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Leader of Anti-Semitic Party in Hungary Found Out He’s Actually Jewish

Oh, the irony. The leader of a far-right anti-semitic political party in Hungary, who was notorious for his incendiary comments against Jews, discovered that he’s actually Jewish himself: … Csanad Szegedi had in the past [...]

The Time Russia Ran Out of Vodka

by Judy Dutton © Yevgeny Khaldei/Corbis At 1:10 a.m. on May 9, 1945, night owls in the USSR heard a radio report that Nazi Germany had officially surrendered to the Soviet Union. Rather than wait until morning to celebrate, citizens took to the streets in their pajamas. The revelry reached such a fever pitch that by the [...]

5 Doctor Who Stories Ripped From the Headlines

From its start in 1963, Doctor Who has heavily featured the future and the past — but stories based on current events have also been part of the series. While it isn’t quite Law & Order, sometimes we do get to see Doctor Who: Ripped from the Headlines! 1. The Cuban Missile Crisis In the News: [...]

Courts Fine Troll Lawyers for Filing Phony Lawsuits

Real life “trolling” has taken the form of corporations who file many patents on products that they don’t actually produce in an effort to file patent lawsuits against others in hopes of getting large out of court settlements. In this case however justice came down on the right side by fining the phony company and [...]

Kid Casting

Kid Casting is a Tumblr devoted to one simple, awesome pursuit: collecting movie screen captures showing the same movie/TV character portrayed as both a kid and an adult. It’s run by Dave Shumka, noted comedian, podcaster, and all-around swell guy. Two examples I enjoyed: 30 Rock Fever Pitch Now go do some Kid Casting of your own. (The site [...]

Kate Middleton for the Win

I’m not particularly enamored of the Royal Wedding, but with the press reaching a fever pitch this week, it’s hard not to get caught up in it a little bit. “Kate Middleton for the Win” is a tongue-in-cheek Tumblr about Kate’s poshness and how she’s maybe just a little bit smug about the fact that [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Stephen King

It’s Stephen King’s birthday! Do you suppose he’s celebrating somewhere with a Bloody Mary? (He’s not: see Fact #8.) I know – just because a guy writes in the horror genre doesn’t mean he loves all things creepy. But in King’s case, I think he does. Anyway. Whether you like his writing or consider it [...]