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The 2012 Presidential Debate Drinking Game

The first presidential debate is tonight at 9PM Eastern (6PM Pacific). If you’ll be watching for fun, you might want to keep an eye out for cues to take another drink. Watch out if you’re playing for real, because the items on the list might make you totally unable to work tomorrow! 6. A Candidate Thanks [...]

The Terrifying Playgrounds and Other Innovations Coming to Our Future

What technology and innovation will tomorrow bring? All you have to do is take a look at this feature over at The New York Times, titled 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow. I’m particularly [...]

Map of Thanksgiving Dinner

Tomorrow, we scale the Western Stuffing Slope and conquer the Sweet Potato Peak! Just in time for Turkey Day, Grant Snider of Incidental Comics gives us this handy Map of Thanksgiving Dinner. View the larger size here: Link [...]

Freddie Mercury in LEGO

It’s hard to believe, but tomorrow will mark twenty years since Freddie Mercury died. Ochre Jelly pays tribute to the Queen singer with a likeness in LEGO, plus a post about Mercury’s life and accomplishments. Warning: autoplay music video. Link

A Few Tech Tidbits

Here are a few cool tech tidbits I recently discovered and wanted to share with my _flossers. 1. Gmail Knows All The other day I was sending someone an e-mail with an attachment. As you see in the screen grab, I wrote the words “I’m attaching…” in the e-mail. Google now scans your e-mail for such keywords [...]

Sleep at Work

Miss Cellania has scheduled tomorrow morning’s Neatorama staff meeting for only three hours, but we all know that’s an optimistic estimate. I’d better come prepared, and thanks to this design by Kawamura Ganjavian, I can. Here’s how the “Ostrich” works: OSTRICH offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at [...]

Razzie Nominations

We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see what movies are nominated for the Oscars, but the 2010 Razzie nominations are out. Who will win the awards for the worst movies of the year? The nominees for Worst Picture are: ‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ ‘The Last Airbender’ ‘The Bounty Hunter’ ‘Sex & The City 2′ ‘Vampires Suck’ Have you seen these movies? [...]


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The Late Movies: Letterman’s Monologue

I’m heading out to Cleveland tomorrow morning for a visit to our Midwest headquarters (and new retail store), and I still need to pack. So tonight’s Late Movies post has been hastily assembled. Also, there’s only one of them, making the ‘Movies’ part misleading. Anyway, here’s David Letterman explaining what’s going on at NBC. He [...] presents HDYK?

It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, starting tomorrow! Never mind that it’s another holiday week. Who’s up for another round of HDYK, staring tomorrow at 12pm ET? If you’re not a Fan of our Facebook page, be sure to add us so we can keep you updated, and you can get in on some pretty [...]