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8 Sounds That Are Trademarked

Most of us are aware that you can trademark a slogan, a logo, and a name, but did you know that it is also possible to trademark a sound? Of course, in order to get approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, said sound must “uniquely identify the commercial origin of the product [...]

Mister Rogers’ Epic 9-Part, 4.5-Hour Interview

In 1999, Karen Herman interviewed Fred Rogers for the Archive of American Television. The resulting nine-part (roughly four-and-a-half hour) interview spans the career of the man we’ve come to know as Mister Rogers. Throughout, Rogers conveys the same gentle, honest wisdom we all expect from the best neighbor ever. It’s truly a [...]

18 Independent Artists at Comic Con 2012

Back in 2010, we introduced you to some of the many talented artists at the San Diego Comic Con. So how have things changed in the last two years? For one thing, there are even more talented artists setting up shop at the convention these days. Here are a few of the many amazing artists [...]

11 Country Stars and Their Cookbooks

1. Kitty Wells Country Kitchen Cookbook by Kitty Wells (1964) The Queen of Country Music published three volumes of cookery over thirty years. In addition to down-home delights like 7-Up Poundcake (which contains a full can of the soda), she also offered Tex-Mex and Hawaiian recipes. 2. Cooking With Kenny Rogers by Kenny Rogers (1987) Rogers was a [...]

Mister Rogers’s Symphony of Science

(Video Link) John Boswell, the audio mixer behind the Symphony of Science series, autotuned scenes from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to promote childhood curiosity. There was only one Fred Rogers in the world. We shall not see his like again. -via Flavorwire

Live Action Mega Man X Vs. Protoman Fan Film

(YouTube Link) This slick looking Megan Man X fan film was brought to life by Olan Rogers, who spent a mere $700 on the entire production. The costumes alone look like they cost more than seven hundred bucks, and yet the average budget of B-movies like Sharktopus is well over a million dollars. Take note, budding filmmakers-it’s [...]

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers!

Tuesday would have been Mister Rogers’ 84th birthday. Here are some clips to celebrate our favorite neighbor. Our first video is from 1969, when Fred Rogers went before the Senate to plead for a $20 million grant for public broadcasting, which was in danger of being sliced in half. Watch him seal the deal. Here’s his intro [...]

How Mister Rogers Saved the VCR

In 1984, a landmark case laid down a controversial law regarding technology and copyright infringement. Here’s a look back at the “Betamax Case,” including the role Mister Rogers played in the Supreme Court’s decision. FRED PROUSER/REUTERS/Landov For many years in the pre-DVD, pre-streaming era, the Betamax, Sony’s prototype videotape player-recorder, was a punch line. A piece [...]

Christmas Blogs and Other Niche Blogs

It’s not hard to find Christmas blogs. It is, however, hard to find Christmas blogs that are still active, really dedicated to Christmas, and aren’t trying to sell you something. I’ve found an interesting few for your perusal, although I feel this is only scratching the surface. Mistletunes is dedicated to Christmas music, particularly the rock-and-roll [...]

A Truly Memorable Wedding

Mike and Nancy Rogers were to be married in the main lodge at White Point Beach Resort in Nova Scotia. However, that building was on fire, so they held the ceremony in another resort building. But the happy couple took the opportunity to pose for a wedding portrait in front of the conflagration. That’s one [...]