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Alduin the World Eater Dragon Cake

Believe it or not, this picture is of a birthday cake! Alduin is a dragon character from the video game world of Skyrim. Vera at Baking Obsession made this cake for her son Tim’s birthday. It was made of four 13?x18? sheets of chocolate cake, soaked in strawberry syrup, and sandwiched with bittersweet strawberry ganache (5 [...]

The Quick 10: The 10 Best Characters You’ve Never Seen

Sometimes the characters we don’t see end up having the most impact… and sometimes they’re just a good running joke for a sitcom. Check out these 10 characters from film, television and literature who were often referenced but never seen. 1. Godot from Waiting for Godot. In Samuel Beckett’s classic, two men spend two days (wait [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Need to Know About Norm

You know, Norm Peterson, as in, “NORM!” from that bar where everybody knows your name. George Wendt’s birthday is this weekend, so what better way to celebrate than with a few facts about everyone’s favorite barfly from Cheers? 1. Norm’s full name is Hillary Norman Peterson, which his wife Vera let slip to Rebecca once. Norm [...]

5 Things You Don’t Know About Vladimir Nabokov

You may know him as the author of such masterpieces as Lolita, Pale Fire, and Pnin, but how well do you know Vladimir Nabokov? Here are five things you might not have known about the man who described himself by saying, “I am an American author, born in Russia, educated in England, where I studied [...]