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Mr. Ed Has Been in the Liquor Cabinet Again

(YouTube link) A Grand Theft Auto mod lets you play the game as a horse. No good could ever come of letting a horse loose behind the wheel of a convertible, I said, and I was right. All this needs is a clip of “Oh, Wilbur!” and a whinny at the end. -via Metafilter

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in August

National Underwear Day/Getty Images At first glance, August might seem light on the holiday offerings. We dug a little deeper to find a healthy helping of celebrations to help you beat the heat. 1. August 1st: National Girlfriends Day Rest easy, boyfriends of the world, this holiday has nothing to do with you. National Girlfriends Day honors [...]

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sad Readers

Sad news, detectives. Donald J. Sobol, the creator of Encyclopedia Brown, passed away on July 11 at the age of 87. Sobol wrote 28 books starring 10-year-old Leroy Brown, with the next one, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme, scheduled to come out this fall. In honor of Sobol, here are a [...]

The Late Movies: Into The Air

Today marks the 109th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Tonight’s installment of the Late Movies takes a (light-hearted) look at some famous pop culture scenes inspired by leaving the bonds of Earth for the heavens above. To lead us off this evening, here is the very famous cockpit scene from [...]

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines

Tomorrow marks the 106th anniversary of man’s affair with flight. Orville and Wilbur Wright developed fixed wing aircraft, as well as the controls that provide heavier-than-air powered flight. On December 17, 1903, the brothers took their Wright Flyer I to Kitty Hawk flatland, and after many attempts succeeded in their quest for flight. Following repairs, the [...]

10 Geeky Laws That Should Exist

Matt Blum of Wired’s GeekDad blog came up with a list of 10 geeky laws that should exist, but for some inexplicable reason, do not (at least, they didn’t until now). For example: 1. Munroe’s Law: A person in a geeky argument who can quote xkcd to support his position automatically wins the argument. This law [...]

Ten Pigs We Love

Pop culture is full of cute, smart, and talented pigs that we love. Sure, you adore bacon, but this list is going whole hog! One thing you won’t find here is swine flu, because we don’t love that. 10. Pink Floyd’s Flying Pig How about swine flew? First appearing on the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album [...]