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Thoughts on Cosby Sweaters

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Paging Dr. Huxtable

Bill Cosby, everyone’s favorite TV dad, finally shares his thoughts on “Cosby Sweaters”.

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The Other Nominees For Best Animated Short

A few weeks ago I linked to Disney’s Paperman, which is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short. Now, here is a post that has all of the nomined films on one page for you to watch. There’s even one from The Simpsons.

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Finally A Cat Post I Can Geek Out About

I’m not a cat person. I have no qualms about admitting that. So, I don’t get a lot of cat posts I see on the internet. But I am a Hobbit person (meaning I’m a fan, not a Hobbit). So I have to give credit where credit is due. This cat home is awesome.

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The Con Man Who Made the Same Movie Over & Over

No, I’m not talking about [Insert Your Least Favorite Filmmaker Here]. Melton Barker actually made the same movie dozens and dozens of time over the years, each time filling the heads of those in a new small town with dreams of movie stardom.

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Well, What If There Is No Tomorrow? There Wasn’t One Today.

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the release of Groundhog Day. In an early draft of the script one of Phil’s ex-girlsfriends was shown to have placed a curse on him that caused him to be trapped in his time loop.

Also: Vulture shares 20 thoughts on the film.

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It Was Also Honest Abe’s B-Day

Yesterday was Abraham Lincoln's birthday. You obviously know he was President, but you might not have known that he once almost participated in a gun duel with a political rival.

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This is Only A Test

This 1922 Kodachrome test footage is wonderful to watch.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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