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Newt Gingrich or Buzz Lightyear?

Who said it -was it presidential candidate Newt Gingrich or Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear? You’ll be given eleven quotes to match to one or the other. Oh, you might think today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss would be an easy one, but they both say some awfully strange things. However, I did score 73% by [...]

10 Other People Ronald Reagan’s Diary Only Mentions Once

During last night’s GOP debate, Mitt Romney attempted to minimize Newt Gingrich’s connection to President Reagan: “I looked at the Reagan diary. You’re mentioned once in Ronald Reagan’s diary. And in the diary, he says you had an idea in a meeting of young congressmen, and it wasn’t a very good idea and he dismissed it. [...]

The Time Chris Farley Visited Congress as Newt Gingrich

The way the GOP nomination process has gone, it seems every candidate eventually gets a turn to put on the frontrunner hat. The current wearer is Newt Gingrich – the one-time Speaker of the House who has been out of office and largely out of the spotlight since 1999. This past weekend, The Chris Matthews Show [...]

MTV News Coverage from 1995: The Internet

In this four-minute clip from 1995, the intrepid MTV News team takes on The Internet. Their coverage is wonderfully dated, showing the state of the art at the time: animated GIFs, Netscape, CompuServe, and blurred-out nudie pictures. Yes indeed, the coverage is primarily about online porn (this is MTV, after all), though a few nods [...]