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The Wet and Wild History of the Super Soaker

For generations, kids spent their summers chasing each other around the backyard with simple water pistols that barely shot more than a few feet. But squirt guns got a major upgrade in the 1990s when the Super Soaker was introduced by Larami Toys. For over 20 years, these high-powered water guns have dominated [...]

9 Horrific Horror Films

Bad horror films are a dime a dozen, right? So why single out these nine? Well, they were the kind of horrific that makes you feel like you want those 90 minutes back – and with interest! Clearly a list like this is pretty subjective. Add your own or tell me why I’m wrong about [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About John Foster Dulles

Today would have been John Foster Dulles’ 123rd birthday. To honor this key figure of the early Cold War, let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the diplomat who served as Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Secretary of State and lent his name to a major airport in Washington. 1. He Got [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Authors Who Tried Scriptwriting

During the holiday season, I was doing some research for a story and discovered that the uber-sarcastic Dorothy Parker did some work on the script for the saccharine and sappy It’s a Wonderful Life (that’s not a slam, by the way, I love that movie). Apparently lots of famous writers have put in their time [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jackie O.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was one of our country’s most stylish and elegant icons for decades, but she was no empty, aloof beauty. Let’s take a look at five things you may not know about Jackie O. 1. She Almost Didn’t Become Jackie Kennedy Jacqueline Bouvier came to international prominence when JFK became president, but she [...]

10 Other SNL F-Bombs

In her debut performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, comedian Jenny Slate became a member of a surprisingly exclusive club: people who have dropped the infamous “F-Bomb” on the show (here’s the clip, which obviously contains strong language). Here’s a quick list of 10 other slips of the tongue that have occurred during the [...]