Weekend Links: Jim Henson Turns 75

Allison Keene

Jim Henson was born 75 years ago today! Google is celebrating with a Muppet doodle.

The Late Movies: Starfish

Miss Cellania

Starfish are also called sea stars these days, as they are not fish. Of course, they aren't stars, either. But they sure perform nicely for a camera!

What Was Nixon's "Checkers Speech"?

Matt Soniak

Fifty-nine years ago today, Republican VP candidate Richard Nixon went on TV to give what's known as the "Checkers Speech." Why does a speech named after a dog live on in our cultural s

The Time Notre Dame Played the New York Giants (for the Unemployed!)

Ethan Trex

"Knute Rockne's Notre Dame all-stars arrived in New York for their battle with the New York Giants pro team in a charity grid battle.

9 Famous People Who Started as Disney Park Characters

Stacy Conradt

A couple of years ago, I did a post on celebrities who got their first tastes of the entertainment biz by working at one of the Disney Parks, whether they did tricks at the Magic Shop (Steve Martin) o

Authors You've Met and Whether You Liked Them

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Is It Just Me?

David K. Israel

You know how there are things that you do in life that you think are unique to you and you alone? Well, it turns out that these *things* aren't so unique to you as you might have thought.

NASA Releases Free Historical Ringtones

Chris Higgins

Want your phone to say "Houston, we have a problem" when your cousin calls? Now you can!

At the Libraries: Yes, We Can Find That

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Town Erects Statue to Commemorate Beatles' Layover On September 18, 1964, The Beatles changed planes at a tiny airport in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

Brain Game: Bacon & Rum

It's Free-for-all Friday once again, here at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Bubble Wrap Fall

Miss Cellania

There will never be another Freddie Mercury, but Marc Martel is about as close as anyone will get.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXII

Mark Arminio

Friday is on the horizon and to take you into the sweet and tender recesses of the weekend, we have everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME! All the songs below have something in common.

Fuzzy Math: How Do “Dog Years” Work?

Matt Soniak

My next-door neighbors have a little terrier named Melvin (not pictured). My old neighbor had a very big Bernese mountain dog (also not pictured).

18 Metaphors & Analogies Found in Actual Student Papers (Or Not—But They're Still Hilarious)

David K. Israel

Okay, so we can't be 100% positive that these are from "actual" student papers. [Update: They are not.] Let us know which is the best (worst?) in the comments