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11 Rock Star Cameos in TV Shows

From Davy Jones on The Brady Bunch to (Cow)Boy George on The A-Team, here are some of the more memorable musician TV cameos. 1. Davy Jones on The Brady Bunch Marcia’s all-out campaign to get the Monkees singer to perform at her prom yields a kiss on the cheek, a date, and a specially dedicated song. “Thank [...]

Dietribes: Yogurt Made Me Cultured

• Believe it or not, the Bible mentions yogurt in Genesis, where Abraham fed it to his guests. The history of yogurt is a long one – Assyrians ate it for health, and John Harvey Kellogg encouraged yogurt enemas at the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan (though the less said about that the better). • But yogurt has [...]

7 Memorable TV Bosses

Happy National Boss Day! The holiday was first celebrated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski. She felt bad about forgetting her boss’s birthday, so she registered the date as a holiday. (Her boss was also her dad.) Since it’s Saturday and lots of folks won’t be hanging out at the office, we thought we’d round [...]

If the Internet Always Told the Truth

The 2009 Ricky Gervais movie The Invention of Lying imagined a world in which everyone always told the truth and lying (for good or ill) had never existed. Jon Wolf of College Humor has created a series of graphics illustrating an Internet in which everyone always told the truth, including the hot girl on Facebook [...]

The Quick 10: Why a Typo Caused Popeye to Eat Spinach and Other Popeye Facts

Yesterday was a big day in Hollywood – it was the Golden Globes, sure (did you love Ricky Gervais or think he dropped the ball?), but it was also the anniversary of the first time the world was introduced to a beloved cartoon – Popeye. To celebrate the famous spinach-swilling seadog, here are a few [...]

A Celebrity Lullaby From Ricky Gervais

If you’re having trouble sleeping tonight in anticipation of Christmas morning, perhaps this clip of Ricky Gervais singing Elmo a celebrity lullaby will help. Here are some of the fun Sesame Street articles we posted this year: 9 Muppets Kicked Off Sesame Street * R2-D2, GOB Bluth & Other Fictional Folks Who Stopped by Sesame Street * 8 Memorable Sesame Street [...]

8 Memorable Sesame Street Celebrity Cameos

Over 400 celebrities have guest starred on Sesame Street, including actors, musicians, writers, politicians and athletes. The upcoming 40th season will feature appearances by Adam Sandler, Matthew Fox, Ricky Gervais, Judah Friedlander, both Gyllenhaals, Paul Rudd and Michelle Obama. Here are a few memorable guest spots from the first 39 years. 1. James Earl Jones Scares [...]

The Quick Eight: Eight Author-Musicians

Sometimes, people are just so creative and full of thoughts that a single outlet for creativity is simply not enough. This does not apply to me. The only instrument I can wail on is the kind that limits you to five plastic buttons for your “notes.” These eight authors, however, like to put [...]