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Classic Atari Games Retitled for Accuracy

Oh, Atari 2600, how I remember you fondly! You were my introduction to the world of video games. And they were thrilling games, too, although in retrospect, it’s hard to see how. Christopher Bird took several classic Atari game covers and gave them more accurate titles. Link -via Retronaut

The Late Movies: Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides free instructional videos (among many other things) for K-12 kids to learn about a variety of topics (the site currently boasts a library of over 2,600 videos!). You can read more about Khan or just dive into some awesome learning. Below, I’ve rounded up a few starter videos to give [...]

The M-Team

As usual, I can’t top Jeremy Barker’s introduction: In 1972, a crack vaudeville unit was sent to off Broadway by a theatre court for a joke they didn’t tell. These Muppets promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the Tony Awards they survive as Muppets of fortune. [...]

Earth’s shift adds a 13th Zodiac sign

Recent changes to the Earth’s alignment have resulted in the introduction of a new Zodiac sign. “Because of this change of tilt, the Earth is really o…

Little-known Introductions to Well-known Songs

YouTube link Many famous songs that originated in movies or Broadway musicals were preceded by an introduction that was sung rather than spoken. These verses, properly considered part of the lyrics, are often omitted when the song is covered by other artists or presented outside the setting of the movie. Barbra Streisand’s original rendition of “People,” [...]