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The Late Movies: TMBG's Venue Songs

I've been a fan of They Might be Giants for about as long as I've been a fan of music in general, but despite the already-enormous body of work they've generated in the last 20 years, they only seem to be getting more prolific. Back in the 80s, they wrote and performed short songs into their answering machine, and thus Dial-a-Song was born. They've made albums about the states, the presidents, an album designed to be played while reading a specific issue of McSweeney's (a song for every story), several albums of children's songs, and during a 2004 tour, they wrote a performed a new song for every venue along the way. The best of them were compiled into an album called Venue Songs, and music videos for each of them were created, all "hosted" by John Hodgman. A testament to a band with endless creative energy, here they are, in order -- the venue songs.

Dallas: Trees

Albany: the Egg

Hollywood: House of Blues

Anaheim: House of Blues

Vancouver

Pittsburgh

Asheville: the Orange Peel

Glasgow: the Garage

Charlottesville: Star Hill Music Hall

Asbury Park

Brooklyn

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Finding Art in Everyday Sights
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Artist Paul Gledhill "draws on" everyday sights for inspiration. See more on Instagram.

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Can You Find the Money in Santa’s Sack in This Hidden Image Puzzle?
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Vouchercloud, a website and app for online deals, brings us this holiday-themed test of your vision just in time for Christmas. Hidden among all the identical Santa Clauses carrying sacks of presents, one financially-savvy Santa is carrying a big sack of money. Can you figure out where he is? (Warning: Spoilers below.)

Spot him yet? If you’re stumped, check out the solution below. If this one was a breeze for you, try out a few more hidden-object puzzles here, here, and here. Or if you’re looking for something with a little more real-life relevancy, try to figure out where the snake is in this photo. Happy hunting!

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