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New Year, New Oddball Laws

New year, new laws. When the ball dropped on midnight, January 1st, we not only rang in the new year, but also a slew of oddball laws from around the country. Good Morning America has [...]

Watch People Buy Guns N’ Roses CDs and Tapes at Midnight in 1991

I just stumbled across this video and needed to share. This is how we acquired new music in 1991. Lines at midnight! Comically oversized CD packaging! Actual stores! According to the YouTube description, this footage was shot at DJ’s Record Shop in Superior, Wisconsin. Did you ever line up to be the first person in town with [...]

Midnight’s New Leg

(YouTube link) Midnight the miniature horse was born missing part of one leg, and then was so neglected by his owner that he was seized by authorities. The adorable horse was close to being euthanized when the staff at Ranch Hand Rescue came up with a plan to get Midnight a new leg. You have to [...]

5…4…3…2…1… A Brief History of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

It’s a tradition I’d venture to guess a good majority of us take part in every year (at least by T.V.): the New Year’s Eve Times Square celebration. Like so many other things, the bash started out as a way to garner a little publicity. When The New York Times moved its headquarters there in 1904, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Cool Harry Potter Costumes

With the first half of Deathly Hallows coming out this week, I bet there are lots of Potterphiles out there who already have their tickets for the midnight showing. I haven’t been to one, but I hear people get all decked out in their HP finest. In fact, I know they do – there’s photo [...]

Movie Plot Holes

Image copyright Warner Bros., used under fair use. Or as writer Matt Blum likes to call them, the Top 10 Unanswered Questions in Geeky Movies. Yes, Wired’s Geekdad addresses the glaring computer virus issue in ID4, and the peculiarity of the Death Star emerging from hyperspace on the far side of Yavin. But some others are [...]