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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 67

It’s Thursday, it’s late, and it’s time once again for the game that’s sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Barenaked Ladies – “If I Had $1000000″ Merlin – Season 1 Trailer Charlotte’s Web Trailer Alice In Chains – “Rooster” The Hangover – “Stu’s [...]

The Legend of King Arthur

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader. What do you think -was King Arthur a real person, or is he purely the stuff of legend? Either way, he makes for a good story. TABLE TALK In England, the most popular tales of chivalry are the Welsh legends of King Arthur and [...]

Yes, Virginia, There Was a Merlin

With all the hoopla about Harry Potter this week, it seems as if people have forgotten about the OG wizard: Merlin. The legendary spell-caster has been written about by no less than Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis (among others) and portrayed on film and television by Joseph Fiennes (pictured), Stacy Keach, Sam Neill and Bobcat [...]

Lynyrd Syknyrd to Open BBQ Restaurant at the Excalibur

Quick word association game for you: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Free Bird.” Jousting? Yeah, me too. “Sweet Home Alabama.” You thought of Merlin, didn’t you? These associations aren’t so far-fetched. Classic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd just announced that they’re planning on opening “Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at the [...]

Magical Realm Stamps

UK’s Royal Mail released a new set of postage stamps this week featuring famous wizards, witches, and enchanters from legend and literature. The eight stamps depict Merlin, Morgan le Fay, Aslan, the White Witch, Nanny Ogg, Rincewind, Volemort, and Dumbledore. See them all in a gallery at The Guardian. Link -via The Daily What