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The Missing Links: Things MJ Left Behind

Death By Vegetable All that talk about vegetables being good for you and helping you fend off death may be true. But sometimes they can become the face of death itself – when they’re carved into intricate skulls. * RIP Lonesome George (And the Entire Chelonoidis Nigra Abingdoni Species) The last remaining tortoise of his kind, Lonesome George was [...]

11 Game Show Hosts and Their Musical Aspirations

After legendary game show host Richard Dawson passed away last week, Gawker dug up a single Dawson released in 1967. Titled “Apples and Oranges,” the song was actually the B-side to another single called “His Children’s Parade.” Though dual careers as a game show host and singer/songwriter may seem a bit odd, it’s actually more [...]

The Quick 10: Why Betty White is Awesome

Between her Snickers Super Bowl ad, the petition to have her host Saturday Night Live and just because she’s awesome in general, Betty White has been getting a lot of press lately. She’s been in the business since the 1940s, so you can bet Betty has a few interesting stories up her sleeve. Wouldn’t you [...]

The Secret Lives of Game Show Hosts

They’ve got gleaming, flawless teeth, hair that could withstand hurricane-force winds and emotions that run high when giving away a case of Turtle Wax. But scratch just below the surface of a classic game show host, and you may be surprised at what you find. Regis Philbin When you think of “Regis Philbin” and “game show,” the [...]

Movies You’re Embarrassed You Haven’t Seen

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Jurassic Park hit theaters on June 11, 1993, and was by far the most successful movie that year. [...]