Smiles & Fish


Smiles & Fish


Invasion of the Living Statues

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Living statues "“ those people who dress in bizarre costumes, frequently involving head to toe metallic paint, and plant themselves in well-traveled thoroughfares "“ are already a staple of

The Endless Summer Reading List: 14 Long-Running Novel Series

Rob Lammle

If you're anything like me, you finish your summer reading list by mid-July.

3 Recycled Lyrics

David K. Israel

There's something cool about musicians quoting themselves. While there are many more than three examples, these are just some of my favorites. How about you?

How Did You Know Neil Konouchi?

David K. Israel

I'm happy to announce a winner to our last How Did You Know? 5-day trivia hunt. Please re-meet Neil Konouchi of Nashville.

11 Housewarming Gifts for the Dedicated Gamer

Miss Cellania

Since we brought you The Retro Fun and Games House, I've found a lot more products that will make serious gamers feel right at home in their own homes.

Brain Game: Body Works

Brain Game regulars know we offer word ladders from time to time.

Linda Vista Revisited: East LA's Abandoned Hospital

Ransom Riggs

Morning Cup of Links: Eternal Moonwalk

Miss Cellania

The existing parts of the Codex Sinaiticus are now online for public study. The 1600-year-old handwritten book is the oldest known Christian Bible. * Eternal Moonwalk: A tribute to Michael Jackson.

The Late Movies: Weird Japanese Commercials

Ransom Riggs

I'm not sure if it's the lost-in-translation factor or if the Japanese are just inherently strange, but a shockingly high proportion of their advertising is just completely off-the-wall.

How Did You Know? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! First let's meet our current champion, and big $100 winner, Daniel Wilson.

Documentaries I Like: The Fog of War (featuring Robert McNamara)

Chris Higgins

Robert McNamara died today, at the age of 93.

The 5pm Quiz: Friends Music

David K. Israel

Music played a big part in Friends. From the legendary theme song to Phoebe's "Smelly Cat," how well do you know the tunes behind the episodes? Take the Quiz: Friends

The Quick 10: 10 Twilight Zone references in Disney's Tower of Terror

Stacy Conradt

Most people spent the weekend grilling out or boating or enjoying parades and fireworks; I spent mine refinishing our kitchen floor and watching The Twilight Zone marathon on SciFi (soon to be SyFy).

Top 10 Stories Published in June

Jason English

I know we're well into July, but let's get all nostalgic for a moment and take a quick look back at our top 10 stories from

7 Dangerous Toys Kids Today Are Missing Out On

Kara Kovalchik

Looking back, it's pretty miraculous that I've lived to be as old as I am. When I was born, my mom brought me home from the hospital in her arms, not a car seat.