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The Late Movies: Late Night Hosts on Late Night Shows That Aren’t Their Own

In need of content during the 2007-2008 Writer’s Guild of America strike, comedians Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien created an elaborate faux feud to attract viewers, which culminated in a mock battle between the three hosts on the set of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Though perhaps the most elaborate, this was far [...]

Hilarious Stephen Colbert LEGO Sculpture

LEGO artist/designer Nathan Sawaya, known for his life-sized LEGO sculpture of Conan O’Brien and amazingly detailed gray brick version of Mount Rushmore, has unveiled his newest brick-terpiece: a bust of Stephen Colbert! Check out these and other awesome LEGO sculptures at the link. Link -via Urban Vinyl Daily http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/stephen-colbert-from-legos-and-other-l ego-sculptures-by-nathan-sawaya

The Quick 10: Everybody’s Looking Forward to the Weekend, Weekend

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. If you don’t hate me just for even typing those words, you will when you go through today’s Quick 10. There have been so many spoofs of Rebecca Black’s disaster-slash-smash hit that I decided to round up some of the best ones in one convenient spot for [...]

Predicting the Future (or at Least Predicting Where Naked People Are)

In his article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Daryl Bem recalls a scene from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass between Alice and the White Queen. Alice complains that “one cannot believe impossible things,” and the White Queen retorts, “I daresay you haven’t had much practice. When I was your age, I [...]

The Quick 10: Pam Anderson: Literary Genius (and Nine Other Celeb Authors)

It seems like once you’re a celebrity, you can pursue any venture you want to whether you have the talent for it or not (Lauren Conrad, anyone?). But there are a few stars out there who really are multi-talented. There are a few of those on this list… and a few of the former. 1. [...]

Funny Posters at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

Photo: Kevin H. [Flickr] I’m sure most of you are aware of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, as hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I’ll leave the political pontifications to other sites, and focus on the very, very funny posters pool at Flickr.

Neil deGrasse Tyson “Not the Boss of the Solar System,” Says News Industry

I’ll be writing about The Pluto Files, a NOVA program coming in March, over the next couple of weeks. But I thought I’d point you to this breaking news — in the video below, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Brian Williams, and Diane Sawyer have a thing or two to say about Neil deGrasse Tyson demoting [...]

GJ 1214b, the Earthlike Exoplanet

Astronomers are identifying more and more exoplanets, planets that exist in other star systems besides ours. Of the hundreds of exoplanets we know of, the one that most resembles earth is called GJ 1214b. It can be studied because it is only 42 light years away. Based on its radius and mass — about 2.7 and [...]

9 Spiders and the Stars They Were Named For

When I read that a new spider species was named Heteropoda davidbowie in honor of David Bowie, it reminded me of several other celebrities whose names were enshrined in taxonomy because there are so many new spiders being discovered as distinct species. With a little digging, even more star spiders turned up! 1. David Bowie German arachnologist [...]