The big D


The big D


John Cleese: Create a Tortoise Enclosure for Your Mind

Chris Higgins

"I want to be as well-informed as I can possibly be before I die" -John Cleese, in a speech on creativity, sleeping on problems, rewrites, and creating "tortoise enclosures" for yo

The Photograph That Isn't as Romantic as You Might Think

Ransom Riggs

"V-J Day, Times Square, 1945," a.k.a. "The Kiss" Alfred Eisenstaedt,

6 Famous Veterans from TV

Kara Kovalchik

Here's a TV-Holic tribute to some familiar faces who served their country. Happy Veterans Day to all our men and women in uniform, then and now! 1. Bill

Amazing Butterfly Photos

Jill Harness

Butterflies are some of the only insects that are still adored by even the most squeamish people.

Brain Game: Number Block Puzzle #1

If you've tried our Math Square challenges, here's something new to the Brain Game that you might also enjoy: a number block puzzle. Each of the nine squares inside the main red grid should

Morning Cup of Links: All-you-can-eat

Miss Cellania

23 geeky QWERTY-inspired designs. Think of it as a Christmas gift list for the typist, writer, graphic designer, or printer who has everything. (via the Presurfer) * The Education of Little Fraud.

The Late Movies: Dogs Welcoming Home Soldiers

Jason English

I can't begin to imagine how hard it would be to leave my family for months at a time, especially if my destination were Iraq or Afghanistan.

The Quick 10: 10 "Q" Words That Aren't "q-u" Words

Stacy Conradt

I have been playing a lot of Bookworm lately. Like, a lot of Bookworm. I run down my cell phone battery playing Bookworm. It's kind of a sick addiction.

9 Muppets Kicked Off Sesame Street

Joe Hennes

In over four decades, Sesame Street has featured over 1,000 characters.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Monty Python: Hilarious & Touching Clips from Graham Chapman's Funeral

Chris Higgins

On October 4, 1989, founding Monty Python member Graham Chapman, star of both Holy Grail and Life of Brian, died from cancer.

Extremophiles: Life on the Edge

Miss Cellania

The possibility of life on Mars and other planets and moons has been debated for as long as we have known about those planets.

Bacon Made By A Cave

Jill Harness

Cave bacon is a rock formation officially known as layered flowerstone. The effect is created by the deposition of water-borne minerals traveling over and over on the same route.

Brain Game: All for One, and One for All, and 3 for 5

Good luck with today's Brain Game: By placing the same three-letter sequence into each of the five blanks below, you can form five different words.

Morning Cup of Links: Roomba Pac-man

Miss Cellania

Top 10 Reasons Why the World Won't End in 2012.