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LEGO USS Reliant From Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

The redoubtable Miranda-class cruisers were in Starfleet service for a century and saw action from the Battle of the Mutara Nebula to the Battle of Cardassia. For us Trekkies, the most famous was the Reliant, which was hijacked by Khan Noonien Singh in the second Star Trek movie. Christer Nyberg made this LEGO model of [...]

He Picked the Wrong Victim

Anthony Miranda was arrested in Chicago for an attempted mugging. The 24-year-old approached a man in a car and demanded money at gunpoint on Friday night. After some money was turned over, Miranda made the driver get out of the car. At some point, Miranda’s attention was diverted and the victim was able to grab control [...]

24 Utterly Adorable Pet Halloween Costumes

Whether or not you would ever dress up your own pet, it’s hard to deny that critters look cute in Halloween costumes, no matter what species they happen to be. Here are some of the best animal Halloween costumes from around the web for your holiday ogling pleasure. Dogs 1. The Incredible Hulk Who would have guessed that [...]

You Have the Right to Know the Story Behind the Miranda Warning

Even if you’ve never had your own brush with the law, you no doubt know the Miranda warning. Somehow, maybe through the mass quantity Law and Order and CSI-type shows, those words have seeped into our brains: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a [...]

The Late Movies: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps on The Electric Company

Lin-Manuel Miranda came to my attention when he rapped about Alexander Hamilton. Miranda is the Tony award-winning star, writer, and composer of In the Heights — and he has what we call in the business “mad skills.” For tonight’s nerdy kid-friendly goodness, here’s Miranda dropping educational pronunciation-related rhymes on PBS’s The Electric Company. If you [...]

Neighborhood in Spain Names Streets after Video Games

A housing development in Zaragoza, Spain, will name its streets after classic video games. Last Saturday, residents dubbed one road “Avenida de Super Mario Bros.”: Other planned roads in the neighborhood include streets named for “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Space Invaders” and “The Legend of Zelda.” Video games won out over more traditional options in an online poll [...]

Novels That Inspire Real Life Murders

Stories can change your life – some inspire you to learn and to achieve, but alas some can lead to evil. Weird Worm has a list of 4 novels that inspire real life murders. Take, for example, John Fowles’ The Collector: The Book:The first book in John Fowles’ distinguished career, “The Collector” (published in 1963) has [...]