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Epic Puppy Playtime

(YouTube link) Neil the puppy has a good time at the park. This delightful video proves that anything can be made extra-dramatic with the proper effects, editing, and of course, soundtrack. -via Tastefully Offensive

Neil deGrasse Tyson Found Planet Krypton

We all know that Superman came from the Planet Krypton, but where exactly was that planet located before it exploded? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by DC Comics to find it: I’ve often wondered exactly what kind of star Krypton orbited [...]

Arrested Development Documentary Trailer

Maybe it’s coincidence that I wore my Arrested Development t-shirt today, maybe not.  This documentary, about one of my favorite TV shows of all time, is being put together by two superfans- Neil and Jeff. “The overall goal of the documentary is to provide awareness of this brilliant, witty and original comedy. We have already completed [...]

That is All: John Hodgman’s Transcendent Final Audiobook of Complete World Knowledge

Today marks the beginning of the end of audiobooks. But don’t cry — there is still time to buy the last audiobook you will need before the coming global superpocalypse. You see, John Hodgman has released his final audiobook of complete world knowledge: That is All. It is full of jokes, celebrity [...]

ROBBIE, A Scifi Short Made With Footage From NASA

(Vimeo Link) Australian filmmaker Neil Harvey combined original footage and 3D animation with stock footage from the NASA archives to create ROBBIE- a spaced out short film about the robotic beings that help the humans at NASA explore the cosmos. Here’s more on Neil’s process: The film-making process involved downloading about 10 hours of footage from the NASA [...]

6 Memorable Letters From Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong is remembered as both a “reluctant American hero” and “the spiritual repository of spacefaring dreams.” He was man of few words, but those he chose to share were significant and occasionally, tongue-in-cheek. Here are some notable letters and notes written by the first man on the moon. 1. Its true beauty, however, was [...]

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon, has died. He gave the world a quote on that occasion on July 20, 1969, that will live in history:  “That is one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong’s family released a statement through NASA. Here is [...]

The Complete History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you were a kid in the 1980s or 90s, you probably spent some time reading, watching, or playing with four adolescent reptilian martial arts experts with irregular DNA. To make sure I got the scoop on everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell, I went straight to the source – co-creator Peter Laird – [...]

Future Hipsters

(YouTube link) Elderly bloggers and internet junkies in the year 2062 reminisce about the good old days of social media and social networking. I’m not sure how they get the idea of “hipsters” out of these folks. This video was produced to promote Social Media Week 2012. Link -Thanks, Lauren O’Neil!

The 36 Worst Action Figures From Iconic Toy Lines

Cracked has put together a great article on these terrible action figures from iconic lines, like the one featured above-April O’Neil’s Boss from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line. These are the kind of toys that had kids yelling “Awwww man! Not this one!” at their birthday party, and they were always given (in my experience, [...]