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Toto, The Wizard of Oz Dog (1932-1945)

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Contrary to popular belief, the little black Cairn terrier who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was not named Toto. That is, until The Wizard of Oz became so popular that almost everyone forgot what her original [...]

A Song About Bacon

(YouTube link) The Meat Wizard sings about bacon in an animated tribute to the salty little pig strip from Jonti Picking of Weebl’s Stuff. -via The Daily What

11 Harry Potter Facts From Our Amazing Fact Generator

In the Harry Potter universe, the famous boy wizard was born on July 31, 1980, which would make him a man wizard in his early thirties. (J.K. Rowling’s birthday is also today.) To celebrate his 32nd birthday and her 47th, here are some Potter-related facts from our Amazing Fact Generator. Getty Images 1. Michael Jackson wanted to [...]

11 Harry Potter Facts From the Amazing Fact Generator

In the Harry Potter universe, the famous boy wizard was born on July 31, 1980, which would make him a man wizard in his early thirties today. To celebrate his 32nd birthday, here are some Potter-related facts from our Amazing Fact Generator. Getty Images 1. Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical version of Harry Potter and [...]

If the Wizard of Oz Was Set in China

We all know The Wizard of Oz started out in Kansas, but what if it was transported to China? Billy Nunez’s wonderful illustrations featuring tigers, samurais and more are a great interpretation of what might have been. Link Via io9

Oz Passport – Pocket Notebook

Oz Passport – Pocket Notebook Getting to Oz used to be quite an ordeal (traveling by tornadoes ain’t what it used to be!), but if your travel brings you to places that made you realize you aren’t in Kansas anymore, you need this Oz Passport Pocket Notebook to keep a journal. It’s also great as a convenient [...]

Wicked Witch of the East Cupcake

This simple but clever cupcake made me giggle. Kelly’s overturned cupcake crushed the Wicked Witch of the East, just as Dorothy’s house did in The Wizard of Oz. Link -via Super Punch | Baker’s Website

The Wizard of Oz Potatoheads

The Wizard of Oz Potatoheads | $59.95 Mr. Potatohead comes in a Wizard of Oz flavor! This Mr. Potatohead Wizard of Oz set comes with four 5″ tall Mr. Potatohead figures dressed as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. And they’re available now from the NeatoShop! If you’re a real Wizard of [...]

A Solemn Hanukkah

(YouTube link) From the remark about the hostages in Iran, I suspect this is from 1979 or 1980. The younger son grew up to host a website dedicated to photobombs. -Thanks, Comedy Wizard!

The Wizard T-Shirt Pays Homage to NES Power Glove and Harry Potter

Remember the 1989 The Wizard about the greatest NES game player in the world, starring Fred Savage? (There’s a memorable scene where the coolest kid on the block, Lucas Barton, says how he loves the Power Glove … it’s so bad). Well, fast forward to 2011 and our pal Nerd Approved has got the T-shirt in [...]