Selling Star Wars in 1976

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Watch Dorky Young Mark Hamill Trying to Promote Star Wars in 1976. Selling an action-adventure film to a science fiction crowd was not easy.

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The Ultimate Guide to Live TV Streaming. Meaning TV on the internet; you already know how to use a television set.

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One Moment in Time. These guys’ pro sports careers were unexceptional … except for that one big moment of glory.

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A Text Conversation Shows the Necessity of Teaching Basic Life Skills in School. When his sink malfunctioned, Dad just laughed at his incompetence and rejoiced that he had a new girlfriend.

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When a Magician’s Curse Swung Boxing’s Biggest Bout. Tiger Jack Fox should've won the 1939 light heavyweight championship, but superstition stepped in.

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A New Story by the Master of Hardboiled Detective Fiction. A short story Dashiell Hammett wrote for an obscure magazine was only rediscovered in September of 2017.

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House of Cards is Not Over After All. The series will continue for its sixth season, without Kevin Spacey.

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11 Tips for Checking Things Off Your Holiday To-Do List In Record Time. You won't regret getting a little more organized.

Total Recall: How to Master the Art of Memorization

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How to Memorize Like a Champion. Some tips from a four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship.

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Time-Restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Their Diet. A later breakfast and earlier supper seems to work, if you can stick with it.

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When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing. The Soviets controlled a 1985 Latvian song and dance festival, but the seeds of revolution were sown with a folk song.

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How Cauliflower Took Over Your Pizza, Your Kitchen, and the World. It's a vegetable that can stand in for almost any other food.

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The Secret Rooftop Farms You Can Visit Above Parisian Department Stores. Take a tour of an organic farm even the store employees below didn't know about.

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American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat. A lot can change at home when an American lives in Paris for ten years.

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There's a Cat Butt in the Captain Marvel Poster. It's no accident; he's an important character in the comic books.

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11 Things You Might Not Know About The Monkees. The music group made for TV became a real band.

Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France

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Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France. It worked, as the alternative to aging is early death.

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The Finalists have Been Selected for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The winners will be announced November 15 at the awards ceremony.

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Carl Sagan's Problems With Plato. Sagan thought observable facts should shape philosophy; Plato, not so much.

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The Hidden Limits of the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Every buffet restaurant has a story about people who eat more than should be humanly possible, but dealing with them is a delicate balance of economics and reputation.

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You Have Teamwork and Courage and Magic in Your Blood. Blair Braverman's puppies helped to clean up fallen branches in the yard, so she told them a bedtime story about their heroic grandfather.

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11 Horrible Jokes Restaurant Servers Have Heard a Million Times. And more importantly, what they really think when they hear them.

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Science Fair is Full of Cocky Girl Geniuses—and It's Glorious. The new documentary is about smart, ambitious science students, and the girls steal the show.

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What’s the Difference Between a Pirate and a Buccaneer? The terms were not originally interchangeable.

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