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Angry Birds Star Wars Cookies

The Chicago-based baker Jill Wagner makes custom cookies for every occasion and theme. Her gallery includes Tom & Jerry, The Lorax, Family Guy and Toy Story cookies. Four of these birds are ready to slingshot themselves at the Death Star. Gallery -via Between the Pages

The Life And Times Of The MGM Lion

The famous mascot of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer is not one lion, but five lions. These are their stories. Slats (1917–1928) Wikimedia Commons Slats, born at the Dublin Zoo in 1919, was MGM’s first lion. He had previously appeared in the logo of the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, where designer Howard Dietz chose the lion as a mascot as a tribute [...]

8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail

In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it. As a kid, I wrote letters to my favorite athletes requesting autographs, and was always thrilled—and a little shocked—when I received a response back. But now, celebrities [...]

11 Long Celebrity Marriages That Ended in Divorce

When some celebrity couples divorce, it’s not at all surprising (here’s looking at you, Kim and Kris). But when couples like Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito announce they’re divorcing after 30 years of marriage, it comes as a true shock. We really thought those crazy kids—and many of the couples on this list—would make it! 1. [...]

Tom and Jerry Plush Slippers

Tom and Jerry Plush Slippers – $19.95 Life can be a real rat race. The weekend is here and it’s time to put the mayhem and destruction of your workweek behind you. Kick off your shoes and and put on your favorite comfy Tom and Jerry Plush Slippers from the NeatoShop. This great pair of slippers [...]

R.I.P. Muppeteer Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson, one of the original Muppeteers, died last night after a battle with cancer. Nelson was already a professional puppeteer when Jim Henson hired him to fill in while Frank Oz served in the military in the 1960s. Although his Muppet credits are numerous, Nelson was best known as The Count. With the exception of [...]

Andy Daly’s Comedy Litmus Test

Last year I saw Andy Daly perform at MaxFunCon, a convention of nice people that happens to include a lot of indie/alternative comedy. I’m an Andy Daly fan, and when he took the stage I grabbed my phone and started recording — I missed his first line or two, but I got most of [...]

Cow Dance

(YouTube link) The street dance troupe Boadicea will be performing at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in London later this month. Here they are cows, dancing for Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, in support of the Supporting Better Dairy campaign. Link  -Thanks, Jon!

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in July

Let’s hear it for the old red, white, and blue! In addition to another solid year of independence, July offers a bounty of unusual reasons to celebrate. July 1: National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day In 1984, Ronald Reagan deemed July “National Ice Cream Month,” and the third Sunday of this month “National Ice Cream Day.” As [...]

The Missing Links: The Man Who Creates Stephen Colbert’s Weird World

Gotta Give Props to This Guy OK, this is another one of my horrific headline puns. because this article is about Brendan Hurley, the Prop Master for The Colbert Report. Hurley’s job includes things like: - Creating political strategist Ham Rove (AKA a giant ham with eyeglasses) - Constructing an enormous Trojan horse-esque carton of Ben & Jerry’s [...]