Cute Overload: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Ransom Riggs

This is uber-cute and worth repeated viewings -- but there's a bit of an underlying story, to my mind.

Morning Cup of Links: Waffle Pizzas

Miss Cellania

The 20 Weirdest Apartment Buildings in the World. At least from the outside; inside they might be perfectly normal as far as I know. * Eels are strange and alien to the eye.

The Number of the Day: 54

Will Treece

Over the years, Barnum's Animal Crackers has featured 54 different animals.

The Late Movies: Black Sabbath and the Birth of Heavy Metal

Matt Soniak

On February 13, 1970, a band from Birmingham, England, called Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album.

The Quick 10: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Stacy Conradt

There's a certain creepiness to wax museums. That's probably why I'm drawn to Madame Tussauds whenever I'm in a city that's home to one.

Face Forward. Keep Your Mouth Shut. Look at These Savings!

Colin Patrick

When your wife is incredibly social (as mine is) and your son is the cutest child on earth (as mine is), you get used to participating in unwanted social interaction in public places.

A Film About Words, Using Very Few Words

Chris Higgins

Here's a delightful video to fill three minutes of your day: Words by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante.

Real World Superheroes of the South

Miss Cellania

Alternate universes and super powers may be limited to comic books, but costumed crusaders are everywhere in the real world.

How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names

Ethan Trex

Every dog owner knows why they gave their dog its name, but how well do you know the story behind their breed names? Let's take a look at where a handful of common breeds found their monikers.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Brain Game: To Melba

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert TOAST into JELLY in the fewest steps possible.

Blaming the Cat

Ransom Riggs

I have a cat. Last time I moved apartments, my then-landlord cited a "cat-pee smell" in one of the closets as an excuse to keep most of our deposit for cleaning fees.

Morning Cup of Links: Picture of a PhD

Miss Cellania

Washington, We Have a Problem. A day in the life of the US president makes you wonder why on earth anyone would want the job. (via Metafilter) * Song Lyrics As Google Maps Directions.

The Number of the Day: 13

Will Treece

Tokyo Tower is based on the Eiffel Tower, but the designers of the sequel decided to make it 13 meters taller than the original.

The Late Movies: Siskel and Ebert Review the Worst Movies Ever

Ransom Riggs

Roger Ebert has been getting a lot of attention recently for being a fascinating and prolific Twitterer, and for continuing to review lots of movies despite having lost the ability to speak.