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Is It Really Illegal to Remove Your Mattress Tag?

Spoiler Alert: It is not. But here’s why that warning is on there in the first place. At some point, most of us have heard that we’re not supposed to remove the tags from our mattresses, under penalty of law. Most of the tags even say something like “It is unlawful to remove this tag!” The [...]

11 Famous People Who Started as Lowly TV Writers

Becoming a comedic icon doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years and years of hard work. In some cases, this means paying your dues as the low-level member of a sitcom writing staff – a rite of passage for many successful comics, actors and directors. Here are 11 notable examples. 1. Norm Macdonald: Roseanne The deadpan comic [...]

Tiger Hunting In Maharaja’s Rolls Royce

If you’ve ever wanted to own a car that was both stylish and armed to the teeth, then this vintage Rolls Royce might be the car of your dreams. Built to aid an Indian Maharaja in hunting tigers, this classy coup has built in double-barrel shotguns, a rifle stand, Lantaka cannon mounted to the bumper [...]

The Late Movies: Late Night Hosts on Late Night Shows That Aren’t Their Own

In need of content during the 2007-2008 Writer’s Guild of America strike, comedians Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien created an elaborate faux feud to attract viewers, which culminated in a mock battle between the three hosts on the set of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Though perhaps the most elaborate, this was far [...]

Pinstriping Done by Hand

(Video Link) Royal Enfield is an Indian manufacturer of classic British-style motorcycles. Much of the work is done by hand, including painting the iconic pinstripes and logo on the gas tank. This amazing video shows one plant worker — or artist, I should say — adding perfectly formed pinstripes completely freehand. -via Boing Boing | Jay [...]

9 Things to Remember About Bobcat Goldthwait

“You can’t really pick how you’re going to be remembered,” Bobcat Goldthwait said on last month’s WTF with Marc Maron podcast. “I could cure AIDS, and my obit photo is gonna be me in a uniform going WAAAAAHH!” So what should we remember about the comedian, director, voice artist and Police Academy star? Let’s take a [...]

The Quick 10: The 10 Worst Sports Logos Ever

Think the Memphis Grizzlies have a terrible logo? Scratching your head about the Tampa Bay Rays’ completely unintimidating sunbeam? Those logos are amazing compared to these 10 from Taking the top spot is a crudely-drawn feline that represented the Detroit Lions from 1927-1928. Hmm, wonder why they got rid of it after only a [...]

Mansion Owners Upset with Megamansion

Quick: how do you get hundreds of really rich people upset? Try building a megamansion near their own mansions (which would be reduced to mere 8,000 square foot hovels in comparison). In the curious world of rich people, apparently there’s nothing more annoying that knowing someone else has more money. Waaaay more money: In a neighborhood [...]

The Late Movies: Best of Conan

Since the last episode of The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien airs tonight, here are some of Conan’s best moments from his 16+ years with NBC, showcasing the qualities that make Conan, Conan. Believe me, it was very difficult to narrow it down. If you have a favorite clip not listed here, leave a comment [...]

8 Amazing Octopus Videos

Hiding Under Coconut Shells Scientists caught these octopuses near Indonesia using coconut shells similar to how herbit crabs use shells — as a place to hide. Octopus Opening Jar to Get Food It’s well-documented that octopuses can learn how to open jars to get to food inside. Here’s just one of many such videos on YouTube: Here’s another octopus [...]