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The Missing Links: T.Hanks A Lot

Trampoline Bridge! Oh. My. God. Trampoline Bridge. Tram. Po. Line. Bridge. That makes me feel like this. Speaking of The Simpsons… * Happy 55th Birthday, Dan Castellaneta Celebrate the birth of the voice of Homer Simpson by discovering four Simpsons controversies that didn’t end in lawsuits. * T.Hanks for the Great Costume Ideas This clip from The Colbert Report is [...]

Teddy Roosevelt’s Historic Losing Streak Is Over

Getty Images After more than 500 losses, Teddy Roosevelt has finally won his first Presidents Race. (Yes, the Rough Rider won the 1904 presidential election, but until today, he had never won the Washington Nationals’ mid-game Presidents Race.) On the final day of baseball’s regular season, Teddy came from behind to beat his fellow Rushmores – George [...]

Air Force One

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader. You’ve heard of Air Force One, but what do you really know about it? Here’s a short history of what’s now considered the “flying White House.” HOMEBOUND Nowadays we take for granted that traveling around the world is part of the president’s job. But [...]

11 Toys Worth More Than My Car

I drive a 2000 Hyundai Elantra with its factory original tape deck. It’s in “fair” shape — low miles but a lotta dents. MSRP for this thing was about $12,000, and Blue Book value is now around $3,500. Let’s take a look at some literal children’s toys that cost more than my [...]

19 Presidential Jokes for Presidential Joke Day

We often think of American presidents as butts of jokes, the muses for mockery, and the subjects of satire. But every once in awhile, our commanders-in-chief (or their speechwriters) come up with a few witty wisecracks of their own. Saturday is presidential joke day – a holiday to commemorate the fact that presidents sometimes have [...]

24 Vintage Photographs of Abe Lincoln Being Awesome

Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary John Nicolay believed that no photograph could capture Honest Abe’s essence: “There are many pictures of Lincoln,” he said, “[but] there is no portrait of him.” Over 130 photographs of Lincoln exist—here are a few you may not have crossed before. This daguerreotype, taken around 1846, is the earliest known photo [...]

Where Does Decaf Come From? …and Other Burning Questions About Coffee

Whether you take it with cream and sugar, as a latte or frappuccino- coffee can get complicated. Fortunately, mental_floss is here to unlock the mysteries of the dark drink that brightens your mornings. Q: WHERE DOES DECAFFEINATED COFFEE COME FROM? It’s pretty simple. To make decaf, you start out with regular coffee beans and then take out [...]

George Washington and Adolf Hitler Riding Dinosaurs: The Combat Game

Jurassic President. It’s a game that doesn’t exist yet, but let us hope that some prudent entertainment company takes Jude Buffum’s concept and brings it into existence. Other scenarios include Teddy Roosevelt vs. Joseph Stalin and Abraham Lincoln vs. Kaiser Wilhelm II. They’re Buffum’s contributions to the funny art show So You Created a Wormhole: [...]

Zombie Mount Rushmore Letter and Key Holder

Zombie Mount Rushmore Letter and Key Holder – $34.95 Spring is finally here. Are you dying to find a way to spruce up and organize your living space? You need the Zombie Mount Rushmore Letter and Key Holder from the NeatoShop. Nothing screams homey like decorating with zombies. Let zombified  George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, [...]

President Kennedy Riding a Robot Unicorn with a Lightsaber Horn While on the Moon Hunting Aliens

Jason Heuser, one of the great artists of our age, creates heroic images of US Presidents, including Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Roosevelt and Lincoln used guns against their foes, but Kennedy preferred cold steel. Here he is, at his finest, doing cleanup work on the moon. Link -via blastr