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Plane Carrying Proposal Banner Crashes

Mike Flynn hired a plane to carry a banner sating “Will you marry me?” over the beach in Rhode Island where his girlfriend Michelle would see it. Ten minutes into the flight, pilot Mark Simmons noticed his engine was failing. The plane crashed, but Simmons was unhurt. Meanwhile, Flynn was waiting at the beach, not [...]

Vermont Prisoner Pwned State Police

Image: Tony Talbot/AP Look closely. See it? The "pig" in the cow logo was added by a Vermont prison inmate who makes the decals for the state police cruisers: According to the Burlington Free [...]

Awesome TRON Posters by Eric Tan

Eric Tan created these pair of TRON posters, showcasing the classic TRON movie and the new TRON: Legacy that was just released. Eric said: “When creating posters for each of the ‘Tron’ films, what immediately came to mind were the parallels between the two worlds and how it had progressed over the years. Since similar elements such [...]

Narcissists Are Good for Business

Need to improve your team’s business pitch? The solution may surprise you: hire narcissists. Psychologists Jack Goncalo and Sharon Kim of Cornell University and Francis Flynn of Stanford University paired up 76 college students and asked one person to develop and pitch a concept for a movie to the other. The ideas were not stellar; one [...]

The Quick 10: 10 of the Best Books of 2009

I hate the end of Daylight Saving Time. It means it’s dark by the time I get home at the end of the day, which makes it feel like the day is already over, which means I go home and get nothing done for the rest of the night. But there is a silver lining [...]