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Geek Tyrant

Movie Technology We Need

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Geek Tyrant

Where Are All the _________?

Here are 12 movie technologies that someone needs to hurry up and invent. What is missing from this list?

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Going Up

One thing we don’t have yet that was not mentioned in that list are commercially available jetpacks. We did have a personal human helicopter prototype way back in the '50s. Check out the rare footage.

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Can You Ever Really Own Anything?

What if four great thinkers played Monopoly together? This comic answers that question.

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Game On and On and On

Here are the most addictive video games around.

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Don’t Get Started Today

There are plenty of guides that tell you how to write your novel. Here now is a guide on how not to write your novel.

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He’s Dis-Respective

Here is a sampling of the complaints filed with the FCC about the Super Bowl. And, yes, one of them refers to someone as “dis-respective”.

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As Seen on TV

And in a helluva lot of homes. These are the 10 best selling infomercial products ever.

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In A World...

Hal Douglas is one of the reasons you love movie trailers so much. He passed away recently. Check out his great work.

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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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