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11 Great Television Shows That Are Lost Forever

Much early television was broadcast live and never recorded. This included news and variety shows, of course, but also early dramas and comedy series. Even recorded shows have not been safe. Film recordings were disposed of, to clear storage space or make way for new equipment. Video—useful, but expensive—was frequently erased and re-used. Nobody back [...]

Flowery Bits

NOTHING SAYS TECHNOLOGY LIKE FLOWERS The flower business might seem old-fashioned, but 1-800-FLOWERS is anything but behind the times. In the 1980s, it was one of the first businesses to operate a 1-800 number, taking calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And in 1991, during the Gulf War, the company made the risky [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Interesting Prints at Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Grauman’s Chinese Theater has been entertaining celebs and tourists alike since it opened in 1927. That was the same year stars first had their autographs, handprints and footprints immortalized in the concrete forecourt of the theater as well. It didn’t take long for those creative types to start jazzing up the cement squares with more [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Surprising Celebrity Dolls

It’s not hard to find a celebrity doll these days – every Disney starlet seems to have one, as well as every pop star and even a few models (Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum both have one). Not all of them are quite as predictable, though – here are 10 dolls you probably didn’t see [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Sequels to A Christmas Carol

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the best-known Christmas tales in history. It’s one of my favorites – long before I could read, I repeatedly watched Mickey’s Christmas Carol, the Disney adaptation that featured Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge (of course). Dickens’ original wraps up pretty quickly, though – basically everyone lives happy ever [...]