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Trash Can Handbag

Valerie S. Mann, an artist from Michigan, gives new purpose to discarded objects. Among other projects, she takes old cotton bags and turns them into eye-catching wedding dresses. This handbag, I would guess, started out as an aluminum trash can. Link -via Nag on the Lake

11 Celebrities Posing with mental_floss

Dateline: Novi, Michigan – Motor City Comic Con 2012. Your intrepid reporter and her ever-patient husband/photographer brave the hordes of Darth Vaders, Dudley Do-Rights, and Daryl Dixons to bring you 11 celebrities posing with mental_floss: 1. Sean Patrick Flanery With a name like Sean Patrick Flanery, one would presume that that Irish brogue used by The Boondock Saints’ [...]

Star Trek Engagement Ring

Have you ever been so in love that you felt like your warp core was going to breach? Then you need this custom Starfleet insignia ring by Etsy seller Valerie. It’s made of sterling silver and gold and contains a small white sapphire. Engage. Link -via Walyou

Basketball Recycled into a Handbag

Valérie Valad’s clever handbag finds a new use for a worn out basketball. This and other works by her were on exhibit at the La Galerie Végétal in Paris during the past month. Link (Google Translate) -via Handmade Charlotte

The Final Years of Curly (of Three Stooges Fame)

In 1932, Jerome Howard (soon to be universally known as “Curly”) joined the Three Stooges comedy team. He was replacing his older brother, Shemp, as the third Stooge, joining his older brother Moe and frizzly haired Larry Fine. In 1934, the team signed with Columbia Pictures and began churning out the series of comedy slapstick shorts [...]

The Late Movies: Awesome & Elaborate Marriage Proposals

About a week ago, a guy named Jamin proposed to his girlfriend Valerie at Downtown Disney with a Marvels Dance Company flash mob. The video, showing both the flash mob and Valerie’s reactions, quickly shot around the Internet, racking up more than 610,000 views in just one week. After we watched the video, we started [...]

7 TV Salary Disputes

Television salary disputes are almost as old as the Nielsen charts. Here are some examples. 1. With Friends Like These By May 2001, the original contracts of the six Friends stars had recently expired, and NBC was slated to announce its new Fall schedule to advertisers just a few days hence. Jennifer, Courteney, the two Matts, et [...]