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R2-D2 Engagement Ring

That’s an extremely well put-together little marriage. Joe had this ring custom made for his bride, Emily. Then, in the presence of their friends and while dressed as Peanuts characters, he popped the question. Link -via Geekologie

9 Tips for Planning a William Taft Birthday Bash

Looking for a way to liven up your Saturday night? Here’s a complete idiot’s guide to throwing a 155th birthday bash for America’s largest-and-in-chargest commander-in-chief: the great William Howard Taft. 1. The Food Almonds, almonds, and more almonds. Smokehouse, cinnamon, vinegar, chocolate – any flavor under the sun. Big Lub, as he was fondly known, couldn’t get [...]

Pushed to the Limit

In 1952, Air Force Captain James Robinson Risner and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Joe Logan chased enemy MiGs across Korea into Chinese territory. After the battle, Logan’s plane was disabled and leaking oil and fuel. Instead of bailing out to be captured, Risner used his plane to push Logan’s plane along! With jet acedom and hours [...]

11 Internet Tattoos

While I may be a tattooed professional blogger, I’ve never been driven to get a tattoo of something related to the internet—especially given how fast things fizzle out online. These folks don’t seem to mind the short shelf-life of most websites, though. Here are 11 people with internet-related tattoos. 1. Reddit Star Wars You knew someone out [...]

Stop Motion Animation Created With Spreadsheets

(YouTube Link) Creating a fluid and interesting stop motion animation can be tedious enough, but when you decide to animate via spreadsheet you’re just asking for trouble! Apparently Joe Penna, aka Mystery Guitar Man, likes tedious trouble, as he and his team converted 730 frames of video into this blocky stop motion music video. –via Endgadget

Facts About Every Student From the 30th Story of Wayside School

Louis Sachar’s Sideways Stories From Wayside School series is still a favorite of elementary-age kids, 34 years after the first book hit the shelves. Each of the three books features 30 chapters — one for each floor of the Wayside School building — and each chapter (usually) features one student. Here are a few facts [...]

The Founding Avengers

Granted the 4th of July may be over, but as I mentioned in the last post, Comic Con is going strong, so it’s still a good time to share this delightful artwork spotted at the Trader Joe’s in San Rafael, CA. Link Via That’s Nerdalicious

Man Places 10 Years of Newspaper Ads to Pay Loving Tribute to Late Wife

Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez ran into a man named Joe Ingber in the lobby of the newspaper building who was looking to place a small ad in the paper. That, in itself [...]

Dietribes: I Can Haz Cheeseburger

• Various dictionaries trace the first mention of the hamburger to 1889 as a “hamburg steak.” Or was it 1884 in the Boston Journal? Maybe, according to an entry in ”American Gastronomy” written by Louis Szathmary in 1974, the hamburger’s opening performance came in 1836 on a Delmonico’s menu. Regardless, it seems that this wholly [...]

At the Libraries: Heavy on the Visuals

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! I just can’t understand this no-fiction-prize business from the Pulitzer Committee. How do you have nominees but no winner? I guess the New Yorker has it [...]