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TripAdvisor Review of Mars

HAL 9000 posted this TripAdvisor review of the planet Mars by a user named Curiosity. I don’t think he’s having a good time. Link-Thanks, Marilyn Terrell!

The Best Book Review Money Can Buy

"Five Star!" the book review gushes, but deep down, you wonder whether it’s real. Welcome to the world of fake book review service, where enthusiastic reviews are bought and sold like any other two-bit [...]

Why Microsoft Fell Behind: Bureaucracy

Long before Apple got its mojo back, the king of the technology hill was Microsoft. Microsoft simply dominated the PC industry, but it has recently fallen back. It (almost) missed the Internet Revolution, had a [...]

Drunk Texts from Famous Authors

Because I could not stop for beer, it kindly stopped for me. Jessie Gaynor of The Paris Review imagined intoxicated text messages from famous authors including Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Dan Brown and others. Link -via Nag on the Lake

Reliving The Year In Lego

There are always tons of articles featuring the year in the review at the end of December, but for those of you who like to recall events in true geek style, don’t miss this great gallery featuring major 2011 events in Legos. Link Via Geeks Are Sexy

60 Second Review of iOS5

My son, Jack, is at it again with a new video review over on GeekDad. It’s safe to say that this is the shortest review of Apple’s new operating system that you’ll ever watch. And that will make more sense only after you view the video.

Dot Dot Dot: Epic Game Review Animated

When Mick Lauer (Newgrounds user RicePirate) discovered a review of the satirical Super PSTW Action RPG Flash game by irritated gamer axman13 and voice track by Deven Mack (D-Mac-Double), he was compelled to turn this epic review into a super epic animation. Behold, Dot Dot Dot: Watch it and weep: Link [YouTube Clip]

Required Viewing: “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” 70-min Critique

Over the past week, I’ve been told over and over to watch this series of videos, but resisted until the weekend. I mean, how could it truly be so awesome? I don’t care about Star Wars, why would I find this funny? 70 minutes? How could I find time for this? I can now only [...]

Ancient Egyptians tormented by bad teeth

A review of studies performed on Egyptian mummies over the past 30 years has revealed that the ancient Egyptians suffered from a plethora of denta…

2009’s Best in Children’s Book Illustrations

Illustration by Shaun Tan The Book Review has an annual roundup of the best in children’s books from an illustrative point. Books for kids are crucial for learning the language, and if you can lure them in with outstanding visuals, all the better. NYT has the ten best, including this one from Shaun Tan’s “Tales From [...]