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Ron Swanson and Ernest Hemingway: Separated at Birth?

How does your favorite TV character stack up against their literary counterpart? Flavorwire did 10 fantasy pairings of such characters, and came up with some insights into their "wildly similar" personalities. Take, for instance, Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation and [...]

Literary Characters that Should be BFF IRL

Who would famous literary characters be best friends with, if they could select other characters from across works of fiction by other authors? Flavorwire imagined 8 such pairings, starting with this one of Holden Caulfield from [...]

What’s Your Favorite Love Song From ’80s Movies?

Quick – what’s your favorite love song from ’80s movie? Can’t pick just one? Well, neither can Emily Temple. She’s crafted this Top 10 list of Best Love Songs from ’80s Movies over at Flavorwire. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (from Dirty Dancing, of course) came in at [...]

Stories Behind Brand Mascots of Yore

Remember the Domino Pizza bringing back the Noid story we covered on Neatorama yesterday? Well, Caroline Stanley of Flavorwire got nostalgic about other popular brand mascots from her childhood and decided to rediscover fun facts from the likes of Count Chocula, the Snuggle bear, and so on. Take, for instance, the California Raisins: According to legend, these [...]

9 Things to Remember About Bobcat Goldthwait

“You can’t really pick how you’re going to be remembered,” Bobcat Goldthwait said on last month’s WTF with Marc Maron podcast. “I could cure AIDS, and my obit photo is gonna be me in a uniform going WAAAAAHH!” So what should we remember about the comedian, director, voice artist and Police Academy star? Let’s take a [...]

Niagara Falls "De-Watered"

Photo: rbglasson [Flickr] In 2009, Russ Glasson found an abandoned shoebox with photos inside of a “dewatered” Niagara Falls. The Daily Mail has the story: In June 1969, U.S. engineers diverted the flow of the Niagara River away from the American side of the falls for several months. Their plan was to remove the large amount of loose [...]

25 Facts About Your Favorite Christmas Movies

25 days ’til Christmas, 25 facts about your favorite Christmas movies. Makes sense to me! (Wait, there are only 17 days ’til Christmas? Shoot. I’ve got some shopping to do.) Anyway, enjoy these elf-sized tidbits about some of the movies you’ll catch on TV in the next couple weeks. Scrooged 1. It just goes to show you: [...]