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Turn Your Toddler Into A Young Tom Selleck

Photo: Cheezburger Photo: piquantdesigns/Etsy Millenials may not know the name, but anyone who grew up around or before the 80s knows the name Tom Selleck, aka Magnum P.I. aka the man with the sexy moustache. Everyone should aspire to have a child as handsome as Tom, so why not give them a helping hand with an adhesive moustache [...]

A Look Back at Battle of the Network Stars

Television viewers of the late 1970s who craved a combination of amateur athletics plus celebrity skin (mixed together with more cheese than a Wisconsin souvenir shop) had to look no further than Battle of the Network Stars. Inspired somewhat by ABC’s popular Wide World of Sports Superstars—an annual competition of professional athletes competing in a [...]

11 Eye-Opening NASA Wakeup Calls

NASA has been waking up astronauts using music since the Apollo Program. Sometimes those wakeup calls get pretty weird. 1. STS-111 – “I Got You Babe” from Groundhog Day On June 19, 2002, the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour awoke to a tinny rendition of “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher, taken [...]

Raiding the Lost Ark: New Commentary on a Classic Film

In this “filmumentary,” Jamie Benning combines the entire film Raiders of the Lost Ark, behind-the-scenes footage, a transcript of an early story conference, and a series of interviews related to the movie from all the principals. What you get is a feature-length (over two hours) documentary on the film, full of fun facts (popup [...]

Tom Selleck’s Mustache Can Improve Any Movie

(Video Link) YouTube user Buchan39 has figured it out: adding Tom Selleck’s iconic mustache immediately elevates the quality of any movie. Toy Story? Check. American Beauty? Check. The Exorcist? Check. Steel Magnolias? Well, that’s not in the video, but the ’stache could only help. -via Nerd Bastards Previously: Tom Selleck Saved My Baby

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Orson Welles

You know Orson Welles was one of the most revered actors and directors of the 20th century, but how much do you know about his sketchy big break or his deft efforts to make rabbits disappear? Let’s take a look at five surprising things about Welles. 1. He Knew How to Fib Welles got his first [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sally Ride

© Kimberly White/Reuters/Corbis You know Sally Ride as the first American woman to travel into space. Today let’s take a look at five things you might now know about the astronaut. 1. She Proved There Is Such a Thing as a Stupid Question When Ride made her first space flight in 1983, she was both the first American [...]

The 11 Coolest and Weirdest Tumblr Blogs

While there are plenty of bizarre Blogger and Word Press pages, the number of off-the-wall Tumblr accounts is a little astonishing. I don’t know what it is about Tumblr, as opposed to all the other blog programs out there, but something about it just seems to inspire people to create some of the weirdest sites [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Appeared on Game Shows Pre-Stardom

Before they were stars, they were just like us – they had big dreams of Rod Roddy calling their name on The Price is Right and visions of throwing an impossible question back into the face of a stunned Alex Trebek. Here are 10 of them, some successful, some… well, not. 1. Linda Cardellini won a [...]

19 Photos of Ronald Reagan With Various Celebrities for His 100th Birthday

Former President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday is February 6th, and you can bet every media outlet will be running some sort of tribute. Now seems like a good time to bring up one of my favorite websites, the Reagan Presidential Library—specifically the MEETING WITH V.I.P.s and CELEBRITIES section of the library’s historical photo archives. It’s [...]