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Mom’s 18-Point Terms and Conditions for Son’s iPhone

Like many teenagers, 13-year-old Greg Hoffman wanted an iPhone for Christmas. But to get one, he had to agree to and sign an 18-point set of terms and conditions – not from Apple or the phone company, but from his mom! "Merry [...]

Raising the Bar: 9 Even More Elaborate Proposals

The modern custom of the elaborate public surprise proposal gives us lots of smiles and a few vicarious tears of happiness, even if we wouldn’t want such publicity for ourselves. We’ve posted several lists of them in the past. It’s just lovely to know people in love will go to so much trouble to express [...]

9 Adorable Videos of Critters Celebrating Christmas

You’ve seen pictures of critters getting ready for Christmas, but now it’s time for some video footage of animals actually celebrating the holidays. Consider it our gift to you. (Video Link) Here are red kangaroos, chimps, bears, meerkats and more enjoying a little bit of holiday enrichment treats at the Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney. (Video Link) Cats love [...]

Watch These Cuties Grow Up

Neatorama readers The Campanelli Family started taking pictures of their puppies in front of the fireplace in 2006. When the twins were born in 2008, they were added right into the mix and the resulting yearly costumed pictures are utterly adorable. Every year,the kids and dogs are kept in the same order, from left to [...]

The Late Movies: TV Batman Window Cameos

Jerry Lewis was the first guest star to pay Batman and Robin a quick visit. Sammy Davis Jr. was holding dance rehearsal when the crime fighters scaled his wall. I guess no one told Batman that Edward G. Robinson used to be a pretty big villain himself. The late Dick Clark. It was a crime fighter showdown when Batman [...]

Trololo Man is BACK!

Merry Christmas to all from the _floss and Eduard Khil, who, even at the age of 77, still has it!

The Late Movies: Christmas with Darth Vader

Darth Vader’s Christmas A Storm Trooper has to think fast when he forgets to get Darth a Christmas gift! * Darth Hates Christmas Despite a cute gift and caroling Storm Troopers, Darth just can’t catch the spirit. * How Darth Vader (Sort of) Saved Christmas It’s the plot from The Santa Clause, starring Lord Vader. * The Sith who Stole Christmas Darth makes a much [...]

What Really Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. According to the Andy Williams song, this is the most wonderful time of the year. I’m a big fan of [...]

The Quick 10: A Christmas Carol

It was 168 years ago this week that Tiny Tim and Ebeneezer Scrooge made their debut. In 1843, Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic was published in England. Despite the fact that it’s been around for ages, there are a few things you might not know about A Christmas Carol: 1. A Christmas Carol must hold some sort [...]

4 Million Bananas: Wal-Mart by the Numbers

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court threw out a colossal class-action suit against Wal-Mart on behalf of about 1.5 million female workers, who claimed the retail behemoth had discriminated against them in both promotions and wages. The court didn’t say whether or not Wal-Mart had indeed discriminated against the ladies—only that the suit could not [...]