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11 Impressive Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Thanksgiving is a time for traditional foods, but there’s no reason you can’t celebrate with cupcakes! These cupcakes are already traditional in two ways: they either taste like traditional Thanksgiving foods or they are decorated with traditional holiday imagery. We’ve got both kinds for you here today. 1. Pilgrim Cupcakes We know the Pilgrim hat with a [...]

24 Utterly Adorable Pet Halloween Costumes

Whether or not you would ever dress up your own pet, it’s hard to deny that critters look cute in Halloween costumes, no matter what species they happen to be. Here are some of the best animal Halloween costumes from around the web for your holiday ogling pleasure. Dogs 1. The Incredible Hulk Who would have guessed that [...]

Sketchy Business: The Life of a Courtroom Artist

Courtroom sketch artist Shepard (in red) shows one of her drawings of the Martha Stewart trial to a reporter. © Ramin Talaie/Corbis/2004 Why can’t they just use a photographer? In many cases in the US (and the UK and Canada), cameras aren’t allowed into the courtroom. Especially in high-profile trials, where the presence of many media personnel [...]

Sex, Drugs and Racism: 8 Controversial Candies

Chewing bubblegum, eating a chocolate bar, and sucking on a lollipop are among the many innocent joys of childhood. But if you found one of these controversial sweets in your kid’s Trick or Treat bag, it might leave a sour taste in your mouth. 1. Candy Cigarettes Candy cigarettes and their tobacco big brothers have a shared [...]

The Quick 10: 10 People Who Have Opened the NYSE

Thanks to Mr. Rob Lammle, I came across a rather entertaining video of Darth Vader and a gaggle of Stormtroopers ringing the Opening Bell on Wall Street this morning. It made me wonder what other random people or characters they have put in charge of opening up trading for the day – it’s not just [...]

Bottom 10 Records: The Worst Albums Ever Recorded

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader Tired of Top 10 lists? Well, here’s the cure: Bottom 10 Records, from the good folks at Bathroom Reader Institute. Behold, the official BRI countdown – and they do mean down. These don’t sink any lower, folks … These records are so bad, they’re [...]

The Evolution of Space Food

The following is a reprint from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe. Throughout history, intrepid adventurers and successful armies of conquest have marched on their stomachs. The wagon trains and cattle drives that opened the American frontier would have stalled without Cookie and his chuck wagon. Camp cooks have always ruled their little kingdoms, [...]

The Butter Bell

What grabbed my attention this week is a low-tech, possibly even ancient gadget called a butter bell. You could call it a method for finding that happy medium between hard-to-spread butter in the refrigerator and ruined butter left too long on the kitchen counter. The butter bell is a small crock with a bell-shaped lid. [...]