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Ballpoint Pen Wallpaper by Alissia Melka-Taichroew

Sure, we all doodle from time to time, but New York-based artist Alissia Melka-Taichroew has taken doodling to an artform with wallpapers made from pen drawings. Designboom has more: Link – via MyEDOL

11 Not-So-Famous People We Lost in 2012

It’s been a solemn year for the deaths of famous and significant people – and as always, many died who were less famous, but should be saluted nonetheless for their contributions to the world. Here are 11 of the lesser-known greats who passed this year. 1. Murray Lender: Bagel Tycoon Lender’s Bagels Historical Images Murray Lender, son of [...]

Woman Crashes Car into House in Order to Distract the Police

A drunk driver in Red Hook, New York noticed that police had pulled over a friend of hers for drunk driving. She immediately swung into action, deciding that the best way to distract the police officer was to get him to chase her instead: [...] she drove past a Red Hook, N.Y., police officer on a [...]

Amazing Norwegian Kicker Can Put a Football Anywhere He Wants

(Video Link) Thanks to this viral video, Norwegian football player Havard Rugland has been offered the chance to tryout with the New York Jets: The video shows the 27-year-old performing some outrageous tricks and kicks, from nailing 60-yard field goals to soccer-style scissor kicks and volleys with American footballs. [...] Rugland has no prior American football experience but [...]

Webcomics Represent the "Triumph of the Nerds"

The ease of Internet publishing has given new opportunities to cartoonists. They no longer need the backing of an established publishing or syndication company–just some computer skills. The Economist looked at the developing of the industry and some of its leading figures, including Zach Weinersmith, Kate Beaton, Randall Munroe and Matthew Inman: One thing they have in [...]

The Traditional Peppermint Pig

In Saratoga Springs, New York, it’s time to ship out the traditional peppermint pigs. It’s hard to pinpoint where the tradition actually started, but pigs have always been symbolic of prosperity. In upstate New York, the pig made it into the rituals surrounding Christmas. Now Mike Fitzgerald, owner of Saratoga Sweets, is scrambling to fill [...]

Makin’ Bacon Pancakes with Adventure Time

-Youtube Link- Jake the Dog from Adventure Time (who is voiced by the same guy as Bender) is breaking onto the scene with his new single – Bacon Pancakes New York. Well, not really, it is a mashup originally created by Soundcloud user Marcus Coronel. If you love Jake the Dog, consider checking out this super [...]

Are You Living the Ironic Life?

That’s the question that Princeton professor Christy Wampole asked. She noted that, "if irony is the ethos of our age – and it is – then the hipster is our archetype of ironic living." But [...]

The Literary Bond vs. the Movie Version

How does the 007 of film stack up against the original Ian Fleming books? Author Allen Bara contrasts the Bond of the novels with the cinematic Bond so many more people are familiar with. The agent that Ian Fleming created was not physically imposing, his tastes in food and drink were almost plebeian, he wasn’t [...]

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

Did you know today would have been Kurt Vonnegut’s 90th birthday? In memory of one of the greatest writers of the last century, here is a look back at the author’s incredible life. His Career Choice Was A Bit Surprising Both Kurt’s dad and his grandfather were successful architects who attended MIT, so he no doubt had [...]