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From NASCAR Drivers to William Faulkner: A Brief History of Snubbing the President

Four out of twelve NASCAR drivers who were invited to meet President Obama at the White House this evening have declined to attend, citing scheduling conflicts—and sparking a nationwide gossip-fest. Refusing an invitation to visit the most powerful man in the world at his giant white mansion in the middle of the nation’s capital is, [...]

History, Celebrity, and Literary Dolls

Debbie Ritter at Uneek Doll Designs captures real people in doll form in a way in which anyone would recognize them. Each is hand-painted one at a time, and the selection is incredible! Where else could you get a doll that looks like Percy Shelley or Willie Nelson or Teddy Roosevelt? Pictured here are Thomas [...]

Edward Reid: Britain’s Got Talent Susan Boyle 2.0?

For his Britain’s Got Talent 2011 audition, 35-year-old drama teacher Edward Reid sings an old classic we all know and love, but with a twist … Check out why he’s been called Susan Boyle 2.0: Link [YouTube]

The Late Movies: Clips That Made Me Smile

If you had a rough day and need a smile, tonight’s Late Movies are for you. (Though if you had a great day and want to keep those good feelings going, you’ll enjoy them, too.) We’ve featured some of these on the blog before, but now they’re all in one place. My wife sent me this [...]