Colin Patrick is an author and a comedian. In addition to mental_floss, he's written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Splitsider, McSweeney's, and Cracked.
2012 In Review: Mashable’s Best
It’s begun already. This is a good one though. Check out the Mashable stories you might have missed.
The 70s featured a lot more rock & roll billboards.
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To Be A Fly On the Wall
Chevy hanging with Belushi. Pee-wee and Rodney kicking it. Woody and Larry chatting. Carlin and Marx clowning around. Poehler, Arnett and Sedaris laughing. It’s awesome when comedians hang out with comedians.... READ ON
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Still Mad After All These Years
Everyone’s favorite juvenile satire rag is 60 years old. Check out the utterly thorough devotion shown on this Mad fan site and learn more about the famous Fold-In.
Carrots & Tix
How does a carrot taker tear one of these? Do they have your seat written on them? Do these qualify as sneaking food into the theatre? So many questions.
John McAfee, the computer programmer behind the antivirus software, is on the run from murder charges.
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I’m Just A Little Bit Excited For Lincoln
As the father of 3-year-old and 1-year-old boys, I only vaguely recall what the inside of a movie theatre looks like. But I made it a point almost a month ago to mark on the calendar the exact day when a fellow history nut friend of mine and I would be going to see Lincoln.
So, in my giddy anticipation of that film, I’ve been running across all kind of interesting stuff about Honest Abe. Here is a video clip from 60 Minutes Overtime where Steven Spielberg... READ ON
Photography That’s Part of This Nutritious Breakfast
Cerealism uses crunchy breakfast treats to create interesting photographic landscapes.... READ ON
Time to Pay the Piper, Will Ferrell
A crafty Imgur user has decided to call in his just reward from Will Ferrell, who made a series of lofty promises last week.
As a citizen of the net, I think it’s about time Mr. Frank the Tank makes good.
When A President Dies, You’d Think You’d Want to Know What Happened
Turgut Ozal, the former President of Turkey, died in 1993—but his autopsy was only just performed. How is an autopsy performed that long after death and what can be learned?
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Susan B. Anthony Voted 140 Years and 1 Day Ago
And after she did so, she was arrested.
Second Place Is First Loser
How do you get over losing a Presidential election? Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis and Bob Dole offer their personal experiences on shaking off the defeat.
The 2012 Presidential Election Gets Graphic
Graphic novel, that is.
Don’t Not Decide Not to Not Vote For Me
These ballots are pretty confusing.
Hey, You Don’t Even Live Here
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In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.