Morning Cup of Links: Hero Gecko

Miss Cellania

Adventures in Depression. Allie Brosh delivers a serious and descriptive but welcome explanation of her six-month absence from Hyperbole and a Half. * Which Bank Is the Worst?

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXVI

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday night, which means it's time for GUESS THE THEME!

One Last Request for Your Best (or Nerdiest) Halloween Costumes

Jason English

Chris Schwarz emailed us his Halloween pictures. How about you? Send them to and we'll post some of our favorites on Monday (like

10 Emily Post Tips on Things Like Dressing to Meet the Pope and Shooing Away Drunks

Ethan Trex

Today is the 139th anniversary of etiquette guru Emily Post’s birth.

John Hodgman: The Deranged Millionaire

Chris Higgins

I've been working my way through John Hodgman's final book of complete world knowledge, That Is All, for a few weeks now.

Pulled From the Rubble: 4 Amazing Stories of Survival

Kara Kovalchik

A Turkish rescuer searches for earthquake survivors in Van province of Turkey.

Halloween or Williamsburg?

Jason English

If our grand plan for a Split Decision game show ever comes together, I'm ready to give the people behind Tumblr blog "Halloween or Williamsburg?" their own

How Different Internet Platforms Collaborate Using APIs

David K. Israel

Ever wonder how it is that you can share photos from Flickr to sites like Facebook? Ever wonder how a Google map can pinpoint your geo coordinates in Yelp?

Historic Vampires

Miss Cellania

While researching the tale of Mercy Brown for the Cemetery Stories post, I read that she was the only accused vampire ever exhumed in the United States.

Brain Game: Totally

Here's a quick-and-dirty Brain Game Think Thursday challenge. Enjoy! What's the final number in this sequence? 8795, 29, 11, ? Here is the SOLUTION.

Morning Cup of Links: Scary Movies

Miss Cellania

Why Our Brains Love Horror Movies. The more you know, the more pleasure you can squeeze out of this weekend's offerings. * Here are some behind the scenes photos from a 1947 live horror show.

The Late Movies: Khan Academy

Chris Higgins

Khan Academy provides free instructional videos (among many other things) for K-12 kids to learn about a variety of topics (the site currently boasts a library of over 2,600 videos!).

Who is Sadie Hawkins and Why Does She Have Her Own Dance?

Stacy Conradt

Every October, we indulge in a month-long horrorfest at our house.

I Am Unreasonably Excited About This Thermostat

Chris Higgins

I consider myself a computer geek -- I'm comfortable with that. But today I'm having a new feeling: apparently I'm a thermostat geek.

A Yodel Worth Millions

Stacy Conradt

The name Wylie Gustafson might not ring any bells for you, but trust me, you know him. Back in the mid ‘90s, Gustafson was just your average, everyday yodeler making a living in Los Angeles.