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

Garry Shandling's 1986 Pizza Hut Commercial

Chris Higgins

In 1986, at the height of his career (as It's Garry Shandling's Show was starting), comedian Garry Shandling did a Pizza Hut ad.

9 Presidential Candidates Who Weren't Great Students

Ethan Trex

© Ted Soqui/Corbis The Huffington Post recently released a copy of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry’s college transcript from Texas A&M. The academic picture wasn’t pretty.

10 Heroic Battlefield Medics

Miss Cellania

When we study war in history class, we learn about kings, presidents, and generals.

Brain Game: Product Placement

It's Think Thursday here at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Pumpkin Shortage

Miss Cellania

Teachers often tell the story of how assassin Gavrilo Princip would not have been in shooting range of Franz Ferdinand that fateful day in 1914 if he hadn't stopped to buy a sandwich about the ti