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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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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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