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Geek Tyrant

Movie Technology We Need

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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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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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