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The Missing Links: Confounding Fortunes

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Oh Great Fortune Cookie, Show Us the Way

Or baffle the heck out of us. That works too.

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Yesterday Was the Day For Love

And now, back to the heartache, thanks to this great super cut of cinematic rejections.

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For All Your Finicky Rockstar Contract Rider Needs

This machine sorts them for you.

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The Search For Unattainable Pop Art

The AV Club has a great list of the long lost artifacts of pop culture.

And, for what it’s worth, I’ve been looking for a copy of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High book for a long time. Let me know if you have one.

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All of the Sudden Star Wars Is Geeky

The galaxy far, far away somehow becomes even more sci-fi brainy when you start breaking down plot points and evaluating their scientific merits.

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An Earth-Like Planet Is Really Close to Us

Well, it’s 13 light years from us. But considering the vastness of space, that’s just a hop, skip and a jump away.

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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked. There are 79 to choose from, with critiques.

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Academic Publishing is Headed for a Day of Reckoning. When you must pay to publish and then pay to read, how can we afford to learn science?

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12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters. The creators have been asked time and time again where they got their ideas, and the answers range from goofy (literally) to sublime.

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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone. It's become an arms race for unnecessary job credentials.

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2017 is the Year that Computers Became Phones. The way people use technology is driving the design of the modern desktop and laptop.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. The mathematical sketch was a personal note that became one of the artist's most famous works.

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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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