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Resistance is Futile

George Takei posted this at his Facebook page, with the line, “I’m sure parents everywhere are on borg with this.” Link -via Geeks Are Sexy

8 Famous People With Purple Hearts

Most of you already know that Purple Hearts are medals awarded to soldiers who have been injured by the enemy while serving in the U.S. Military (or posthumously to those killed in combat), but you might not know that these famous figures have received the medal. 1. Charles Bronson Getty Images You know Charles Bronson for his roles [...]

Ice Noodling

(YouTube link) Okay, who’s got the best “In Soviet Russia” joke for this? It may look like a badass noodling expedition, but that’s not what happened. He caught this fish with a line, but could not pull it through the ice without breaking the line and losing the catch, so he retrieved it manually. And you [...]

These Pillows Are Sure to “Fit In” With Your Decor

If you’re a true Tetris master then you certainly love these pillows, but it also must drive you nuts to see that gap in the pillows next to the blue line pillow. I don’t know about you guys, but I couldn’t just sit there without trying to arrange them straight…hopefully the pillows don’t disappear at [...]

1,143,839,622,748,050,000,000,000,000 Computer Generated Anagramic Sonnets

Click on the button on Mike Keith’s page, and you’ll be presented with two out of a potential one octillion sonnets, both of which are anagrams of each other. Here’s how: The two poems above each have the form of a classical English sonnet with fourteen lines of iambic pentameter and a rhyme scheme of abab [...]

Shakespeare Teaches the Hokey Pokey

“Verily,” I say, “’tis what it’s all about” and I’m not just quoting that from the last line, the hokey pokey really is what it is all about and in the verse of the Great Bard, nothing could be better. Link Via Geeks Are Sexy

90s-Style Cyberpunk Star Wars

For his latest project, custom toymaker Sillof imagined Star Wars in a dark version of the near future: The line is intended to have a 90′s sci-fi aesthetic. It has some elements of Cyberpunk, the Matrix, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, etc. I envisioned the movie as a struggle by a group of [...]

11 Celebrities Posing with mental_floss

Dateline: Novi, Michigan – Motor City Comic Con 2012. Your intrepid reporter and her ever-patient husband/photographer brave the hordes of Darth Vaders, Dudley Do-Rights, and Daryl Dixons to bring you 11 celebrities posing with mental_floss: 1. Sean Patrick Flanery With a name like Sean Patrick Flanery, one would presume that that Irish brogue used by The Boondock Saints’ [...]

Marvel At Superhero Styles From Australian Fashion Week

Fashion design company Romance Was Born unveiled their new line during Australian Fashion Week, and it’s a truly heroic effort! Wearing their love of comic books on their sleeves, RWB’s super powered line actually looks pretty cool, aside from a few ridiculous pieces (see:shirt dress with drawn on pecs and six pack abs). It appears that they’ve [...]

The Missing Links: On Testicles and Valor

The Linguistic Association Between Testicles and Valor Juliet Lapidos explains the connection between ballsy and courageous. * The Olympics Require Extreme, Rigorous, State-of-the-Art Performance Testing I’m referring to all the time used getting the torch ready, of course. * Han Solo’s “I Know” Line Might Not Work As Well When Your Significant Other Professes His or Her Love But that doesn’t mean [...]