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The Six-Word Fact Contest!

Let’s try something! It’s a trivia contest, but you only get six words. Like Six-Word Memoirs, only much less ambitious. Here are some examples I plucked from our vast trivia archives: Snuffleupagus has a first name—Aloysius. * Kool-Aid was originally “Fruit Smack.” * Jacqueline Kennedy edited Michael Jackson’s autobiography. * The plural of Prius is Prii. * John Tyler’s grandsons are still alive. * Shaggy’s real [...]

Manhood in the Mirror

Dr. ZDogg and Dr. Harry are physicians and comedians who bring you medical advice that you can laugh at, or entertainment that might save your life. They’ve produced several musical videos on subjects ranging from a doctor’s workday to STDs. One in particular instructs men on how to check for testicular cancer. The video made [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Flash Mobs I Wish I Had Been In On

I love flash mobs. Love them. I know they might be a nuisance to some, but something about total strangers banding together to bust out into seemingly random dance and/or song just makes me smile. Unfortunately, flash mobs don’t happen very often in my part of the world, so I’ll have to make do [...]

Forgotten Nintendo Games

(Video link) The alarming thing is, as someone who logged some serious hours on Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker I don’t find the prospect of a Dirty Dancing game terribly unrealistic. These less-than-fondly remembered Nintendo games of the ’80s have a real “it’s funny because it’s true” quality about them. The music and 8-bit graphics are so very [...]

Is Michael Jackson Driving a Taxi in Brazil?

Michael Jackson may be dead, but his voice lives on in this Brazilian taxi driver named Jean Walker. The Buzz Log has a video clip of Jean singing the King of Pop’s Billy Jean, while driving through the streets of Minas Gerais: Link [embedded YouTube]

19 Photos of Ronald Reagan With Various Celebrities for His 100th Birthday

Former President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday is February 6th, and you can bet every media outlet will be running some sort of tribute. Now seems like a good time to bring up one of my favorite websites, the Reagan Presidential Library—specifically the MEETING WITH V.I.P.s and CELEBRITIES section of the library’s historical photo archives. It’s [...]

Dueling Cellos

(YouTube link) Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic perform Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” on cellos. Cellos are cool! -via Buzzfeed

7 Celebrities Who Made It Big Thanks To Soul Train

Watching old episodes of Soul Train is always a good time. The outrageous outfits, the wonderful and wacky dance moves, the cool music acts and the sweet, soulful voice of Mr. Don Cornelius make up one excellent hour of television. If you start watching the reruns though, you may occasionally find yourself exclaiming “I recognize [...]

Thriller Headphones

Designer Johnny Lighthands made a set of headphones inspired by the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. They’re fully functional and adjustable. Pressing on the cross-shaped headstone causes a hand to emerge from the grave. Pulling the zombies out of their graves allows the headphones to fit larger heads. Link via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website [...]

Tweet It – iPads vs iPhones

(YouTube link) Portable devices go head to head in this parody of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” from Peter Furia, Beau Lewis and David Fine, with vocals by Patrick Dunnam. -via Laughing Squid