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January 3rd, 2008

Top 15 Amazing Coincidences. As luck would have it, I was looking for this when I found it!
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What's really going on when we dream? A Harvard psychologist says dreams are really just thinking in a different biochemical state.
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What I learned about network television at Dateline NBC. "Networks are built on the assumption that audience size is what matters most. Content is secondary; it exists to attract passive viewers who will sit still for advertisements."
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Could you pass eight grade science? Take the quiz! I made an A, partially because I help my fifth-grader study these exact things for her science class.
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Fark Headlines of the Year. The highest award for the lowest form of humor. I still love puns.
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A man of many words. Except they are all the same.
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The rock "˜n' roll bridge. If you've never seen the video of the Tacoma Narrows bridge breaking up in 1940, you are in for a eye-opening experience.

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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