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Optimus Prime before He Was Famous

Optimus Prime wasn’t always the leader of the Autobots. Long before he took the Matrix of Leadership, he worked his way through college armed with a fryer and a griddle. You can see more pictures of this outstanding custom figure at the link. Link (Google Translate) -via Kotaku

Tony Blair briefed on alien defence policy

The former Prime Minister received a full MoD briefing after expressing concerns over UFO disclosure. In 1998 Nick Redfern wrote to Number 10 requesti…

Pokémon Eye Makeup and Much, Much More

Would you like for your eyes to look like Optimus Prime? How about Fluttershy? Or Sailor Jupiter? Whatever your pop culture tastes, deviantART member nazarra has the right eye shadowing for you. Her specialty is Pokémon, as you can see from the over one hundred different eye makeup designs that she’s created for the franchise. Gallery [...]

Russian SAS targeted Margaret Thatcher

The former British Prime Minister was the target of an assassination plot during the Cold War. Soviet special forces were tasked with targeting Thatch…

Margaret Thatcher Does Not Need Your Karate Ladies

Margaret Thatcher is all over the news this week as we approach the release of The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep. Here’s a good story about the former Prime Minister from an article we ran on her last year. In 1979, Margaret Thatcher attended an economic summit in Japan. She was still a fairly new prime [...]

Stitchwork Optimus Prime Actually Transforms

Optimus Prime is the Chosen One, and into him shall be stitched the Matrix of Leadership. Lord Libidan made this Optimus Prime model using plastic canvas. Thanks to his clever use of magnets, it actually transforms. Link -via Feeling Stitchy

The Top 10 Best Modern Literary Love Stories

When people talk about literary loves, they mention Rhett and Scarlet, Heathcliff and Catherine, or Romeo and Juliet. It’s about time some more modern love stories joined them. The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog assembled a list of modern novels with great love stories. If you haven’t read these, this might be the nudge you [...]

No Karate Ladies for Margaret Thatcher

On this date in 1979, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister. Here’s an excerpt from an article we ran on Thatcher last year. In 1979, Margaret Thatcher attended an economic summit in Japan. She was still a fairly new prime minister when she headed to Tokyo, and her hosts were a bit apprehensive about [...]

Junktimus Prime

Rachel Blackman made this Optimus Prime model out of scrap metal for the Fremont Solstice Festival. Kind of dieselpunk, don’t you think? Link via Walyou

Dr. Who Sells Computers

Here’s a treat — in 1980, Prime Computer (aka PR1ME Computer if you were totally awesome) hired actors Tom Baker and Lalla Ward (then playing Dr. Who and Romana on the BBC’s Dr. Who series) to promote Prime Computers in TV ads. Below is a video compiling all the ads. Dr. Who was a particularly [...]