The Quick 10: 10 Alternate Versions of "A Visit from St. Nicholas"

Stacy Conradt

"A Visit from St. Nicholas" is one of the most parodied pieces ever written - more than 1,000 versions have been penned by professional writers and amateurs alike.

WTF? Fun With Initials

Jason English

It was reported this week that the CIA's official WikiLeaks investigative unit is being called the WikiLeaks Task Force, or WTF.

7 Fictional Holidays for Pop Culture Enthusiasts

Adrienne Crezo

If you’re a pop culture fan, then why not celebrate some of these alternative winter holidays next year? 1.

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts (About Washington, D.C.)

Stacy Conradt

Most people know that Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States; what they don’t know is what the heck a Georgetown Hoya is.

Legend of Zelda Song Performed on Wine Glasses

Chris Higgins

In my own geeky way, I find this festive. Here's a man performing the "Song of Healing" from the video game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask...on wine glasses.

Jewish Christmas Traditions

Miss Cellania

Winter holidays tend to be bigger, brighter, and louder than celebrations during the rest of the year because it's cold and dark, nothing is growing outside, and we need something to cheer us up.

Quiz: NFL Multiple-Team States

Morning Cup of Links: Our Russian Cousins

Miss Cellania

A finger bone found in Siberia belonged not to a neanderthal, not to a human, but to a previously unknown close relative of both.

At the Libraries: Checking Out Humans

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Late Movies: Portlandia

Chris Higgins

Tonight: sketch comedy by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein about Portland, Oregon.

The Wicked Bible: Adultery is OK! (Murder still frowned upon)

Stacy Conradt

Looking for a Bible that's a little more lenient? For $90,000, the Wicked Bible (AKA the Adulterous Bible and the Sinners' Bible) could yours.

Better Than Christmas Songs: Melanesian Choral Music

Ransom Riggs

Unless you've lived in the South Pacific or are a big fan of Terrence Malick's war epic The Thin Red Line, which featured a few of these songs, chances are you probably haven't heard a

Burpy, Hickey, Chesty and Other Alternate Dwarf Names

Stacy Conradt

Disney and co. went through dozens of names before deciding on the seven we know today.

Dungeons & Drawings

Chris Higgins

If you're a geek of a certain age and inclination, you remember the Monster Manual -- a compendium of monsters for Dungeons & Dragons, including vital statistics (does the monster breathe

Remembering 10 People We Lost in 2010

Mark Juddery

This past year, like every year, many celebrated and significant people left us – an eclectic group, from Alexander Haig to Gary Coleman, from Lynn Redgrave to J.D. Salinger.