Morning Cup of Links: 8-bit Christmas

Miss Cellania

Seven Psychological Principles Con Artists Exploit. Now, are you going to use this knowledge to protect yourself or to set up shop? (via Kottke) * Have an 8-bit Christmas!

The Late Movies: Rock On, Wesley Willis

Chris Higgins

"I make music, I sing my ass off." With these words, Wesley Willis opens a short documentary shown below.

6 David & Goliath Trademark Disputes

Rob Lammle

Every businessperson would agree that trademark infringement is a serious issue.

Pee-Wee Herman's 1988 Christmas Special: Streaming Online!

Chris Higgins

Remember Pee-Wee Herman's 1988 Christmas Special? It featured an insanely long list of guest-stars, including: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Grace Jones, k.d.

The Quick 10: 10 of the Longest Movie Titles

Stacy Conradt

Need I say more? I think this one speaks for itself! 1. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (11 words)2.

What Alyssa Milano Wants for Her 37th Birthday

Jason English

One of our most vocal and visible fans is actress Alyssa Milano, who has been spreading the word about mental_floss via Twitter to her 460,000 followers. Feels like we owe her something.

Raw Eggs: Delicious & Nutritious?

Jill Harness

Americans have been told their whole lives to avoid eating raw eggs for fear of salmonella poisoning, but in many other countries (including Japan), raw eggs are a common treat.

3 Unusual Twitter accounts worth following

David K. Israel

1. @Cookbook Maureen Evans is a 27-year-old from British Columbia who's studying for a master's in creative writing at Queen's University Belfast.

8 Signs You Might Be Boring Someone

Ransom Riggs

A recent Psychology Today article by Gretchen Rubin provides a list of clues that you might be boring someone during a conversation.

Brain Game: Gail & June

Today's Brain Game isn't too tough, but hey, it's Wednesday! Two women from different areas of the country met at college in New England, and developed a lifelong friendship.

Morning Cup of Links: Monkey Language

Miss Cellania

What to Do When the Power Goes Out. Or better yet, what to do now to be prepared for such an event. * Five Modern Technologies That Might Not Be So Modern.

The Late Movies: Remembering Jack Rose

Matt Soniak

I first heard Jack Rose four or five years ago when he opened for Sunn O))) at Philadelphia's First Unitarian Church. project - coming soon to a really small screen near you

David K. Israel

The First Vending Machine (and other surprising firsts)

Mangesh Hattikudur

Neatorama's got this terrific post today on 5 Modern Technologies that Might Not Be So Modern. My favorite bit is about the first vending machine, used to dispense...

The Quick 10: 10 of the Worst U.S. Blizzards Ever

Stacy Conradt

We're all hunkering down here in the Midwest since a blizzard is supposed to be hitting us pretty much all day Tuesday and Wednesday.