a blindfold. Here’s a simple yet diabolically genious prank that you shouldn’t pull on anybody, you hear? Link