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Hungry Polar Bear Tries to Eat Wildlife Filmmaker

(Video Link) Wildlife documentarian Gordon Buchanan traveled to Svalbard for his new series The Polar Bear Family and Me. He did not know that it is customary there to bring a dish to dinner when visiting the polar bears. The mother expressed their displeasure at this breach of etiquette and tried to break through his protective [...]

The Late Movies: The Replacements’ “Can’t Hardly Wait” Turns 25

The Replacements’ classic album Pleased to Meet Me turned 25 this week. It debuted on July 7, 1987, and featured two of my favorite songs of all time: “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “Alex Chilton.” The rest of the album isn’t bad either. The song “Can’t Hardly Wait” has stuck with me all these [...]

Pachanelly Canon

(YouTube link) A cappella group Gentleman’s Rule perform a mashup of Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” and Nelly’s song ”Ride Wit Me.” The result is downright fun! -via The Daily What

Hey Internet, Whistle Along!

In this performance of “Tonight You Belong to Me,” current Mental Floss cover model John Hodgman and feral mountain man rock star Jonathan Coulton deliver a sweet duet, at one point inviting the listener (ahem, the Internet) to whistle along. Won’t you whistle along with them? See also: coverage of roughly the same thing [...]

A Jim Henson Art Tribute

If you love The Muppets and happen to be in Alhambra, California from now until January 2, don’t miss the chance to stop by the Gallery Nucleus and check out their newest show, The Lovers, The Dreamers, And Me. If you couldn’t tell by name, it’s a gallery tribute to the late, great Jim Henson [...]

Say It From the Heart

Colorful flowers and expensive jewelry are nice. But nothing says true love like heart-warming sentiments conveyed in a fraction of a square-inch on a piece of candy. This year, when you give your sweetheart a big box of everyone’s favorite chalk-like messaged confections, you can also dazzle him or her with some nifty knowledge of their [...]

Tiny Time Lord

I seem to have a theme going on here. First the little Darth Vader from the upcoming Super Bowl Volkswagen ad, and now we have this teensy-weensie timey-wimey guy in a TARDIS his dad made for him. What a lucky little Time Lord! I wish I would have gotten a TARDIS for my birthday! Mateo’s dad, [...]

Airing TONIGHT on PBS – NOVA: What Are Dreams?

NOVA: What Are Dreams? airs on PBS stations in the US tonight, Tuesday, November 24. This is a terrific documentary on dreams, packed with specifics on the science of sleep. If you’ve ever wondered about sleepwalking, why we dream, or why sleep is necessary, this is the documentary for you! Note: after the air date, [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Eddie Murphy

Funnyman Eddie Murphy has been on the national stage for nearly 30 years now, so it’s understandable that audiences think they know the comedian and actor inside and out. Here are five things you might not know about the man who brought Axel Foley to life: 1. He Knew What He Wanted to Be When [...]

Klingon-Language Rapper

(YouTube Link) Klenginem is a German rapper who performs in the Klingon language, mostly modified Eminem songs. Here is his performance of “SuvwI’pu’ qan tu’lu’be”, which is known in English as “Without Me.” Official Website via Popped Culture