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Why We Have Personal Space

Image: WebHamster/Wikimedia Commons Feel icky when someone gets too close? Blame your brain! Turns out, the amygdala, the brain region that governs fear, is activated when someone [...]

Movie Trailer – Wreck-It Ralph

(YouTube Link) Disney’s upcoming animated feature is guaranteed to make hardcore gamers go squeee! with delight. It’s an homage to old school, quarter plunking arcade gaming called Wreck-It Ralph, and it stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jack McBrayer, to name a few stars from this amazing cast. Fans of funny are sure to find a chuckle, [...]

Jackie Gleason and The Honeymooners

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Any artist is lucky if he produces one enduring, immortal work. Jackie Gleason was to produce 39.  They were called The Honeymooners. I was October 1, 1955 and Gleason had been starring in and hosting his very popular [...]

10 Excellent Bookstore Cats

Not all bookstores have cats: the big chains don’t have cats, and some mom and pop stores keep their cats at home, so if you are allergic to cats, you can still find a place to browse for reading material. But you’ll find resident cats in many independent bookstores because they are nice to curl [...]

Whistling on My Mind

(YouTube link) Ralph ‘Whistler’ Giese performed “Georgia on My Mind” on the Detroit talk show Kelly & Company in the early ’80s. The audience reaction is priceless. See more of Giese’s video at Dailiy Picks and Flicks. Link -via Metafilter

D23 Day Two: Disney Studios Steals the Show

So, remember when I told you yesterday that I had a trio of things on tap for today? Yeah, not so much. Because of the crazy lines – you pretty much need to be at an event a good two hours before it starts if you even want a shot at getting in – we only [...]

Toilet Shot Glasses

Toilet Shot Glasses – $9.95 Toilet Shot Glasses from the NeatoShop are the perfect gift for a drinker who spends a lot of time : Doing the technicolor yawn Praying at the porcelain altar Talking to Ralph on the porcelain telephone Tossing his cookies Blowing groceries Hugging the porcelain goddess Worshiping the porcelain god Doing the liquid scream Marinading their tongue Launching lunch Impersonating The Fly Or Having [...]

In a Single Line: Stormtroopers at Breakfast

This drawing by Napoleón Vuelaenpartes is composed of a just one line, from the helmet of one Stormtrooper to the next. Imperial Breakfast sets just the right mood. “How’s the new baby, Sam?” “Not bad, Ralph, almost sleeping through the night now.” Link via Walyou

Ralph the Pelican

Ralph, an American pelican, was swept up to Halifax, Canada by Hurricane Earl last fall. He is named after the local strip bar where he landed weak and dehydrated. He’s been nursed back to health and is looking for a lift back to the U.S. as his muscles are weak after sitting around for several [...]

Time Travel Through Quantum Entanglement

If you think you’ve got a firm grasp on reality, obviously you’re not a quantum physicist. Recently, a new study by physicists in Australia revealed that quantum entanglement – a puzzling quantum physics phenomenon that Einstein himself called “spooky action at a distance” – also exists in respect to time. I’ll skip the technical explanation (not [...]