December 26th, 2007

Miss Cellania

How wonderful that Santa left you a new computer for Christmas! Lifehacker has plenty of links to help you set it up properly. * Interactive Flash Physics.

6 of History's Greatest Art Heists and Scams

Floss books

People love art. In fact, some love it so much, they'll do anything they can to get their grubby hands on it.

Just say snow

Mangesh Hattikudur

Looking through the wintery archives at the always-terrific Cellar, I stumbled into this great photo.

Feel Art Again: "The Feast of St. Nicholas"

Andréa Fernandes

To celebrate Christmas, let's revisit Jan Steen's "The Feast of St. Nicholas." In the Netherlands, children set their shoes out on December 5, the eve of the Feast of St.

9 Castles I Want to Visit

Miss Cellania

Wherever there is money, there will be castles built. I found 300 castles in the United States alone! But it's the older castles with a rich history that I want to visit.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Many moons ago, I typed in "s

11 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Story (even though you've seen it 90 times)

Stacy Conradt

The Griswold post seemed to be a big hit, so we'll continue the "obscure facts about my favorite Christmas movies" series with A Christmas Story.

The Best Things Since Sliced Gingerbread

Mangesh Hattikudur

Gingerbread houses are not a Hattikudur-family forte. Every year my mom (a pre-school teacher) insists that my sister and I build a gingerbread house for her classroom.

Giving Away A Book A Day

Jason English

Tomorrow, we'll announce a new book giveaway.

5 Foods People Actually Die For

Special Guest Star

By Christa Weil When making soup requires scaling a cliff, and grabbing a few olives involves avoiding gunfire, it's time to find some comfort food that's a little more comfortable. 1.

December 25th, 2007

Miss Cellania

The guys at National Instruments rigged up the office Christmas lights so as to be controlled by a Guitar Hero player.

Photographic proof that my neighbors are insane

Ransom Riggs

Over the many Mental moons I've spent blogging here, one of two things has happened: either my neighbors have gone crazy at an alarmingly rapid rate, or I've just begun to notice their quirk

Giving Away A Book A Day (Monday)

Mangesh & Jason

We're still waiting for a winner in yesterday's giveaway, but I'll toss out Monday's installment anyway. We've given away this book before.

NORAD Tracks Santa

Miss Cellania

The Gadget Report will take a little detour today, since it's Christmas Eve and any gadget gift should have been purchased by now.

No Photoshop Necessary: the tchotchke-mobile & the David house, revisited

David K. Israel

In case you missed these two classics, click here for all my photos of this crazy Disney car I saw at a gas station one day and over here for this bizarre house of Michelangelos around the corner from