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Arrested Development Documentary Trailer

Maybe it’s coincidence that I wore my Arrested Development t-shirt today, maybe not.  This documentary, about one of my favorite TV shows of all time, is being put together by two superfans- Neil and Jeff. “The overall goal of the documentary is to provide awareness of this brilliant, witty and original comedy. We have already completed [...]

A Documentary About The Real Life Dude

(Vimeo Link) The Dude abides in the classic Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski, but did you know that the character played by Jeff Bridges is based on a real life dude? Your response should be “whoa man, you just blew my mind!”, because reacting to this earth- shattering news in any other way makes you a Nihilist.  Plant [...]

The Late Movies: Sid and Marty Krofft

Somewhere along the line, Sid and Marty Krofft became synonymous with weird kids’ TV. Let’s take a look at their wondrous imaginary worlds. Banana Splits 1968 Sid and Marty did not produce the Banana Splits Show, but they designed the characters and the sets.* H.R. Pufnstuf 1969 Things got really weird when the Krofft brothers did [...]

11 Pop Culture References That Might Confuse Kids Today

If someone is described as meaner than Simon Cowell or a bigger lush than Snooki, you probably understand the reference. But will anyone get those same jokes in 30 years? Take a look at some common pop culture references from years gone by: 1. Mutt and Jeff Mutt and Jeff were two comic strip characters created [...]

Li Li, the Bike Hugging Dog

(YouTube link) Luo Wencong’s dog Li Li guards his bike in Nanning, China. The dog is a local celebrity! Jeff, who shot this video, is raising funds for a proper dog seat for Luo’s bike. Li Li also helps Luo carry groceries and even takes out the trash! Link

10 Mostly Obscure Indy 500 Facts Sure to Impress Your Friends, at Least on a Slow-Lane Kind of Day

1. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway spans 253 acres and includes a golf course. The track publicity department points out that Churchill Downs, Yankees Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the Roman Colosseum and Vatican City can all fit inside. It’s a good thing they never did that. The pre-1981 infield in Turn 1, famously known as The [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 2.0

As we did last week for the Thursday night edition of The Late Movies, the music clips below all have a common theme. Take your best guess in the comments! Lisa Loeb – Stay (I Missed You) Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff – Parents Just Don’t Understand Sugar Ray – Fly Ice Cube [...]

Oregon Trail Street Sign

Excuse me, did the Oregon Trail really go through Los Angeles? Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Pants created this thought-provoking street poster. Link -Thanks, Jeff!

Commuter Theater

The show must go on, even though the actors don’t get paid, and even though the audience is there for only a few seconds each week. A group of performers in Chicago stage a skit on a rooftop for the commuters on the the Brown Line of the El, between Armitage and Sedgwick. Turns out, every [...]

The Quick 10: 10 of the Best Books of 2009

I hate the end of Daylight Saving Time. It means it’s dark by the time I get home at the end of the day, which makes it feel like the day is already over, which means I go home and get nothing done for the rest of the night. But there is a silver lining [...]