AV Club
AV Club

For Those Who Love Kids

AV Club
AV Club

Talking With the Kids

If you were a fan of The Kids in the Hall, you will enjoy this oral history.

Wanna see one of my favorite Kids sketches ever? Will do.

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He Lives On Through His Words

Be moved by 12 pieces of wisdom from the late Nelson Mandela.

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The Critics Are Alive...

With the sound of whining. So, a lot of people don’t like Maria von Trapp with a Southern drawl. This rundown of what went right and what went wrong is pretty amusing.

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Gifts for the Explorer In Your Life

Anyone with a sense of adventure and a taste for danger will love these things.

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Are You A '90s Movies Expert?

Prove it with this GIF quiz. I missed one and I swear I misclicked it. Honest!

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Wrap Your Brain Around This

There’s a brand new Reddit page with a stated mission to “Help people achieve mental clarity.” Sounds like a good pursuit. And, while it’s not affiliated with us, we do dig the name. You’ll definitely find some interesting and thought-provoking stuff posted there.

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Caveat Emptor

When you’re paying $750 for an Xbox One on eBay, be sure that what you’re buying is not just a PICTURE of an Xbox One.

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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