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Borg Hello Kitty Cake

“Cuteness is futile. You will be assimilated. We will add your aesthetic distinctiveness to our own.” Laura’s cake, complete with a raised occular implant, will bring you into its collective consciousness. Link | Baker’s Website

How 11 Classic TV Stars Got Their Big Breaks

You never know which little role is going to lead to the first big one. Here are the defining moments that helped 11 stars of classic TV shows to land their first major breaks: 1. Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore had fired the imagination of many TV-viewing young men in the late 1950s when she had [...]

Knope-Newport and 6 Other Memorable TV Elections

Image credit: Knope2012.com Tonight’s season finale of Parks and Recreation will feature one of the most hotly contested elections since Truman defeated Dewey. While we wait to see whether Leslie Knope trumps Bobby Newport for a seat on the Pawnee City Council, here are some of our other favorite TV election episodes. 1. Cheers After Boston City Councilman [...]

Museum Anatomy: Body Painting by Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector

Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector took body painting and elevated it into a whole other level. In the series "Museum Anatomy," the duo collaborates to recreate museum pieces onto Chadwick’s body. The one on the left above is inspired by Wishbone [...]

11 Incredible Edible Daleks

A dalek is a science fiction character found in the British TV series Doctor Who. They are evil alien mutants who travel inside cyborg shells and try to exterminate other beings. They are also funny-looking, and have inspired many cooks to recreate their appearance in tasty treats! 1. Dalek Oreo Cake Bites Navaboo made daleks from Oreo [...]

14 Literary Settings Inspired by Real Places

At the end of a good book, don’t you just sometimes close the back cover, sigh, and think, “I wish I could be there.” Good news: in some cases, you can. While you’re probably never going to make it to Narnia or Hogwarts (I know – I’m disappointed, too) here are a handful of “fictional” [...]

A Tribute to the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A grilled cheese sandwich is a staple food for children because it’s simple, quick, and cheap to make. Kids like simple food, and an American cheese slice on white bread is as simple as it gets. Melt it by frying it in butter, and that adds a dose of love to the dish. When we [...]

Mason Jar Chandelier

What you see here is a chandelier made of wide-mouth Mason canning jars! Laura and David handcraft these one at a time to the customer’s specifications. Not only is it a conversation piece full of Southern charm, but they are energy-efficient, too! Link

The Late Movies: Indie Comedy

I keep coming across comedy videos that I classify as “too weird for a single blog post.” I think they’re funny, but are they enough for one post? Probably not. Then I had a bright idea — on the eve of Thanksgiving, why not dump a whole bunch of weird comedy in your laps? Enjoy. [...]

The Late Movies: Springsteen on the Ukulele

Last week, I stumbled upon Uke Springsteen’s MySpace. Uke, who by day is Pat Healy, an editor at the Boston Metro, is a one-man cover band, using his ukulele to strum out renditions of popular Bruce Springsteen songs. (His remix of “Atlantic City” rivals The Band for best cover of the iconic song.) Perhaps not [...]