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The Late Movies: Larry David Turns 65

It’s pretty remarkable that today is Larry David’s 65th birthday, because he’s been acting like a cranky senior citizen for decades. You’ve likely seen him on Curb Your Enthusiasm or heard him as George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld, so let’s skip those and take a look at some of the lesser seen moments of the undisputed [...]

The Missing Links: Stock Photo or $4.3 Million Masterpiece?

Time For Another Round of Everyone’s Favorite Game: “Stock Photo or Disgustingly Overpriced Masterpiece” Surely that photo shown above must be the former, correct? It has to have cost a few bucks at the most, yeah? There’s no way that sold for $4.3 million, right? I don’t understand the world. * John Hodgman’s Quest to WIn The Cheater’s Cup The [...]

12 Attempts to Bribe Celebrities for Worthy Causes

Want to contribute to a worthy cause and get your favorite celebrity to do something awesome and/or ridiculous? That’s the idea behind Charity Bribes. Anyone can post something awesome or bizarre for a specific celebrity to do. These ideas go on a master list, where the good people of the Internet vote for their favorites. [...]

15 Memorable mental_floss Moments of 2011

A lot of exciting things happened in the mental_floss universe in 2011. Here are the 15 we could remember. 1. We Helped Solve a Back to the Future Mystery Back in August, we threw out a question for discussion: “Is it ever explained why Marty hangs out with Doc Brown? He’s just in Doc’s house to start [...]

Larry David: Middle East Peacemaker?

While laughter does tend to bring people together, many people would think it certainly has its limits. Harvard Law professor – and O.J. Simpson defense attorney – Alan Dershowitz, however, wants to see just how far a few chuckles can lead people down the road to unity. In an effort to help usher in an era [...]

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 [...]

mental_floss Gets Curbed

If you’re a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm and you watched the season finale this past sunday night, you might have noticed a mental_floss cameo appearance. Larry sat down to wait for his date, who was running a few minutes late, and looked over the coffee table where a bunch of magazines were sitting, including [...]

Things Nobody Likes But You

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Last week, we discussed things everybody liked except you. How about the opposite? What short-lived TV series, style of clothing, [...]

The Late Movies: Into The Air

Today marks the 109th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Tonight’s installment of the Late Movies takes a (light-hearted) look at some famous pop culture scenes inspired by leaving the bonds of Earth for the heavens above. To lead us off this evening, here is the very famous cockpit scene from [...]

Morning up of Links: Disney Marvels

In response to the news that Disney will acquire Marvel Comics, people all over the net are creating mashups of Disney and Marvel characters. A boatload of these hybrids are collected at Super Punch. (via Neatorama) * The latest on Cash4Gold and their quest to sue the internet. Or at least anyone who mentions Cash4Gold in a [...]