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The Late Movies: SimCity

A new version of SimCity is coming in March 2013. They’re not calling it “SimCity 5″ — instead, EA/Maxis is rebooting the franchise, Star Trek-style, and just calling the new game “SimCity” again. This thing looks amazing to me; I’ve been playing since I was a kid, and this incarnation of the game [...]

The Orphaned Joey & Wombat Who Became Best Friends

Anzac the Joey was discovered in the wild without his mother, so the adorable little orphan was brought to the Wild about Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre. When the little guy started to get lonely, keepers put him together with Peggy the wombat and now the two are best friends. While their story is undoubtedly cute, [...]

The Late Movies: The Pixies’ “Doolittle” Turns 23 Today

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the release of Doolittle, a landmark album by the Pixies that influenced boatloads of musicians in the ensuing years (though most musicians I know pretend they liked Surfer Rosa better). Last year, in a roundup of Pixies covers, I wrote: “The Pixies have had a special place in my [...]

5 Questions: The Joey Quiz

Cubs, Kits, and now today’s 5 Questions quiz challenge: The Joey Quiz

Full House: Tournament Fighter

This Street Fighter + Full House combo is probably the best thing I’ve seen all week. Are Uncle Jesse’s guitar licks and hair goo spills enough to defeat Joey and his Popeye imitation? You know they are. Wait until you see what his “Finish Him!” trick is, though. Link via Flavorwire

Animals With Strange Allergies

The other day, I posted a story about Jax, the pup allergic to grass, but Oddee has since compiled a list of 6 more animals who have strange allergies. Above is Joey, who is allergic to meat and has to eat potatoes and porridge every day instead. Read about the rest at the link. Link

Lip Balm Addiction: Are You in Recovery?

I’ve never been a lip balm user. This is because I tend to avoid things that my friends find addictive — and I’ve had friends who have been, dare I say, addicted to lip balm since elementary school. After a few hours without it, they’re clearly jonesing, twitching, and needing a fix. I won’t name [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Appeared on Game Shows Pre-Stardom

Before they were stars, they were just like us – they had big dreams of Rod Roddy calling their name on The Price is Right and visions of throwing an impossible question back into the face of a stunned Alex Trebek. Here are 10 of them, some successful, some… well, not. 1. Linda Cardellini won a [...]