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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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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published
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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published. The erroneous reports gave us some enduring celebrity quotes.
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Looking Like a Flapper Meant a Diet of Celery and Cigarettes. For freedom-loving women of the Roaring Twenties, it was worth it to ditch the corset.

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7 Split-Second Movie Jokes You Totally Missed. Production designers know that only avid fans will ever find them on their own.

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Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World. You don't want to spend too much time staring at them.

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What Would A Guitar Sound Like If You Played 37 Guitar Pedals All At Once? Samuraiguitarist Steve Onotera decided to find out.

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Eddie Putera Recreates People’s Childhood Memories With Realistic Dioramas. His attention to detail is a real delight.

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The Hidden Dangers of Flexible Work Hours. When you can work any time, you risk ending up working all the time.

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38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays. We are still learning about them 402 years after his death.

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