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Dukes of Hazzard Transformer

Ben Cooper commissioned a custom toymaker to convert his Downshift figure into the General Lee. You might think that Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane would be in trouble now, but Cooper imagines this Transformer as a female Autobot double agent named “Ridge Runner.” Link

The Missing Links: Internet-Use Disorder

Tim Burton GIFs Galore Jack Skellington, Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, Pee-wee, Ichabod Crane and a slew of other characters from Burton’s iconic catalog, captured in moving pictures. * Thinking Back On That Place Where Everybody Knew Your Name The creators of Cheers participated in this fantastic oral history of the show. * Is Steve Jobs Still Alive? [...]

What Happened To All Those Chargers Destroyed in Dukes of Hazzard?

CBS/Landov Over seven seasons, the General Lee went airborne more than 150 times. Although it seemed fine on screen, the General rarely survived a jump. Warner Brothers totaled an average of two Chargers per episode. By the time filming ended, an estimated 300 Chargers had starred as the General Lee. What happened to all those [...]

Map of Texas Made out of Shotgun Shells

General Lee said, “Texans always move them.” And nothing encourages movement quite like 00 buckshot. Dolan Geiman made this display out of used shotgun shells nailed to wood. It’s a custom job and Geiman will make one for any state. Link | Artist’s Website

11 Things You Might Not Know About Income Tax

© David Woo/Corbis Every American’s least favorite day of the year is just around the corner. In commiseration, here are some things you might not know about the income tax. 1. More People Think It’s Okay to Cheat Taxes are never popular, but recently they have gotten even less so. In 2011, 16% of Americans said it was [...]

Every Jump of the General Lee, Seasons 1-6

(Video Link) Put this on a continuous loop, and I could watch it all day. Treva Graham compiled every jump of the General Lee from the first six seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard. How many times should they jump the General Lee in an episode? The correct answer is “more”. Previously: 23 Facts You Might Not Know [...]

George Barris’ Five Most Famous Cars

<p>Did you watch TV at any time during the ’60s, ’70s or ’80s?<br /> Then you’re probably familiar with George Barris’ work. He worked on some of the most instantly recognizable vehicles that have ever graced the small screen. Though the Batmobile is probably his most famous piece, you’re sure to recognize some of his other [...]

7 Famous Movie Cars As Pixar Characters

By the hand of Old Red Jalopy, we get to see what some classic movie characters -who happen to be cars- would look like if they were in the new Pixar film Cars 2. This one is, of course, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard. See the other six at NextMovie. Link

7 TV Salary Disputes

Television salary disputes are almost as old as the Nielsen charts. Here are some examples. 1. With Friends Like These By May 2001, the original contracts of the six Friends stars had recently expired, and NBC was slated to announce its new Fall schedule to advertisers just a few days hence. Jennifer, Courteney, the two Matts, et [...]