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A Brief History of Nerds

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Disney

If you haven't see the Disney short "Paperman," get thee to it! Lovely animation (CG made to look hand drawn) and a cute story.
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Very informative regarding the rise of the nerds: A Brief History Of Nerds In Pop Culture (the comments are absolutely worth reading. And according to their diagram, I am apparently a geek).
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For Occupy Conan, some very talented fans sent in recreated clips from the show that were edited together to form an episode. Laughing Squid has the full episode, plus a link to all of the clips used.
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Shattering your dreams, one picture set at a time: the before and after special effects from various notable scenes.
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From the Annals of Too Much Time: what do 60,000 dominoes falling sound like?
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Need to get away? How about taking a tour of Mars? (or part of it). Greeley Haven is the winter workplace for the Mars Rover.
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Animals are not great athletes you say? Surely you jest! Here is a supercut of Great Moments in Animal Sports (Dear Lord these movies …)
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Not for the squeamish, here are 10 astonishing (and pretty gross) examples of bizarre parasitic life cycles.
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Literally Unbelievable tracks Facebook users serious comments about fake articles/headlines from The Onion. I don't know what is sadder about this, the fact that people would believe these things are true, or that news is such that they very well could be.
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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