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The Missing Links: Internet-Use Disorder

Tim Burton GIFs Galore Jack Skellington, Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, Pee-wee, Ichabod Crane and a slew of other characters from Burton’s iconic catalog, captured in moving pictures. * Thinking Back On That Place Where Everybody Knew Your Name The creators of Cheers participated in this fantastic oral history of the show. * Is Steve Jobs Still Alive? [...]

The Missing Links: Weird Wikis

Happy 60th Birthday to Pee-wee Herman Paul Reubens, the man who plays everyone’s favorite eternal child Pee-wee Herman, is turning 60 years old today. And, according to this photo gallery, it’s serious business. As a huge fan of Pee-wee, I would encourage everyone to read 10 Facts About Pee-wee Herman and check out more information [...]

Now That’s One Good Looking Steampunk Bike

I’m not sure if you’re supposed to call this a bicycle or a tricycle, since it has two wheels in the back; regardless, it is one beautiful piece of vehicular art.   Created by Roger Wood of Klockwerks, it was made for a show involving kinetic sculptures, and it’s safe to say that his Steampunk bike was [...]

Pee Wee’s Playhouse in Amigurumi

The Pee Wee’s Playhouse set was pretty cute already, but when handcrafted at home, it’s downright adorable. Better still, you can even have your own version at home and this Jambi even comes with an interchangeable screen. Link Via CraftZine

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter

If you’re into following people (or magazines) on Twitter, follow us! Let us know that you did and we’ll follow you right back. We have quite a time over there. Pee-wee approves.

Typographic Movie Posters

Designer Jerod Gibson has created a bunch of movie posters that feature an iconic image from the film filled with its best one-liners and quotes. He has more than 30 available, but my favorites are Ghostbusters, The Hangover, Office Space and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. But it’s the Star Wars set I’m snatching up as a birthday [...]

The Most Memorable ’80s Theme Songs

Video Link Flavorwire has assembled a list of the most memorable ’80s TV theme songs ever, including the one to Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, written by Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh and crooned (screeched?) by Cyndi Lauper, who goes by “Ellen Shaw” in the credits. I warn you, though, don’t follow the link unless you’re prepared to get one of [...]

25 Scariest Moments From Non-Horror Movies

IFC compiled a list unlike everybody else’s list this year, regarding scary movies. Sometimes, as you’re watching a comedy, science fiction, or drama flick, they pull a fast one on you, and the next thing you know you’re jumping out of your seat. For instance, the “Large Marge” scene from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. “When they [...]