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The Late Movies: Shot-for-Shot Remakes

Miss Cellania

All you need is a camera and some slow weekends to recreate a famous (or not really very famous) scene. Why?

5 Things You Didn't Know About Quincy Jones

Ethan Trex

Quincy Jones has certainly had an interesting career. He's done everything from conducting Frank Sinatra's band to producing films to fathering TV and movie star Rashida Jones.

The Quick 10: 10 Questionable Cigarette Ads and Slogans

Stacy Conradt

I still get a little bit startled when I see people smoking in the office on Mad Men. I know it was totally normal back then, but I just can't quite wrap my head around it not being taboo.

The Bootleg Action Figures Blog

Chris Higgins

Here's some Friday silliness for you.

Watercooler Ammo Reject Pile!

Mangesh Hattikudur

This week Jason and I started a new, Monday-Thursday newsletter called Watercooler Ammo.

That One Word You Can't Spell

Jason English

Every Friday, 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. Very casual.

The Stories Behind 4 More Civic Organizations

Rob Lammle

On Wednesday, we told you about the history of four civic organizations. But as we all know, there are plenty more groups doing great work.

Strange Gravestones: Death by Eraser

Ransom Riggs

I guess I've got gravestones on the brain this week (check out my Death at the Border blog from a few days ago), but I ran across this on a friend's flickr stream and couldn't resist po

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Purple Snow in Russia On Tuesday, residents of the Stavropol Region in Southern Russia found their landscape covered with purple-tinged snow!

Brain Game: Dragnet

It's Friday. I work here.

Morning Cup of Links: Teddy Bear Traffic

Miss Cellania

A tragedy is caught on video and public curiosity inevitably follows.

The Late Movies: Rube Goldberg Rocks

Mark Arminio

A Rube Goldberg machine performs a simple task in a complex fashion and there have been some amazing ones (we wrote about the life of Rube Goldberg last year).

The Quick 10: 10 Odd Celebrity Lawsuits

Stacy Conradt

Have you heard about this ridiculous Lindsay Lohan lawsuit? In case you haven't, it's below at number one. It's a bit silly, at least in my non-lawyerly opinion.

11 (Extra) Special Collections in University Libraries

Ethan Trex

Usually when we head to the library, we're looking for something relatively mundane, like a common book or a periodical.

TED Talk: How I Fell in Love with a Fish

Chris Higgins

"I've known a lot of fish in my life.

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